Sturmgewehre takes a look at a new 50 round drum magazine from SGM Tactical:
It would be quite satisfying to load an entire box of ammunition into one magazine. As I was typing that I was also thinking how much burning through a few mags of that would cost though :/
SMG Tactical doesn’t have the magazine up on their website yet (FAIL #1!) and their website looks like shit (FAIL #2!). Midway USA is taking pre-orders of the mag though, with the price set at $69! After seeing the above vid, I’d say you would definitely get your money’s worth if you have a 9mm Glock.
Not having last shot hold open is kind of a let down. I’m pretty sure they could find a way to incorporate that into the design, considering the way that is engaged on the Glock isn’t very complicated. Normally I would have complained that the actual mag part that goes into the gun isn’t an actual Glock magazine… my concerns were relieved though when I saw it seemed to function perfectly, The Beta C-MAG used an actual Glock magazine, but it no longer seems to be available for sale (and from what I remember was significantly more money). Non-steel reinforced magazine lips may be a bit of a concern for those that operate hard, but my guess is they chose a polymer that can take a lot of abuse. That ratcheting action used to load the magazine is genius.