Words: Rich Norman
Back in September 2018 I did an article called The Modern L119A1.
It was based around the following pic from Apostle Tactical’s IG. I annotated it to highlight the L119A1’s enhanced accessory package:
It’s said to be a UKSF Special Forces Support Group (SFSG) blaster.
One of the big surprises for me was the gucci Lancer Adaptive Mag Well:
It’s the simplified, one piece unit which Lancer originally produced as a proof of concept for the US Army – according to the highly authoritative SSD.
Interestingly, I’ve been told that it wasn’t by any means a one off and has been used for some time (thanks echo27_xray).
However, my interest was piqued again by some recent public pics – posted on the UKSF Impression/Reference Group by one of the trusted regulars, Peter M.
If you’re not currently a member of that group, it’s well worth signing up.
Of the three pics in the set, there are two L119A1s:
What about the L119A2?
I’d love to see how one of these looks on an L119A2 and I suppose it’s not inconceivable that it’s already happened.
The FAB Defense Mag Well Grip – which has some mag funnelling properties – has been seen:
SFSG obviously work extremely closely with the SAS, SBS and SRR; as well as other support personnel who are equipped with the L119A2 (both partial and full RIS IUR).
The truth is, however, we only see a small sample of reference pics (both public and private) and even then we have no way of knowing what is and what isn’t statistically significant in terms of the accessories presented (not in any robust way, anyway), without affidavits from trusted individuals lucky enough to have first hand knowledge of a larger sample.
The Lancer Adaptive Mag Well could well be out there on A2s right now, but we’ll either never know about it or will find out only in hindsight. It’s just luck if a pic emerges any time soon.
Of course, that doesn’t stop the more progressive and free-thinking replica L119A2 builders from taking the initiative if they like the aesthetics and/or the functionality of the Lancer Adaptive Mag Well.