Sometimes, mobility isn’t an option

If you have to defend a fixed position — such as a home in the path of a rioting mob — having 150 rounds on tap can be very comforting. Armatac drums actually work very reliably and the supporting forearm fits into the trough between the two halves comfortably.

The rifle is MMC Armory standard model.

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15 Responses to Sometimes, mobility isn’t an option

  1. Vaarok says:

    In that case, put a D-ring on the axis pin so you can pull the upper and swap in a new one after it reaches a million degrees firing half the ammo load. It may not be a swap-barrel MG, but it’s a workaround.

  2. Oleg Volk says:

    Cool idea!I don’t recall the exact numbers, but I think that the entire drum can be safety fired off in about four minutes without cookoffs or stripping out the rifling. The point it mainly to suppress incoming fire and to enable friendlies to maneuver for a good enfilading position.

  3. John Flanagan says:

    Why isn’t anyone making an effective waterjacket for the AR???

  4. LarryArnold says:

    “Troth?” So they’re married to each other?

    Sorry. 😉 Just got back from my writer’s group where I got nailed for similar.

  5. Ray says:

    Oleg, drum mag’s are all but useless in an AR. If your weapon is going to jam ,That’s the way to make it happen. Think a mob is bad news armed with a revolver? Try it with an AR that just had a double feed. Personally I never carry any weapon/ammo/feeding device that I don’t test, and EVERY “super hi cap” AR mag I have tested turned rifles into doorstops. If you must carry a “drum mag”, buy an AK. They might be ugly and inaccurate , but they DO work every time. AR drums DON’T.

    • Oleg Volk says:

      I found the two drums I feature regularly (X15 and the CL shown above) quite reliable. I’ve had no opportunity to learn how to clear jams as I have not been able to induce them.

      Of the other AR drums, MGW 90-rounder is a known weak design. I have no personal experience with 223 Beta. I’ve also had a good experience with the 75rd Chinese AK drums, though I hear less positive comments about Chinese 100rd and Russian 75rd models. Mike Snow, the designer of CL, has quite a few videos of it being abused and then feeding fine in a high cyclic rate, dirty M16.

      My old video showing slow motion of the old, pre CL Armatac drum.

      Various CL videos

      Armatac channel

  6. Mehul Kamdar says:

    There’s several technologies like this one: to combat barrel overheating. Carbon covered barrels should work as well.

    Good shooting!

  7. Jayne Cobb says:

    Nice. Needs a Slidefire stock, SS heavy barrel, and a bi-pod.

  8. Jayne Cobb says:

    This part is not very confidence inspiring for a new company: “Update 5-15-2013: We continue to experience a backorder for this product, Please expect at the least a 8-12 week delay for delivery. Your credit card will be charged at the time of order.”

    It’s tempting for new companies to try to grab that revenue to help ramp up production to meet demand but there have been just too many companies that fold leaving customers with no recourse. They would likely make more sales if they waited until they could deliver before charging credit cards. As it is, it seems like a $400 lottery.

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