Magpul PTS Version Ranger Plate - 3 Pack (OD Green)[C13B00][03053 / MAG020OD / MPTS003OD]
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Magpul has made an excellent reputation for themselves with their wide range of accessories and parts for real steel firearms. They are one of the first manufacturers that has embraced Airsoft as an acceptable form of training and simulation for real world simulation. Recently they have embarked on their own line of Airsoft accessories, such as stocks, magazines, etc.
Now they have released their Magpul PTS Version Ranger Plate 3 pack (OD). The Magpul PTS Version Ranger Plates install on the base of most M4/M16 high capacity magazines. The Ranger Plates have an integral loop that assist the user in pulling the magazines from pouches quickly.
- Manufacturer: PTS Syndicate
Unbelievably cheap and sh**ty! These things look really cool, but do not be fooled! The majority of the pull is made from a soft green rubber that is vaguely attached to a wafer thin piece of aluminum. It is this aluminum that connects the object itself to the magazine. This glorified aluminum foil slips under four little tabs on the bottom of your magazine which would be fine except that whatever adhesive Magpul used to connect the rubber to the aluminum is crappy. The two parts of the pull started separating almost immediately. I foolishly decided to press on, and removed the original (and very functional) bottom plate of my hi-cap magazine. Once I had the Ranger Plate in place the con was complete. This thing gets in the way of the winder for the magazine so much that I can barely wind it. I tore through many layers of skin and spent 3 or 4 times the effort to wind the magazine. Additionally, the plates look cheap, the aluminum is slightly exposed making the connection very obvious and NOT tactical. Oh, and when I realized my mistake and wanted to remove said P.O.S. the screw was easy to unscrew but since it was sunk down in the soft rubber, no pair of pliers or tweezers would fish it out, even though it wasn't in the actual threads. This prevented me from sliding the useless ba**ard off, essentially rendering the great Hi-cap mag that came with my KWA SR 10, not completely useless but a bitch to wind and therefore...not really a HI-cap anymore. Now, I start with it in my gun and don't bother even trying to wind it, just chuck it in my dump pouch when it stops feeding.
Some terms to help describe these things: Useless, Chintzy, Crappy, Pointless, Ugly and A WASTE OF MONEY!
Ummm...made my wallet lighter so now I dont have to lug the 50 dollars I wasted on these things?
Caused me to write this review, perhaps saving any fellow Airsoft enthusiasts from wasting their hard earned dollars on a non-functioning accessory to this already expensive pass time.
I have bought two sets so far, and neither where "Useless, Chintzy, Crappy, Pointless, Ugly and A WASTE OF MONEY". Both sets had steel plates (1.5mm thick) imbedded into the rubber, and they are strong enough to have lasted being jerked out of my pouch numerous times so far. They are easy to install and remove, Magpul even provide picture instruction on the back of the card. Just two comments on that, I found the bending the two tabs up front about 2mm up (away from the Magpul rubber) helps lock it in place like the dimples on the original mag plate did, and when you slide it on your mag, you actually hook it on one side about 1/4" off then seat the two lips on the other side in their notches before sliding it the rest of the way. It was a little awkward winding at first, but with practice, I can wind them up now almost as fast as without, besides I pre-wind them before the start of the game and then use fire discipline and rewind between fire fights.
To RH: Dude, I think you put them on backwards or something, I didn't have any of the problems you did. On your Hi-cap, once you unscrew it you can pull the internals out the top, then using a pen or something push the screw out from the inside then side the Magpul back off. I'll give you $10 for all of them, and $5 for your KWA mag, if you want to recoup some of your money.
- Sleek and Professional looking
- Works well with open top mag pouches and most closed top ones as well
- Works well on KWA and JG mags for sure
- Keeps mags their original thickness, important for some tighter mag pouches
- Definitely better than para-cord and duct tape, as this is what I had been using on my other mags!
- Requires disassembly of your mag
- Takes practice to get used to winding your mag
- Prohibits the use of electric auto-winders