With Magpul celebrating it’s 20th anniversary in 2019, we were excited to visit the booth and take a look at what was new. Of everything we saw, the new .308 drum mag was our favorite…and the new bipod also looked quite nice in person. We get a tour of both new products in this video.
For an interesting look back at Magpul, we recently chatted with Chris Costa about his role at Magpul Dynamics and the creation of the wildly influential “The Art of the Tactical Carbine” video series. Check that article out here if you have not already.
From that article:
As for the timing of when The Art of the Tactical Carbine was released, I think it was done at a very opportune time…and I think it changed things. It made it fun. Even the way we filmed The Art of the Tactical Carbine was different. I duct taped a Sony camera to the side of my gun in the Art of the Tactical Carbine Part 1, just to give a first person shooter perspective. It was unorthodox, but we didn’t have GoPros or Contours, so we were just trying to make it as cool as it could possibly be…
So there were three things that Rich wanted to hit, as the owner. He wanted it to be entertaining, motivational and educational…all three of those things. He said “if it’s just entertainment, no one will watch it. There’s nothing to learn from it. If it’s all educational and it’s not fun, then people will turn it off.“