Flipped Magazine Release
Hello, I have recently become the owner of a Veritas Tactical S8 and have decided rather quickly that the magazine release had to be redesigned. I am a machinist and an engineer so this became a 2 hour time killing project of mine. I made the release out of aluminum and it works ok. The release is a bit tight. A bit more sanding and rounding the corners should fix that. One oversight I made was the little bevel on the inside of the spring slot. I didn't put one on my piece and when I put a magazine in the grip, the button would go only so far and wouldn't release the magazine. I thought I would never get it out but after some brute force I managed to get it out. May I mention that this is the first iteration of this piece and I intend to make a better version (usually I screw up royally on the first 8 or so iterations, this is a rare occurrence to get it very close on the first try). So without further ado. Here are pictures. (taken with a crappy phone camera)
so now you use your right index finger to release the mag? I have one someone else made, and I keep accidentally pressing it with the inside of my first knuckle(on the index finger) when I want to take my finger off the trigger but not my finger off the frame. Especially when the mag is full of co2.
i don't know what's going on in the oversized/fuzzy pictures
Did you do this because you're a lefty?
No, this mod is for a right handed person. It puts the magazine release button in reach of your trigger finger unlike the out of reach thumb position. I like the way the stock release feels with my left hand, so I am making one for when I play right handed(which will be most of the time).
Better pics up later when I get home.
Here are some better pictures taken with a camera instead of a phone:
I don't know how to make them smaller.
I just did these quicky using the Imageshack method;
I'm a rightie and I've never liked how I had to change my grip on the Tac8s to get my thumb on the mag release. It seemed more natural to "flip" it like this, so I could use my index finger but it wasn't obvious how to go about it.
Interested to hear how it works.
Thank you Jaan for resizing the pictures. I don't have Windows 7. Ill fiddle with a free program.
It works mildly well. It is a bit stiff to push, but that is because the hole has non parallel sides. I milled the part parallel which results in a loose fit at one end and a tightish fit at the other. So I am fixing that and a few other problems. Some people seem interested enough to buy this from me. So I will make a batch once I fix all the problems. The will go for around 10-11 dollars (Which is a good low price in my opinion).
I am going to be making a batch of these, anyone interested? I ask because I need to know how many to make.
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