Lancer Debuts New L5AWM Gen 2 Magazines

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Lancer Systems has updated their L5 Advanced Warfighter Magazine with a new Gen 2 version. Like the prior version, it combines steel feed lips with a polymer body. The L5AWM Gen 2 offers updated feed lip geometry and refined design compared to the original.

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Other changes include a revised floorplate locking system and improved stacking of rounds in the magazine. This improved design offers 22% less force to insert a magazine on a closed bolt. The enhanced L5AWM Gen 2 was tested against the DOD drop test standard, and Lancer claims that it lasted 122% longer than any competitor.

Lancer offers three capacity options, with 30, 20, and 10-round versions available. All three capacities come in 5.56 or 300 Blackout models. The 30-rounders are available now, with the 20-round coming in June and 10-round in September.

In addition to the capacity and caliber options, there are a range of color choices including translucent clear, translucent smoke, translucent FDE, opaque black, and opaque FDE. Perhaps we will see non-tactical colors in the future as well.

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From the manufacturer:

Welcome to the next generation of professional grade, premium performance. Lancer’s all-new patented steel/polymer hybrid L5AWM GEN 2 magazines have been redesigned to deliver class leading durability, functionality, performance, and reliability. Featuring a new precision engineered, hardened steel feedlip geometry, an advanced floorplate lock design, and select proprietary polymers, our L5 Advanced Warfighter GEN 2 Magazines set a new standard of performance across the professional use category.

While it can oftentimes be difficult to improve upon excellence, Lancer’s engineers are constantly looking for ways to provide our customers with the absolute best products possible. After years of research, modeling, testing, and re-design, the Lancer engineering team has developed a magazine that is certain to set a new standard of performance within the professional use category.


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Daniel Y
Daniel Y

AKA @fromtheguncounter on Instagram. Gun nerd, reloader, attorney, and mediocre hunter. Daniel can still be found on occasion behind the counter at a local gun store. When he is not shooting, he enjoys hiking, camping, and rappelling around Utah.

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  • Mark Mark on Mar 25, 2024

    Good to hear they made it easier to insert on closed bolt.

    I really have to smash my palm into the base of my Lancer gen 1 to get it clicked in on a closed bolt.

  • Cornpop Cornpop on Apr 01, 2024

    While I've never had an issue with the "gen1", improvements are always welcomed.

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