Lancer set out to design a better 5.56 magazine; one with the reliability of steel and the durability and weight of polymer. The L5 Advanced Warfighter Magazine (AWM®) is that magazine.
The L5AWM’s exclusive hybrid design includes a hardened steel feed lip assembly molded into a proprietary polymer body with aggressive surface texturing to create the ultimate rifle magazine tough enough for military, law enforcement, and competition applications.
- The L5AWM is compatible with modern weapon systems, including M4/M16/AR15, SCAR16, HK416, ARX160, SIG556, ARC, SIG MCX, IWI Tavor, IWI X95, SA80, chambered in 5.56x45mm / .223 Remington.
- Designed, tooled, manufactured, and assembled in the USA
Increased Durability and Reliability
- Proprietary polymer body offers unmatched durability, even in sub-freezing conditions (tested from -40F to +180F)
- Hardened steel feed lips do not bend, deform, or crack under hard use or extended storage
- Impact and chemical resistant polymer body meets or exceeds military testing standards
- Non-tilt follower with stainless steel spring allows for loaded mag storage without degrading performance
Improved Combat Readiness
- Translucent magazine bodies (select models) make for easy pre-training inspections
- Expedites visual confirmation of ammunition levels during and between exercises
Superior Safety and Efficiency
- Reduces weapon malfunctions by providing increased reliability
- Allows for immediate visual identification of ammunition type
- Increases ammunition awareness during reloads
Kalashnikov Dude –
Just picked up a pair from a local retailer here in PHX, AZ. They have a nice feel to em. I got the translucent smoke version. It’s easy enough to see the rounds through the wall of the mag. The steel feed lips are reassuring and do not hinder hand loading of rounds into the mag. I noticed that 21 rounds actually can be loaded in without any heavy resistance. The mag locked into place without any undue resistance as well. I bought and paid for twenty round mags and that’s how many I’ll load. But if an extra round went in, I’m pretty sure it would cycle properly and most likely not hurt the mag. Other manufacturers mags do not seem to have this kind of leeway built into em. I’d like some feedback from Lancer regarding this. The loaded mag inserts into my Diamondback DB15 pistol smoothly and locks in securely. Fully loaded and empty the mag drops freely when the mag release is pushed. Rounds seem to cycle smoothly when they’re racked from the inserted mag. I cycled 20 rounds in this manner from each of the two I purchased. So far so good. I’ll test them further with live fire at the range later this month. I’d buy more of these without reservation. If there should be any issues with live fire, I’ll update.
Mayah110 (verified owner) –
These are great magazines. I have been using the 30 round magazines since they first came out, and they survived six years in the army and still work today. I have recently started to use these 20 rounders since I carry my rifle in a backpack on hikes and they fit better than the thirties in my rifle pouch. Reliability has been flawless on both semi and full auto for thousands of rounds. I appreciate the metal feedlips and the fact they do not get flexed out overtime. They work great in the high desert dust which blows around here, and even after months of grime and dirt, I haven’t had a single malfunction. I recently purchased the transparent FDE version and it matches my LWRC dark earth lower well. I like it so much I order two more. They are great magazines, and I really do think they will replace my thirty rounders as time goes on.
Kyle Greene –
I have been using Lancer mags for about 8 years. I also have some the latest “other” mags from the competitors and aluminum mags. These are far superior in feel, quality and feeding. No bulging or splitting even after sitting for months and the steel feed lips are positive and smooth and lock up tight and firm, but also no wiggle. The spring seems to handle tension equally through the whole mag and not light at the end. I have no reason to leave this review, except to tell all the other civs to spend the money on quality magazines. Everyone puts all their money into the gun and then they buy the cheapest mags they can get. Don’t risk your life, don’t you deserve the best? Don’t bet your life on junk.