The L5 AWM is a hybrid magazine that combines the best features of polymer and steel magazine designs.
Unique to the AWM is the one piece wrap-around hardened steel feed lip assembly that is permanently attached to an impact resistant polymer body. The hardened steel feed lips won’t bend, break or deform due to rough handling or long term storage.
An aggressive surface texture has been applied to the polymer body to improve gripping and retrieval from pouches. The combination of steel and polymer result in a lightweight, robust magazine tough enough for professional use.
The internal geometry of the Advanced Warfighter Magazine is a constant curve that has been maximized to feed the 5.56X45mm NATO round and has a non-tilting follower for trouble-free feeding. The feed lips are made from a single piece of precision formed steel that is hardened, then PTFE coated for corrosion resistance. The body and component materials are corrosion and chemical resistant, passing military chemical testing, including exposure to DEET.
The L5 AWM is compatible with modern weapon systems; M4/M16/AR, HK416, SCAR-L / Mk16, and the ARX160 to name a few.
The differences between the L5A and the AWM mags are that the AWM has larger, wrap-around steel feed lips, texturized mag body, anti-tilt follower, more resistance to DEET and other chemicals, no rubberized baseplate, introduction of additional translucent and opaque colors.
The AWM is a little more utilitarian, with a rough textured body and a hard-plastic baseplate whereas
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