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Old September 10th, 2016, 13:02   #1
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3D Printed AEG Magazine Followers

So, for years now I've been annoyed at how terrible stock AEG followers are. They're made to be single stack sized in order to feed the last BB out of a mag, but most AEG magazines are double stacked. At first I made my own followers using plastic and a file, then I moved to commercially made followers but I was not entirely satisfied with them. I decided to get together a friend and make them instead.

Undersized stock followers in best case scenarios will only cause excessive friction. Worst case the BB will jam beside the follower and end up underneath it, then the only remedy is to completely disassemble the mag. I had this problem with every PTS PMag I owned, as well as first generation EPMs. Undersized followers will also deform the last BB in the mag.

Stock PTS EPM follower:


Same mag, follower replaced:


These followers are made to be a drop in fit for most AEG mags. The most you will have to do is cut off the circle loop at the top of your spring if your mag is of that design such as KA.

Installation demo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8j3Ju2GI_s

Drop in compatibility confirmed with:
PTS PMags
PTS EPMs
DyTac Hexmags
Socom Gear Troy/Lancer mags

General compatibility confirmed with:
DyTac Invader mags
King Arms STANAG mags
Classic Army SA58 Midcaps

Comparison video using PTS EPM inserts:
https://youtu.be/ZXH2t3yd6oE

Comparison video using Socom Gear inserts (courtesy of chaz):
Stock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXrxlPY_i7c
Follower installed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cceqptgl89Q

Hexmag with follower installed, 0.66g BBs (courtesy of Fobby):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnNE6l0Nlog


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Old September 10th, 2016, 13:14   #2
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Old September 10th, 2016, 13:18   #3
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Are your going to make Systema mag followers?
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Old September 10th, 2016, 13:21   #4
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Are these for sale yet?
We haven't gotten packaging together yet, but if you don't care about packaging send me a PM.
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Old September 10th, 2016, 13:22   #5
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Are your going to make Systema mag followers?
I'm open to the idea, but no plans as of right now. I sold my PTW a while ago and I never opened the mags to see what the design was like.
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Old September 10th, 2016, 13:44   #6
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I'm open to the idea, but no plans as of right now. I sold my PTW a while ago and I never opened the mags to see what the design was like.
They pop right out without magazine disassembly. Maybe I should send you one to look at.
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They pop right out without magazine disassembly. Maybe I should send you one to look at.
My concern is that larger followers in some mags do not feed the last few BB's as they do not fit at the top where the BBs are made to zipper. A design could be made to work with PTWs, but I wouldn't know until I open a mag how it would interfere with the stop on empty.
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Now available at Black Blitz Airsoft

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Old November 21st, 2016, 21:12   #10
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Love these, which reminds me I need to order more from you. Keep forgetting
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Old November 21st, 2016, 22:05   #11
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Should work fine with PTWs, they just won't feed probably the last 2-3 BBs. But really, who the hell cares, it has a bolt stop for crying out loud.
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Will different colour options be available in the future?

I like the idea of having coloured followers so I can easily identify if a mag is empty similar to the hex mags. Another potential use is colour coding different BB weights.
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Will different colour options be available in the future?

I like the idea of having coloured followers so I can easily identify if a mag is empty similar to the hex mags. Another potential use is colour coding different BB weights.
Our next batch is inbound and will be available in red and orange.
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