New Ruger 10/22 Compatible Magazines

    Two different companies have some new magazine options for the Ruger 10/22.

    The first, ZiPFactory (http://www.zipfactory.com) announced they are featuring their new ZX-30 Series Magazine (http://www.zipfactory.com/pages/ZiP_Mag_ZX-30_magazine.aspx). There are four items that make up the product line:

    • Field Upgrade Kit (http://www.zipfactory.com/pages/ZiPMagUpgradekitforBX-25.aspx)
    • Full High Capacity magazine (standard 20 round which should be legal in MD)
    • 10 and 15 round factory restricted magazines for the following states (CA, CO, CT, HI, MA, NY, NJ)
    • (Cannot ship to Washington D.C., Aurora, CO; Chicago, Chicago Heights, Cicero, & Oak Park, Illinois)

    The ZX-30 magazines are 100% cross platform compatible with all 10/22 (and, of course, with ZiP semiauto 22’s).

    The ZX-30 Upgrade Kit and ZX-30 full magazines are now shipping and available.


     

    The other offering is the HC3R magazine, from HC Mags (http://www.hcmags.com/) which uses a pretty innovative method for loading the magazine using a rear loading stripper clip. The following video demonstrates the operation which is an obvious solution in retrospect:

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