Magpul Goes Full PCC: D50 CZ and Glock Pattern Mags

Magpul is giving us a SHOT Show advent calendar for 2020 and they are announcing an item or two, or three a day. Today was a big day for PCC nuts like me. They released drums! Not another 5.56 or 7.62 drum, but 9mm drums. Specifically, they are now making drums for 9mm Glocks fed Carbines and the CZ Scorpion.

Magpul Beats their Own Drum

9mm Glock pattern drums just make sense. For the longest time, KCI was the only game in town, which is surprising when you consider Americans love guns and love having lots of ammo on tap. For a lot of PCC platforms, the Glock magazine is standard. They are affordable, available in varying capacities. A drum from a reputable company like Magpul is a must-have.

The CZ Scorpion drum is a natural extension of Magpul’s previous expedition into CZ Scorpion magazines. The Scorpion is an already popular platform with rifles, pistols and K models being quite popular. The CZ Scorpion magazines are finding their ways into other firearms and like Glock magazines they are affordable and easy to find.

The drum magazines use the same successful design as the Magpul D 60 drum. The drums feature a ratcheting loading lever that removes tension from the internal spring. To keep track of your available firepower, we’ve included a rounds-remaining rear window and a high-visibility follower tip.

Put it in Your Backpack

The popular Magpul Backpacker Stock for the Ruger 10/22 Takedown is getting a little beefier to accommodate the Ruger PC platform. The 9mm Ruger PC came as a factory takedown model and the Backpacker stock allows the receiver and barrel to connected when taken down.

This improves convenience in carrying and keeps everything together for easy traveling. The Backpacker Stock has proven to be very capable with the 10/22 and I have no doubts the Ruger PC carbine variant will be just as good.

The stock offers multiple QD points, as well as a small pocket to stash survival gear and an additional pocket to accommodate a Glock magazine. All in all, it looks like Magpul has done an awesome job of beefing up the Backpacker stock.

Travis Pike
Travis Pike is a former Marine Machine gunner who served with 2nd Bn 2nd Marines for 5 years. He deployed in 2009 to Afghanistan and again in 2011 with the 22nd MEU(SOC) during a record setting 11 months at sea. He’s trained with the Romanian Army, the Spanish Marines, the Emirate Marines and the Afghan National Army. He serves as an NRA certified pistol instructor and teaches concealed carry classes.