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D&L Extreme Duty AR-15 Magazines
The best magazines ever manufactured for AR-15/M-16 style firearms.
No brag, just fact. Here's why:
Extreme Duty AR-15 Magazines
(top & middle) Standard issue and "improved" green plastic follower magazines experience nose dive malfunctions even when kept clean.
(bottom) D&L Sports™ magazine design will not allow this to occur.
AR-15 Extreme Duty Magazines
Increasing magazine capacity to 30 rounds created additional reliability problems even though curvature was added to the magazine body to help maintain orientation of the tapered cartridges inside the magazine. Curving the 30 round magazine body has not cured the reliability problems the longer magazine has been plagued with.
 
In the 2007 sand and dust tests of the M4 weapons system at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds 239 magazine related weapon stoppages were noted with the M4 system while using government issue military magazines. It is very clear that a better magazine design is needed. Laboratory environment analysis was not needed for this conclusion. Reports from front line troops in the middle east, and from experienced AR shooters have indicated this for decades. The D&L exteme duty magazine has been a much needed solution for curing this dangerous problem.
AR-15 and Extreme Duty Magazines
Early issue magazines for M-16/AR-15 style rifles and carbines were commonly straight box magazines with a 20 round capacity. A 20 round cartridge stack is fairly short and the cartridges generally move upward quite well. However, the standard 20 round follower and the failure to curve the body of the straight box magazine can and does lead to "bolt over base" and "bullet nose diving" malfunction problems. Failure to curve the magazine body is a design shortcoming because it does not compensate for the taper in the cartridge cases, thus it is less efficient in delivering cartridges into proper position against the magazine feed lips. The 20 round straight box magazine also has the weak floor plate and floor plate retention tab problems of almost all AR-15 magazine designs.
AR-15 and Extreme Duty Magazines

AR-15 and Ghost Knife   AR-15 and Extreme Duty Magazines

D&L 1911   1911

Most modern magazine followers are so poorly designed they repeatedly fail to deliver top cartridges into the proper feeding position against the feed lips of the magazine. They allow "bolt over cartridge base" and "bullet nose diving" malfunctions to continue at a rate much higher than the old 20 round straight box magazines with aluminum followers.
Extreme Duty AR-15 Magazines
Bolt over cartridge base malfunctions were another common occurrence with current issue magazines during the magazine testing process.
There have been many attempts at fixing these problems with unacceptable results. Many AR-15 shooters have learned, at substantial expense, that simply changing the color of the magazine follower and advertising the "new" magazines as "the good ones" is not a cure to problems that have plagued AR-15/M-16 magazines for decades. These problems continue to get coverage by knowledgeable writers. As late as 2005, American Rifleman Magazine reported: The M-16 and variants are too plagued by jamming due to the magazine design.
 
Extreme Duty AR-15 Magazines in the field
Trying to make things cheaper (and even less reliable) to win big sales contracts is obviously unacceptable when lives hang in the balance. Make no mistake about it. Unreliable equipment costs lives, and the quality of some gear on the market today is disgusting.
AR-15 with collapsible stock

Extreme Duty AR-15 Magazines and Pouch
At D&L Sports™ Inc. the primary goal is to make the best, most reliable equipment available anywhere. Cost is not a primary focus. People who know the need for reliability will recognize the value of top shelf equipment. The value of reliability is measured in lives saved, not dollars.
Extreme Duty AR-15 Magazines and Pouch
Experienced shooters know they should treat their magazines with care and keep them well maintained. Failure to do so will cause malfunctions. However, during R&D of the D&L Sports™ extreme duty magazine all involved magazine types and styles were tested to failure. Conditions of water, mud, sand, snow and ice were all used for testing. The D&L Sports™ mag remained functional far beyond any other magazine tested. Reliable function, combined with light weight, corrosion resistant aluminum bodies make them a superior choice. (Caution: Introducing foreign matter into a firearm can cause death or serious bodily injury. Do not attempt to duplicate extreme tests.)
 
When Dave Lauck focused on AR-15/M-16 magazine problems, it was with the goal of achieving a real solution that people could depend on. Extensive and expensive research and development has gone into finding an effective cure for the long known AR-15/M-16 magazine problems. The final, extensively tested product is available to serious shooters exclusively from D&L Sports™ Inc.
Extreme Duty AR-15 Magazines
Dave Lauck will consider licensing agreements with companies capable of quality production of these new magazine developments in order to more quickly get quantities of these important improvements into the hands of our front line troops.
Extreme Duty AR-15 Magazines and Pouch
Extreme duty was factored into AR-15/M-16 magazines from D&L Sports™ Inc.. Problems with dirt, sand and water interfering with magazine follower operation have been greatly minimized by integrating filter tracks in the follower which filter contaminants past the follower and minimize operational drag. These magazines are the most reliable ever manufactured.
Extreme Duty AR-15 and 1911 Magazines

No more sand and grit impregnating soft plastic injection molded followers. The D&L Sports™ Inc. follower is precision manufactured from aluminum to resist corrosion and impregnation by grit. No more cracked plastic followers in extreme cold conditions. The follower features concave tracks and legs which align with the inner dimensions of the magazine body and assure smooth, consistent operation and proper delivery of cartridges into the feeding position every time.
Extreme Duty AR-15 Magazines and Pouch
The follower features a radiused, convex cartridge impression to maintain proper positioning of the cartridge stacks inside the magazine and smooth cartridge release from the magazine. No more wedging of the top cartridges due to a squared off follower lump. And no more nose dived followers jammed in your magazine. If your firearm does not work reliably with these magazines and proper ammunition, your firearm is probably out of adjustment.
A word about proper ammunition for your carbine. Please keep in mind these recommendations come after decades of experience and millions of rounds fired. Do not use hollow point or soft point bullets in your carbine. Yes, they will feed most of the time, but occasionally you will get bullet push back and/or a bullet stalling on the feed ramp.
 
AR-15 and Extreme Duty Magazines
This is a stoppage you can avoid by using protected tip, cannelured bullets, i.e. ballistic tip type bullets or F.M.J. bullets. Never sacrifice Reliability. Your cases should have tight neck tension on the bullets and the brass should be well seated in the bullet's cannelure. Primers should be properly water sealed and crimped in place. Primers which fall free from the case pocket can lock up your carbine during operation. For a moderate penetration round, try Federal TRU Ballistic Tips. This load has the above features. D&L Sports™ is also working on a bonded bullet load in 5.56 mm to greatly improve impact performance without requiring an expensive change in caliber.
Extreme Duty AR-15 Magazines and Pouch

The aluminum floor plate unit of the D&L Sports™ Inc. magazine is another Dave Lauck design. It solves multiple problems. It eliminates the fragile 90° tabs common on the bottom of AR-15/M-16 magazines. No more broken tabs. The D&L Sports™ Inc. floor plate is over 1/2" thick and is held in place via 5 machine screws. It is a no fail attachment. Field maintenance is no problem. The base screws are dual slotted screws to allow easy removal with a phillips or flat screw driver, Leatherman, knife blade, etc.. The screws can even be removed using the thin base plate off a standard issue magazine. The screws feature domeheads to assure no sharp edges are exposed to the operator's hands. Once the floorplate is removed all internal parts easily slide out the bottom of the magazine tube. There is no more interference from the magazine base tabs because they have been eliminated from the design. This greatly simplifies cleaning chores.
SUREFIRE Suppressor
A finger ring is integrated into the aluminum magazine floor plate. This allows for easy extraction of magazines from the pouch, and easy magazine retention during tactical reloads. No more magazines hitting the ground and becoming unnecessarily contaminated. The finger ring is integral with the internally mounted floor plate so there is no width added to the magazine. They still fit and stack in magazine pouches the way they were designed to. You can be assured this base plate unit will not pull off your magazine when you do an emergency pull from your magazine pouch. It is super duty.
 
Extreme Duty AR-15 Magazines
Mil-Spec magazine springs are used in D&L Sports™ Inc. magazines to minimize corrosion problems. These springs easily, and securely attach to the follower to minimize bounce during high volume fire. Replacement springs are readily available for routine preventative maintenance.
1911 and AR-15 Extreme Duty Magazines

AR-15 Extreme Duty Magazines
Steel magazine bodies were tested during the research and development of the D&L Magazine. Reliability was good, but corrosion and excessive weight were big problems. The final D&L Sports™ Inc. AR-15/M-16 magazine design uses heat treated aluminum magazine bodies held to excellent reliability tolerances. They cure the excessive weight and corrosion problems. These magazine bodies are available in both 20 and 30 round size configurations. Both size configurations use a curved body design for proper internal cartridge orientation. Shooters who do a lot of prone bipod shooting will like the shorter mag option because it does not dig into the ground. Higher volume shooters will like the higher capacity magazine.
AR-15 Extreme Duty Magazines
 
The heavy duty components used in D&L magazines slightly reduce magazine capacity. Keep in mind your AR mags should always be loaded two cartridges less than full capacity to assure they will properly seat in the firearm while the bolt is forward.
AR-15 & Extreme Duty Magazines
A magazine loaded to maximum capacity will not allow any room for the cartridge stack to compress when it comes into contact with the bottom of the bolt carrier. This commonly results in the magazine failing to lock in place and the magazine falling out of the firearm. Yes, a magazine loaded to maximum capacity will generally lock in the mag well when the bolt is locked open, but many standard issue carbines commonly have difficulty stripping off the first couple rounds due to cartridge stack tension. In brief, always load your AR magazines two cartridges less than maximum capacity, and tug on the magazine after you seat it in the mag well to assure it has locked in place.
AR-15 Extreme Duty Magazines

AR-15 Extreme Duty Magazines
The aluminum bodies of the D&L Sports™ Inc. magazines are Mil-Spec anodized and are resistant to extreme conditions, including salt water. No need for magazine lubrication which can collect dust and cause ammunition misfires.
If you were to only purchase one single AR-15/M-16 component to increase the reliability of your firearm, this magazine should be it. These magazines are the choice of serious shooters who know the value of reliability. The cost to manufacture D&L magazine components is sky-high over the cost to manufacture magazines from junk plastic parts. The reliability performance of these extreme duty magazines more than justifies the expense. If you are a unit commander, or purchasing officer, your troops depend on you to select reliable gear. Lives depend on you making the right decisions. This magazine is that important.
AR-15 Extreme Duty Magazines
 
Your purchase price, less shipping, will be 100% refunded if you are not completely satisfied with these magazines within 30 days of purchase.
AR-15 & Extreme Duty Magazines
No high capacity magazines will be shipped to the following areas: CA, DC, HI, MA, NY or any other area found to have a regulation banning high capacity magazines. It is your responsibility to check your local, state, and federal regulations and assure you will not be in violation by purchasing, obtaining, or possessing high capacity magazines. D&L Sports™ Inc. will report any known violations to the proper authority.
AR-15 Extreme Duty Magazines
Flat base plate models without pull ring also available

Limited quantities
Prices available on request


For those with non-adjustable mag pouch flaps, and for those who don't want to upgrade to new mag pouches to accommodate the magazine pull ring's added length, flat bottom extreme duty base plates are also available.
D&L extreme duty AR15 mags feature extra power magazine springs to assure reliability. This means your AR will need a full mil-spec shot of operational gas pressure to blow the bolt to bolt lock open after the last shot is fired. Make sure your gas rings are in good condition. If you are using an adjustable gas regulator on your AR, it will need to be adjusted to insure bolt lock open after the last shot. Installing a less powerful  spring in the magazine is not recommended.
You should load your magazines with two less cartridges than maximum capacity to achieve operational capacity. This will allow room for cartridge stack compression when you insert the magazine in the firearm when the bolt is forward, or insert the magazine in the MW2 (secondary magazine well).
 
AR-15 Extreme Duty Magazine
When magazines with extra power magazine springs are loaded to maximum capacity, they will not allow cartridge stack compression upon loading, and they will hold the cartridge stack so tightly that standard buffer spring pressure may not strip off the first rounds when you release the bolt after a reload.
Remember;   Load two fewer cartridges than max. capacity to achieve operational capacity.
AR-15 Extreme Duty Magazines   AR-15 Extreme Duty Magazines

Extreme Duty AR-15 Magazines and Pouch
Lanyard hole option available with flat bottom magazines
 
Extreme Duty AR-15 and Magazine
AR-15 with extreme duty magazines  
AR-15   AR-15
AR-15   AR-15
AR-15 with extreme duty magazine   1911 with AR-15 extreme duty magazine
 

High Capacity Magazine Restrictions

It is your responsibility to understand your state and local firearm laws. We don't offer for sale, sell or ship D&L Extreme Duty AR-15 Magazines to customers in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, or New York because they restrict the sale of high-capacity magazines.

More information on "State Restrictions on Magazines" will be found in this document: http://www.handgunlaw.us/documents/NoHiCapChemSpray.pdf

 

DL,
My D&L carbine now has in excess of 20,000 rounds through it.
Overall impressions:
The D&L Piston carbine has had in excess of 20,000 rounds of ammunition of various makes and loadings fired through it. I do not recall a single instance where the rifle failed to operate as related to the gun's function. The gun has only been used with D&L custom magazines. The weight and balance of the gun is superb and is rock solid under firing conditions given the machined fixed stock. In all of this use, not a single screw, pin, or part has come loose / failed in any way. The after market / non-D&L manufacture trigger group has exhibited reset problems and is to be replaced by USGI parts tuned to DL's specifications. All in all the rifle inspires confidence and confidence is what accurate and effective marksmanship is all about! No better AR platform on the market today!

JW Spec ops
Dave,
The magazines are excellent! A lot of people have traded for these magazines.
Respectfully,
SSG, US Army, Camp Diamondback
I put 900 rounds through 2 weeks ago on the Combat Marksmanship tables 3 and 4 through multiple relays. It was funny actually. It rained all day and night and I had no time to clean my M16A4. A good deal of other people started to have double feeds and I just kept hammering away. The only difference between my gear and theirs was my mags. I still have yet to have a malfunction with your mags in 3 different issued weapons. Two 16's and an M4. Not even an immediate action drill.Very impressive.
Gy Sgt. USMC
Greetings Dave!
Your magazines are built like a tank sir. I am impressed! I have shown your product around work and impressed quite a few others with the build of your product. Thanks again & God bless!
Police SGT.
Dave,
I told him your D&L magazines are the best and pointed him in your direction. I have had those magpul's and am not impressed... Love a good solid D&L magazine.
Truly,
Shooter
Mr. Lauck,
Currently I am deployed. The military issue magazines that I had weren't very effective and I don't really want to go back to the armory and get more because I know that they will just mess up. I saw that your magazines were superb and they never jam.
U.S.M.C.
Dave,
I am seriously interested inbuying more D&L extreme duty magazines from your company. One, because they are the most reliable that I have seen. Two, because I still have 2+ years left on my contract, and more than likely, my next deployment will be to Afghanistan. And I would rather put my life and the lives of the Marines around me while I'm there in faith of your magazines rather than the pieces of shit that the armory issues us.
CPL U.S.M.C.
Dave,
I put 900 rounds through your D&L extreme duty AR-15 mags on the Combat Marksmanship tables 3 and 4 through multiple relays. It was funny actually. It rained all day and night and I had no time to clean my M16A4. A good deal of other people started to have double feeds and I just kept hammering away. The only differentce between my gear and theirs was my D&L mags. I still have yet to have a malfunction with your mags in 3 different issued weapons. Two 16's and an M4. Not even an immediate action drill. Very impressive. I refuse to get anything but the best and the best airn't cheap. Thanks,
U.S.M.C.
I am in Afghanistan right now and I have hated my M4 many times, but it has been due to mags.
U.S. Army Infantry
Dave,
Sorry to take so long to get back to you. We are currently deployed and internet access is rather limited. The new magazines you sent me are working without fail and I am excited to utilize the magazines.
Thanks,
U.S. Navy Seal
I wanted you to know the magazines work great.
Director, Tactical Instructor
Dave,
I am a SGT in the infantry in the Marine Corps. I just returned to the U.S. due to wounds received in combat when our hard site was attacked. We were attacked with small arms fire, and while returning fire, they drove a truck bomb into the front door. One Marine fired two rounds at the driver, but then his weapon went down, a bad magazine. I have had numerous problems with the issue mags. I tried the steel mags, but found them too heavy, and had to tape 550 cord on the bottom to allow retention and a faster draw from the mag pouch. Your Extreme Duty Magazines remedy all of this. We tested out your mags and experienced no malfunctions. Your company is my choice for tactical needs.
SGT USMC
I am currently serving in the US Navy, and I have a job that requires me to use firearms on a daily basis. I work with many types of pistols, M-4 carbines, shotguns, and at least four different models of long range sniper rifles. I recently bought a DL Sports™ Professional Model 1911, and I can say without a doubt that it is the finest pistol that I have ever worked with. The accuracy, reliability, and durability are unparalleled. I have been carrying this pistol on a daily basis for the past 3 months in numerous operations support of OIF. This pistol is far more capable than our standard issue pistol (SIG P226), and it has proven it's reliability in very harsh desert conditions.

After receiving the pistol in early 2007 (and prior to leaving for deployment), I drove to Wyoming to meet Dave Lauck in person and spend a day training at the Small Arms Training Academy (SATA). During my seven years in the military, I have trained extensively at the Mid-South Institute, Olive Security Training Center, McMillan Shooting School, and numerous other military and civilian ranges around the country. The SATA is without a doubt the best facility that I have been to. The shoot house at the SATA is outstanding and it incorporates numerous steel and paper targets in challenging and realistic scenarios. I did one "lap" through the shoot house, and probably shot more rounds than during entire days of training at other shooting schools. The SATA long distance ranges are excellent. There is a 1800yd Known Distance range which allows for the "doping" of scoped weapons, in addition to numerous Unknown Distance Targets that can be placed at virtually any distance. Although I only spent a short amount of time on the long distance range, I believe that this range would be able to cover ANY and ALL training requirements for military sniper training. In addition to the shoot house and the long distance ranges, there is a several mile long walking/"pointman" course that allows shooters to test their pistol, carbine, and rifle skills at a variety of different ranges and scenarios. I have experienced several other "pointman" courses at shooting schools or during military training, and once again, the course at the SATA was the most challenging (and the most fun) course that I have seen.

DL Sports™ products and the Small Arms Training Academy are world class, and I would give my highest recommendation to both DL Sports™ products, and the Small Arms Training Academy. Dave's products are cutting edge, and his training philosophy is backed by years real world experience.
US Navy / Iraq
Dave,
I tested the AR mags at a class today, and all went well. Your gear is excellent. Great stuff. Keep up the great work. Stay safe.
Chief of Police/Tactical Officer
Dave,
I had the pleasure of using your magazines at our range recently and was very impressed with the quality and attention to detail. It was the only magazine that had a 0% failure rate. As you are well aware, the magazine can 'make or break' the experience. Thanks,
Police Lieutenant

The D&L AR-15 is an unusually robust rifle system that incorporates a number of features designed to solve real world problems faced by the armed professional. While the marketplace is saturated with AR-15 style firearms, the features of the D&L carbine are both noteworthy and compelling. D&L's forward mounted rear iron sight is available for instant use if your electronic sight dies. This CQB iron sight system is compatible with handgun training, making the carbine "as fast as a handgun, accurate as a carbine." I fired 924 rounds during my evaluation of this CQB iron sight and developed a real comfort zone with the D&L iron sight system. Furthermore, I never experienced a single malfunction with the carbine. The reliability was due in part to Dave Lauck's extreme duty AR-15 magazines. By the end of this test and evaluation the D&L magazine had been used to fire more than 9000 rounds of ammo without cleaning, and without malfunction. My late friend and designer of the M-16, Gene Stoner, told me the M-16 magazine was designed for a service life of 30 loadings. D&L's extreme duty magazine exhibited neither visible wear nor malfunction after 300 loadings. While not inexpensive, the D&L AR-15/M-16 magazine is cost effective. They increase weapon reliability, thereby improving mission effectiveness and operator survival. Even those on limited budgets will like this magazine when life cycle costs are considered. Risk managers will like this magazine because its enhanced reliability reduces liability concerns.

The D&L AR-15 handguard really appeals to me. It's handy and it's tough, tough, tough. It's free floating and mechanically locks to the receiver so it won't loosen even when the receiver gets very hot. Competitors using D&L carbines placed 1st and 2nd in an ITRC shooting course requiring shooters to fire approximately 1100 rounds in about 40 minutes. This was in part due to the D&L handguard design being able to remain functional while other handguard designs failed.

Dave Lauck's engineering on the D&L carbine is outstanding. Despite the robust construction, the rifle was light and balanced beautifully.

Accuracy testing was conducted with three different loads. The CQB carbine from D&L delivered sniper rifle accuracy when fitted with a 3-9x rifle scope. Accuracy was 1/3 to 1/2 MOA.

Accuracy comparison of CQB carbines with premium ammunition resulted in the following group sizes at 100 yards.
Colt 1.64"
Bushmaster 1.20"
D&L 0.29"

Here's the bottom line: D&L's CQB carbine is remarkably robust, lightweight, and handy. It is sniper rifle accurate with appropriate ammunition. D&L's extreme duty AR-15 magazines are tough and reliable with an exceptional service life. Dave Lauck has hit a home run with his signature AR-15 style carbines and extreme duty magazines. I give them two enthusiastic thumbs up.
Guns and Weapons for Law Enforcement Magazine
Dave, The magazine looks excellent, best follower I have seen. Thank you for the great work.
Police Officer
Dave, Thanks for the magazine, it looks awesome. No tilt in the follower at all! Thanks again,
Tactical Shooter
Dave, Shot my D&L carbine today. Man this thing shoots sweet with the D&L muzzle brake on it. Your new AR-15 magazine is fine. I fired regular, fired bursts, and fired as fast as I could fire: no malfunctions. Thanks again,
Contract Security Operator
Dave, Your extreme duty AR-15 magazine answers all of my complaints about Colt and HK magazines. I sent a link to your website to our connection in Washington D.C. Thank you
Lead Firearms Instructor
Dave, The magazines work great, no problems. The HK magazines are too damn heavy and we don't like them. You have the most honorable organization I have seen.
U.S. Special Forces, Iraq
Dave, Thanks again for the AR-15 magazine. I recently put it to the test, and like expected, it performed flawlessly.
Federal Agent
Dave, These magazines are the best. Thanks,
Tactical Shooter
Dave, Thanks for investing the time and effort to make this AR-15 magazine. The weak link in the system just got stronger. Thanks again for an item that could be a life saver.
Tactical Shooter
Dave, I received the magazine, it's wonderful to say the least!
Tactical Shooter
Dave,
Things are well here in Camp Lejeune. I am healing up pretty nicely and have had the opportunity to shoot again. I have put about 500 rounds through each one of the D&L extreme duty mags and have experienced 0 malfunctions. I really enjoy the loop. I think that it may be my favorite feature, other than the fact that it works. It makes it easier to conduct tactical reloads and to get the mags out of the pouch or into the dump bag. I have shown numerous people around base and everyone seems to be impressed with your product.
SSGT. USMC
 

SPECIAL WEAPONS
Gun Test: D&L Sports™ Precision .223
After having seen and fired the D&L rifle, we are convinced that D&L Sports™ produces what are arguably the finest AR-type rifles available. We have seen a lot of these rifles in the last 40 or so years and as of the time this is written, D&L's product is as good as it gets. We don't often use such strong language to describe a firearm, but Dave Lauck incorporates features into his guns that are to be found nowhere else.
Gun Details
Unlike most other free-float tubes that can possibly "shoot loose," Lauck's is physically locked to the upper receiver and cannot loosen unintentionally.
The second eye catching item of D&L Sports™' Precision AR is the stock, again quite different from anything else on the market. The stock is constructed from thick walled aluminum for durability and light weight.
The upper and lower receivers are fitted with no discernable "play" between them. The trigger is a single stage unit with absolutely no creep or backlash and breaks like snapping a glass rod at about four pounds, although the trigger feels as if it were lighter. We were actually surprised when we measured the average pull weight. Lauck's selector switch is yet another enhancement. The switch has been lengthened and widened slightly to facilitate high speed operation, even with gloved hands. Another improvement is Lauck's antiwalk trigger and hammer pins, which differ from any others available. Instead of "circips" that fit over the end of extended pins and rub against the receiver and may come off in hard use, or pins that lock together and cannot rotate, Lauck's have dome shaped cap screws that lock down against the pins themselves, so the pins are allowed to rotate as they were originally designed.
Lauck's proprietary muzzle brake is a nine port design with six side ports and three ports on top. There are no bottom ports because this reduces dust signature when shooting from prone while at the same time minimizing muzzle rise, thereby enhancing rapid fire accuracy.
As if all this weren't enough, Dave Lauck even designs his own 20 and 30-round magazines. Original magazines have always been problematic in terms of reliability. During the Vietnam unpleasantness and afterwards, we loaded only 18 rounds into 20-round mags and 28 rounds into the 30-rounders to enhance reliability and feeding. The green followers with a longer front bearing surface to prevent "nosedives" was only partially successful and to this day, prudent operators still load 28 rounds into MILSPEC 30-round magazines. Lauck solves the AR magazine problem in several ways. First is a completely redesigned aluminum follower that absolutely will not nosedive or allow "bolt over cartridge base" failures to feed. The follower also has "filter tracks" that allow dirt and other contaminants to pass by the follower. Lauck also redesigned the magazine base by locking it firmly into position using screws to retain the heavy duty aluminum floorplate that doubles as a "pull ring" to facilitate pulling the magazine from a pouch and retaining it while reloading. It also can be used to withdraw the magazine from the firearm if it fails to fall free when the release is pressed. Lauck completely redesigned the 20-round magazine by incorporating a slight curve into the design in addition to the features we have already discussed. Although there have been earlier curved 20-round magazines, none has all the features of Lauck's, which have several patents pending.
We got a SWAT sniper friend to join us and conduct the accuracy testing.
Shooting the Precision AR brought no surprises. The rifle came with a 300-yard target that was amazingly tight - more in keeping with 100-yard groups from lesser rifles. We were admonished by Dave Lauck to use only the best match grade ammo available. He tested this rifle with Black Hills 77-grain long range .223, the current choice of military special operations forces. We also tested Hornady 55-grain TAP and Remington 62-grain match ammo. It is unfortunate that we had only a 100-yard range on which to test this rifle as it is capable of engaging targets at much greater distances. How far? One of D&L Sports™' Precision ARs was the first rifle to surpass Jeff Cooper's 20/02/20 challenge - 20 rounds in less than 20 seconds into a group of less than 20 inches at 1,000 yards! The rifle used to achieve this feat was identical to our test rifle and used Black Hills 77-grain match ammo.
What can we say about D&L Sports™ Precision AR? It is probably the most accurate rilfe of its type we have ever tested. It is also probably the best constructed in the finest tradition of individual custom rifles. For the tactical team seeking a semiautomatic AR-type rifle with superb accuracy, the D&L Sports™ Precision AR is an obvious choice. For the long range varmint shooter who wants the best, the Precision AR is also a clear choice. Whether or not the price of admission is worth it is a matter the individual will have to decide for himself, but the D&L Sports™ Precision AR is about as good as it gets in terms of overall accuracy and precision shooting either for sporting or tactical purposes - at any price.
D&L Sports™ Precision AR represents arguably the best custom AR-type rifle available.
For those who want the best, there isn't anything else.
The rifle is a Shooting Machine! It is the best made AR I have ever seen. GREAT RIFLE!
Special Weapons Magazine

Tuesday, December 13, 2005
AR-15 Extreme Duty Magazines
http://www.DLSports.com
 
Dave,
Thank you for participating in our "Member Tested and Recommended Products Program." The Extreme Duty AR Magazines have been tested and recommended by the members of the National Tactical Officers Association. Your overall score was a 4.91. The NTOA Member Tested and Recommended logo may be used.
D&L Sports™
Extreme Duty AR Magazines
Overall Score: 4.91 out of 5

TESTER: Tested by a police officer from Alaska
Design
5
Performance
5
Ease of Use
5
Size
4
Quality
5
Durability
5
Storage
 
Versatility
5
Convenience
5
Application
5
Comfort
 
Accuracy
 
Cleaning & Maintenance
5
Individual Score = 4.9 out of 5.0
In early November 2005, I received one of D&L Sports™ "Extreme Duty AR-15 Magazines." Out of the box, the first thing that I noticed was the magazine's floor plate with the finger ring molded out of aluminum. Obtaining a hold on this magazine and drawing it from my web gear was not going to be a problem in the least, even with gloves. The finger ring is part of the magazine floor plate. While inspecting the magazine more closely, I could see that there appeared to be a lot of thought and design consideration put into the shell follower. There didn't seem to be any way that I could cause the follower to bind up unevenly in the magazine body like I could with nearly all of my other AR-15 magazines.
This magazine has a "solid feel" to it. The spring seemed to offer consistent resistance each and every time that I loaded the magazine. Fit and finish of the magazine seemed to be excellent. Disassembly of the magazine is accomplished by removing five machine screws in the floor plate of the magazine. After using the magazine, field stripping and cleaning was accomplished easily.
 
For evaluation, I chose one of the winter's coldest days so far, Monday, November 28th. The low temperature recorded on that date was -34' F. I allowed the magazine to cool down to ambient temperature, loaded it fully, and fired it. I did this thirty times, each time making sure that the magazine was allowed to cool in between firings. Any frost or ice was knocked free prior to firing. No part of the magazine failed during this test. D&L Sports™ claims that their magazine will not suffer from cracked plastic followers in extreme cold conditions; a statement that I was able to verify during my own testing.
Another of D&L Sport's claims is that their shell follower is designed to stop "bolt over cartridge base" and "bullet nose diving" malfunctions. Throughout the time that I tested this magazine, there were no malfunctions. I didn't experience any instances where there was a failure to fire or feed.
About the only negative thing that I can say about this magazine is that I couldn't clip my magazine pouch closed because the finger ring extends the overall length of the magazine by an inch. There seem to be two solutions to this problem. Either I could get the model that D&L Sports™ makes without the finger ring, or I could look to get a new magazine holder that is adjustable for the greater length.
As far as cost is concerned, the price for the magazine is available upon request. D&L Sports™ feels that the value of reliability is measured in lives saved, not dollars. D&L Sports™ will refund the purchase price, less shipping, if the buyer is not completely satisfied with the magazine within 30 days of purchase. All too often, I feel that we try to enhance the AR-15 by adding optics and lights, both high price items. I feel like some money would be well spent on a good magazine to ensure that the rifle doesn't fail us when we need it most. I'll be buying more of these magazines.

TESTER: Tested by a police officer from Ohio
Design
5
Performance
5
Ease of Use
5
Size
5
Quality
5
Durability
5
Storage
5
Versatility
5
Convenience
4
Application
5
Comfort
 
Accuracy
5
Cleaning & Maintenance
5
Individual Score = 4.92 out of 5.0
  When this item arrived initially it looked like your standard AR type magazine except for the built in pull ring on the base. After reading the literature provided by D&L Sports™ the modifications were quite evident. In running it through it's paces with various ammunition types I was quite impressed with the performance. With the historical weak link being the magazine in most weapon malfunctions, the Extreme Duty AR mag would be a wise choice when you're in the mix. The follower design improvements showed no signs of binding and kept the rounds aligned correctly for flawless feeding. Being a fan of open top mag pouches, the pull ring base plate is an added feature not seen on other magazines. The only draw back may be the pull ring may interfere with closed top or tight fitting pouches with limited closure adjustments.
Dave,
Your AR15 mags worked great at the nucular power plant class. They must have because they sprouted legs and walked off before we got to the Kennedy Space Center class. The guys "havent seen it". Its like all your stuff, "heavy duty kit".
Tactical Trainer
Hello Dave,
Your AR15 mags are outstanding! Zero malfunctions. Total reliability. It all comes down to your brilliant design work.
Semper Fi, USMC
Dave,
Just finished two weeks of training with your AR-15 mags for many hundreds of rounds. Zero malfuctions...
Quality for sure.
Chief of Police
Dave,
Conservatively, we put over 6000 rounds through your AR-15 extreme duty magazine in temperatures from 28° - 98°, and in 60 mph desert winds. Absolutely zero problems. Excellent!
Pat Rogers
Thanks to Dave Lauck. Dave is a master gunsmith and police officer. I used his extreme duty AR-15 magazines to win 2nd place in the National Patrol Rifle Championships. Absolutely best quality with true anti-tip followers. Much recommended.
Chief of Police
Dave,
Your magazines are the best overall, and twice as nice as the HK magazine.
AR-15 Shooter
Dave,
A little over a year ago I ordered a bunch of your AR mags for use in Iraq. They worked well. We ran 10's of thousands of M855 and MK262 through them. They are all still running with the exception of one mag lost in a firefight.
Semper Fi - Middle East Veteran
Hey Dave,
The AR-15 Extreme Duty mags are sweet.
Thanks!
Practical Shooter
Dear Dave,
The world's best magazines.
Best Wishes,
NRA Shooter
Dave,
Got the mags. Man they are impressive, magazines on steroids.
Dr. Defensive Shooter
Mr. Lauck,
I'm currently deployed in Afghanistan (3rd deployment) and carry 9 AR magazines, stuff that works.
Respectfully, Airborne
Dave,
I have fallen in love with your magazines.
Defensive Shooter
Dave,
I was looking for an alternative to the crappy plastic and steel magazines. Please provide me with your magazines. Thank you
Practical Shooter
Dave,
Your stuff is top gear. Your mags are superior.
Chief of Police
Dave,
I have had it with my military issue gear because of its failures over and over. I have had every problem & more, most of them involve cheap, crappy mags. Failure to feed, feeding too many rounds, floor plates breaking etc. My current work environment is Iraq. I like your M4 heavy duty mags.
Army SGT
Dave,
Below is the shipping address for more D&L Magazines. Your magazines have proven qualities and I want the best for my unit. Thanks,
SSGT
Hi Dave:
Love the D&L AR-15/M-16 magazines, fit great, drop out like they are supposed to. Thanks for a great product, you make America great by providing such good products, by Americans for Americans. If everybody was like you and your company America would be the greatest ever. Thanks for making such fine products.
U.S. Military Shooter
The D&L Sports™ exteme duty AR-15/M-16 magazine is in use internationally. This has provided immense feedback after it has been used in many different firearms from different manufacturers. One point we have noted is the bolt stop catch length varies depending on manufacture. If the bolt stop is on the short side, this can be one reason why the gun may not lock back after the last round is fired. To compensate for this variable from gun to gun, and to make the D&L magazine the most reliable magazine available today, in the widest range of guns, the 2nd generation D&L AR magazine has been developed to still lock guns open after the last shot, even if they have bolt stops on the short side of design specifications. Reliability will always be job one at DLS inc.
No high capacity magazines can be shipped to the following locations, or any other locations where high capacity magazines are restricted: Aurora IL, Chicago IL, Cook County IL, Cinncinnati, Toledo, and Columbus OH, South Bend IN, CA, CT, HI, MA, NJ, NY, RI, and MD.
 

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