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OlUncleGearHead Monday, February 13th, 2006
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion below.
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month3 of 3 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
OPSgear G36 mag kit (purely a cosmetic strap on)
Marker Setup: Tippman A5
Special Ops 'Shorty' Shroud
Lapco Threaded Suppressor
Special Ops MP Mag to Remote
Special Ops Flattop Rail
Ricochet R5 / Proteam Tac Cap (depending on circumstance)
Bushnell Trophy Red Dot Sight
Opsgear G36C Stock (for now)
Pure Energy Remote
Strengths: Remote hook-up
No modification to the marker body
Installation
Stabilizer compatible
Weaknesses: Angle of mag restricts use of vert grip
Fat
Remote nipple should be different
Review: BACKGROUND
My quest for the ultimate Mil-Sim marker continues. I picked up the MP Mag kit from Special Ops, which is designed to replicate the magazine of the Heckler and Kock MP5 submachinegun.

PACKAGING/CONTENTS
The packaging is a simple plastic bag, with a stapled on cardboard closure. It contained the MP Mag.

CONSTRUCTION
The body of the 'magazine' is black fiberglass reinforced plastic. The tombstone is black anodized aluminum. When I took mine out of the packaging I noticed that the two halves of the magazine body had a noticable gap between the two halves. The screw could not be tighted further to take in the slack.

FIT AND FINISH
From a play stand point, since it is considerably longer than most other mock magazines, the MP Mag doesn't allow you to get your marker low to the ground if you are shooting from a prone position. also, the remote nipple is placed in the midsection of the mag, which unfortunately means it's a jack of all trades, but master of none. It is a position that doesn't excel at keeping the remote out of the way and snag free.

Unlike the MP5's magazine, the MP Mag has a steeper sweep, which does not allow for vertical grips other than the stock Tippmann version. It also doesn't look terribly authentic due to the magazine body's thickness, which is almost as wide as the marker reciever... However this is one of the only, if not THE only magazine kit that allows you to hook your remote to the magazine. Everything else is non-functional cosmetic add-on or requires the use of the stock ASA line.

CARE AND MAINTAINANCE
For all intents and purposes, you can threat the MP Mag as though it was your stock tombstone (but you might want to lug your stock tombstone and remote adapter around with you in case you develop a leak out in the bush.
Conclusion: A satifactory mod, but not one to go out of your way to get. It does allow a remote hook up which is a unique feature, but the position of the nipple doesn't keep the hose out of harm's way, nor allow you to switch gun hands seamlessly.
Rating:
8 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Madballaz5 Thursday, February 16th, 2006 | 4:21 pm PST
Dispute:
i have the same mag and it didnt come with a gap in the middle it is great no problem wit it
   

imhotep29897 Tuesday, March 28th, 2006 | 10:15 am PST
and since you have it their CANT be a problem with it... dont dispute unless there's really something wrong...noob
   

Buckfrenzy Tuesday, October 17th, 2006 | 1:12 pm PST
This is a good product. I have absolutely no problem switching hands. I like this nipple placement better than the underarm placement. I have several friends who own these as well and no one has ever had a problem with the quality of this item.
   

napalm42 Tuesday, June 5th, 2007 | 7:12 pm PST
i would just like to add that this was a great review but for me... i went with the opsgear air-through mag (MP5 of course) because i thought this just looked silly without a mag well and was simply too long to look realistic
   

OlUncleGearHead Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 | 11:49 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by Madballaz5
i have the same mag and it didnt come with a gap in the middle it is great no problem wit it

Well, mine did. Thanks for the useless dispute.
   

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