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
The folks at X Products shaved off some weight by skeletonizing it. Here it is:
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.
The rear view of the product is the same as the non-skeletonized version.
View of the bottom.
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