Do it for the Children

Glock Drum MagYesterday we received an email from SARCO. Now, SARCO and dealers like it are like Diagon Alley for a certain kind of gun enthusiast; we couldn’t get by without it, while the muggles pass by completely unaware that it’s there.

They don’t always label stuff correctly. For example, they have what they call “M16A1 uppers” but they’re actually late transitional uppers that have one A2 feature (the Brunton bump ejected-casing deflector) with A1 sights, and are as used in the Canadian C7 and C8, and the weapon SF carried in the late 80s-early 90s, some of which were engraved “M16A1 Carbines” and others the first “M4 Carbines.”  All of which had 14.5″ barrels, some lightweight and .675 under the FSB and some A2 profile and .750. It’s a period piece for a very specific period, or for a Canadian rifle, so the part’s actually rarer than they think. (Without seeing the forging codes we can’t answer the Canuck-or-not question).

Anyway, in the email they mentioned that they had in stock something guaranteed to make bansters’ heads explode, and we ordered two of them for that very reason. It’s a Made in Korea 50-round drum for 9mm Glocks. It will make the handling of your gun go from slick Glock to brick block, but it enables you to talk to a crowd.

Fits All 9mm Glocks Including : 17, 19, 26 and 34

Pressure Release Finger Load Assist Button For Easy Loading. Fully Metal Lined Hardened Steel Insert. Incased by Space Aged Polymer.

Limited Quantities Available – Get it Now !!

via 50 Round Glock 9mm Drum Magazine.

(They keep saying “Space Aged Polymer,” but I don’t think those words mean what they think they mean. Ah, well).

Drum magazines are, with a couple of exceptions, toys. They do not really do much except offend hoplophobes, they diminish gun-handling (the greater the percentage of the weight of the loaded weapon attributable to the mag, the more awkward the gun, generally), and some of them are prone to jams or at least fiddly about ammo.

They’re less practical for defense or sport than multiple smaller mags, which is something mag-size-ban enthusiasts don’t grasp. So why buy one? Because they’re a blast when simply blasting. Sure, there might be some limited use for this thing with a carbine chassis, to the extent that one of those gimmicks has a use, but really the drum is just another gimmick. Where it comes into its own is with new shooters and kids, who enjoy firing long strings of centerfire rounds a lot more than they enjoy doing mag-changing drills.

So do it for the children.

You can almost hear the collective voices of the Acela-riding inbred Northeastern establishment warbling in ragged unison, “What do you need that for!?!!1!”

Just tell them it’s for hunting turkeys. It’s not like they actually know anything about hunting turkeys, either.