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Nimitz
September 20, 2005, 04:29 PM
http://img272.imageshack.us/img272/323/p1010051resizedlargeii7dv.jpg

What are Magpul's? the thing on the end of the magazine...what purpose do they serve?...

Chad

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boofus
September 20, 2005, 04:38 PM
That picture is kind of idiotic. They put a magpul on the magazine inserted in the weapon but no magpuls on the mags inside the pouches where they were intended to be used.

The way it's supposed to be-> When you put the mags in a pouch with the feed lips facing down, the magpul will be sticking out the top where you can stick your finger in the loop and yank it out real quick. No fumbling for mags, just grab the loop and pull it out. Hence MagPul.

Nimitz
September 20, 2005, 04:49 PM
ahhhhhh i get it!

so basically just used to make grabbing easier out of a pouch...duh.

thanks

Chad

MrTuffPaws
September 20, 2005, 06:47 PM
There are no stupid questions, just stupid answers. ;)

Archie
September 20, 2005, 06:59 PM
There are stupid questions, but they are still easier to handle than stupid mistakes.

Sleeping Dog
September 20, 2005, 07:56 PM
Yes, there are stupid questions, stupid mistakes, AND stupid answers.

But, there's enough of us here to figure it out.

The mag-pull things seem like a good idea, for getting the mag out of the pouch, and help protect the mag when you eject it on concrete, like a rubber bumper on a 1911 mag.

Who sells mag-pulls?

Regards.

DMK
September 20, 2005, 08:11 PM
Mag-Puls also facilitate tactical reloads where you want to keep a partially loaded mag. You grab a new mag in your hand, then hook a finger through the loop of the Mag-Pul of the mag with your left as you hit the release with the index finger of your right hand. Now let it drop and rotate your hand to insert the fresh mag. Pocket the partially loaded mag.

Sleeping dog, check the Equipment Exchange on www.ar15.com (http://www.ar15.com/forums/board.html?b=7) There are lots of vendors there selling them.

The Grand Inquisitor
September 20, 2005, 08:11 PM
Most of the "Tacticool tactical Gear" companies sell them for inflated prices.

While http://www.bizplaces.com/magpul/ sells them for $10 a piece, I've seen some place charging $30 for each little piece of rubber.

I personally think these are mostly irrelevent pieces of gear that take up more money than anything else. I'd personally save $100 from spending on 10 Magpulls to buy 750 rounds of ammo or a training class to learn to shoot better.

In many ways I see these the same way I see the vertical AR grips on semi-auto AR's: cluttering irrelevencies.

Dave Markowitz
September 20, 2005, 09:31 PM
Duct tape + some paracord = DIY Magpul.

Soldiers and Marines have been doing this for years.

Nimitz
September 20, 2005, 09:40 PM
now its my turn to answer a question!

Who sells mag-pulls?


While http://www.bizplaces.com/magpul/ sells them for $10 a piece, I've seen some place charging $30 for each little piece of rubber.

they are actually selling them 3 for $9.95

http://www.bizplaces.com/magpul/detail.asp?PRODUCT_ID=1113

Chad

Commissar Gribb
September 21, 2005, 10:59 AM
Duct tape + some paracord = DIY Magpul.

Soldiers and Marines have been doing this for years.

lol!

I saw this once on a training magazine and was trying to figure out what the person was trying to do.

Onslaught
September 21, 2005, 01:20 PM
Duct tape + some paracord = DIY Magpul.

Soldiers and Marines have been doing this for years.

I think that statement alone demonstrates that the Magpul is a "relavent" piece of gear for at least some user types.

I admit that I bought three several years ago, and found I didn't need them, but since troops in combat have been fashioning several variations of these for a VERY long time (Viet Nam era at least) proves to me that they are apparently needed by someone. It's just a new, cleaner, more secure way to increase your gripping ability when you're sweaty, wet, bloody, wearing gloves, etc. rather than the duct tape, or parachord through the floorplate, or innertube on the mags, etc.

They don't do squat for me at the range... except that they might possibly cushion my mags when they hit the ground during a match. ;) But several enlisted guys on AR15.com (including at least one Canadian) swears by them for actual field use.

Magpul also has a newer version called "Ranger Tabs" that replace the magazine floor plate entirely rather than slipping on.

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