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#21 BeachEMT

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 06:00 PM

My understanding is only the OEM mag catch fits and maybe the IS (Guarder) steel catch for KSC.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 07:48 PM

WA catches fit with modification, so do AEG mag catches as I had an ambi one in mine, also the IS drops right in and IMO fits better than the stock.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 08:47 PM

Thanks guys. I'll try to get my hands on an IS one, see if its the catch itself. Akira, what AEG ones do you know of that will fit?

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:15 AM

Yeah I mean the stock catch is aluminum, could just be out of whack, looking at mine last night after about 17k rounds I could prob switch to a steel one soon

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:28 PM

Does anyone have a link to the KSC steel part? I've looked through most of the sites I have saved but haven't found one. I probably overlooked it but any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 01:47 PM

Its from Guarder, airsoft xtreme has it as "IS". AEX, ehobbyasia, and others carry it.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 03:23 PM

Search ehobby for ksc m4 or aex for lm4

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 10:42 AM

Found it! Thanks. AEX was way down in the folder on my favorites. It would have taken forever to get there.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 12:18 PM

I have had this problem with two of my mags.  If I insert it in the magwell and jiggle it with my hand, I can get it to come out.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 05:21 PM

I've had this problem as well. The issue I found was that the catch in the magwell wasn't engaging fully with the rectangular "hole" in the magazine. I actually fixed it with some scraps of paper, believe it or not - (This is assuming you have the PMAGs)

Pull the plastic mag cover off and cut some strips of paper so it'll fit into the hole (1 or 2 strips is what I used). Then, thread them through the hole from the outside so that you have the excess coming out the outside, and some paper sticking in. Then, resheath the plastic mag cover back onto the magazine. Ideally, you now have some paper jammed in to the upper part of that hole. Cut off the excess.

Jamming paper up in there has the effect of slightly bulging out the upper part of the plastic on the mag sheath above the hole. As a result, it gives the mag catch more a lip to grab onto. I've done this with all my mags and have solved any issues with mags falling out.

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 08:41 PM

My issues so far haven't been with the mags staying in the gun but rather it seems that some of them aren't getting far enough inside the gun to engage the bolt catch 100% of the time. Perhaps a similar shim job in the bottom would work, or I've heard that bending the bolt catch lever can help solve this issue. Freddie's solution sounds about right, and what's nice is that it's reversible if you so choose.

By the way, welcome to the KWA forums Freddie! Am I right in assuming you're the actual F.W. from Rocketjump studios and not some imposter? :P

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 04:30 AM

View Postfreddiew, on 28 April 2013 - 05:21 PM, said:

I've had this problem as well. The issue I found was that the catch in the magwell wasn't engaging fully with the rectangular "hole" in the magazine. I actually fixed it with some scraps of paper, believe it or not - (This is assuming you have the PMAGs)

Pull the plastic mag cover off and cut some strips of paper so it'll fit into the hole (1 or 2 strips is what I used). Then, thread them through the hole from the outside so that you have the excess coming out the outside, and some paper sticking in. Then, resheath the plastic mag cover back onto the magazine. Ideally, you now have some paper jammed in to the upper part of that hole. Cut off the excess.

Jamming paper up in there has the effect of slightly bulging out the upper part of the plastic on the mag sheath above the hole. As a result, it gives the mag catch more a lip to grab onto. I've done this with all my mags and have solved any issues with mags falling out.

I dont know if i 100% understand what your saying. I get you remove the outer plastic jacket on the Pmag. You say cut some paper to fill into the hole. Then you say to thread the strips of paper through a hole. WHat hole?  Small pieces of paper to fit in the mag catch hole? Are you just saying to put a few strips of paper in between the plastic outer jacket and the metal mag itself (where the mag catch hole is), thus putting some extra pressure pushing out the outer jacket?

Edited by Icurblud, 29 April 2013 - 04:31 AM.


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:53 AM

What he's saying is to place paper between the PMAG sleeve and the magazine internals. This will push the PMAG body outwards a little at the magazine catch point and allow the magazine catch to better seat with the magazine.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:18 PM

Can the mag catch be bent ever so slightly or will it break.  Is it made of steel or pot metal?

Edited by Icurblud, 30 April 2013 - 04:33 AM.


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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:12 PM

Never tried to bend one but I just tested mine and it is steel.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:02 PM

I'm sure it could be bent, it's aluminum. Problem is You will have to bend it dead nuts straight or you will most likely have problems with the catch hitting the reciever. Even then realize the more you bend it the bigger gap you will make where the catch sits in the reciever.




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