Howto: Make your own magpulls
One of the things I wanted to buy for airsoft where magpulls. A piece of rubber to fit around the bottom end of your magazine so it’s easier to pull it out of your magazine pouch. However these cost €2,50 to €2,80 a piece. With 6 magazines thats around €15 euros. There had to be a cheaper way.
I searched the internet high and low and found one but it didn’t have a proper howto. It only showed the end result. But I now had a general idea on how to make my own magpulls.
my gunbag came with straps so you could wear it as a backpack but I have no intention to do so. These would work for straps. Now I needed a role of tape and I was set to be creative.
Needed are: scissors, straps, tape and your magazines.
After a few failed attempts I came up with the following and for now it seems to work wonderful.
While there isn’t much that could happen I would like to remind you that beyond this point everything is at your own risk and I cannot be held responsible for any damage to you or your magazines.
Tape up one end of the strap. Wrap the tape around it 2 or 3 times and then rub the tape so it sticks to the strap even better.
Then hold the taped end on your magazine, make the desired size of your magpull. Mark where the straps starts on the other side of the magazine. I used my finger.
Place this end on the tape and use your scissors to cut off the strap. Make sure it’s the side that’s too much and not the side that goes to the already taped up end. Then wrap the tape round the second end just like you did with the first end.
The result will be like the image below.
Next we take one end of the taped strap and place it on the tape as on the picture below
Place this on the magazine as seen below.
Now we’re going to hold the other end as seen below.
Carefully wrap the tape around the magazine so that both ends are now taped to the magazine. Wrap the tape 2 or 3 times and then cut it and rub it so it sticks better to your magazine.
And there you have your homemade magpull. It might not look like it’s rubber counterpart but this has a nice field-mod look to it.
If you have high cap magazines make sure the loop is big enough for you to wind the wheel. If you have a high cap flash mag, make sure you have enough room to open the bottom and pull the cord.
For me this seems to work. I applied quite some force to it and it didn’t came loose. If you try you probably will pull the strap out but in most cases the magazine will exit your pouch before that happens.