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Proper Use of AR Mag Couplers

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by Young Once, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. Young Once

    Young Once

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    Guys, whats the proper way to use mag couplers? Spare mag on the right beside ejection port, or spare mag on the left? Seems that ejection port cover will not open all the way if the spare mag is on the right. Haven't tried firing it yet this way. Happy New Year!
     
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    Punisher_nbi45 R we der yet?

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    If you're a right-handed shooter, I would suggest keeping it on the left (meaning the rightmost mag is loaded in first). That way, you could easily reach it with your left hand and won't have to reach way too far. It would be easier to make a mag change this way.
     
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    Here's also another way, and this one is a classic for right handed shooters:

    http://www.buffertech.com/stores/1/...serID=1599995&jsessionid=8c306b554853$25$E5$D

    The primary mag is engaged and the secondary is a step higher situated at the left side (i.e. fire selector switch side) of your rifle. When you need to do your first mag change, automatically the empty mag sits lower than the ejection port cover. That way you can flip-up the cover if you need to dive in the mud and shoot your rifle without any trouble.

    Another benefit of this method: it allows you to check on the top most ammo of your spare mag. If you're moving through the bush, foreign objects may find its way on the top most ammo of your spare mag or the top bullet may jump out. Keeping the spare mag on the left side makes it easier to check or quickly clean. You may also put a temporary strip of duct tape with a yank tab (or magazine cover) on top of it that you could quickly pull-off before doing the mag change to keep debris at bay.
     
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    smoothisfastmanila packn'Thunder

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    Here's also another way, and this one is a classic for right handed shooters:

    http://www.buffertech.com/stores/1/...serID=1599995&jsessionid=8c306b554853$25$E5$D

    The primary mag is engaged and the secondary is a step higher situated at the left side (i.e. fire selector switch side) of your rifle. When you need to do your first mag change, automatically the empty mag sits lower than the ejection port cover. That way you can flip-up the cover if you need to dive in the mud and shoot your rifle without any trouble.

    Another benefit of this method: it allows you to check on the top most ammo of your spare mag. If you're moving through the bush, foreign objects may find its way on the top most ammo of your spare mag or the top bullet may jump out. Keeping the spare mag on the left side makes it easier to check or quickly clean. You may also put a temporary strip of duct tape with a yank tab (or magazine cover) on top of it that you could quickly pull-off before doing the mag change to keep debris at bay.
     
  6. Young Once

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    Hey, that looks like a good way to carry two mags. Thanks, Sir Smooth.