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ThemBastards
02-28-2012, 11:38 AM
I don't know many more than 4 or so or else I would have made this a poll.

I was about to buy the Mag Magnet and thought that there may be better options out there. In searching this forum I ran across the "Bullet Button Release Tool" GPik finger thingy... The UBBT(which is nice but I have a 7.62x39 AR) I have heard there are gloves with a BB tool on the finger. Any others out there that you prefer? One's you have tried and not liked for a certain reason? Does anybody make a paracord bracelet with a tool attached?

Grumpyoldretiredcop
02-28-2012, 11:48 AM
The Mag Magnet is an invitation to a felony arrest, as is any other device which remains attached to your magazine release when you let go of it. Please don't waste your money on it and expose yourself to the potential legal consequences.

I've used both the GPik and UBBT but never on an AK pattern rifle (I'm assuming that's what you're talking about when you say you "have a 7.62X39"). Both the GPik and UBBT work as well as anything is going to in the AR platform. One thing about the UBBT is that if you only have one magazine with the tool attached, and it's in the rifle, you'll be digging in your pockets for a tool to release it.

ThemBastards
02-28-2012, 11:57 AM
The Mag Magnet is an invitation to a felony arrest, as is any other device which remains attached to your magazine release when you let go of it. Please don't waste your money on it and expose yourself to the potential legal consequences.

I've used both the GPik and UBBT but never on an AK pattern rifle (I'm assuming that's what you're talking about when you say you "have a 7.62X39"). Both the GPik and UBBT work as well as anything is going to in the AR platform. One thing about the UBBT is that if you only have one magazine with the tool attached, and it's in the rifle, you'll be digging in your pockets for a tool to release it.

Sorry, I should have been more clear I have a 7.62x39 AR. Even though the button isn't permanently attached to the rifle it is a no go? When I first saw them at the gun show that's the arguement the guy was telling everybody that because it wasn't permanently attached but now on their website(possibly different company) they do say you need to take it off the gun after you have inserted the magazine.

mincoda
02-28-2012, 12:03 PM
My cleaning kits come with a barrel range flag, they kinda look like a plastic fishing hook, it fits perfectly and works great and won't scratch the gun.

the_t0ny
02-28-2012, 1:11 PM
I like using the Magpul plastic dummy rounds that came with my ACS stock.

That or I use the snap cap that I have in the chamber while the gun is in storage.

mif_slim
02-28-2012, 1:16 PM
My fav bb tool? My finger.

jtkkz
02-28-2012, 1:23 PM
chopstick works great

shadowofnight
02-28-2012, 1:26 PM
http://ubbt.net/

Bug Splat
02-28-2012, 1:38 PM
I use the first round in the next mag.

Grab a mag
Push the top round forward a little bit with my pointer finger
Insert into BB
Mag drops
push round back into mag using some part of the rifle (usually the plastic grip)
Slam new mag in and drop the bolt

BANG!

Big-Kr3w
02-28-2012, 1:41 PM
a bullet

C_S
02-28-2012, 1:41 PM
UBBT should work fine on the 7.62x39 mags. At least, I hope they do. I'm going to order some to put on my 7.62x39 mags, so I'll let you know. Don't know why they wouldn't.

Calif Mini
02-28-2012, 1:45 PM
OK I know I am biased on the choice here but........

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SIGSHOOTR
02-28-2012, 2:37 PM
G-pik finger stylus.

Paper Boy
02-28-2012, 2:44 PM
What ever happens to be in reach

SoCalSig1911
02-28-2012, 3:05 PM
I keep a Magpul dummy 5.56 round in my MIAD grip, along with a Raddlock tool that hangs on your wrist, also in there is my front sight adjustment tool and the small hex key for my Vamfire MLD, along with a spare firing pin. I love the MIAD grip! lol

1forall
02-28-2012, 4:00 PM
I use a bullet or a punch...but I've seen someone efficiently use a dummy round in their miad pistol grip core.

Sorry didn't see previous post.

Kodemonkey
02-28-2012, 4:13 PM
UBBT on a ranger plate

http://ubbt.net/speed-plate.html

smog7
02-28-2012, 4:15 PM
I use a rivet that is attached to a piece of paracord. I wear the cord like a bracelet.

wjc
02-28-2012, 4:20 PM
My thumb.

I'm not required to have a bullet button on my M1A. :D

icenix
02-28-2012, 4:59 PM
OK I know I am biased on the choice here but........

137391

What is that? Haven't seen that one before.

Calif Mini
02-28-2012, 5:11 PM
What is that? Haven't seen that one before.

It is one of the tools I make and have sold here on CG.

304 Stainless Steel and has removed many locktite bullet buttons in the last couple years. Have not heard of any failures or broken ones to date.
A2 Sight Tool
137419

Cleaning Link
137421


Vise Block
137422


SS Bullet Button Tool
137418

icenix
02-28-2012, 5:22 PM
Do you have a working website. I clicked the link in your signature, but it didn't work. I might be interested in something. Thanks

donking
02-28-2012, 5:23 PM
UBBT on a ranger plate

http://ubbt.net/speed-plate.html

http://ubbt.net/

I like using the Magpul plastic dummy rounds that came with my ACS stock.

That or I use the snap cap that I have in the chamber while the gun is in storage.

1st choice is the UBBT, then a dummy round as distant 2nd choice.

Calif Mini
02-28-2012, 5:31 PM
Do you have a working website. I clicked the link in your signature, but it didn't work. I might be interested in something. Thanks


Sorry my Web Site is under construction and I haven't had time to mess with it lately.

I am in Real Estate here in Fremont and have been very busy as the market has heated up considerably.

I did send you an email just now though.

Ed

Gts408
02-28-2012, 5:33 PM
I think the best one is the one that has it on the mag. Use it before you put the next mag. Instead of looking for one bullet laying on the bench. http://www.tacticalgeargroup.com/images/products/secondary/tc-kita-1.jpg

Grumpyoldretiredcop
02-28-2012, 5:38 PM
Sorry, I should have been more clear I have a 7.62x39 AR. Even though the button isn't permanently attached to the rifle it is a no go? When I first saw them at the gun show that's the arguement the guy was telling everybody that because it wasn't permanently attached but now on their website(possibly different company) they do say you need to take it off the gun after you have inserted the magazine.

If it attaches to your weapon, it becomes part of the weapon and the offense (manufacturing an "assault weapon") is complete. The Mag Magnet attaches to your weapon and doesn't fall away unless you remove it. The circumstances are directly analogous to someone with a Prince 50 (a standard magazine release button with a setscrew installed that prevents the button from being pressed to release a magazine) unscrewing the setscrew, pressing the magazine release to eject their magazine, then screwing the setscrew down again and claiming that since the process began and ended with the weapon in a legal configuration, there was no offense. Not a winning argument.

The moment the Mag Magnet attaches to the weapon is the same as the moment that the Prince 50 user unscrews the setscrew - the crime has been committed.

These individuals - and I'm referring to the Mag Magnet sellers (this site's filter won't allow me to express what I really think of them) prey on the inexperienced/uninformed rifle owner to sell their... um... "product" IMO.

wsmc27
02-28-2012, 5:51 PM
I don't know many more than 4 or so or else I would have made this a poll.

I was about to buy the Mag Magnet and thought that there may be better options out there. In searching this forum I ran across the "Bullet Button Release Tool" GPik finger thingy... The UBBT(which is nice but I have a 7.62x39 AR) I have heard there are gloves with a BB tool on the finger. Any others out there that you prefer? One's you have tried and not liked for a certain reason? Does anybody make a paracord bracelet with a tool attached?

Spotted this on RifleGears' site, is this what you mean?

http://www.riflegear.com/images/Product/medium/511.jpg
http://www.riflegear.com/p-511-raddlock-tool-wlanyard.aspx

When we use a BB equipped AR at the range, have just used a dummy round like some o' the others.

icenix
02-28-2012, 6:20 PM
Sorry my Web Site is under construction and I haven't had time to mess with it lately.

I am in Real Estate here in Fremont and have been very busy as the market has heated up considerably.

I did send you an email just now though.

Ed

Did you send me one, I never received anything.....

ott1
02-28-2012, 6:44 PM
I use a large rusty nail.

ThemBastards
02-28-2012, 8:55 PM
Spotted this on RifleGears' site, is this what you mean?

http://www.riflegear.com/images/Product/medium/511.jpg
http://www.riflegear.com/p-511-raddlock-tool-wlanyard.aspx

When we use a BB equipped AR at the range, have just used a dummy round like some o' the others.


Saw that one. I hit up one of the paracord bracelet/dog collar sellers on here to see if they could rig me up something and they are going to look into it. For now I have a retractable lanyard sort of like the Riflegear one

sffred
02-28-2012, 9:35 PM
a bullet

Could not have said it any better

nitroxdiver
02-28-2012, 9:41 PM
I usually use a chamber flag.

frankDmole
02-28-2012, 9:50 PM
Take a id badge clip with a retracting string, drill a 7.62 or bigger bullet attach it to the triangle ring and clip it to your belt. Ill post a picture in the morning. Works great and it's not attached to the rifle.

TreeHugger
02-28-2012, 10:08 PM
There r tons of .22 casings at the range,, thats what i use

ChaneRZ
02-28-2012, 10:10 PM
What I use...
http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h413/chanerz12/c0019921.jpg

frankDmole
02-29-2012, 7:34 AM
Take a id badge clip with a retracting string, drill a 7.62 or bigger bullet attach it to the triangle ring and clip it to your belt. Ill post a picture in the morning. Works great and it's not attached to the rifle.

Free and easy to make.

I just threw this one together so the round is a bit dirty.

http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy152/fmeszaros/DSC00592.jpg

SR-71 BLACKBIRD
02-29-2012, 7:50 AM
Free and easy to make.

I just threw this one together so the round is a bit dirty.

http://i787.photobucket.com/albums/yy152/fmeszaros/DSC00592.jpg

Dude that's clever. I was just thinking about something similar. We have these clips for our badges were I work with the retractable string, I could use it in the similar way.

I usually just use a bullet, but I have the radlock, and it usually messes up the tip of the bullet I'm using.

Oh I like the .22 casing idea.

Good info guys. Thanks for sharing.

Calplinker
02-29-2012, 8:18 AM
OK I know I am biased on the choice here but........

137391

Not familiar with how that works. Does it stay attached to the rifle in any way or fall free just like a chamber flag, ink pen or bullet held in the shooters hand?

If it stays attached, even temporarily, how is this legal on a OLL that is not featureless? If it is intended to be used on a featureless gun, why not run a regular magazine release? :shrug:

Red Devil
02-29-2012, 8:39 AM
What's a "bullet button"...?

Wicked K5
02-29-2012, 8:44 AM
UBBT

htfan
02-29-2012, 8:51 AM
a small wood dowel...

I have them laying around my garage and just through a few in my range bag. They won't scratch anything, cheap to replace. However, I've never lost one yet.

drunktank
02-29-2012, 8:52 AM
Either a 5.56 round or the UBBT.