GUN Who here has made their own magazines?

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  1. thedude11

    thedude11 New Member

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    For range fun, I'd like a hi-cap mag for my USPc. I've seen a 30-rd mag for ~$120... whiiiich is retarded. That got me thinking about making my own, but I've never done it before.

    Has anyone here done it?

    I'm thinking about taking two magazines, leaving one normal and cutting off the top of the other magazine. Then do a few spot welds, some smoothing, get a longer spring... :dunno:




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    RonJeremey OT Supporter

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    BWAHAHAHAAHAH... might be a better idea to purchase a metal break, some sheet metal, and a dremel.... and a longer spring.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    did it with 2 74 bakelites made a 45, doesnt feed to reliably, but I think I can fix that if I ever stick a stiffer spring in it.
     
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    Yeah, but I don't think I can replicate the feed lips and all that on the top of the magazine.
     
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    thedude11 New Member

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    Ok, so it's not completely assinine.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Its doable, I have a 55rd steel AK mag I bought that one but I think it was put together same way you want to do yours.
     
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    Is there an easier way to do it with limited tools? Unless I create a mold somehow, I seriously doubt I could ever correctly replicate the feed lips, the taper, etc...
     
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    Using 2 mags to make one would be the easiest way unless you have a machine shop to try to form your own feed lips. Just try not to make a mess on the inside of the mag you'll have to get that smoothed out so the follower doesnt get hung up.
     
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    i converted a bunch of $5 10rd HK USP9f mags to hold 15 rounds. pretty easy. they worked well for range use but i wouldn't trust my life on them.
     
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    That's what the dremel is for...
     

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