Xtech Tactical has introduced a new 7.62x39mm 30 round AK magazine called MAG47. The new magazine has a polymer construction with metal reinforced front and rear lugs as well as metal inserts underneath the feed lips providing a metal reinforcement for the feed lips, too.
The XTech Tactical MAG47 magazines also feature stainless steel springs with some sort of anti-binding mechanism/geometry. The baseplate has a quick release mechanism making it easy to disassemble these magazines for cleaning and maintenance. The sides of the magazines have a waffle pattern which is probably incorporated into the design to add structural strength. The front and rear walls of the magazine feature horizontal serrations. These serrations in conjunction with the side waffle pattern should provide a good gripping surface ensuring a firm purchase on the magazine.
Apparently, the company really takes pride in their product and confidently markets it for the most serious use in the toughest conditions. In fact, they claim to have made the strongest US-made polymer AK magazine ever. Whether these claims are true or not, we can’t tell until these magazines get into people’s hands, get used and abused and a sufficient amount of feedback is generated. Overall, this new Xtech magazine looks to have a promising design, but again, the time will tell if you should avoid purchasing these magazines or replace all your existing AK magazines with MAG47s. At any rate, if you are an AK enthusiast and if an AK rifle is your go-to gun, then I think it should not hurt to give these new magazines a try.
XTech Tactical Mag47 30 round magazines are listed on the company’s website at an MSRP of $28.95. On their website, the company states that they do not ship these magazines to international customers as well as customers located in the following states: CA, CO, MD, MA, NJ, NY, VT, DC, CT, or HI.
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