The Israeli Defense Force has officially adopted the CAA Tactical Mag 17 polymer magazines to replace their aluminum magazines according to TheFirearmBlog. After lab and field tests the IDF chose the CAA mags over other unnamed polymer and aluminum mags and purchased 10,000 of them. I can’t wait to see all the IDF chicks rocking these new polymer mags with their AR-15s.
From the IDF press release:
After relying on aluminum magazines for many years, the Ground Forces will soon be equipped with next-generation, polymeric cartridges instead. The new cartridges, which combat units will receive over the next several months, will increase reliability and last several times longer than those currently in use.
Following a long examination process, which included both laboratory and field testing, the IDF has decided to distribute 10,000 of the new cartridges. These magazines, which are produced by the CAA Tactical company, were chosen over several other types of cartridges – plastic, aluminum, and polymeric – from a number of companies.
Additionally, because the new cartridges will last much longer than the older models, the change will save the IDF a great deal of money. “If the earlier cartridges could only be used seven times, these ones can be used many dozens of times,” emphasized Maj. Iluz. “In fact, we have not yet managed to destroy one of these cartridges. This is a tremendous change, which will lead to significant savings in the purchase of cartridges.”