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#1 Different

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 12:10 PM

Yours truly testing the X-14 fifty round drum magazine in automatic fire:

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 01:35 PM

 Toss it into the sand once and see how it does. Being out in Navada I'm sure you might find some. I'd like to see them abused as if by our troops. If it still functions, I'd be more interested.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 02:40 PM

I need about 10 of those.  That would work for me! m14brian 

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:10 PM

You need a mini A/C unit more, so you have no excuse not to shoot there Brian. haha

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:57 PM

Mini?  I need a giant A/C unit the size for a high rise hotel casino, just for myself.  Haha! m14brian

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 06:05 PM

I wish I had your heat. Then it would give me the opportunity to practice for hell.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 06:41 PM

Mini?  I need a giant A/C unit the size for a high rise hotel casino, just for myself.  Haha! m14brian

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 08:18 AM

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 Toss it into the sand once and see how it does. Being out in Navada I'm sure you might find some. I'd like to see them abused as if by our troops. If it still functions, I'd be more interested.
 
We do have more than our share of sand in southern Nevada. :-) When it comes to fitness for military service, your concern is appropriate.  The goverment, rightfully so, requires all kinds of environmental testing for weapon systems.  It's been that way back into the 1950s, if not longer.  Ordnance items have to be robust. 
I don't know what environmental testing the manufacturer, XS Products, has conducted on its X series of magazines.  The X-14 is the latest model of drum magazine in the series.  The owner of the company told me that they have tested the X-14 prototypes to the extent that at least one prototype unit having 8,000 rounds through it with no issues.  So, the design appears sound, at least for civilian purposes.  There are no plastic parts in the X-14 magazine, just alloy aluminum and steel parts.  The interior parts are given a ceramic coating before assembly.  Thus, no lubrication is needed.  HTH

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 12:38 PM

I figured it was or had some plastic parts in it. That is interesting it don't. Might be worth looking into. How does all that ammo load? I mean is it straight forward or is it a PITA?

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:34 PM

Metal...That's nice.  Check out the 'Apocalypse Pack' ! http://www.xs-produc........-back-pack m14brian

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:35 PM

It's straightforward to load but since it takes fifty rounds to fill it, it is going to take longer than a twenty round magazine.  OTOH, it won't need refilling as often.  :-)  It's 4.9 pounds fully loaded.  I found the extra weight very helpful in automatic fire.  I also tried it with a semi-automatic only M1A.  You notice the additional weight but it is fairly compact.  The bottom of the X-14 extends downward from the stock just a hair less than a USGI twenty round magazine. 

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Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:39 PM

That mag would be a great addition someday for my bodyguard, my Socom II, for in case the SHTF! Thanks for sharing that. m14brian

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 06:10 AM

That is SWEET!!!!

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:54 PM

I saw one at a gun show a while back.  It seemed to be a quality unit.  Nice finish, and metal construction.  It was $350. m14brian

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 06:43 PM

Wow! They are proud of it I suppose.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 06:46 PM

Yeah, but anything good for the M14 is expensive, and that's it.  There's no two ways about it my friend. m14brian

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:02 PM

I guess that's why most guys buy/build ARs.  Receivers are $160 for "expensive" ones or $100 for cheapies.  For an M1A its $950 for good ones and $400 for cast cheaper ones.  Same with mags, they're $15 for ARs, $40 for M1As.  And so on. m14brian

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:34 PM

Thats a very good point

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:36 AM

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Different owns one of these :)

Maybe he will post a new video with his bullpup




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