Magpul Masada

The Magpul Masada Adaptive Combat Weapon System is an new and revolutionary assault rifle platform designed and manufactured by Magpul Industries of Erie, Colorado.
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The Magpul Masada Adaptive Combat Weapon System is an new and revolutionary assault rifle platform designed and manufactured by Magpul Industries of Erie, Colorado.

Background

The assault rifle was initially designed and developed over a four month period, without any form of government funding. Sample models were on display at the 2007 SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida. The design of the assault rifle is still currently under further development and is tentatively scheduled for full commercial and governmental release within the first quarter of 2008.

Design

The Masada represents a combination of several recent and popular rifle designs, ultimately becoming what is considered by its developers and designers to be the premier features of each in a lightweight, single, modular assault rifle system / platform. Design features from the FN SCAR (upper receiver, charging handle location), Armalite AR-18 (gas system), stock, the Heckler & Koch G3 (trigger pack), M16 (barrel, fire control group including trigger), and the Heckler & Koch G36/XM8 (liberal use of polymer components) are clearly utilized within the rifle. Magpul has also developed several features for the assault rifle, such as an adjustable gas regulator, a quick-change barrel/trunnion system, non-reciprocating charging handle, storage compartments located in the grip and stock and an integral flip-up front sight.

Naming of the Magpul Masada

The Siege of Masada is where the rifle gets its name. Magpul company articles and press releases regarding the rifle clearly state that "Magpul Industries is not Jewish owned or Israeli backed, however Magpul has always found the story of the Masada as a bold example of defiance."

16 Comments

6 years 34 weeks ago, 11:23 AM

Anonymous

bad *** :]

bad *** :]

6 years 22 weeks ago, 5:14 PM

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quite impressive

quite impressive

6 years 20 weeks ago, 8:42 PM

Anonymous

Some of the pictures I have looked at makes me think that there is a relatively large gap between the bolt carrier and the upper receiver wall. If that is true, wouldn't that make it easy to get a bunch of crap in the action. Would it effect the function like it would on an AR?

6 years 19 weeks ago, 5:12 AM

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ok

pretty decent

6 years 12 weeks ago, 2:51 AM

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hmm

Well the name might present an issue if anyone in the US Military were to adopt it.

Other than that I would like to test it for them. The kind of testing that doesn't EVER seem to be done by weapons that the military adopts.

It seems that there is an Army General who always has this as a response to any critique of a weapon; "well when I cleaned the weapon properly in my office a million miles away from combat, I never had any problems with the weapon, therefore all the problems are operator error. It is easier to fix the operator than to fix the weapon"

6 years 8 weeks ago, 11:31 PM

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excited

personally i am excited about the magpul masada. it will be a very versatile weapon and in my opinion it will be a better and easier weapon system to "interchange" over the FN scar and the simular SIG commander.

5 years 25 weeks ago, 11:47 AM

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Great RIFLE BUT...

I love everything about the rifle, the design, the conversion capability, the reliability but the only gripe I have with the rifle is the GRIP! I hate the grip! I bought the magpul grip for my AR and it has no ergonomics! It's bulky even with the small palm grip conversion. It just doesn't feel right?
I think it's too rounded and needs to be narrowed just a bit more. It's too bad the grip is molded into the rifle.

5 years 15 weeks ago, 9:54 AM

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asking...

what is the best gun????

5 years 15 weeks ago, 9:57 AM

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i don't know

but the best ffl is sam d !!!!!

...check... G-AZ
5 years 15 weeks ago, 9:57 AM

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lamunak

sounds like a loaded question. To me it is the one I have on me that is loaded and ready to go. What do you need the gun for?

5 years 14 weeks ago, 7:00 AM

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secret.....

do you know the tai-chi, shura, bho, bolt and sagat???

5 years 14 weeks ago, 9:15 AM

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mr, samD wer u?

how many guns do you have mr, samD??

5 years 14 weeks ago, 9:18 AM

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is the loaded one that I ALWAYS carry. Why?

5 years 14 weeks ago, 9:21 AM

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samD

what kind of gun???

5 years 14 weeks ago, 9:42 AM

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I carry a Glock 19, 9mm or a pocket pistol a .25 Beretta with Hornaday XDP Personal Defense Ammo.

5 years 14 weeks ago, 9:44 AM

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samD wow

hmm... nice gun but...

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