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NYY
09-19-2011, 5:54 PM
what do you use for the encaged-magazine released set-ups? I am using an allen rench but im not sure if there is an easier way.. ? Its the most frustrating "bullet button" ive ever used.

http://i1086.photobucket.com/albums/j446/LAcatLA/zasasa.jpg

Gio
09-19-2011, 6:05 PM
I use the side of my CMP Chamber Flag, got it for a buck at Sunnyvale Rod and Gun ;)

http://www.sinclairintl.com/userdocs/skus/p_749000170_1.jpg

NYY
09-19-2011, 6:10 PM
I use the side of my CMP Chamber Flag, got it for a buck at Sunnyvale Rod and Gun ;)

http://www.sinclairintl.com/userdocs/skus/p_749000170_1.jpg

and it has enough strength to release that mag?

strangerdude
09-19-2011, 6:12 PM
This is my favorite mag lock, I use the bullet.

NYY
09-19-2011, 6:15 PM
k then i must be doing something wrong hah

RustyMacHine
09-19-2011, 6:22 PM
This is my favorite mag lock, I use...

^^This... I use an Allen wrench because most mod or accessory I buy comes with at least one.



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nicoroshi
09-19-2011, 6:23 PM
I made a tool out of an AR-15 mag lock tightening tool, and a piece of leather.
Wear it around my right wrist. Drop my hand, and it's in my grasp.
Works for both the solar tactical mag lock, and my AR-15 mag locks.
Hangs out of the way when shooting.
[Old version using a .223 dummy round]
http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/3406/dscn2331.jpg

In use on an AK (sorry about the dark video but you get the idea)
All magazines are empty, and so is the chamber in the video>>
OEin6bc30Yw

BTW: I have solar tactical mag locks on all my AKs.
Honestly doesn't slow me down much, and not only a sleek design but easy to use IMHO.

NYY
09-19-2011, 6:31 PM
I made a tool out of an AR-15 mag lock tightening tool, and a piece of leather.
Wear it around my right wrist. Drop my hand, and it's in my grasp.
Works for both the solar tactical mag lock, and my AR-15 mag locks.
Hangs out of the way when shooting.
[Old version using a .223 dummy round]
http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/3406/dscn2331.jpg

In use on an AK (sorry about the dark video but you get the idea)
All magazines are empty, and so is the chamber in the video>>
OEin6bc30Yw

BTW: I have solar tactical mag locks on all my AKs.
Honestly doesn't slow me down much, and not only a sleek design but easy to use IMHO.

yeaaa i see. use the pinky to push. interesting. Ill practice!

RustyMacHine
09-19-2011, 6:43 PM
yeaaa i see. use the pinky to push. interesting. Ill practice!

Or you can just do a follow through with your knuckle or fingers to push the loosened mag all the way off.



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MrPlink
09-19-2011, 6:44 PM
I use one of these, same diameter as the opening on the mag lock
http://atlaspen.com/images/productimages/static/zoom/Bottle_Opener_Plastic_Key_Chains_8392H.jpg

nicoroshi
09-19-2011, 6:52 PM
I use one of these, same diameter as the opening on the mag lock
http://atlaspen.com/images/productimages/static/zoom/Bottle_Opener_Plastic_Key_Chains_8392H.jpg

And can open your after shooting refreshments as well.
I think I need to change out what I use on my lanyard. :D

Anchors
09-19-2011, 6:52 PM
Honestly, I use a small screwdriver because I feel like I get better leverage out of it.
Going that route might scratch your mag release (if you care...it is covered by the BB anyway and if the laws ever change you can order a new one for something like $12).

I use a .223 round sometimes too (skinnier, gets in there easier IMO).

luckystrike
09-19-2011, 6:57 PM
Flathead driver with electrical tape on the tip.

Munny$hot
09-19-2011, 7:03 PM
Hold the AK mag facing up, insert a plastic chop stick with your primary hand and push/hold forward to release the mag. Holding the chop stick higher up gives you leverage.

RustyMacHine
09-19-2011, 7:04 PM
Honestly, I use a small screwdriver because I feel like I get better leverage out of it.
Going that route might scratch your mag release (if you care...it is covered by the BB anyway and if the laws ever change you can order a new one for something like $12).

I use a .223 round sometimes too (skinnier, gets in there easier IMO).

That is why my BB/maglock tools are coated with PLASTI DIP (http://www.plastidip.com/). Not only will it prevent scratching but it discourages anybody at home using my mag release tools.

The allen wrenches I use are big enough to give me enough leverage.


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Bigtwin
09-19-2011, 7:15 PM
I have a 4inch long 1/2" wide by 1/4"thick piece of metal stock, I then ground the end at a slight angle(not needed really) that I had laying around. I too cannot get a bullet in the groove.
This works well for me. I can drop mags as fast as I need to at the range.

1911pistola
09-19-2011, 7:16 PM
Hope this video helps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zGRmwgxSM8&feature=player_detailpage

RustyMacHine
09-19-2011, 7:21 PM
Hope this video helps
5zGRmwgxSM8


Damn Jose, now I want one of those things you used on the last demo for my girlfriend.:cool:


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1911pistola
09-19-2011, 7:29 PM
Damn Jose, now I want one of those things you used on the last demo for my girlfriend.:cool:


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whats up Andrew.
Did you see the pics of the ak with the rail?
Im loving it:43:

RustyMacHine
09-19-2011, 7:34 PM
whats up Andrew.
Did you see the pics of the ak with the rail?
Im loving it:43:

What you did there looks bad-@$$:cool2:. I thought you were going to put it on a Draco or something.



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atsaubrey
09-19-2011, 7:34 PM
Always keep a screwdriver in my gear bag for adjusting optics, so thats what I use. I agree they are a pain in the arse but i'll live with it if I can legally have the weapon. :)

1911pistola
09-19-2011, 7:37 PM
What you did there looks bad-@$$:cool2:. I thought you were going to put it on a Draco or something.



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Thanks man .

yuccales
09-19-2011, 7:39 PM
I made this tool. Works pretty good.

mdouglas1980
09-19-2011, 7:41 PM
Solar Tactical actually makes a BB tool that is on a Velcro strap that wraps around your magazine. They demonstrated it for me at the gun show, they popped the mag out a couple seconds with it and then a new mag...it was cool!

j.primo
09-19-2011, 7:44 PM
I use the top end of my ammo case master lock

CSACANNONEER
09-19-2011, 7:51 PM
I have never had a problem with my ST mag locks. Notice how many of us are refering to it as a "mag lock"? That's because, it is not a "bullet button". "Bullet Button" is a registered trade mark owned by the first commercial producer of tool released mag locks. We should all respect him, his hard work and his trademarks and refer to all non Assault Plant locks as "magazine locks" instead of "Bullet Buttons".

M.C.
09-19-2011, 7:54 PM
(skinnier, gets in there easier IMO).

That's what she said....:biggrinjester:
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Anchors
09-19-2011, 8:32 PM
Flathead driver with electrical tape on the tip.

I can't believe I didn't think of that (adding tape) haha.

That is why my BB/maglock tools are coated with PLASTI DIP (http://www.plastidip.com/). Not only will it prevent scratching but it discourages anybody at home using my mag release tools.

The allen wrenches I use are big enough to give me enough leverage.
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That stuff looks awesome! Need to get some and coat everything laying around. haha.

I have never had a problem with my ST mag locks. Notice how many of us are refering to it as a "mag lock"? That's because, it is not a "bullet button". "Bullet Button" is a registered trade mark owned by the first commercial producer of tool released mag locks. We should all respect him, his hard work and his trademarks and refer to all non Assault Plant locks as "magazine locks" instead of "Bullet Buttons".

Good point. Personally, I said "BB" because all of my magazine locks are actual Bullet Buttons (I just prefer the simplicity of the design). But that is a great point.

That's what she said....:biggrinjester:
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Haha well played, sir.

Quiet
09-19-2011, 8:35 PM
Since my maglock'd firearms are just range toys, I use the cleaning rod that came with my AK to operate the maglock to release the magazine.

I use featureless rifles for social work.

NorCalK9.com
09-19-2011, 8:42 PM
Flathead screwdriver

NYY
09-19-2011, 9:23 PM
Since my maglock'd firearms are just range toys, I use the cleaning rod that came with my AK to operate the maglock to release the magazine.

I use featureless rifles for social work.

haha i like. +1

Dutch Schultz
09-19-2011, 10:02 PM
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2937/akmags.jpg

Anchors
09-19-2011, 10:15 PM
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/2937/akmags.jpg

Interesting rendition of the UBBT.
I like it.
Now where do I get a STEEL double stack 10/10 AK mag these days???!

Roecar
09-19-2011, 10:19 PM
Solar Tactical Mag Tool... I'll leave it to you if you think it's legal or illegal.

I'm told by different groups its both lol... enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvFqIkaLpAA

Dutch Schultz
09-19-2011, 11:01 PM
Interesting rendition of the UBBT.
I like it.
Now where do I get a STEEL double stack 10/10 AK mag these days???!

http://www.cdnninvestments.com/ak7610blmagn.html

timdps
09-20-2011, 7:21 AM
I made this tool. Works pretty good.

Very nice!

I modified a screwdriver and put it on a retractable keychain, but I like yours better.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b44/timdps/Draco/magreleasetool.jpg

venturasurf
09-20-2011, 7:23 AM
I made this tool. Works pretty good.

I'll take 5 of them.

RustyMacHine
09-20-2011, 7:54 AM
I'll take 5 of them.

I'll take one.

SanPedroShooter
09-20-2011, 8:10 AM
I had a hard time with my Solar mag lock at first also. Is it me, or does a 7.62x39 not actually work on it? Also it seems like having a third hand would really make things eaiser, one to hold the gun, one to hold the tool, and one to remove the mag...

The Raddlock on my AR, barely slows me down, especially with the UBBT, but the solar tac style definitly take me out of the fight... I like the idea of UBBT device in the bottom of the AK mags, I'll have to look into it. Of course I am considering getting a grip wrap anyway, I have some old steel bodied eastern bloc 30 rounders I'd like to use...

zfields
09-20-2011, 8:52 AM
Simple fix. Featureless.

Ak mag locks just seem retarded compared to the AR versions.

Nismo
09-20-2011, 8:56 AM
I use the flat screwdriver/bottle opener of my swiss army knife.

TriggerHappy86
09-23-2011, 11:23 PM
Would it be illegal to modify your bullet button, such as dremeling out some metal to make it easier? I mean, it would still require the use of a tool, but just make it easier...

MrPlink
09-23-2011, 11:28 PM
Would it be illegal to modify your bullet button, such as dremeling out some metal to make it easier? I mean, it would still require the use of a tool, but just make it easier...

provided it cant be released WITHOUT a tool you should be GTG,
so in other words if you can sneak your pinky in there (or if you know somebody with a small pinky who can) and operate the mag release its a no go.

Not to mention, if it looks obviously modified, you may be inviting unwanted attention

Bobby Ricigliano
09-26-2011, 4:16 PM
Slap on a grip sleeve and drop the gimpy AK bullet button in the wastebasket. It takes 30 seconds to make an AK featureless.

WTSGDYBBR
09-26-2011, 4:20 PM
I use my truck key, stripper clip or anything off the ground that looks like it fits.

Prince50
09-26-2011, 4:22 PM
I have never had a problem with my ST mag locks. Notice how many of us are refering to it as a "mag lock"? That's because, it is not a "bullet button". "Bullet Button" is a registered trade mark owned by the first commercial producer of tool released mag locks. We should all respect him, his hard work and his trademarks and refer to all non Assault Plant locks as "magazine locks" instead of "Bullet Buttons".

Thanks CSACANNONEER!

It's true, the OP does not have a Bullet-ButtonŽ on his gun.

Best regards,

Darin

WW2Buff
09-26-2011, 5:30 PM
I use the side of my CMP Chamber Flag, got it for a buck at Sunnyvale Rod and Gun ;)

http://www.sinclairintl.com/userdocs/skus/p_749000170_1.jpg

+1. That's what I used before I sold my AK.

Rekrab
09-26-2011, 8:17 PM
No amount of features can be worth the hassle of an AK mag lock.


Best tool I ever used on an AK mag lock was a piece of aluminum the same width as the opening. It was cut at the end so that it had a "mouth" for the actual mag release to slip into. It gave you perfect leverage for unlocking one of those ridiculous magazine locks.