Because the floorplate is totally different in design, whole new Ranger Plate molds and stampings will have to be made. THis is unlikely without at least one of the following happening-
1. HK Mags become the standard for a large part of the LE and Military 2. A special order of enough HK Rangers to make the molds worthwhile 3. A license of the patent by HK for incorporation as an OEM addition to the Mags.
That said current Rangers CAN be modified to mount on an existing HK floorplate but it is a bit of a chore and not suitable to do on more than a handful of magazines.
Richard Fitzpatrick Magpul Industries Corp RMF Inc (Class 3 Colorado)
Thanks for the reply Rich. Is the modification to the existing design be done by the average joe? If HK drops the price down towards 30'ish brand new, you may see more sold, but at the going rate of 45 clams, I doubt that many will be sold. -Steve