The Firearms Blog First look: X Products Skeletonized AR Drum

Posted by Can Cannon Team on May 19th, 2016

TFB has early access to an already awesome product, the X Products
X-15, a 50-round .223 drum. Here’s what the standard drum looks like on
an AR-15.

The folks at X Products shaved off some weight by skeletonizing it. Here it is:

X Products Skeletonized Drum

The standard version weighs 1 lb 15 oz, and the skeletonized version weighs 1 lb 9 oz.

I recently competed in the Crimson Trace Midnight 3-gun Invitational
with this new skeletonized drum, and it worked flawlessly. What I really
noticed most about the skeletonization is that it gave me a decent feel
for my round count where I could quickly glance down and get a decent

At $299, it’s $60 higher than the standard version. However, if you’re
in competition or other environment where knowing your round count is
important, I’m pretty sure that it’ll be sixty well-spent dollars.

X Products High Cap Mag
The rear view of the product is the same as the non-skeletonized version.

High Capacity Magazine

View of the bottom.
Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’s Top Shot Season 4 champion. A
self-taught amateur (and former Googler) turned pro through his Top Shot
win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted
into this new career.

He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his
thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the
shooting community.

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