A little Magpul goes a long way in my book, but I’m certainly not one of those people who are opposed to it. Magpul makes products which are affordable, great quality and which simply work. The naysayers lose sight of the fact that first and formost, like Crye, Magpul is a design house, composed of highly qualified product designers. They work with expert civilian shooters (many of whom are ex-SOF) and with active duty SOF – along with other armed forces and LEO. And, like Crye, there is plenty of Magpul to be seen, In The Wild.
Rockin’ the RVG:
Trigger guard, ASAP:
The one notable exception is MBUS, but I suppose SOF are rather well served by KAC and Matech BUIS. I have seen other manufacturer’s BUIS in use (Troy Battlesights, for instance) but progressing to polymer sights may be a step too far for some – although this drop evaluation shows MBUS are hardy, in a sterile test.
However, Pmag magazines, as one eagle eyed reader has pointed out are almost a common denominator amongst SOF and its often forgotten that these are still one of Magpul’s most popular items.
Bad levers do appear to be in use. I’ve seen them very clearly in some UKSF pics, so it’s not a huge stretch to predict they are also in use with SOF. Unfortunately I don’t have a clear ID in any of my SOF pics.
So, Magpul. Not just for celebrity shooters, eh?