Ultimag Smart Load

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson
Fab Defense Smart Load

Fab Defense is now selling an AR-15 magazine called the Ultimag Smart Load. These 30-round magazines use a built in loading system that is designed to reduce the amount of time it takes to fill each to capacity.

Essentially, a shooter pulls down on a cable which compresses the spring and allows the follower to drop down. Then loose rounds are easily dropped into the magazine body. Once filled, the spring tension is returned by pressing a cable release button on the bottom of the magazine. Additionally, the system can be used to quickly unload magazines.

Fab Defense put together a video to further explain and demonstrate the magazine operation:

These mags use polymer bodies and have a clear window in the side. The magazines are available in three colors: black, green and dark earth. The suggested retail price on these magazines is $35.70 each, which puts them well above the typical prices for other proved magazine designs.

In recent months, Fab Defense rolled out several new products. A few of these include a new folding stock for the Molot VEPR 12 shotguns, shooting targets and a unique Tavor bipod system. With the SHOT Show coming next month, I expect we will see quite a few new things from the company in the coming weeks.

Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.

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  • Bp. David Bp. David on Dec 22, 2015

    Will the thin window on the side tell you which ones flipped over while falling into the mag?

  • LetsTryLibertyAgain LetsTryLibertyAgain on Dec 22, 2015

    At $35.70 MSRP, it had better have a deeply discounted street price. I can buy a MagLula mag loader and a MagPul magazine for the price of a single Ultimag. I'm $26 ahead for every MapPul magazine I buy after that.

    Also, their video is mostly a comedic portrayal of gun owners as incompetent dufus goobers. We get enough of that from the anti-gun crowd, without such portrayals from companies within the firearms industry.