How to keep from losing your Magpul Magazine cover.

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How to keep from losing your Magpul Magazine cover.

Postby MoJo » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:14 pm

At a recent Ar15 shoot I managed to lose two pf my covers for my Magpul mags. They are available from Brownells but losing them bites! So here's how I solved the problem.

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I you will notice the large hole in the bottom of the spring assembly. I used that as an anchor point for a tether.

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What you will need: Magpul Magazine, parachute cord or something similar or some nylon string, scissors, flame producing device.

Cut a piece of the paracord about 12" and remove the inner strings. Burn both ends to prevent unraveling.


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Tie the cord or string to the cover


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Slide the base plate of the magazine back until the hole is exposed and put the end of the cord or string into it and close the cover. If you melt a large enough glob of nylon the cord will hold fine by itself otherwise tie a small knot at the end of the cord.

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Your finished product should look like this. No more lost covers!! :anamatedbanana
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Re: How to keep from losing your Magpul Magazine cover.

Postby Texas_Tactical » Sat Feb 26, 2011 11:37 am

Are these the new ones where you can snap the cover on the bottom?

cool post non the less!
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Re: How to keep from losing your Magpul Magazine cover.

Postby MoJo » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:38 pm

Yes they are. That's how I lost the covers they got knocked off the bottom.
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Re: How to keep from losing your Magpul Magazine cover.

Postby Texas_Tactical » Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:56 pm

Ah I see, I might give this a try. If I do I'll post some pics.
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Re: How to keep from losing your Magpul Magazine cover.

Postby jeeperbryan » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:15 pm

So what do you do with the cover while you're using the magazine? Are you still attaching to the bottom or letting it hang by the string.

I've pretty much given up on the Magpul dust covers. They work fine if the mag is unloaded. But with a full mag, they don't work as advertised. They popoff very easily and do not keep rounds off the feed lips.
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Re: How to keep from losing your Magpul Magazine cover.

Postby MoJo » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:00 pm

Let 'em hang you can clip 'em on if you have the time.
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Re: How to keep from losing your Magpul Magazine cover.

Postby Mando'a » Sun Apr 03, 2011 3:17 pm

Cool tip, thanks!

Never would have thought of that.
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