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gvazquez
04-12-2009, 12:46 AM
So I've been thinking for a while about how cool it would be to have magazines that countdown from 30 err.. I mean 10 rounds :rolleyes: down to 0.. and I happened to run across this on youtube... I WANT NOW!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_5SJ2hCyFU
direct link in case it doesnt show up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_5SJ2hCyFU

evollep3
04-12-2009, 12:51 AM
soon my friend very soon

Augi
04-12-2009, 1:55 AM
Japanese Type 99 Machine Gun mags had this feature. It was found that there was too much going on in combat for soldiers to pay attention to the counter.

IMHO weight is a better indicator of a full mag anyway.

gvazquez
04-12-2009, 2:01 AM
Japanese Type 99 Machine Gun mags had this feature. It was found that there was too much going on in combat for soldiers to pay attention to the counter.

IMHO weight is a better indicator of a full mag anyway.

Interesting, but whats faster? pulling out the mag and guesstimating or quick glance to confirm exact round count? In machine guns I guess it wouldnt really matter since you are going to lay down suppresive fire, but on a rifle you are not going to unload full auto so you might shoot and move and then want to check or know how many rounds are left ;)

evollep3
04-12-2009, 2:42 AM
dont forget the tacticool factor!

Stanze
04-12-2009, 2:43 AM
When in doubt, empty the magazine.

dfletcher
04-12-2009, 6:00 AM
Reminds me of my Savage 99 - except it counts from 5 to 0 only.

grunz
04-12-2009, 6:22 AM
Meh.... My HK M41 has had this for years...

http://www.tk560.com/studioprops/studioprops-Images/29.jpg

:)

gunsmithcats
04-12-2009, 9:15 AM
exactly, the pulse rifle firing 10 mm caseless explosive tipped ammunition has been doing this foor years.
Duh

-hanko
04-12-2009, 9:24 AM
dont forget the wannabe mall-ninja factor!
Fixed. Gecko45 would be envious;)

-hanko

mala in se
04-12-2009, 9:25 AM
bought mine on ebay. seller threw in a USCM flamethrower as well... w/ free shipping!

glock_this
04-12-2009, 9:27 AM
saweet... then I can be like in the movie Aliens

actually, I find this very cool and would buy it for sure, just cause I love the cool factor of it alone, BUT since I live in CA.. I will pass as I can keep track of 10rnds in my head. I wonder if you would be able to mod it, like pmags, only issue there is that in their demo, it looks like when on 10 from 10 to 1 is in red so your mag would always appear in the red zone... which would visually be funky. sure, you can still read the number, but that end indicator of just red or green would be fooling you as a 10rnd would always be red even if full of 10 rounds.

Darklyte27
04-12-2009, 9:36 AM
old news newbie! plus, when you enter a youtube link, you just need the ID of the video, after the = sign, as in "=84f82h#d"

4 Brigada
04-12-2009, 10:28 AM
Crap here in CA we are in the red right off the git'go. The bottom indicator is a cool idea.