Two Minute Tactical Upgrade: Velcro Magazine System

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Introduction: Two Minute Tactical Upgrade: Velcro Magazine System

You are in the Airsoft field, frantically firing your bolt-action M1 rifle at approaching enemies. All of a sudden, you hear the flat THUNK of your gun dry-firing. Your magazine is empty! You quickly duck into cover and eject, reaching into your tactical vest for another magazine. By the time you finish opening the pocket, removing and orienting the magazine, loading it, and re-cocking your rifle, a BB snaps off your mask and you are out.

That used to happen to me a lot.

Don't you wish you had a faster way to change mags? Are you thinking of going and buying some hi-cap mags? Maybe you should try this first for a few dollars before you shell out big bucks for hi-cap mags.

For some reason, despite the cheapness and all-over noob appearance of the TSD M1 Airsoft rifle, I have used it for ever. I just like versatility, I guess, plus the fact that it is easily worked on and modified.

The only thing that annoys me is the fact that the 25 round magazines seem to take an eternity to change.

Using some Velcro tape and two minutes, here is how I made a faster reloading system that can be operated by feel, without even having to take your eyes away from the sights. Given a few minutes of practice, one can get the movements required memorized, enabling them to go from empty magazine to shooting again in just a few seconds.

Velcro tape is available in pretty much any hardware store, home center, or housewares store. It comes in a pack or roll, part hook-side, and part loop-side. I got my pack ages ago for $4.00 (US) at my local Ace hardware.

The pictures do an excellent job of explaining where to put the Velcro to make this system work.

The pictures also show the ordered steps involved in this reload process.
Happy shooting and be safe!
Ilpug

Update: Feel free to post pictures of how you have adapted this system to your guns!

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    Nice idea. I'm gonna try it and I will post pictures of mine when it's done. 

    good idea, great 'ible! the only thing wrong is that an m1 rifle is semi automatic.

    This one isn't.

    In general they are, and any airsoft m1 that's really worth it is, but this one's just a cheap plastic gun

    any idea how to do this on an m4 stock?

    Hmm, yeah, it would be pretty hard with the tube stock configuration.... you'd need a mounting surface

    That is one cheap looking gun. o0
    How much it cost?

    Oh, it is. Like 40$ on hobbytron or at Big 5 stores. It's a very cheap gun that is durable and strong, but structurally weak. Both mine are trashed and broken now. At some point I will get an AEG m14, for sure.

    I have the WE M14 EBR GBB and I can tell you it's the most delicious Airsoft you will EVER lay your hands on.
    It does costs a fair bit and requires some maintanence but it shoots straighter than any other short-barreled sniper I've ever tried.

    I'd scrape together and save for this gun! =)

    Great instructable btw!

    I was thinking about one of those, they look so sexy ::

    lots of other stuff going on right now though, so Airsoft is on the proverbial back burner.

    actually im a bit distracted by the fact that you need velcro for it. what if you duct tape two magazines side by side but leave a bit so it can go into the gun. imagine.

    release magazine, rotate 180 degrees, put back into gun. continue shooting.

    rather than

    remove magazine, stick to stock, take magazine from stock, put into gun, continue shooting.