Introduction: Airsoft Mag-Pulls (Magpul)

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Today I'm going to show you how to make magazine pull assists (magpuls). These "Magpuls" are originally created by a company ironically named "Magpul", and were designed for military use. Their purpose is to make it easier to pull a magazine from a pouch. The real steal magpuls the military uses, are made out of high grade rubber and plastic. The ones I show you, are made from only house-hold materials. 

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Step 1: Materials

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Again, I'm not showing you how to make the rubber ones, These are made of household materials.


Duct Tape (Preferably Black)

Magazine For Your Weapon



Step 2: Tape Pull

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Cut a piece of tape about 5 inches long, and then cut it in half long-ways.

Step 3: Tape Trim

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Cut 2 inches off of one of the pieces of tape you have.

Step 4: Stuck Together

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Apply the smaller piece of tape in the center of the longer piece so it looks like so.

Step 5: Bonding

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Apply piece of tape to magazine as seen below.

Step 6: More Tape

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Cut another, longer piece of tape, about 10 inches long, and apply around bottom of mag.

Step 7: Complete!

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You have finished your first magpul. You can continue to do this for all your mags, Or just leave this one how it is.

Remember: These are for functionality, Not for looks.

Alright, Well I hope my first instructable is a big hit in the airsoft scene.



BrianKT (author)2009-12-29

 The bad thing about making tape or string Magpuls is that the "loop" sometimes may fold in on itself, making it hard to pull from a tactical vest or mag pouch. The real Magpuls can be bought for like $3 and actually are like rubber, so can stay sort of rigid in your mag pouches. But good Instructable with nice pictures.

ilpug (author)BrianKT2012-05-08

TO combat the collapsing loop problem on these home made magpuls, get a pipe cleaner, or paper clip, or scrap of wire, and build it into the loop so it is more rigid.

planetmuncher (author)BrianKT2010-01-10

I agree, And I got a new MOLLE vest, which is kinda hard to pull out without magpuls.

jabbathegut1 (author)2011-04-08

I've just made some of these for my G36C, shotgun and M16.......
and i have to say they work a treat , ive got a STEYR AUG phantom on the way - should be here tomorow hopefully , will be making one of these for that too - far better than having to buy one , which can be arquad in the UK cause hardly anyone sells them +_+
great instructable, very easy to follow!

Smasher555 (author)2011-01-27

Hey man, can these work for a sniper rifle where the mag goes completely in the gun? If so, can you tell me how?

chuck999 (author)2010-10-16

I know this kid and hes pretty cool

Landon Sullivan (author)2009-12-31

Finally, an airsoft Instructable that isn't a turd! *cough*guides*cough*

okoshima (author)Landon Sullivan2010-01-19

read my guide? go read it and then see the exception to the rule

Landon Sullivan (author)okoshima2010-01-20

Thank you for helping me prove my point.

meanbean (author)Landon Sullivan2010-08-19

Oh snap!

Robot Lover (author)2010-04-26

You Can't use the kitchen scissors, thos go in the kitchen!

okoshima (author)2009-12-30

lol hicaps, most airsofters use the real steel version or use a combination of zip tie, paracord and a screwdriver.

the duct tape version is long gone from use by all but new players, and rarely seen on hicaps for obvious reasons

planetmuncher (author)okoshima2010-01-10

I got 3 hicaps from when I bought the gun, The guys at the store gave me some free stuff.

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