Shooting Gear

Magpul AK-47 Grip First Look and Installation

Magpul AK47 Pistol Grip

Magpul finally jumped into the AK market this year with the introduction of 30 round magazines and pistol grips.  I recently picked up a Zastava O-PAP AK that came with a functional, but ugly, pistol grip.  Since Magpul just started shipping their new pistol grips, I figured now would be as good a time as any to swap the old one out.

The Magpul AK-47 grip borrows heavily from the styling and design of the AR-15 pistol grip made by the company.  This makes sense, as the AR grip is extremely popular with shooters.


New Magpul Suit Over Counterfeiting

Magpul MBUS Pro sights
Real Magpul MBUS Pro sights

Magpul filed suit last week alleging the trafficking of counterfeit products.  According to the allegations in the complaint filed on August 8 in the US District Court, Northern District of Florida, a subject named Matthew Gottlieb, a business named Rudy’s RA1 Accessories and an unknown number of John Does sold counterfeit Magpul MBUS Pro sights.

It should be noted that the real MBUS Pro sights were announced earlier in 2013, but have not yet been released for sale.

Magpul alleges Gottlieb sold the counterfeit sights for sale on multiple websites including:


Magpul Sues ProMag, Plinker Tactical, Others

magpul logoMagpul Industries filed four lawsuits in US District Court of Colorado claiming patent infringement.

The lawsuits, filed on July 25, name the defendants as Big Rock Sports (dba Swamp Fox Combat Gear), Brookshire Tool and Mfg. Company Inc. (dba ProMag Industries), Cole Industries and Plinker Arms (dba Plinker Tactical).  Magpul claims the lawsuits are “…the largest and most significant to date brought by Magpul…”

Shooting Gear

Magpul MOE Fixed Carbine Stock

Magpul announced a new addition to their popular MOE line of products – the   MOE Fixed Carbine Stock.  Available in both Mil-Spec and Commercial models the Fixed Carbine Stock provides shooters with another option to satisfy their personal preferences, or State-mandated rifle accessories.  The new addition is specifically designed for Carbine-length buffer tubes.

magpul fixed stock

The MOE Fixed Carine Stock has many similar features of the popular MOE collapsible stock.  Unlike the previous MOE fixed stock option, the MOE Rifle Stock, the new Fixed Carbine Stock has an open frame that closely resembles the look of the collapsible stock version.  The open frame is a little longer and larger than the collapsible stock version, and there is a fixed spacer at the front of the stock.  That spacer is designed to envelope the bottom half of the castle nut.


Magpul AK-47 Magazine

When you think of polymer AR-15 magazines, Magpul PMAGs are almost the universal image that comes to mind.  The company now aims to make you think “Magpul AK-47 magazine” when you need to feed your Eastern Bloc gun.

Magpul AK-47 magazine

I recently read an independent test in a tactical magazine that compared 5 different polymer magazines. Though several other brands scored high, the Magpul PMAG was still the reigning champ.  From dusty battlegrounds to the mean streets, to home defense and beyond, Magpul has produced a great magazine that is enjoyed by many.


Until recently Magpul has focused most of the PMAG magazines on the AR rifle market.  The most popular mag being for the AR-15, but also offering magazines for the  AR-10 in .308 caliber, and two options for the British SA80 and the H&K G36.

For the first time, however, Magpul has entered the increasingly popular AK-47 market with the new PMAG 30 AK MOE.  The new PMAG 30 for the AK-47 brings all the experience, expertise, and technical magic that has made the Magpul PMags so popular in the AR market to the Kalashnikov world.  Specifically designed to work in the AK-47, AKM, AKS, and similarly patterned rifles chambered for the 7.62×39, the AK MOE is a 30-round lightweight polymer magazine that offers a removable base plate, constant curve, and the highly regarded and dependable Magpul follower.