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6 years 22 weeks ago, 9:48 PM

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I started watching Travis Haley's AR demonstration. He had what appeared to be a Blue Force Gear's modified Redi-Mod on his AR. Has anyone used one? It seems like a good idea, except that it adds weight to the weapon.

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6 years 22 weeks ago, 9:54 PM

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6 years 22 weeks ago, 11:51 AM

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I've never seen one in person. you don't like mag couplers? this looks like a pretty cool idea though... I can't imagine it would add enough weight to notice if you already have a rail, glass, iron sights, front grip, all the goodies...... I'm talking about the redi-mod, not the extra mag. my only thought is, the redi-mod looks like its staying on once you install it. with mag couplers, you can use them, or use single mags depending on your objective. the redi-mag would add a little bulk. are you looking at this for the ACR or an AR?

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6 years 21 weeks ago, 5:28 PM

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Not sure if I want it? Not sure if it is made for the ACR yet, hell I just learned about it when I posted the question!!!

I am learning all about clearing malfunctions. It seems that if you had a mag coupler and a malfunction, you might drop 2 magazines instead of one. I am sure there is a technique to utilize the second mag, but if the event happens during combat...who knows what might happen or how ones thought process will determine which course of action?

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6 years 21 weeks ago, 1:11 PM

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pros and cons

I like the RediMag, but with practice mag couplers are fast enough, simpler, and usually cheaper.

One advantage to mag couplers, assuming they're quality units, is that swapping types of ammo is easier and quicker. This is NOT a common or usually necessary, but here's an example: I'm running an AR-pattern rifle in a designated marksman drill in a class a while back. The instructor was doing some drills based on actual shoots; this one was a upward shot from 75yds through an open window I(simulated 2-story building), then a second shot through a closed window. I was running some relatively lightweight stuff (55gr TRU) that was issued. I'd had a hint of what was coming so I had a second 20-rd mag in an older Shooting Systems mag coupler...the second mag was full of heavier JSP stuff.

The 55gr TRU is OK on some unobstructed frontal shots but SUCKS through glass. The second target would have gotten nothing but frags and glass shards, but a quick mag change between shots gave me a much better/straighter shot through the glass pane, and I could've gone back to the lightweight issued crud if I needed to without retrieving the mag from a pouch or my platform. Yeah I know, a guy with the .308 or my spotter should've taken the second shot if possible.

The mag coupler is also something that makes a textbook 'tactical reload' quicker...although there's much debate in progressive training about the necessity or efficacy of the tac reload. Mag couplers have been issued/used a lot for guys who ran the MP5s on entries back in the day.

I like playing Devil's Advocate......regardless of which setup one you choose, confirm that you have an empty gun + empty mags and practice the snot out of reload/malf drills until they're smooth and sure from any position.

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