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So heres the deal. Your out with your friends having a friendly and safe airsoft battle. You have a spring powered pistol (a crossman P30 in this case) and you quickly use up all 15 rounds. You forgot to bring extra BB's with you so now your body is going to be used for target practice. Unless of course you use this instructable to modify your magazine so that you can hold more than 80 BB's. If that sounds good to you then read on.

Quick details:

Cost- free if you have all the tools and the gun

Items needed- Crossman P30 (or gun with similar clip) airsoft gun

Tools:
-Small Phillips and flat head screwdrivers
-Small abrasive files (an emery board might work too)
-(optional) Dremel Tool with 6mm BB sized tip (this will really speed up the process not to mention make it much better looking)

 
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Step 1: Remove and disassemble the magazine

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First you want to remove the magazine from your gun by pushing the button located near your thumb on the gun. After you have removed that, get a screwdriver and remove the screw on the bottom of the magazine. This will cause the bottom piece to come off and the spring to pop out, make sure you don't loose any of the parts. Next remove the two screws on the side of the magazine and pry the magazine open gently with a flat head screwdriver. You will see a large heavy lead weight that gives the magazine its heft, if you don't worry about the magazine weighing a couple ounces less then proceed to remove it. If you like your magazine to be very heavy then stop now and put it all back together, this is not for you. This open area is where the extra 65 BB's will be held. You are now done with the first step. Go on to modifying the magazine.
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ilpug3 years ago
this is great! i never though of this. my friends have a bunch of these guns. i will do this mod ASAP!
Sigy6 years ago
It is not a clip!it is a magizine.there is a difference!other wise good idea.
nerfer192 Sigy6 years ago
im not entirely sure wuts the difference
If I remember correctly magazines are what handguns use, clips are what rifles use.
clips are reallu known as striper clips and you insert them through the action where the empty cartridge comes out after you open the action and then you put the stripper clip in and iloads the gun when you are out of ammunition the stripper clip flys out of the gun but guns with stipper clips are rare but here are a few Kar 98, M1 Garand, Styer M1911 and some M14A1
trumpkin7 years ago
umm, what video?
the video that was right there how the heck did you miss it well with the name trumpkin i guess you could
Brandon121233 (author)  trumpkin7 years ago
The one in the introduction
DIY Dave7 years ago
great idea, I think I will try this on one of my guns spare clip.
i tried it and it works great its an awesome idea
My little brother's gun has a clip that is made that way.
epic sonic4 years ago
thanks for that it works great
fireFEIND677 years ago
actually it's called a magazine, not a clip
Actually it can be called either.
only if it's an actual CLIP for a revolver or a bolt action rifle
A revolver uses a drum thing.
Its called the cylinder
OK.
Brandon121233 (author)  fireFEIND677 years ago
happy?
I have that same gun I got it at big 5
A clip is something that is internal. A magazine is one that is visible on the outside for instance a M4 Hi-Cap Magazine.
Sorry to bring back a dead comment, but a magizine is bullets on a strip that would load in from the top on a lee en field mk.1 rifle ect. A clip is somthing that is detachable that is used to feed bullets.
Drew1004 years ago
That is a beastly mod but I got a nice mod slide show for an airsoft AEG, check it out
 I Don't Get How It Works. So Even If You Can Hold Extra BBs In The Magazine, It Doesn't Load Itself. Do You Have To Pull It Down Everytime And Shake The Heck Outta It For It To Put BBs In The Clip? I Like The Idea But Not Sure Exactly How It Works I Guess..
TCPMeta5 years ago
I like this, turning a standard mag into a hi-cap. Too bad this doesn't work for Co2 sidearms.
Colonel885 years ago
So, if you run out of ammo in the original chamber, the ammo in the new chamber will go in and replace it? Then there are a LOT of problems.

1: You will have to shake the gun every time you want to make the BB's in spare chamber to go into the straight original notch.

2: You will have to make the little plunger thing go down everytime you want to reload it, hence taking the clip out. It is much easier to replace clips.


Hmmm... Looking at it again, it would be more useful putting in another spring in the new chamber.
coolman355 years ago
i like this but i have one question will this work with a sig sauer p226
babi_boi5 years ago
im new at this web site
Scotish6 years ago
I have a question, can you re-use Airsoft Clips/Magazines?
yes
yeah...
Cool, thanks.
no prob. also, i forgot to mention, if you have a CO2 gun, then you have to replace the CO2 which is kinda like a non reuseable part of the mag, but for springers and augs, you can.
A.E.G's **
sorry about that. sometimes my brain misfires. it told the wrong finger to press the button.
bowmaster6 years ago
I don't under stand this. Why not just get some more mags?
you'd have to reload it. with this it can go for longer without switching them out. also, mags cost moneys. if you don't have any, you can just modify it.
mr.break_it5 years ago
I did this but the screw on the bottom is too small for the hole (wierd) soi tried using a slightly thicker screw (dumb) now the hole is too big... ill probably just krazy glue it. but i have a question: the second cut; whould it not make more sense to place it at the top of the clip/mag?
Patented5 years ago
The stinger p9 actually have a magazine like this but it has a little door a the back so you can fill it
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