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Lancer Systems Debut L5AWM Gen 2 Magazines With Improved Durability/Capacity

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Lancer Systems L5AWM Gen 2 Magazine

The magazine that is licensed by EMG with the production of a mid-cap version for the airsoft market, just had its real world inspiration get improved further. Lancer Systems, a renowned name in the industry, has unveiled its latest offering - the L5AWM GEN 2 magazines. This new product is a testament to the company's commitment to innovation, combining the strength of steel and the versatility of polymer to create a product that sets new benchmarks in durability, functionality, performance, and reliability.

The L5AWM GEN 2 builds on the solid foundation of the respected L5AWM line, Lancer's engineers embarked on a mission of extensive research, modelling, testing, and redesign. The result is a magazine the company says not only meets but surpasses industry standards for professional use.


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The secret to the L5AWM GEN 2's superior performance lies in its unique features. The magazine incorporates precision-engineered hardened steel feed lip geometry and an advanced floorplate lock design. These innovations lead to optimized cartridge stacking, superior round presentation, exceptional round retention, and flawless feeding performance.

The body of the L5AWM GEN 2 is a marvel of engineering. Moulded from proprietary polymers, it features Lancer's signature aggressive surface texturing for enhanced grip. This is particularly useful during active engagements and in humid conditions. The redesigned feed lips are built to withstand the harshest environments, resisting wear, bending, cracking, and deformation even under heavy sustained fire, extreme temperature fluctuations, or extended storage. This robustness makes the magazine ideal for military, law enforcement, and competition applications.

The L5AWM GEN 2 is also about user experience. The magazine offers a multitude of advantages for professional users. It delivers up to a 22% reduction in insertion force on a closed bolt, making for smoother magazine changes. The magazine's proprietary polymer body ensures unmatched durability, withstanding temperatures ranging from -40°F to 180°F.


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As the magazine is built to last, the hardened steel feed lips are designed for longevity, while the impact and chemical resistant polymer body meets or exceeds stringent military testing standards. Additionally, the anti-tilt follower with a stainless steel spring allows for loaded magazine storage without any performance degradation.

The L5AWM GEN 2 also enhances situational awareness. Round markers and translucent bodies (available on select models) offer an instant visual load check. The magazine has been rigorously tested, surviving over 122% more 5-foot drops on concrete than its closest competitor in Department of Defense TOP testing.

Despite its impressive toughness, the L5AWM GEN 2 remains remarkably lightweight. Weighing in at just 3.8 ounces, it holds the title of the lightest professional-grade magazine on the market, coming in up to 36% lighter than other polymer magazines.


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The L5AWM GEN 2 boasts extensive compatibility with modern weapon systems, including M4/M16/AR15, SCAR16, HK416, and numerous other variants chambered in 5.56x45mm /.223 Remington. It is proudly made in the USA, the L5AWM GEN 2 represents the culmination of American design, tooling, manufacturing, and assembly.

Enhanced safety and efficiency are also hallmarks of the L5AWM GEN 2. By providing increased reliability, the magazine reduces weapon malfunctions. It also enables immediate visual identification of ammunition type and bolsters ammunition awareness during reloads.

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