Ultimate Training Munitions' (UTM) Blue Magazine is now available for M16 and M4 rifles used by the military and various law enforcement agencies.
Designed with safety in mind, the UTM Blue Magazine is manufactured with internal components that will only accept UTM Non-Lethal Training Ammunition (NLTA): UTM’s Man Marker Rounds, Reduced Velocity Rounds, Battlefield Blank Rounds and Silent Blank Rounds. Live, lethal ammunition is longer than UTM training ammunition and therefore can’t be loaded into the magazine and then loaded into the weapon.
UTM’s training ammunition system, which is currently part of the Army’s Close Combat Mission Capability Kit (CCMCK) program, includes another important fail safe feature in its Blue Bolt conversion– a 3mm offset firing pin. This patented feature prevents the denotation of live ammunition, M200 blanks or any other center-fired primer ammunition.
The new Blue Magazine has been shown through test results to be 99.9 percent reliable. The magazine is made of a plastic polymer, which is extremely durable and resists damage from repeated drops, rough handling and the rigors of realistic training. The material also prevents the magazine lips from causing feeding issues.
The UTM Blue Magazine offers additional advantages. The magazine:
- Is designed with lifting rails, which prevent projectile damage on UTM training ammunition during the feeding cycle
- Includes a unique magazine floor plate that will not dislodge if the magazine is dropped but can be easily removed for maintenance
- Is a blue color to indicate that the weapon is loaded with only UTM Non-Lethal Training Ammunition (NLTA)
- Loads 30 rounds easily