Leapers have been teasing the pictures of this new AR-15 magazine for at least a year and apparently, it became available on their website at the beginning of the current year. This is a 30-round .223 Remington / 5.56x45mm NATO windowed magazine made of glass-reinforced polymer.
The anti-tilt follower of this new UTG magazine is blue to allow easier visual identification of an empty mag. The magazine spring is made of stainless steel. The markings next to the window indicate the remaining amount of ammunition – from 15 to 30 rounds, in five-round increments. The window is present on both sides of the magazine.
The external surface of UTG AR-15 magazine has raised textures of different shapes to aid in getting a more firm purchase when manipulating the magazine. There is also an over-insertion rib that stops the magazine on the magwell ensuring reliable feeding and cycling of the action and relieving excessive stresses from the magazine catch and its cutout on the magazine. This new magazine is disassembled like the majority of other modern polymer magazines, by pressing in the baseplate and sliding off the floorplate. There is also a slot cut into the floorplate that allows making a DIY magazine puller like the one shown in below-embedded images.
The MSRP of Leapers UTG AR-15 magazine is $14.97. It is currently available only in black color option.
Magazines are extremely important and critical components of the reliability of your weapon system, and you have to make sure that any particular brand of mags is robust, reliable and durable enough to be considered as a go-to magazine that you can trust your life to. According to Leapers, these magazines have been put through extreme temperature (-40°F to +170°F) durability tests and overall, looks like these mags are packed with a bunch of useful features. At any rate, I think it’s always a good idea to test products like magazines yourself to make sure that they work in your environment, gear, weapons, tasks and use intensity.
Images from www.leapers.com