MG Industries (MGI) manufactures a modular rifle system that takes the basics of an AR platform and allows you to swap calibers quicker than many people change underwear. Â Too cliched? Â Perhaps, but true nonetheless. Â Let’s face it some folks change underwear a little slow and not frequently enough.
MGI is now making a rifle and a caliber conversion for the .308 Winchester cartridge. Â The rifle will have an 18″ quick change barrel with a 1:10 twist. Â Total weight is less than eight pounds.
MSRP is $1795, while the conversion kit is $750.
If you have never seen how quickly the MGI rifles can be converted to different calibers, watch the video below. Â In the video, you’ll see the barrel, magwell and bolt assembly changed from 5.56 to 7.62×39 in about 90 seconds. Â The newly converted rifle will now be set up to fire the new cartridge, including using AK mags. Â It is an amazingly easy swap.
We’ll bring you photos and more information on the MGI .308 modular rifle from the 2012 SHOT Show next week.
MG Industries also offers a variety of other interesting rifles, including a belt-fed AR-15 style rifle. Â The company also makes versions of the gun, and conversions for the gun, to other calibers such as 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .450 Thumper, .22 LR and more. Â These rifles are pretty amazing guns and I have seen them swapped in person. Â The conversions are quick and easy. Â It is just a simple system that works.
I have not had a chance to shoot one of these guns yet. Â I’d like a chance to, but so far that opportunity has not yet been realized. Â Perhaps at some point in the future, but for now, I can dream. Â These guns definitely offer the shooter an interesting way to run multiple calibers while maintaining a single serial number. Â Some people will not like this design, but I like it.