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Old 07-16-2011, 04:28 PM #1
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TPX Extended Mags

So I've been getting slammed with PMs about the picture of my TPX in the TPX Picture Thread about how I went about making extended mags. Decided I could show you guys the basics of what I did.

This is in no way a how-to thread.



First off, I originally found a how-to at x7og. I just tried my best to make it somewhat cleaner.


Upper portion


Lower portion


Internals. Magazine release works correctly as does the carrier release.


Extended release armature.


Two 7-round mag springs AND followers.


Top spring over bottom follower.


In my TPX.




The only problem I am having is keeping the front of the magazine together. I have epoxied this many times with the same result of it popping apart after about three uses.


I have also been thinking about taking a 7-round mag and running a tube of sorts with a flared end at the top and a cap at the bottom which would have a similar look to the extended Tiberius mags.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:38 PM #2
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Came up with a simple fix for the front of the magazine. Dremeled two 'channels' on each side and epoxied paperclip bits into the plastic.

Got a hold of paint to see how much it holds.


Can hold 12 +1 in the chamber.
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:09 AM #3
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Clever thinking on using the follower and spring from both mags to make a "super-spring". That should allow full travel without increasing the spring force enough to be rough on paint. How much have you used the mag so far? No feed issues?
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Old 07-23-2011, 08:03 AM #4
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Before fixing the front of the mag, I was able to use it for three games with a pump team. Held up fine. No feed issues. The only thing is, it needs to be the first magazine used as the 'top' follower does not get secured to the bottom of the mag and will always have pressure on the ball stack. I had one or two fall out running around with it in my pocket.

I'll be playing today to see if I can make it last the entire day without falling apart.
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:29 PM #5
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:17 PM #6
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I've got to do a bit of sanding to the joint of the two mags and maybe stretch the springs a bit. I had a problem with the followers getting hung up. Although, one quick tap to the grip set them loose.

-=edit=-
Scratch that. I'm going to trim a spring. Took a 7 rounder apart to compare how much spring hangs out. The extended wins by about two inches. Probably too much pressure causing the followers to tilt enough to 'jam'.
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:13 PM #7
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job well done! Cant wait to see more!
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Old 09-12-2011, 11:19 PM #8
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Bringing an almost dead topic back.

Found the bottom spring was getting hung up on the carrier release at the bottom of the mag. Pulled the release out and plan on doing some play testing at CPX this weekend.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:39 PM #10
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Sexiness. Have you tried wit 8 round mags? I might try with some just because they can usually be found cheaper than Tru-Feed mags.
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:31 AM #11
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Sexiness. Have you tried wit 8 round mags? I might try with some just because they can usually be found cheaper than Tru-Feed mags.
I don't have any eight rounders to pull apart. Depends on what the internals look like.
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:03 AM #12
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I will have to give this a try...

What did you use for glues?
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:36 PM #13
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I will have to give this a try...

What did you use for glues?
I used a 15 minute set epoxy.
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How about adding an extra mag to the bottom of all that? It woulld then be like a 17 or 18 round mag
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How about adding an extra mag to the bottom of all that? It woulld then be like a 17 or 18 round mag
For the life of me I cannot understand you guys that want mags that long. What are you going to do, attach a sail to it and use it to move around the field via wind power? 10-12 rounds is a great capacity without adding ridiculous bulk.
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For the life of me I cannot understand you guys that want mags that long. What are you going to do, attach a sail to it and use it to move around the field via wind power? 10-12 rounds is a great capacity without adding ridiculous bulk.
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So I've been getting slammed with PMs about the picture of my TPX in the TPX Picture Thread about how I went about making extended mags. Decided I could show you guys the basics of what I did.
I'm interested in this build. I think making a master and then making single-piece casts would make the entire thing stronger. I've got a friend who can help with the molding. I'll let you know how it goes.

(sorry for the necro)
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Old 06-27-2013, 08:16 AM #19
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You guys really need to look into 3d printing. A replicator or replicator 2 could do a fine job of printing out some new longer mags and all kinds of other bits. I just got rid of my Replictor, but a buddy of mins has 4. I will be getting a 2 in a couple months. But for now, if someone can provide me with CAD of the mag, I can knock out a prototype. Once we have a design, it could be put in a sticky file and anyone could print it. Open source Parts.... Just a thought.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:38 AM #20
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Extended mags: cool look! however not the best way to play. if you hit the ground with your gun or brush by anything they have the potential to break off.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:39 AM #21
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Also they would be harder on paint
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