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Posted: 1/10/2005 11:17:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2005 11:18:59 AM EDT by Feedingcannibal]
I have one Mag Cinch and like it.  Obviously it adds weight, but also doubles capacity.  Any other pros / cons (of any dual system, not specifically the Magcinch)?
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 12:10:32 PM EDT
I have read that it is tough on the magazine retaining springs and lets dirt into the replacement mag. I still don't use them.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 12:25:01 PM EDT
for combat probably good to go...for general use, not worth the extra weight
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 5:29:54 PM EDT
I stopped using them a few years back. They worked great when I carried a 9mm subgun, but when I went to an M4, I noticed that the top round on the other magazine would frequently ride forward during double taps or full auto fire, and had to be stripped off or reseated during reloads, which can really screw up a timed reload.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 6:04:33 PM EDT
They have this stuff called electrical tape. It makes like 20 mag cinch applications and it costs $3-$4. It sucks too. based on the extra weight and the dirt you get into the spare mag scooting around and humping it through the outdoors it's worthless. I don't see a large volume of time saved if you practice with good drop free mags (or magpuls) and a mag bearing pouches.

Link Posted: 1/10/2005 9:11:40 PM EDT
The Redi-Mag works well. Has it's own retaining spring so you are not overstressing the guns mag retention spring. It also keeps the second mag covered and protected from dirt.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 12:28:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SS109:
I have read that it is tough on the magazine retaining springs and lets dirt into the replacement mag. I still don't use them.



Hummm! that would be 60rds on the 'magazine retaining spring', i wonder how that would hold up to my C-Mag. I would worry more about the extra mag collecting dirt than i would putting stress on any parts. Besides you could just get one of those handy dandy mag covers.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 4:53:10 AM EDT
Appreciate the feedback.  
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 5:22:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KML7201:
The Redi-Mag works well. Has it's own retaining spring so you are not overstressing the guns mag retention spring. It also keeps the second mag covered and protected from dirt.



I've been using the Redi-Mag on my M4 for a few years now and I like it.  Unlike the clips/straps that hold mags together you can "update" the spare mag easily or you can run without a spare if you like without changing anything.  It provides separate retention for the spare mag and it protects the feed lips and ammo.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 11:26:18 AM EDT
sometimes the top round of the extra mag pops up after firing some rounds; if you ar not careful/notice you could mistakenly re-load that mag w/ the round jutting out--malfunction waiting to happen
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 11:28:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 11:24:22 PM EDT
I like the Butt-stock mag pouch for some of the advantages and none of the disadvantages of a cinch except extra shouldered weight. Keeps more ammo on the rifle and actually provides some balancing weight to the rifle. Probably not quicker than hip pouches for reloads but a lot quicker from the trunk than donning LBE.  
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:54:47 PM EDT
What do you think of the First Samco mag coupler used by the Israeli army?
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