You ever get angry where you can’t seem to find an actual review of a product you really want? That was me trying to find out if the KCI Glock drum was a reliable magazine. I could find some YouTube videos, but nothing that answered the questions I had, and I prefer to read than watch. Then it dawned on me, “Hey don’t you write reviews for gun products?” So I ordered one, and here we are.
Let’s play a game.
Name a brand that the firearms accessory industry supports more than Glock. I’ll wait.
Naming another company as prolific in its aftermarket as Glock isn’t easy, is it?
In fact, it’s damn near impossible to find a gun that comes even close to competing with Gaston Glock’s plastic fantastic when it comes to upgrades and customization. You can buy sights, grips, barrels, slides, triggers, and on and on to turn your Glock into something barely recognizable as a Glock.
Today in the firearms industry, it’s the new products that are created with long held-traditions kept in mind are the ones seen in the highest regard from firearms enthusiasts around the world.
KCI USA has done just that! Innovation is rarely seen in the AK47 market however, KCI USA has provided AK47 operators with traditional style “Korean” magazines upgraded to fit the requirements of the modern day battlefield and firearms industry standards.
The Guard is CMMG’s revolutionary AR-based pistol-caliber carbine, or PCC, chambered for 9mm Luger. This is not another Colt clone. The Guard uses what CMMG calls their Radial Delayed Blowback system. Available in six models including pistols and carbines, the Guard has fully functional AR controls and feeds from Glock-pattern magazines.
There has been a resurgence of the MP-5. Importers and American companies are supplying clones and new AR pistol caliber carbines now run MP-5 magazines. HK Factory OEM magazines have always been expensive, hard to find and prone to corrosion. Many of these new manufacturers are providing KCI USA products as their OEM magazines. Here’s why you need them for your gun.
The .30 M-1 Carbine was used by the U.S. Military in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. The carbine was also supplied to allied forces around the world. These fun guns remain popular and effective for civilians today.
The M1 carbine became a US Army weapon on October 22, 1941. Of the 6,110,730 carbines of all types built during WW2, Inland Manufacturing made 2,625,000 or 43% of the total. Combined with the 517,212 that its sister GM Division Saginaw Steering Gear manufactured, General Motors produced 51% of all of the carbines made.
New Frontier Armory’s (NFA) C-5 ARs are not just another Colt clone. These guns run MP5 magazines. The big advantage to this is that the MP5 magazines are a true double stack magazine, feeding from both sides. This makes them run great in AR carbines and rifles.
I have been working with Pistol Caliber Carbines (PCC) since the Colt SMG. The Colt magazines were hard to load and prone to failures. I have always liked being able to shoot economically and train on pistol rated steel targets. PCCs have gotten steadily better over the years and I think the C-5 may represent the pinnacle of their evolution.
New Frontier Armory (NFA) is shipping their C-5 AR receivers. Not just another Colt clone, these guns run MP5 magazines. The big advantage to this is that the MP5 magazines are great in carbines and rifles. The Colt magazines were hard to load and prone to failures.
I have been working with Pistol Caliber Carbines (PCC) since the Colt SMG. I have always liked being able to shoot economically and train on pistol rated steel targets. PCCs have gotten steadily better over the years and I think the C-5 may represent the pinnacle of their evolution.