MAGPUL® Gen M3 Magazine

With a few modifications to the combat-proven MOE® (MAGPUL® Original Equipment) M2 PMAG®, the Gen M3™ takes a great design and adds additional improvements. The Gen M2 MOE® and the Gen M3™ are primarily designed for the AR15/M4 weapons. The Gen M3™ has a modified internal and external geometry also permits operation with a wide range of additional weapons such as the HK® 416/MR556A1/M27 IAR, British SA-80, FN® SCARN MK 16/16S, along with others.

The MOE® MAGPUL® set a new standard moving away from the aluminum USGI magazine while offering a cost-competitive upgrade. The new Gen M3™ still comes in a robust impact-resistant polymer construction. It also includes the dual-sided transparent windows to enable rapid visual identification of an approximate number of rounds remaining. The window incorporates new material technology and manufacturing processes for enhanced strength, durability, and reliability to exceed rigorous military performance specifications.

Like the MOE® PMAG, the GEN M3™ features a long-life USGl-spec stainless steel spring, four-way anti-tilt follower and constant-curve internal geometry for reliable feeding, and simple tool-less disassembly to ease cleaning. Also added is a redesigned bolt catch notch in the rear of the magazine provides increased bolt catch clearance. At the same time, an over-travel stop on the spine helps ensure the magazine will not over-insert on compatible weapons. Low profile ribs and new aggressive front and rear texture gives positive control of the GEN M3™ in all environments. A paint pen dot matrix has been added to the bottom panel of the body to allow easy marking by the end user for identification.

The new, easy to disassemble flared floorplate aids extraction and handling of the magazine while providing improved drop protection. It is slightly slimmer than before for better compatibility with tight double and triple magazine pouches. The magazine includes a pop-off Impact/Dust Cover that minimizes debris intrusion and protects against potential damage to the top cartridge during storage and transit.

The Gen M3™ magazine takes a proven design and adds amazing additions for the end-user while maintaining value to the customer. When it comes to a Polymer magazine with well-thought-out functional options, the MAGPUL Gen M3™ is a magazine well worth using. These magazines are proudly made in the USA.

Trijicon Machine Gun Reflex Sight

The Trijicon MGRS® (Machine Gun Reflex Sight) is a non-magnified optic that mounts to the M2 and M240 machine guns.

As reflex sights and red dot sights capabilities become more advanced they are becoming a standard piece of gear and equipment across the board on multiple platforms.

The Trijicon MGRS® is prime military technology intended to aid the machine gunner in rapid target acquisition and engagement with an illuminated, 35 MOA red circle that allows gunners to keep “both eyes open” from a natural shooting position. The MGRS® utilizes interchangeable range dials to increase accuracy and performance.  The housing is made of 7075-T6 forged aluminum and is purpose-built for military applications.

 

The MGRS® is, without a doubt, a must-have on any mounted machine gun. With its ease of use and large field of view, paired with its ability to be used with a magnifier, the machine gunner can take their designated platform’s capabilities to the next level!

 

 

 

INTERCHANGEABLE RANGING DIALS

Two interchangeable dials for the M2 (.50 caliber) and M240 (.308/7.62) machine guns allow the operator to dial in target distances for specific host weapons.

DESIGNED FOR FIRST-ROUND HITS

35 MOA segmented circle with 3 MOA dot significantly increases the probability of first-round hits.

FORGED 7075-T6 ALUMINUM HOUSING

Military technology, nearly indestructible, aircraft-grade aluminum and 80% stronger than extruded 6061.

OUTSTANDING TARGET ACQUISITION

Large objective lens and an ample 3″ by 2″ viewing area.

BUILT TO HANDLE THE WORST

Dry nitrogen-filled and fog-resistant make it the first pick for military equipment.

DETACHABLE PICATINNY RAILS

Three detachable rails allow for mounting of lasers and LRFs to the top or side of the optic.

 

EASILY ADJUSTABLE WINDAGE AND ELEVATION

Includes elevation and azimuth adjustment to 100 MOA total travel.

 

 

INCLUDES

MGRS
MGRS Magnifier (TA50-D-400301)
MGRS Magnifier Mount
MOLLE BAG
LENSPEN® (TA56)
Trijicon Logo Sticker (PR15)
MGRS Manual
Magnifier Manual
Warranty Card

 

 

SPECS:

Length x Width x Height

8.78 in x 4.38 in x 5.22 in
(223.01mm x 111.25mm x 132.59mm)

Weight

66.9 oz. (1,896.58g)

Magnification

1x

Reticle Pattern

35 MOA Segmented Circle with 3 MOA Dot

Day Reticle Color

Red

Night Reticle Color

Red

Bindon Aiming Concept™ (BAC)

No

Illumination Source

LED

Illumination Settings

2 Night Vision, 5 Day settings, including one super-bright setting. “Off” positions are both below the minimum brightness setting and between Night Vision 2 and Day Setting 1

Power Source

1 CR123 Battery

Adjustment Range

Elevation: 100 MOA Total Travel, Azimuth: 100 MOA Total Travel

Mount

Integrated Mount

Housing Material

7075-T6 forged aluminum

Finish

Matte Black

Submersion Depth

6.6 ft. (2m)

 

Holster Retention Levels And Your Safety

There is a lot of concern in the Law Enforcement community for the safety of law enforcement officers. In 2019 146 officers were killed in the line of duty.  Three died from assault and 50 by gunfire.   Most agencies recognize the need for helping officers keep their weapons from falling into the wrong hands

 

Currently, there are no government requirements and no industry standards for rating holster retention levels as there are for body armor protection. Companies are free to develop their own protocols for testing and ratings. As such, retention levels are not directly comparable across the industry, and things can quickly become confusing.

 

In the early 1970s, Bill Rogers, former FBI agent and founder of the Rogers Holster Company, studied and tested all of the existing duty holsters to see which designs were effective.  Bill developed a system based on a series of simple tests that could be conducted in the field by the end user. Today these have evolved. Below are Safarilands test retention requirements for duty holsters.  These are used because they are in writing and have been around for a long time.

 

Security ratings used by Bill Rogers and then Safariland after buying Rogers Holster Company, are performed using a suitable duty belt.  As such concealment holsters and tactical holsters were and are not rated.  Tactical holsters are generally attached to the body using nylon or Velcro.   Concealment holsters are attached to the body using numerous kinds of pant belts or just inserted into a pair of pants by some.  It does not matter what security rating a holster has if it is not secured to the officer’s body.

 

Below is the Rogers / Safariland testing method used to rate levels of security for their products.

 

The Test Retention Level I™

 

The Holster Retention Test is described as applying all the force to the grip or handle of the weapon by an individual while the weapon is totally secured in the holster and mounted on a suitable belt being worn by another individual.  The test is to simulate a “grab and snatch” initiated by an adversary.  The direction of force is unlimited but the duration of the force is limited to 5 seconds.  At the end of the 5 seconds, the weapon must still be secure in the holster and the holster must still be attached to the operator.  The operator must be able to accomplish a draw after the attack within the times set as a standard by the controlling department or within two seconds if no standard exists.  If the holster passes this initial test, it qualifies as a Level I Retention™ Security Holster. The Holster Retention Test described above is referred to as the “Test”, but over the years, it has become synonymous with “Level l test”

 

Level II Retention ™

 

Before a holster can be considered for a Level II rating, it must first past the Holster Retention Test. After passing the Test, the primary lock must be disabled and the same Retention Test is repeated. In order to test the holster for a Level II rating, the primary securing device must be determined.  The primary securing device is defined as the lock that requires the first action by the user in order to start the drawing sequence.  This initial action is an individual and deliberate action by the user to start the unlocking of any securing mechanism.  The holster is tested with the initial lock disabled.  It does not have to pass the complete test.  If the holster exhibits the ability to further secure the weapon in a meaningful way after the primary lock is disengaged then it qualifies as a Retention Level II™ security holster.  If after disabling the initial lock, the holster can again completely pass the Holster Retention Test, then it is clearly is rated as a Level II and may qualify for additional levels of security.

 

Level III Retention ™ and additional levels

 

A Level I holster that has completely passed a second Holster Retention Test, with the primary lock disabled, is clearly rated at a Level II.  It can be further tested for additional levels of security.  To determine a further rating, the second motion or action required by the user to continue the drawing sequence must be simulated.  As in the example described in the Level II rating of the secondary lock would be in the final unlocked position before the Retention Test is performed.  The holster does not have to pass the complete test.  If the holster exhibits the ability to secure the weapon in a meaningful way after the secondary lock is disabled, then it qualifies as a Level III Retention™ security holster.  Of course if the holster passes a complete Retention Test with the second lock disabled, it can be tested for further security levels by continuing to disable additional locks and conducting the same tests as outlined above.

 

So, if you’re shopping for a Security / duty holster — as an individual, a supervisor or buyer, you need to go beyond the sales pitch and fully understanding how the security features work. You need to ask questions about the specific tests that a manufacturer uses to rate their products. Until the NIJ and or the industry unite around a single standard, it’s not enough to assume that all rating denotes a comparable level of security between the different manufactures.   Many departments are using pull testers to test the strength of the holster and the mounting brackets of different holsters.

 

Every year Officers are still killed in the United States with their own weapons, duty holsters need to be secure but still easy functional under all levels of stress.  All Duty Holsters can be defeated if the attacker knows how they function.  The only way a manufacturer can produce a duty holster that cannot be defeated with today’s technology is to weld the pistol into a metal holster.  If the officer can get it out a suspect can get it out.   Everything on a duty belt is a tool that can be used by and for the officer to do their jobs.   Tools are great but Defensive tactics and training is still a necessity.

 

Thank you for your service and be safe out there!