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Old 02-03-2013, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Automag #3...the beginning

Recently picked up a valve and grip frame and Automag #3 is progressing nicely...



I am not entirely sure the direction I am going here but I think I am going to get a Lapco T-stock with drop and mount the stock in a shorter position so some of it is front of the grip frame, then mounting the drop in the opposite direction so my 45 cu in tank will be horizontal with the barrel, below and forward of the trigger - ala the Spec Ops Dagger A5. Add a rubber AGD grip, maybe swap out for another PF body I have, a few fittings and my CQB 'Mag will be ready!
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Old 02-09-2013, 10:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Barrel shroud complete...switched to PF body. Lapco stock is the next step in the evolution.

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Old 02-18-2013, 12:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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My new Automag (which I am naming the Blitzmag) alongside my Micromag, Minimag, and Sniper II.

Oh, and yes, I do have a thing for Armson sights!

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Very Nice! Have you thought of a Cooperative Venture in designing your fourth mag?
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My LAPCO stock came in today. Some rubber grips, an airline, and a few fittings and she should be ready for a field test! I am calling her the Blitzmag.

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No disrespect meant, but why mount the tank that way? Doing some screenshot measuring, if you mounted the tank normally it would be about the same length as the stock and you wouldnt have 5lbs hanging forward of the frame.
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No disrespect meant, but why mount the tank that way? Doing some screenshot measuring, if you mounted the tank normally it would be about the same length as the stock and you wouldnt have 5lbs hanging forward of the frame.
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definitely different...how are ya liking your set up? is it comfortable?
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No disrespect meant, but why mount the tank that way? Doing some screenshot measuring, if you mounted the tank normally it would be about the same length as the stock and you wouldnt have 5lbs hanging forward of the frame.
I know what you mean. I know one guy that has played with a similar weight distribution for years. It has some interesting prospects here. You can put a variety of stuff around the bottle, but you have to think the play style will be different.

What I'm curious about is, where did the shroud come from and how/why is it designed around the foregrip extender?
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definitely different...how are ya liking your set up? is it comfortable?
Yeah, I'm familiar with the term. Mostly used with 12g changers mounted forward like this for quicker changing and sometimes little 4.5oz tanks. Makes sense on those, but I never got putting 5lbs worth of full size tank a foot away from your body and carrying it around all day. My back is crying just looking at it
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I wanted a different setup on this Automag, something a little out in left field that no one else was doing. I am planning on using this setup at Spring Castle and thought I might have a little more maneuverability if I didn't have a tank to shoulder, hanging off the back end -- especially with a sling in place (plenty of holes in that Lapco stock to work up something!)

I am using a carbon fiber Crossfire 45/4500 on the setup so it is much less than five pounds (about two if you believe quoted weights from ANS). I am not a big mil-sim guy but I just thought the faint resemblance to a grenade launcher under the barrel would be kind of neat. Plus, it was sort of a throw-back to the VM-68 look that I hadn't seen in ages.

The shroud is a home-brew build from PVC, JB Weld, some paint and a final few coats of Plasti-Dip rubber coating. I cut the slot in it by hacksaw and Dremel so it would slide over the foregrip extender as secure mounting point. I plan on drillng and tapping the foregrip extender with another hole and mounting a Picatinny rail that extends toward the end of the shroud.

Yes, it is front-heavy but not all that bad. The Lapco stock shoulders wonderfully and I am liking the feel of not having a tank against my shoulder. I wanted to give this a try just to see what would happen - a mad experiment if you will. If I decide I don't like it...well, it is easily fixed!
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