M4 - mags - duct tape (why?)

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M4 - mags - duct tape (why?)

Postby NeCtRiCkS » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:29 pm

Hello, guys.
I've got 2 questions. Can you please help me out?

1. why do some people put duct tapes on the mag? The height they place them on the mag may vary, so I'm not sure if that's just for aesthetics or what.

2. and some people place it on the mag floorplate to make a cheap Ranger Plate/Magpul. Are these really helpful? Should I do that?

Thank you so much :D
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Re: M4 - mags - duct tape (why?)

Postby SnakeAssault » Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:44 pm

Tape on the mag helps for identification. Also if you drop your mags where you stand, instead of using a dump pouch, bright colors help. Also, theft is really hard when 1 guy has a snake-skin duct taped mag, and another guy has the other 7. All taped the exact same way.
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Re: M4 - mags - duct tape (why?)

Postby NeCtRiCkS » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:35 pm

First off, thanks for the quick reply :D

Yea, I even thought about those things, but one thing bugs me: an item that can be easily found on woodland is also an anti-camouflage item, right? How you guys deal with that?

And do Ranger Plates help substantially?
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Re: M4 - mags - duct tape (why?)

Postby SnakeAssault » Sat Apr 19, 2014 3:21 pm

I don't tape my mags personally. I use stickers with my logo on all my mags. Can't say.
As for ranger plates, I run a G36, so I again can't say.
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Re: M4 - mags - duct tape (why?)

Postby Airsoft Gi Darren » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:37 pm

Supposed with GI issues magazines (STANAG), the duct tape helps to provide more traction when retrieve mags. The duct tape can also work in conjuction with paracord to make crude mag pull devices.

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Re: M4 - mags - duct tape (why?)

Postby Johnny SCARface » Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:18 pm

Airsoft Gi Darren wrote:Supposed with GI issues magazines (STANAG), the duct tape helps to provide more traction when retrieve mags. The duct tape can also work in conjuction with paracord to make crude mag pull devices.

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TBH I think I'd rather have those than MagPul's...
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Re: M4 - mags - duct tape (why?)

Postby NeCtRiCkS » Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:25 pm

Johnny SCARface wrote:TBH I think I'd rather have those than MagPul's...

Exactly what I was wondering. But why, Johnny? Aesthetically or the performance side?
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Re: M4 - mags - duct tape (why?)

Postby Airsoft Gi Darren » Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:32 am

I used to use them in this configuration. They were somewhat helpful, but my favorite thing about it was that it didn't add much additional mass & volume to the magazine like the Magpul mag pulls do.
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Re: M4 - mags - duct tape (why?)

Postby Johnny SCARface » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:02 pm

NeCtRiCkS wrote:
Johnny SCARface wrote:TBH I think I'd rather have those than MagPul's...

Exactly what I was wondering. But why, Johnny? Aesthetically or the performance side?


the money. That would cost me less than 3 dollars to make a TON of them. Magpuls are freaking 8$ apiece, and they are bulky and get in the way of my large fingers winding the hicap.

Airsoft Gi Darren wrote:I used to use them in this configuration. They were somewhat helpful, but my favorite thing about it was that it didn't add much additional mass & volume to the magazine like the Magpul mag pulls do.


This too.
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