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June 9th, 2010

Magpul Invents New Quad-Stack Magazine for ARs

Magpul 4-stack AR magazineHere’s an item that should interest 3-Gun and Multi-Gun competitors using AR rifles. Magpul Industries has filed for a patent on a new “quad-stack” magazine that may hold as many as 60 rounds, yet feed through a normal AR15 mag well. (In Multi-Gun matches, ultra-high-capacity magazines can provide a competitive edge in high-round-count stages.) While Magpul is renowned for its innovative engineering, we wonder if this new mag design was inspired, at least in part, by the Russians. Earlier this year, the Izhmash OJSC factory in Russia revealed a quad-stack 60-round magazine for the new AK-200 rifle, successor to the AK-47.

An explanation of how Magpul’s new quad-stack AR magazine works is found on The Firearm Blog, which reports: “The design is quite straight forward. A central partition separates two dual staggered round stacks. Two springs are used, a lower stronger spring and a weaker top spring[.]”

In the frame below, click-drag on the right-side scroll bar to view numerous technical illustrations included in Magpul’s 12-page patent application. You can also navigate by clicking the page arrows (at bottom of frame) or by clicking “tile mode”. Use the plus/minus controls to zoom in or out.

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June 9th, 2010

Gander Mountain $20.00 Off and $50.00 Off Special

Here’s a good Fathers’ Day savings opportunity. Now through June 13, 2010, Gander Mountain is offering $20 off any purchase of $100.00 or more, and a full $50 off any order over $250.00. That’s a nice incentive. Use Promo Code GME0609.

Gander Mountain Fathers Day

How to Get Your $20 or $50 Discount
Enter GME0609 during online “check-out” and $20 will be deducted from your order over $100 or $50 will be deducted from your order over $250. Savings is based on the merchandise total only. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers and applies to CURRENT online and phone orders only. The discount is NOT valid for cash and cannot be used for gift cards. Offer expires 06/13/10.

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