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    Poor Man's Magpul Magazine Enhancement for AR magazines

    The purpose of this thread is to show people with standard aluminum AR mags how to create a "Magpul" without spending $8 a piece for them. I was shown this by my team leader on day 1 when I got to my company in the Airborne Infantry and all members of our platoon were required to do this to their magazines. Besides creating an effective magpul it also creates a convenient way to store the magazine after you have emptied it, which is to simply clip it onto a carabiner.

    All of the magazines that I carried for 4 years had this mod done to them. I never once had a problem with them snagging on something or creating any kind of malfunctions within the magazine itself.

    All that is needed for this is some 550 paracord ($10 for 100 feet), screwdriver, scissors, and a lighter.


    1) Cut a length of paracord roughly 8"-10" long, then you pull the guts out of the paracord leaving just the outer cord.


    2) Tie the paracord into a loop with a square knot.


    3) Trim the extra length outside of the knot and melt the ends with a lighter, this prevents the ends from ever fraying.


    4) Take the screw driver and pry open the floor plate half way. Place the knot of the paracord loop in the middle of the spring.


    5) Slide the floor plate forward over the top of the cord. I find it easiest to work it over one side at a time.


    6) Finish sliding the floor plate all the way forward and you are done!


    Here is what the mags look like in a rack system.

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    This is old news. We were doing this about 20 years ago. I have also seen numerous floorplates get messed up from them being yanked on.

    I personally prefered the other method which was making a 550 loop and using green 100 MPH tape.



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    It ain't old to everyone. Good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iraqgunz View Post
    This is old news. We were doing this about 20 years ago. I have also seen numerous floorplates get messed up from them being yanked on.

    I personally prefered the other method which was making a 550 loop and using green 100 MPH tape.
    It must be old news if you call it 100 mph tape, it 200mph tape nowadays!!! I'm just kidding.

    Thanks for sharing. I wonder a guy could use 550, drill two holes, one on each end of footplate and tie inside. It might create a bigger held loop to grab on to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GI_Jared View Post
    ...a "Magpul" without spending $8 a piece for them.
    Where are you getting P-mags for "$8 a piece?"

    Quote Originally Posted by GI_Jared View Post
    I was shown this by my team leader on day 1 when I got to my company in the Airborne Infantry and all members of our platoon were required to do this to their magazines.
    Were you all loading 28 or 30 rounds per magazine?

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    Yep, we used 550/90mph tape back in the early 80's... We were not cleared for the good 100mph.
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    What's 10 MPH among friends?

    Quote Originally Posted by Campbell View Post
    Yep, we used 550/90mph tape back in the early 80's... We were not cleared for the good 100mph.



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    Quote Originally Posted by johnpuga1982 View Post
    Where are you getting P-mags for "$8 a piece?"
    He never said P-mag, he's referring to their magpul (magazine pull) product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iraqgunz View Post
    This is old news. We were doing this about 20 years ago. I have also seen numerous floorplates get messed up from them being yanked on.

    I personally prefered the other method which was making a 550 loop and using green 100 MPH tape.
    Sorry for the dumb question, but do you have pics of the best way to set this up? I'm thinking a knot in both ends of the cord, lay the cord in the ribs and tape around it. But I've been wrong at least once today.

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    Thats exactly how we did it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzly16 View Post
    Sorry for the dumb question, but do you have pics of the best way to set this up? I'm thinking a knot in both ends of the cord, lay the cord in the ribs and tape around it. But I've been wrong at least once today.



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