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Seaweed02
06-30-2012, 9:42 AM
What do you folks use to release the magazine from your AK rifles? I am finding that using a bullet (like for the AR15) is not practical. Has someone invented a product out there yet?

Carl.

dre147
06-30-2012, 9:45 AM
can go featureless, also I saw solar tactical has a tool to add on to a mag to use the button faster
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvW6yNfI5HA&feature=relmfu

osis32
06-30-2012, 9:46 AM
Screwdriver. Long and skinny.

weber_2
06-30-2012, 10:02 AM
Center punch from Home Depot

jpm804
06-30-2012, 10:55 AM
Screwdriver. Long and skinny.

^^^ this

or if you have the solar tactical bullet button, you can use their tool.

http://solartactical.com/AK47-RAPID-RELOAD-TOOL-114.htm

NvW6yNfI5HA

JLMXD
06-30-2012, 11:30 AM
http://www.riflegear.com/p-192-riflegear-bullet-tool.aspx

http://www.riflegear.com/p-511-raddlock-tool-wlanyard.aspx

chead
06-30-2012, 11:35 AM
I use a 5.56 snap cap. 7.26x39 is too wide to fit for a Solar Tactical style.

Lexustech48
06-30-2012, 11:54 AM
After watching that video, if I were to be an owner of an AK style rifle, that would be the ONLY release tool i would use.

safewaysecurity
06-30-2012, 12:00 PM
Alan wrench

Donkeypunch0420
06-30-2012, 12:00 PM
I use a wooden chopstick. Not a "good" one, just a disposable one from a restaurant. Works just fine for me.

nismobishi
06-30-2012, 12:07 PM
With a jumbo panda lock you can just use the locking tab on the next magazine. No fancy tools required.

Chaos47
06-30-2012, 12:12 PM
Used to use a cheap ball point pen. Now I'm all featureless.

Quiet
06-30-2012, 12:48 PM
I use the cleaning rod that came with my Draco.

Seaweed02
06-30-2012, 1:30 PM
I was hoping that there was something out there like the Radlock tool that comes on a lanyard for the AR15 platform rifles. I guess no one has invented something like that for the AK yet. I do like the one that is attached to the magazine but it kind of scares me. You know how they are. Once you put the magazine inside the mag well it is attached to the weapon. And if they wanted to I think they could put you through some twists and turns. You might beat the charge, but not the ride, type of deal.

So I guess I will go with a srew driver. I pulled out a stubby little screw driver with a real short length. The whole thing is only about 3 inches long including the handle, and it works OK I guess. I'll have to get used to it. But I do like the way that I can use the short little thing to actually pry with it. Couldn't do that with the regular sized screw driver that I tried first.

Anyway, thanks everyone.

Carl

Lone_Gunman
06-30-2012, 2:25 PM
I use my thumb or the back of my mag. Featureless FTW!

Riddler
06-30-2012, 2:38 PM
I just use a allen wrench with alot of masking tape on the long end so I don't scratch the magazine release

MrPlink
06-30-2012, 2:43 PM
I used a plastic bottle opener, but then I went featureless.

BucDan
06-30-2012, 2:54 PM
I use a flat head screwdriver. But after seeing those mag changes from solar tactical, imma use that now!

ostaF
06-30-2012, 3:24 PM
Screwdriver on a 1st gen solar tactical lock but I'm ordering the mag tool thingy bc I think they'll be better in a carbine class.

CSACANNONEER
06-30-2012, 4:01 PM
There are little tools that come with Rad-Locks. Personally, I use Solar tactical and a few old Jumbopanda mag locks as well as Bullet Buttons. A little piece of alluminum with a "V" cut which slips over the mag release paddle has been marketed for several years. But, I've been too lazy to make or order one so, I just use my Leatherman.

projectalpha
06-30-2012, 7:08 PM
I use my car keys

wertperch
06-30-2012, 7:48 PM
You mean something like this "bullet button ring"?

http://californiabulletbutton.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Ring-Bullet-Button-Tool-150x150.jpg

http://californiabulletbutton.com/bullet-button-ring/

chead
06-30-2012, 10:27 PM
I've been kicking around an idea for a AK bullet button "ring" tool for a while. When I'm ready to do some prototypes I might ask for folks to beta test them :)

Sanderhawk
07-01-2012, 6:15 AM
Small skinny screw driver works well

Seaweed02
07-01-2012, 8:25 AM
With a jumbo panda lock you can just use the locking tab on the next magazine. No fancy tools required.

I tried to google "Jumbo Panda Lock" but came up with nothing. What is a Jumbo Panda Lock? Can you put a link in so everyone like me can see it?

Thanks,

Carl.

Seaweed02
07-01-2012, 8:29 AM
I've been kicking around an idea for a AK bullet button "ring" tool for a while. When I'm ready to do some prototypes I might ask for folks to beta test them :)

I would be happy to test out that product for you Chead.

CSACANNONEER
07-01-2012, 9:41 AM
I tried to google "Jumbo Panda Lock" but came up with nothing. What is a Jumbo Panda Lock? Can you put a link in so everyone like me can see it?

Thanks,

Carl.

Jumbo graduated UCSB and retired from the mag lock business. If not properly maintained, they had a tendancy to come loose. I still have a few on guns that I just don't shoot. I prefered Solar Tactical's lock until I got my hands on an AK Junior Bullet Button. I still don't see them on Assault Planet's site though. So, I'm not sure if they're available or not.

Specific Pacific
07-01-2012, 9:49 AM
Screwdriver. Long and skinny.

or just use your wiener. :chris:

chead
07-01-2012, 11:28 AM
or just use your wiener. :chris:

LOL I was waiting for this post ;)

chead
07-01-2012, 2:01 PM
I would be happy to test out that product for you Chead.

Nice! I'll make a thread when it's time :)

Ryan in SD
07-01-2012, 2:25 PM
Bullet tips.

I really hate the idea of not being able to use a bullet tip, its the one thing you know youll have when shooting.

I make my own BBs for AKs. Been busy at work, will try to get the s12 ones out first in the coming weeks.

joefrank64k
07-01-2012, 2:49 PM
I use a Glock Armorer's tool w/ a Solar Tactical AK BB. Picked one up for $5.00:

http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt139/joefrank64k/3c4b379b.jpg

EddieEd
07-01-2012, 2:55 PM
I made my own tool which works great out for parts from the conversion I did on my Saiga.
http://www.edwingalarza.com/BackupPics/AK_tool_sm.jpg

The other tool I like is from here.
http://calmagreleasetools.com/AK-MAG-RELEASE-TOOLS.html

They also have an AR AK combo tool which I plan on getting.

wertperch
07-01-2012, 6:54 PM
I've been kicking around an idea for a AK bullet button "ring" tool for a while. When I'm ready to do some prototypes I might ask for folks to beta test them :)

I met the guy that designed and is selling just such a device - http://shop.artoolring.com/. Having seen the beast today at a gun show in Sacramento, am suitably impressed. Company is based in Weimar, North of Sacramento.

http://shop.artoolring.com/media/AR%20Tool%20Ring%20Picture%20416%20x162.JPG

Seaweed02
07-01-2012, 7:23 PM
I made my own tool which works great out for parts from the conversion I did on my Saiga.
http://www.edwingalarza.com/BackupPics/AK_tool_sm.jpg

The other tool I like is from here.
http://calmagreleasetools.com/AK-MAG-RELEASE-TOOLS.html

They also have an AR AK combo tool which I plan on getting.

Now that is what I am talking about. I ordered three of them just now. I can probably put that on the same wrist lanyard that I have my radlock tool bullet button release for my AR15 rifles.

Thanks brother,

Carl

EddieEd
07-01-2012, 8:08 PM
Now that is what I am talking about. I ordered three of them just now. I can probably put that on the same wrist lanyard that I have my radlock tool bullet button release for my AR15 rifles.

Thanks brother,

Carl

Did you also read it does come with a lanyard, it says it at the bottom:
"All prices include retractable belt loop lanyard" ;)

Edawg
07-01-2012, 8:11 PM
Center punch from Home Depot
thats what i use..:cool:

IEatZ28
07-02-2012, 12:15 PM
I use my truck key

JamesY
07-02-2012, 12:42 PM
For fast reloading on my Saiga 12 with SolarTac lock, I use a glove + drill bit + tape. I can change mags almost as fast as those without mags locks. If someone send me a PM tonight, I'll try to take a quick video and demonstrate how it works. It's VERY simple.

seainc
07-02-2012, 12:51 PM
Someone home made this.
http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj540/seainc/Forum/4d8bfa5e.jpg

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/jj540/seainc/Forum/f4e7bc3f.jpg

Speedpower
07-02-2012, 12:53 PM
I use a FLAT HEAD screwdriver, don't need no fancy tools!

ott1
07-02-2012, 1:18 PM
Big old rusty nail.