by Suarez International Ambassador Jon Payne
My name is Jon Payne, I'm an Ambassador of the Suarez Group. I have 25 years of experience as an armed professional that spans across the Globe. I've protected Generals in the Middle East and priority assets in what we referred to as the Northern Tier. I've patrolled small towns and large counties as well as searched for fugitives in the swamps and bayous of SE TX. I've made much of my living while using the AR platform.
In the past, many drum magazines were not only over priced, but they were excessively heavy and fragile. These older drum magazines were viewed more of a toy than serious gear. Now we have the X15, this over built piece of hard ware doesn't change the game; this drum mag changes the rules.
The X15 is 50 rounds of 5.56mm while not only being shorter than a STANAG is still at least four inches shorter than a Surefire Quad stack! When working from vehicles or any tight place for that matter, size matters. Anyone who argues to the contrary is either a liar, or has never done vehicle borne operations. The X15 also allows you to carry more ammo in two mags than you could packing three STANAGs.
I routinely carry three spare STANAGs in my TIB that I store in my Sheriff's Office Unit. Now that I'm using the X15, I may cut that back by one and add some additional blow out gear in its place. With the X15 in place it's much easier exiting and entering the vehicle. On the same line of reasoning, it would perform just as well as a bedside tool to repel the hordes from the borders. I have no reason to believe 50 rounds of Hornady TAP or Speer Gold Dot won't handle any problem I could encounter this side of reality.