And Now For Something Completely Different


As I mentioned yesterday, there is no shortage of AR pattern rifles out there, each with it’s own claim to both uniqueness and superiority.

There was one that really did stand out from the crowd, at least from an engineering aspect. MGI makes the “Hydra” AR 15. What’s unique about it is the completely modular nature of it’s design. Owners can change calibers easily because the mag well and barrel are easily interchangeable. The barrel is held in by a locking system, not the usual threaded nut. The mag well is held in place by the

Who ever designed this paid attention in engineering school.

I don’t know how well it shoots or how reliable it is, but the design sure is cool. The nice lady in the video had been assembling and disassembling the rifle for three days, so she is well practiced. Still, it looks like an easy system to take apart and put together.

It is a nice concept and it will be interesting to see how it works out in the real world.

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After a long career as a field EMS provider, I'm now doing all that back office stuff I used to laugh at. Life is full of ironies, isn't it? I still live in the Northeast corner of the United States, although I hope to change that to another part of the country more in tune with my values and beliefs. I still write about EMS, but I'm adding more and more non EMS subject matter. Thanks for visiting.


  1. Sorry about the Kerfluffle Saturday Night. My CRS seems to be growing. Anyway, The Wife signed off on Nashville next year, so if I don’t see you before then……

    • No prob, Bob. Or actually Les. Don’t forget to add me to the BLNN and give me the URL of the blog.

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