Sneak Peek: Strike Industries AR-15 Magazine and a New Muzzle Device

Strike Industries has shown on their Facebook page first pictures of a couple of new products. One is a new AR-15 magazine and the second one is a muzzle device called “Oppressor”. There is very little information available on both products. Here is what I could find:

The AR-15 Magazine

Strike Industries Magazine

Strike Industries released this picture recently and the only thing that is known about it is that the magazine is still in the development process. From what we can see on the picture it is a polymer magazine. The dimples on the floorplate and side of the magazine are presumably a dot matrix for marking the magazine. The red triangle with SI logo must be the magazine disassembly button. According to Strike Industries, the magazine is in works, but there is no release data available yet.

The Oppressor

Strike Industries Oppressor

Several months ago Strike Industries released a video showing the first prototype of their Oppressor muzzle blast and concussion reduction device. However, those in the picture are significantly different from what they showed earlier. The Oppressor mounts directly on SI muzzle brakes and flash hiders using their lug attachment system. SI-Oppressor is also a quick detach device. It is compatible with the following SI muzzle devices: King, Triple Crown, Checkmate, new J-Comp v2 and Venom Flash Hiders. They’ll release a video about this product soon.

 

As always, Strike Industries comes with a bunch of new offerings. Let’s wait until SHOT Show 2017 to learn more about these new products.



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  • James

    I LOVE STRIKE INDUSTRIES!!!! Please make 35+ magazine! 😀

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      They make a +5 base plate for Pmags…

    • Rick O’Shay

      Why not just buy a 40rd PMAG? The polymer AR15 mag market is so absolutely saturated, I’m honestly not sure what makes these guys better than anyone else.

      • raz-0

        Competition is what keeps PMAGS being repeatedly available for $10 instead of costing $30-40 like they originally did.

  • Boy, they’re just going all out trying to make their company logo look like the symbol of the Space Nazis in a cheap sci-fi movie now, huh.

    • Giolli Joker

      Space Nazis… Oppressor…
      Uhm…

      • noob

        Iron Sky 2 is coming to theaters/dvd near you

    • Ambassador Vader

      Who else would send the martians to concentration camps?

    • Rick O’Shay

      I’ve honestly never noticed it until someone pointed it out. Even now I kind of have to look for it to see any semblance to SS logos.

      • iksnilol

        the thunderbolt S just isn’t doing it for you?

        • Rick O’Shay

          It’s the I that breaks it up. Yeah, that S really is connotative of the SS logo. But for whatever reason, my brain sees the I and just doesn’t connect the two, unless I’m thinking about it.

    • gunsandrockets

      Did someone say, Space Nazis?…

    • Jake

      As long as they keep it “SI” and not “SS”.

      • iksnilol

        America dislikes SI more than the SS, trust me on that one.

        • DW

          If yuo read it the Arab way, yes.

          • iksnilol

            Whaaat? I meant SI as in Système international. The thing that the rest of the world uses but y’all don’t.

          • Anomanom

            Yeah, don’t I know it. The US can send a man to the moon, but we cant abide to adopt a system of measurement that easily divides by 10.

          • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

            To be fair can you imagine the madness if we tried to change now. There are too many numbers stored and recorded with assumed units.

            As an engineering student I absolutely appreciate the convenience of working in the Metric system, but I hardly think its appropriate for America to officially change over.

    • Random Disable Person

      Well there is that “Battlestar Galactica” (1978 version) episode “”Greetings from Earth”” with the “Eastern Alliance” ….. They’re cooler than that but then again Vipers….

      Strike Industries has a really good R & D team. More mag options are always good, entering into that market is gamble. Especially will the main magazine companies and the surplus. Hopefully we’re get the hearing protection act and then short barrel AR’s won’t have to have combinations of attachments. Without fear of decreasing the volume while taming the burning propellant & exiting bullet issues.

  • thedonn007

    Great, another polymer magazine for the AR-15.

    • PXN

      Now we just need one that can track round count

  • Eric S

    What happened to the ambi no-latch AR charging handle???

    • Jon Hammett

      Not made by Strike Industries, but check out the Sintercore Tripwire. Neal’s handle is available for Ar10s and AR15s. I have one (I only have one AR) and have given out several as gifts. Awesome handle!

    • Wingbert

      I’ve been wondering about this as well. They mentioned it quite a few times around SHOT but now I can’t find any info on their website or FB page.

  • User

    The opressor seems stupid, reduces the effect of the brake already… you could just use a flashhider and have MUCH less weight and bulk, and cost, or use a actually proper brake without strong concussion.

    • raz-0

      The point of it is if you have a brake, but want to be civil on a common firing line when you are forced to use one. So they make a device you can put on over the existing brake.

      Not for everyone, but they are a thing lots of companies seem to be making for their various muzzle devices these days.

      • Rick O’Shay

        A brake for your brake? Brakes all the way down….

  • Jake

    New J-Comp v2? Interest piqued. And they’ve been promising a .308 version for a while now too.

  • Hoplopfheil

    You know what, I’m learning to love Strike Industries despite their hilariously dumb forward assists.

    I’ll take two of those mags.

    • Rick O’Shay

      For me it’s the hilariously bizarre looking “cookie cutter comp.”

      • Hoplopfheil

        Oh damn I forgot that was them.

    • Wingbert

      Their ambi safeties looks pretty oddball as well

  • Dave

    It better have steel feed lips or I’m not interested. There’s already half a dozen companies making decent poly mags. Magpul, Troy, Hexmag, MFT, Promag, Thermold, Tapco, etc. Unless it has steel feed lips like a lancer and can undercut the price this brings nothing new to the market and is a foolish decision.

    • Rick O’Shay

      I don’t know that it’s necessarily a foolish decision. It’s a saturated market and these mags probably won’t be a huge money maker for them the way mags are for Magpul or Hexmag. But for folks who have really bought into the SI aesthetic, this will probably complement the look well. That’s who I see being the primary target market.

  • Phil Hsueh

    I wonder if they’ll offer their mags in a 10/30 configuration straight from the factory? And in a FDE that closely matches Magpul’s FDE.

  • Sledgecrowbar

    Magpul now does 10-, 20-, 30-, 40-, and 60-round magazines as well as anyone can for a reasonable price (subject to discussion on the drum). If you don’t like Magpul, you’re probably going with 10-, 20-, or 30-round USGI mags. If you want them to be clear, you can have that, too. With every other gun accessories company with polymer-molding capability me-too-ing a 30-round mag, I have to ask, “why?”. Are there people who aren’t satisfied with the functionality of either USGI or Magpul mags? Does anyone think a design that is careful not to infringe on Magpul’s patents can make a better polymer mag? I mean, does anyone not like Magpul as a company? It’s not like they supported gun control at any single point in their history, or came out with a handgun that was entirely recalled, or refuse to put the safety back on the frame on their most iconic model. Unless you shell out for a Billenium, which has the same trigger as a standard model, but is heavier.

    I’d like to see a quad-stack 60- or 100-round mag that works when it’s dirty, or a compact 100-round drum in the style of the PMAG-60, or, hey, how about a belt-feed upper receiver that takes standard AR components and might be in the price range of your average AR fan, like a grand instead of three. Where’s the innovation? If I had the resources, I’d be working on these ideas.

  • plumber576

    In the tech world your company NEEDS to have an app. In the gun world your company NEEDS a polymer mag.

  • RickH

    Well thank god someone has taken the initiative to prevent concussions while shooting firearms.

  • noob

    Man I was all excited for that being a round counter saying it was 15 rounds remaining…

  • noob

    So if a $200 tax is attached to a Suppressor, why is it $0 tax for for an Oppressor?

  • Джон Доу

    You think you are joking, but in USSR KISS was blamed as neo-nazis and forbidden because of their logo.

  • valorius

    I like the flash hiders