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Overview of the Lancer Systems Advanced Warfighter Hybrid Magazines

Although Lancer Systems is a relatively new name in the Firearms marketplace, they come from a rich heritage. Lancer Systems was formed by Greene Tweed, who is a well established name in the defense industry. With a well established knowledge of working with elastomers and thermoplastics Lancer Systems had a firmly established based to manufacture some of the best available polymer based AR-15 and .308/7.62 based AR style rifles.

Evolution of the Lancer Magazines

First Generation L5 Magazine

Lancer Systems entered the market place in 2008 with their development of the first generation L5 AR-15 30 round magazine. What separated the Lancer AR magazine from it's competitors is that it was a hybrid magazine in that it incorporated both metal and polymer elements into one magazine body. At the time of its release, all other AR magazines had a magazine body that was composed entirely of either steel, aluminum or polymer. Additionally, Lancer Systems was also able to offer a translucent magazine that proved to be a real head turner.
The real game changer with the Lancer L5 magazine was it's incorporation of insert molded steel feeding lips. These feed lips allowed the magazine to provide consistent and positive feeding for AR-15 rifles. As an additional benefit, Lancer claimed that the steel feed lips allowed for users to store loaded magazines for an extended period of time without the fear of feed lip creep. Feed lip creep is the phenomena where polymer feed lips can widen due to constant pressure being exerted on them via long term storage of a loaded magazine.

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Second Generation - Lancer L5A

Lancers second generation of AR-15 magazines were released at the 2010 SHOT show. These magazines offered a minimal design change to the original L5 Magazines. The second generation Lancer Mags, known as the L5A's, removed the prominent side rib that was featured on the original L5 design. This design change allowed for the magazines to be more easily stacked in double mag pouches, enhancing user experience.

The Lancer L5 Advanced WarFighter Magazine

At the 2011 SHOT Show, Lancer Systems announced the release of the L5 AWM (Advanced Warfighter Magazine). The L5AWM offered an updated design or rather a complete overhaul to the original L5 and L5A AR-15 30 round mag. One of the changes to the L5AWM was that is was available is a wider variety of colorations. The L5AWM's are available in the original tinted translucent the lancer is known for, as well as opaque black, olive drab green, flat dark earth, and a foliage green.
One of the improvements made to the L5AWM was a redesign that allowed the magazines to be impervious to DEET (http://www2.epa.gov/insect-repellents/deet), a chemical commonly used in insect repellant. The design that lead to this increased resistance to DEET was a tweak in the way the once-piece feed lips integrated with the polymer body. The original L5 magazine were sensitive to DEET in that, if sprayed directly to the plastic around or covering the feed lips, the magazine would crack and become unusable (Source).
One of the other noted improvements to the L5AWM is that the polymer has a different pattern. This L5AWM has a more aggressive texturing that allows to a anti-slip surface making manipulation of the magazine easier.
The new Lancer magazines are extremely durable in that they have been subject a 5 foot drop test onto solid concrete and survived without a scratch. In addition to this, these magazines have been frozen in -40 degree weather and heated all the way up to 180 degree without any permanent damage. The hardened steel feed lips also prevent feed lip spreading and a coated in PTFE for enhanced corrosion resistance.
The L5AWM Lancer mag is a 4179 stanag magazine, meaning the it is compatible with a multitude of different firearms. The Lancer mags are compatible with standard AR-15/M4/M16 lower receivers, as well as the HK416, SA80A2, SCAR 16, and the Beretta ARX160, among others.
The L5 Series Lancer Magazines are optimized for the NATO Spec 5.56x45mm round. Due to the taper of this cartridge, the magazine can a constant curve geometry to enhance reliability and ensure smooth feeding.
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Lancer L7AWM (Advanced Warfighter Magazine) in 7.62x51mm


Expanding upon the original L5 series magazines, Lancer Systems has expanded their product line to include a 7.61x51mm series of magazines. The L7AWM series of magazines offer many of the same features as seen on the L5AWM. As seen in the L5AWM, the L7 is a hybrid magazine with a durable, crush resistant polymer body with a stainless steel feed lip. The L7AWM also have a stainless steel guard molded into the front portion of the magazine for increased resistance to high volume shooting. As with the L5 series, the L7's are available with a translucent magazine body, as well as opaque, colored mag bodies. The internals of the L7AWM feature a corrosion resistant stainless steel spring, as well as an anti-tilt, high reliability follower. As an added bonus, the floor plate has a switchable drain. This allows the user to configure the magazine for a water borne operation of an extreme dust environment.
The L7 Advanced WarFighter Magazine is designed to work with multiple firearms, including the Knight's armament SR-15, Sig Sauer 716, DPMS 308, LM308 and others.

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