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A drum magazine is a type of magazine typically used on light machine guns fed by magazines instead of belted ammunition. This type of magazine has a circular shape with a small rectangular portion on top which goes into the weapon to feed it. These magazines are operated by a very long spring that is compressed in a spiral pattern as ammunition is loaded into it, closer and close to the center. Some drum magazines, namely ones for Kalashnikov-pattern weapons, have a crank on the back to wind the spring in, while others, like the Magpul D-60 for STANAG-compatible firearms, has a folding lever on the front that is pulled on to load a few rounds, and then requires another pull. Most magazines of this style are single-drum, but Beta Company, an Amercian manufacturing company, is the pioneer of the double-drum magazine (two drums, both holding ammunition) with their C-Mag (C for Century, referring to their 100-round capacities) line of products for many weapon platforms in different calibers.

Insurgency[]

The drum magazine is available for the Galil and the Galil SAR. It upgrades the capacity from 35 rounds to 75 rounds and it also changes the reload animations.



Insurgency: Sandstorm[]

"Increases each magazine to a 50 round capacity."
— In-game description

The Drum Magazine is a magazine attachment featured in Insurgency: Sandstorm.



Trivia[]

  • The attachment almost doubles the reload times of both weapons, and the reload animations change drastically when the attachment is equipped.
  • In reality, no drum magazine built specifically for the Galil series of rifles exists. The magazine that the attachment was modeled after was probably an magazine for an AK-type rifle. Despite this, the original Galil is a modified AK-47 in a NATO-standard chambering, it is safe to assume that Kalashnikov-pattern magazines built for .223 Remington/5.56x45mm NATO could fit and function in a 5.56 Galil, and a 75-round single-drum magazine for AK-type weapons in .223 does exist, and it is made by Norinco.
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