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Mag Storage Solutions AK47 / AR-10 Mag Holder

This is probably about 10 years too late but I am going to show you anyway. Mag storage solutions sent these to Duncan who knows how long ago. After a year of telling me he would send them to me, he finally did. You may recall a few years ago Mag Storage Solutions came out with this nifty little mag holder for AR15 mags in the standard 556/NATO pattern. Now they have them in this larger size. It will hold the SR25 pattern 762 mags in 20 or 25 round sizes and AK47/74 pattern mags.

As you can see, you can mount the holder to a wall, the inside of your safe door, the inside of a vehicle, inside of a cabinet or fake wall or whatever. You are only limited by your imagination.

Holder above has six SR25 pattern Pmags. It will also hold the longer 25 round Pmag and 30 round AK mags. These things are really nifty. No joke. If you have a use for something like this or a reason to have 6 mags ready to go some where handy( and we all will very shortly) then this is a real “solution.” Very handy and very tough. I like them a lot.

  • Store and organize AK-47, AR-10, FAL, SCAR 17s, CZ Scorpion magazines
  • Magazines securely snap in/out
  • Compatible with most 7.62 x 39, 7.62 x 51, and .308 magazines
  • Account for magazine quantity and location with a glance
  • Protect your magazines from accidental fall
  • Reinforced mounting holes
  • Accepts magazines with ranger poor plates/dust protectors
  • Impact Grade ABS Plastic
  • Dimensions: 11 3/8″ W x 9 ½” H x 4″ Deep
  • Weight 1.5 lbs.
  • Mounting hardware not included

Specs above show its not limited to the Ar patter or AK pattern mags. Which I am sure will make some happy. Some degenerates use …shudder. M14s.. ugh.. Creek

They make a few more holders that are pretty nifty you can see below if you want to check them out. magstoragesolutions.com

That Shooting Accessory You Didn’t Know You Needed Until Now

You ever been doing something that you’ve done a million times and think “man I wish there was something to make this easier? I was fighting a tube or quad rail forearm one day while trying to shoot the smallest possible groups I could off a bench and thought about how annoying it was. “if only there was some attachment..” “The gov should pass a law!”

well there was, I just didn’t know it. Later on I mentioned this to Howard who had been thinking the same thing at some point or another. Unlike me though, Howard decided to do something about it.

Now, this isn’t some original idea to either one of us. Things like this have been around for a while. But it is something hand made by Howard. He can do that with all the tools available to him at work. I haven’t looked at the other options carefully so I am not sure how they mate the piece to a picatinny rail. Howard’s solution is pretty simple and clever, using something like the base of the standard factory ACOG mount. It works. Works perfectly.

It works perfectly on sand bags or my more sophisticated benchrest front rests. I’m sure most of you have fought with the same problem at some point at different levels. Bipods are great, but they are not close to idea for shooting off bags or BR for squeezing out all possible performance from the gun and yourself. Shooting the smallest groups you can for testing can be hard work. Sometimes it takes me hours to shoot groups sometimes when accuracy testing some gun or ammo and fighting with the forearms over bags just makes it even more of a PITA. This has removed all that frustration.

The smooth base allows the gun to move straight back and consistent during recoil. That is important. Believe me it makes a big difference. Accuracy results are results of everything acting the same, being the same and moving the same. Even things you may not have thought of. This is why bipods are for field use, not for serious BR use unless you have nothing else and even then don’t expect your best results.

As you can see, I been using in on the Colt Accurized Rifle ( CR6724). The round tube fore arm makes shooting off of bags or my rest a real pain with out this thing. Now that I have Howard’s sled, it is a joy to shoot from a rest.

Rechargeable batteries, those bastards

Two Rechargeable 18650 batteries. Note the different lengths.

Long ago I had this idea. I was going to use a Surefire weapon light and an Eotech 553 and then all I would need is CR123 pattern batteries to run them. I would then be able to use rechargeable CR123s and save money.

This was before I learned first hand how bad Eotech sights are. I also contacted Eotech and Surefire and asked about rechargeable batteries. I got a hard NO, with terms thrown in like, “melting”.

A CR123 puts out 3 volts. Some of the RCR123 can be charged to the point where they are putting 4.5+ volts each. Put a pair of those in an electrical device that is not designed for it and you might cause catastrophic failure. So that killed my plans back then. Fortunately that got me into Aimpoints.

Now, a good bit more battery powered devices are designed to use rechargeable batteries, and there are new sizes of batteries. A little while back I sold several older lights and I picked up a Surefire M600 Dual Fuel light that uses a 18650 rechargeable battery. It can take 2 CR123s for a slightly lower output, but one rechargeable 18650 out performs them. Now, there is also the Zenitco Perst-2 which has an Green Laser, Slaved IR Laser, IR Illumination, and a 740 lux light that uses the 18650 battery. One battery could run a high performance Surefire weapon light or a Perst-2 combination device.

This just seemed awesome to me. I sold a bunch of older stuff to update to this new versatile configuration.

But then those bastards screw me. Turns out, that the 18650 battery is a very loose standard and almost each company making them makes them different lengths.

Over on the Candle Power Forums there is even a chart made by HKJ about it:

http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?330236-2012-Battery-test-review-summary&highlight=summary

Manufactures can never make this simple. What a mess.

AR15.com 26" Covert Takedown Case

I was looking for a smaller case to put an SBR or broken down AR in. I have owned several AR soft cases and have paid quite a bit of money for them. About a year ago I saw the AR15.com 26″ Covert Takedown Case. For 60.00 dollars it looked like a case worth taking a chance on. Unfortunately it was never in stock. I finally clicked the notify when in stock button and was on the notification list for a long time. To my fortune, when I was notified it was back in stock, it was on sale for 30.00 dollars.  Without hesitation I got one. At this price point it was worth the chance to gamble on the case.  Looking back now, I should have bought two or three of them at that price. This case has many features higher priced cases come with and a little more.

26″ Covert Takedown Case

Specifications/Features:

Velcro Straps/MOLLE:

One of the main reasons I looked at the ARFCOM case were the eight (8) Velcro straps that come with the case. Pretty much all soft rifle cases come with two (2) Velcro straps. The versatility of having (8) straps, gives you unlimited rifle mounting and accessory mounting options throughout the case, with the three (3) rows of MOLLE loops.

Eight (8) Velcro Straps

Adjustable Velcro Strap

Dimensions:

With the dimensions of  26L x 12W x 4D, there is ample room to place the upper & lower of your 10.3″ to 16″ rifle as well as its mounted accessories and additional accessories, in the case.

AR6720 / 26″ Case

LE6920 / 26″ Case

D-Rings:

The case comes with four (4) D-rings on the back.  These are large and seem to be very secure. The case does not come with a strap, but the addition of the D-rings allows you to mount a shoulder strap, if you want.

Four (4) D-Rings

D-Ring

Padding:

The case comes with upper and lower Velcro pockets for  the foam padding sheets. The foam sheets are removable and replaceable. The padding is very generous at 3/4 of an inch on both the top and bottom. The foam padding sheet is a three (3) part sheet, a soft foam middle sheet, sandwiched between a top and bottom cardboard type layer, that has a thin foam coating.  This pads the case nicely and creates some rigidity to the case.  The (3) layer foam sheets also help the soft foam to avoid memory prints/indents. Surprisingly, the (3) layer foam sheets appear to be nicer and thicker than on the closed-cell foam on other higher end cases.

Velcro Pocket / Foam Padding

(3) Layer Foam Pad

Velco & Zippers:

The case comes with a double sided carry handle that has a loop around Velcro closure. This allow you to secure both sides of the handle together for easier carry and security.  The main compartment of the case  has two (2) large zipper tabs. The zipper teeth are large and function very smoothly.

Zipper / Tab

Carry Handle

Observations:

The AR15.com 26″ Covert Takedown Case appears to be made very well. The stitching is well done and it appears that it will hold up very well. I was unable to find out any real material specifications on the case.  The case appears to be at least 500 Denier Cordura Nylon Fabric. The older version of the case had a stitched on AR15.com patch, that is no longer offered.  It now has a Velcro loop patch so you can add any patch you would like on the case. I have compared this case to several other soft cases I have and the construction seems to be very close.

26″  Covert Takedown Case

Final Thoughts:

The mounting options with the size and (8) Velcro straps makes this case a huge winner in my book. The price point is also a major winner with this case. Even at the full price of 60.00 dollars, you could buy two of these cases for the price of some of the big name brand cases. With what I am going to be using the case for and probably what you will too, I do not see the advantage or need to step up into a higher priced case. There is so much the case can carry with your rifle and accessories, it is only limited to your imagination. As you can see from the pictures, you can place your fully outfitted rifle with magazines and other accessories with no problem. You even have some more room to spare.

Duncan