First Impressions: X Products X-15 Drum

I have been provided the materials needed for this review. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

While I know I mentioned this product months and months ago I finally have been able to start my reviews back up and the first thing I had to talk about was the X-Products X-15 AR-15 style 50 round drum mag.

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First I would like to tell you some of the comments heard at the range this past week by range officers and other people who saw this magazine that day.

“You can feel the quality when you pick the mag up”

“You have this loaded with steel cased ammo? How are you not having feed problems?”

“This feels like I am shooting from a Magpul PMAG”

“I like the ease of loading and unloading” “Although it might be easier and more fun to unload it by shooting it”

(Noting the all metal build) “It feels like it can stand up to some hardcore abuse”

“For a drum mag, that is a reasonably affordable 50 round magazine”

“This is one of the nicest and most reliable drum I have seen on the range”

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When I first got this drum I had some problems, my Wolf Polyformance 62 gr .223rem ammo loaded without any problems but when I went to unload by hand the rounds were getting stuck in middle of the mag so I had to carefully take the mag apart like it tells you how in the owner’s manual. I made the assumption it was metal on metal friction that was causing the problems  but as this was just a few weeks before SHOT ‘13 I figured I would just meet with the company and tell them my problem rather than calling. I met James Malarkey he told me that when I got back home he was going to pay to ship it back and take a look at it.

After SHOT he emailed me and kept me up to date on what he found the problem to be and shipped out a new one he loaded and tested himself.

X-Products stands by their line of Drum Mags.

I look forward to more testing with the magazine.

Panzerfaust: The ZOMBIE ANNIHILATOR

Panzerfaust: The ZOMBIE ANNIHILATOR

I finally got to preview the zombie annihilator on Saturday, and I have to say I was very impressed with what I saw. While there were a few minor issues with the weight  and cost of the rifle, these were only minor setback to the overall performance of this well designed weapon. Even thought it is a bit on the heavy side the Troy industries forward grip and the Magpul UBR collapsible stock manage to comfortably distribute the weight when shouldering the rifle. I really enjoyed having the ability to quickly adjust sights from large to small aperture using the Samson FFS quick flip sight. Picture this, you are being attacked by a hungry mindless hoard of undead foes the one thing you don’t need is a lot of upward recoil when every shot counts. Equally important the A2 flash suppressor will limit your enemies ability to spot your position. The two stage trigger gives you a clean even break with each shot without extra resistance and the Magpul enhance trigger guard allows for plenty of room for mobility for even the heavily gloved finger.

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SPECS:

 

 

American Weapon Systems Forged Zombie Annihilator® Lower and Upper, Machined from Forged 7075-T6 Aluminum
AWS 16″ Mid-Length LW-50 Stainless Steel Barrel 1:8 Twist Polygonal Rifling, With .223 Wylde Chamber.
AWS Nickel Boron Coated M16 Bolt Carrier
Two Stage Trigger: Geissele
Magpul UBR (utility / battle rifle)
Magpul MIAD (Mission Adaptable) Grip
Magpul MOE Trigger Guard
Surefire 60 round high Cap Mag
Forward Grip: TROY Industries, Modular Combat Grip
Samson Low Profile Gas Block
MechArmor TacOps-1 Charging Handle
A2 Flash Suppressor
Samson FFS & FRS Quick Flip Sights

Overall Impression:

I know this review might sound a bit one sided, however I really enjoyed test firing this awesome rifle. After about 100 rounds, I can say my impression of the sleek and versatile design is a testament to American Weapon Systems ability to forge a mean zombie killing machine.

Be sure to check out American Weapon Systems and pick your rifle today.

Zombie Annihilator review

Zombie Annihilator review

Last week I had the opportunity to go to the range with Atticus and shoot the Zombie Annihilator. I have shot other AR 15’s and was expecting pretty much the same experience. I got to tell you what a pleasant surprise I had. Being left handed I usually get pinged in the head every couple of ejected rounds; not once was I tapped in probably 60 rounds fired. The trigger is very smooth without being overly touchy. It is a heavy rifle in comparison to other AR’s, which I think help keep it on target. It comes with adjustable iron sights (close quarter and distance). I only had the opportunity to shoot on the tactical range (25yd) which went very well , although I would like to take it out on the 100yd.

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My initial feel is that this is a very well made, solid rifle and I would definitely recommend it to lefties.