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Ross Botha Joins Lancer Systems

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Lancer Systems is proud to announce that Ross Botha has joined their team as Director of Government and International Sales.


Lancer Systems is an engineering-driven company. Their goal is to provide total engineered solutions; applications assessment, component design & development, validation and manufacturing. Lancer Systems aim to fill capability gaps for the military, law enforcement agencies, OEMs and end users across the defense, oil and gas, and aerospace industries. Lancer’s facility has a Type-07 Federal Firearms License as well as an SOT allowing them to manufacture firearms as well as NFA items. Lancer Systems designs, develops and tests all advanced weapons and components in-house. Lancer Systems is well known for their L5AWM and L7AWM ultimate hybrid magazines for military self-loading type rifles.

Ross comes from a military background and has been involved in the defense industry for well over 20 years with much of this time as Director of Training for a large defense related training provider in Southern Africa. After relocating to the United States, Ross continued this involvement and worked as law enforcement/military sales associate, Director of Training and National Sales Manager and Industry Expert, Training and Development for well-known defense companies such as Cor-Bon, SAGE International and SDI, Inc.

Ross says “My goal is to continue building Lancer Systems’ first class reputation as cutting-edge manufacturer, effective top-tier supplier and innovator of products that keep Americans and our friends internationally, safe; in a progressively hostile and dangerous world”.

Ross is an ILEETA (International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association) and NRA (National Rifle Association) Member. He carries qualifications amongst others from:
• International Firearms Training Academy
• International Training Academy
• Defense Training International
• Behavior System Development
• SAQA, SASSETA, POSLEC SETA
• South African Defense Force
• South African Police Service
• Personal Defense Systems
• University of South Africa
• PRISA

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This is great news. Congratulations to Ross as well as Lancer Systems!

Lancer Selects Tim Bailey & Associates, Inc., Plans for Continued Growth in 2016

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Quakertown, PA – March 9, 2016 – Lancer Systems LP, a leading advanced weapons and components engineering company, today announced it has selected manufacturer representative group Tim Bailey & Associates (TBA) to represent its Advanced Weapons & Components business, and grow Lancer’s dealer and distributor networks in the U.S. and Canada.In business since 1973, TBA covers 30 contiguous states in the U.S. and all of Canada for many of the country’s top sporting goods and outdoor companies. TBA will support several of Lancer’s largest distributors and dealers, including MidwayUSA® and Brownells®.

“We’re pleased to welcome Tim Bailey & Associates to our team,” said Bill Meiklejohn, president, Lancer Systems. “TBA’s entrepreneurial spirit and professional attitude will be great assets as we continue to grow and increase accessibility of our rifles and accessories.”

Lancer Systems – One Piece Adaptive Magwell

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

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Lancer Systems’ One Piece Adaptive Magwell is now available. Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, the Adaptive Magwell is an easily installed component which increases the diameter of the magwell and trigger guard area of the AR-15 platform.

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With its funnel-like design, the Adaptive Magwell is engineered to significantly reduce load times for the user. It will fit on MilSpec 5.56 AR-pattern lower receivers and requires no tools to install. Additionally, it only adds 2.145 ounces to the total weight of the weapon.

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SHOT Show – Lancer Introduces 25 Rd 7.62mm L7 Advanced Warfighter Magazine

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

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Lancer Systems has introduced a 25 round version of their excellent 7.62mm L7 Advanced Warfighter Magazine. Like its 10 and 20 round counterparts, the new higher capacity model incorporates a stainless front guard and rear feed lip insert into the polymer body to increase reliability.

www.lancer-systems.com/advanced-weapons-components-2/products/magazines-2/l7-advanced-warfighter-magazine

Lancer Releases One Piece Adaptive Magwell

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Back in November I got a chance to check out Lancer’s Adaptive Magwell. Initially developed as a two-piece item, Lancer Systems created a few one-piece models to demonstrate to the US Army as a simple add-on to existing mil-spec M4/16 rifles. Now, the one-piece variant is available as a production item. Installed with a cartridge tip, it’s a great way to incorporate a flared magwell into existing mil-spec weapons without having to replace the lower receiver. I’ve tried it and with minimal practice, you can easily insert a magazine without having to bring the weapon up into your workspace to take a look at what you are doing. Sure, the Luddites will say that you can get there with a standard magwell and they are right, but the flare makes it a lot easier. The Adaptive Magwell slides onto the rifle’s existing Magwell and detent at the rear of the Adaptive Magwell fits into the front of the trigger guard to hold it fast.

Component to Debut at SHOT Show 2015, Lancer Booth #7503

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Quakertown, PA – January 13, 2015 – Lancer Systems LP, a leading advanced weapons and components engineering and manufacturing company, today announced the release of the one piece Adaptive Magwell, a simple, easy-to-install component engineered to significantly reduce reload times for law enforcement officers and Soldiers. The new magwell will debut at SHOT Show 2015 in Lancer’s booth, #7503.

With its funnel-like design, the one piece adaptive magwell increases the diameter of the magwell and trigger guard area. The component is designed to fit Mil spec 5.56 AR style rifles with winter trigger guards and requires no tools to install. The adaptive magwell is machined from 6061 T6 aluminum and weighs 0.05 lbs.

“A few seconds can make all of the difference for our military and law enforcement officers. The one piece adaptive magwell is a simple, cost effective tool that an officer or Soldier can quickly attach to his or her rifle without any tools to significantly reduce reload times,” explained Ty Weaver, director, advanced weapons & components, Lancer Systems.

Lancer is driving the weapon industry’s push for innovation through advanced technologies. The new adaptive magwell is engineered to reduce reload times, maximize reliability and exceed military standards. MSRP $99.99. Available March 2015.

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Lancer Systems – Adaptive Magwell

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

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Yesterday, I had the chance to visit Pennsylvania-based Lancer Systems. All I really knew about them is that they make a great AR magazine along with some really cool 3-Gun carbines. Aside from with the carbon fiber furniture, the guns’ most prominent feature is the flared Magwell.

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The thing about these Magwells is that they were originally a component in a modular lower receiver that could be swapped out for different degrees of flare. Think of this as a big funnel that, once you get your magazine into, it’s going to seat home and I can tell you, this isn’t some 3-gun gimmick, it works.

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The story I’m told by Lancer’s Director of Advanced Weapons & Components Ty Weaver, is that someone with the Army saw this feature but mentioned that there was no way they were going to buy a million new lower receivers. That’s when the engineers at Lancer Systems went to work and developed the two-piece Adaptive Magwell which can be retrofit to any mil-spec AR lower receiver as well as few others. It will give your existing rifle that flared Magwell.

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One thing that is required to mount the Enhanced Magwell is a standard AR-style triggerguard because the Magwell mounts into the triggerguard slot in front of the trigger. The two-piece design was meant to accommodate slight variances in AR Magwells. It’s available right now and mounts using an Allen wrench.

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That Allen Wrench was a point of contention for GI use since most troops don’t run around with tools, so Lancer Systems came up with a one-piece design that can be mounted using the tip of a 5.56mm cartridge. Prototypes were made by welding the current two-piece models into a single unit. This eliminated the need for an Allen wrench.

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You may also notice that the Enhanced Magwell opens up the trigger guard a bit which can help while wearing gloves. But, you’ll also notice it doesn’t widen the gap under the trigger so you won’t get caught under it.

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Some readers may not understand the advantage to a flared Magwell, so now that we’ve talked about how easy it is to install, I’d like to explain what using it did for me during a range session. I ran numerous reload drills. I didn’t have to remove my carbine from my shoulder and put the Magwell into my workspace in order to see what I was doing out of the edge of my vision. Instead, I kept the weapon shouldered and was able to guide the magazine into the enlarged Magwell while keeping my attention on what was in front of me. For me, that was the huge advantage and sped up my reload times.

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The Lancer Systems Adaptive Magwell is great for anyone that wants to incorporate a flared magwell into an existing rifle in order to speed up magazine changes. Because it allows the weapon to be returned to its original configuration by removing the magwell, it should be an attractive option for law-enforcement and military use. The two-piece model is available now and can be easily installed with the supplied Allen wrench. The new one-piece version which can be installed using a cartridge tip comes out around SHOT Show.

If all of that doesn’t sound good enough, how about this? It’s only $99.99 retail.

store.lancer-systems.com/product/adaptive-magwell/rifle_accessories

Lancer Launches The New Active Shooter Response Kit For Law Enforcement

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Allentown, PA – March 31, 2014 – Lancer Systems LP, a leading advanced weapons and components manufacturer, today announced the launch of the Lancer Active Shooter Response Kit. The kit is designed for law enforcement agencies and individual officers who want to add the speed advantage of the Lancer L15 lower receiver and the reliability of the Lancer L5AWM magazine to an existing patrol rifle.

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The Lancer Active Shooter Response Kit, which comes in both stripped and complete versions, enables an officer to continue to use his or her own upper receiver. Each kit includes three translucent L5AWM magazines; one of each of the 10-, 20- and 30-round capacities. The design and control configuration of the kit allows the user to carry an additional 30 rounds of ammunition and reload in under two seconds.

The stripped kit includes a semi-assembled L15 lower receiver with tactical magazine well, FAB Defense GL stock, and Lancer Single Point Sling Mount. The receiver is delivered with the pivot pin, bolt release and magazine release pre-installed. The complete lower kit comes assembled and ready for an upper receiver. Kits start at $384.98 MSRP.

“So far, the feedback we’ve received from law enforcement agencies and through training seminars focused on the Active Shooter Response Kit has been incredibly positive,” said Ty Weaver, Director of Special Operations & Training, Lancer. “Officers are constantly telling us they need a way to make their rifles lighter, faster and more accurate. Many times, however, budget constraints do not allow for entirely new equipment purchases. The kits provide officers immediate improvements to their current weapons to better ensure their safety out on the street.”

The Lancer Active Shooter Response Kit is the second product launch of Lancer’s new Special Operations Division, a segment of the Advanced Weapons & Components business area with an expansion of offerings specialized for military and law enforcement personnel. The division’s initial product launch was the Lancer Single Point Sling Mount, an exclusive attachment accessory featured in the new Active Shooter Response Kit and currently in use by a US Navy Special Mission Unit.

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Lancer Systems Launches New L7AWM

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

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– Lancer’s 7.62x51mm Magazine to Debut at SHOT Show 2014 and they build a great magazine.

Allentown, PA – January 7, 2014 – Lancer Systems LP, a leading advanced weapons and components manufacturer, today announced the launch of the new L7AWM, an advanced hybrid magazine that combines the strength of steel with the toughness of polymer to form a lightweight, reliable 7.62x51mm magazine.

The Lancer L7AWM incorporates a unique, dual steel design that wraps completely around the magazine to maximize stiffness and feeding reliability while minimizing wear and dimpling to the front of the magazine that can result from high volume firing. The magazine body is made from impact resistant polymer and, like the L5AWM, is available with either a translucent or opaque body.

The magazine also contains a switchable drain located on the floor plate lock. This feature, in conjunction with drain channels in the floor plate, allows users to configure the L7 between water-borne and extreme dust conditions.

The magazine is designed to work in multiple weapon systems, including the SR25, SIG716, DPMS 308 and LM308. It is currently available in 5,10 and 20-round capacities with higher capacity versions planned for late 2014.

“We’ve found that innovation doesn’t just happen; it takes knowledge, technology and passion,” said Scott Vilardi, business area manager, Advanced Weapons & Components, Lancer. “Our engineers, technicians and scientists are the best in the industry, allowing us to continue to raise the bar as is evident in the design of the L7AWM. The L7AWM represents state-of-the-art design in weapon component technology.”

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