Using a proprietary aluminum/magnesium alloy, MAG Tactical provides AR-15 upper and lower receivers that are 35-percent lighter than MILSPEC aluminum models. These Gen-4 Ultralite components are a 6,000 series equivalent alloy, as compared to the 7075-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum typically in use, but it's strong enough for the job. The alloy is treated with a proprietary high-phosphorous nickel coating to give it added hardness, and then the components receive the customer's choice of finish and color. This year the company has released a complete rifle built with the Gen-4 receivers and a reduced-weight barrel. We've requested one for a full product review, so stay tuned!
MAG Tactical Ultra-Light AR-15 Rifle
When loading rounds tailored for a precision rifle, ensuring the bullet is loaded until it sits just off the lands is a crucial component of accuracy. Measuring this distance involves the use of a bullet comparator tool.
Prominent rare-coin and precious-metals dealer Michael Fuljenz of Beaumont, Texas, an NRA Golden Ring of Freedom member, is the 2023 recipient of the Chester L. Krause Distinguished Service Award—the highest honor bestowed by the congressionally chartered American Numismatic Ass’n, the largest organization of coin-collecting enthusiasts in the United States.
According to advanced Colt collectors, only about 35 or so of the original 400 factory Colt 1911s chambered for .38 Super have surfaced in the United States postwar, with only about a dozen of those remaining in their issued condition with their original finish, and given that the war officially ended on August 14, 1945, and since the OSS was dissolved on October 1, 1945, it isn’t likely any of them were issued before the Armistice.
Springfield Armory’s Hellcat Pro is a slightly larger, yet still easily carried, version of its micro-compact Hellcat for personal defense, and the gun’s flush-fit magazine capacity was also increased to 15 rounds.
Watch American Rifleman staff on the range this week to get a close look at an improved X-Bolt rifle from Browning. The Target Max is the latest iteration of the famed X-Bolt action, and it’s designed for long-range work, thanks to its Target Max customizable stock, adjustable trigger, bull barrel and more.