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5shot
08-16-2010, 4:56 PM
I know someone is already marketing a similar device that is very reasonably priced, and works well. But since I was already using "Magpuls", it was a easy build for less then a penny (if you already have MagPuls.)

Step 1: Get some nails, your choice. I used 1" roof nails.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc257/emailbishop/magpul-1.jpg?t=1282005390


Step 2: Cut the nail to your desired length, and round off the end. I also dropped mine in a bottle of bluing to color them. Not necessary, but looks better.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc257/emailbishop/magpul-2.jpg?t=1282005929

Step 3: Take a smaller nail, heat it up and melt a hole in the side of the Magpul. Push the cut nail thru from the inside.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc257/emailbishop/magpul-3.jpg?t=1282005962


Step 4: Stretch the Magpul over the end of the magazine. This will firmly hold the nail in place, and require no gluing of the nail. Or, you can glue the whole unit together if you choose.

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc257/emailbishop/magpul-4.jpg?t=1282006077

maschronic
08-16-2010, 5:33 PM
NICE!!!!!

fed20
08-16-2010, 5:47 PM
NICE!!!!!

Plus one on that!

Ryan in SD
08-16-2010, 5:52 PM
Engineering master.

Faust
08-16-2010, 7:06 PM
Sell it to the Military!
Just kidding. Nice work.

straykiller
08-16-2010, 9:44 PM
very thoughtful good job

NorCalDustin
08-17-2010, 9:43 AM
I've also played with putting the same thing on the Magpul dust covers... I played with them using duct tape... I've used the real deal, Ultimate Bullet Button tools (I have some installed on my 10rd metal mags)...

I do like the Ultimate bullet button tool, but like you I have about a dozen of those magpuls...

hypnoman
08-17-2010, 2:18 PM
Yeah, good job, man!! Great and affordable too!

CoyoteHunter555
08-29-2010, 6:22 PM
Nice and innovative. Always nice to see the great minds on calguns! Even as simple a tool as this. One question.. Scratchy, scratchy, scratch-scratch?

NorCalDustin
08-29-2010, 6:26 PM
Nice and innovative. Always nice to see the great minds on calguns! Even as simple a tool as this. One question.. Scratchy, scratchy, scratch-scratch?
for mine I rounded off the part i cut off and when i put on the paint i used it was thick. I haven't had any problems scratching my gun. Though, I dont generally miss when using them so...

HOWEVER, IF I did I wouldn't care because my AR-15's purpose is not to look purrdy... Now, my AK's job is to look purrdy and a be safe queen. :)

Roccobro
08-29-2010, 7:25 PM
HOWEVER, IF I did I wouldn't care because my AR-15's purpose is not to look purrdy... Now, my AK's job is to look purrdy and a be safe queen. :)

You have not stepped into.... THE TWILIGHT ZONE... :42::42:

KALIDAWG8996
08-29-2010, 7:29 PM
Nice to see some freedom of Information!

5shot
08-29-2010, 7:33 PM
Nice and innovative. Always nice to see the great minds on calguns! Even as simple a tool as this. One question.. Scratchy, scratchy, scratch-scratch?

Use plastic nails:

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc257/emailbishop/PlasticNailPictureMediumSmall.jpg?t=1283138957

xibunkrlilkidsx
08-29-2010, 8:06 PM
use the stylus tips that can go on your finger.

Roccobro
08-29-2010, 8:36 PM
Use plastic nails:

http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc257/emailbishop/PlasticNailPictureMediumSmall.jpg?t=1283138957

Where the heck do you find those??? Cool!

Justin

NorCalDustin
08-29-2010, 11:03 PM
use the stylus tips that can go on your finger.

I have some of those... They dont seem to fit my finger though.

But, I do have large hands...

NorCalDustin
08-29-2010, 11:05 PM
You have not stepped into.... THE TWILIGHT ZONE... :42::42:

lol... It's just I spent so many hours on her stock... I'm not sure she'll ever much more action than her test fire.

Knesekguns
09-01-2010, 5:28 AM
haha that's a great idea