TFB has early access to an already awesome product, the X Products X-15, a 50-round .223 drum. Here’s what the standard drum looks like on an AR-15.
The folks at X Products shaved off some weight by skeletonizing it. Here it is:
The standard version weighs 1 lb 15 oz, and the skeletonized version weighs 1 lb 9 oz.
I recently competed in the Crimson Trace Midnight 3-gun Invitational with this new skeletonized drum, and it worked flawlessly. What I really noticed most about the skeletonization is that it gave me a decent feel for my round count where I could quickly glance down and get a decent read.
At $299, it’s $60 higher than the standard version. However, if you’re in competition or other environment where knowing your round count is important, I’m pretty sure that it’ll be sixty well-spent dollars.