View Full Version : Mag/accessory pouches?

03-22-2007, 07:39 PM

Well, I currently own an MP5, which means the two high-caps I own might not last an entire game, especially since they can span for over an hour. I plan on buying two more high-caps on top of my current two to have a total of 4 high-caps or around 800 rounds on me. I want to know some suggested mag/accessory pouches that I can use. I want something reliable that wont all of a sudden rip at the seams and force me to buy new ones.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. And also if you could tell me any place where I could buy camo wear for myself, since I currently don't own any.

03-22-2007, 07:44 PM
Get a drum mag if you can find an electric winding one.

03-22-2007, 07:45 PM
What if I don't feel like spending $100+ for a mag?

03-22-2007, 07:54 PM
Please do not put a drum mag on a MP5. Ever.

Buck, look in the Tactical forum for local surplus stores which will have plenty of BDUs in stock. There is a sticky post at the top of the forum.

Gear depends on your budget. If you have some money and are looking for stuff that will never give you worry about falling apart, you'd probably want real gear. For example, look for SMG or MP5 pouches here:
Run a search there for "SMG" or "MP5" for other options.

If you are looking for something cheaper, you could look into knockoff gear, commonly found at most airsoft retailers and sites like cheaperthandirt.com. Some of these are actually made very well and are definitely more than adequate for airsoft. Take a look at SMG and MP5 pouches here: http://www.airsoftextreme.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=254_262&sort=20a&page=2

Dark Paladin
03-22-2007, 08:11 PM
If you aren't ready to drop too much on a modular vest set up, a drop leg mag pouch for MP5s might be a viable option for you. The one I have holds 3 mags, so if you have 4, it works out numerically.

03-22-2007, 08:17 PM
What if I don't feel like spending $100+ for a mag?
Uhhhhh your going to be spending like $80 for two TM mags like I did.
Look here is high cap mags for an mp5 http://store.matrixbb.com/servlet/-strse-25455/TOKYO-MARUI-MP5-200/Detail

And wow AW has finally linked to EVIKE.COM lol what has this world come to lol jk AW.

03-22-2007, 09:20 PM
pat, why did you spend $35 per MP5 mag?
They can be found for much less if you did some shopping.

patmann, have many times have you been reminded about site rule #18?

Just because I linked to Evike doesn't mean someone should buy there. They are a joke of a retailer.

03-22-2007, 10:44 PM
patmann, have many times have you been reminded about site rule #18?

Any why does he have NCO stripes as an avatar? Questions, questions, questions.

03-22-2007, 11:45 PM
shakes my head... again.

Buck, I have a hi cap for the mp5 series I'll give to you. wont be this wkend though as I have to work. perhaps next wkend.

03-22-2007, 11:56 PM
Any why does he have NCO stripes as an avatar? Questions, questions, questions.

Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, no less. The highest ranking enlisted individual in the Corps. A post only held by one individual at any given time. That rank, title and billet is currently held by Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps John L. Estrada, a 34 year veteran: http://www.marines.mil/sgtmaj/smmc15/.

What I'm saying, Patman, is have some respect for the man and change your avatar.

Here endeth my thread hijacking.

Buck, the advice shared by Wolv and Rattler are spot on. I would recommend that you consider their suggestions.

As for the ill advised "drum magazine option" - I appreciate the fact that you aren't interested in spending more than $100 on a magazine. But, I would also like to make this point, which may sway you from such a decision in the future. Drum magazines are not easy to carry. You must typically use a large utility, dump or SAW-styled pouch to carry them.

03-23-2007, 07:55 AM
Thanks for all the Advice. I checked out your links AW and tehy were really helpful. I'm currently browsing, but at least I know where to look.

Dark Paladin:
My goal was to avoid a vest. I'd much rather have the mags accessible at my waist rather than in front of my body. It just seems too trouble some.

and Finally Rattler:

Really? Thank you so much. I'll just need to look at the sites calender to see where the weekend after next's skirmish is being held.

03-23-2007, 08:47 AM
Buck, just to clarify, Dark Paladin suggested a drop-leg pouch, not a chest rig. I couldn't tell from your above statement if you were clear on that. Here's a product link from 'Wolv's post that should fit the bill: http://www.airsoftextreme.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1789

Good luck

03-23-2007, 07:27 PM
Oh I knew Paladin was referring to a drop-leg pouch. I just wanted to state why I was loking for pouches and not A vest of any sort.

03-24-2007, 11:39 PM
what i don't like about leg setups is that they tend to weigh you down when your running. I also have bad luck when it comes to snagging gear on branches and losing mags if the pouches aren't securely fastened to your leg. let them hang too loose and you have all sorts of headaches. Just try to keep in mind what role you want your equipment to play in the field and you should be fine with any product.

03-25-2007, 12:20 AM
Thanks for the heads up AJ.

Dark Paladin
03-25-2007, 01:10 AM
The MP5 drop leg I have added negligible weight to me when I ran with it. In fact, my pistol drop leg weighs more than the MP5 drop leg even when they're both fully loaded.

As for loose hanging, that sounds like a fitting issue. You may want to adjust your straps if they're that loose. I have yet to have any problems with snagging on bushes or branches with my drop leg. Same goes for well secured mags in the pouch, hence no mags lost to date. *knocks on wood*

This has only been my personal experience, so use as you see fit.

03-26-2007, 01:42 PM
Buck, just drop Me a pm with mailing address just to be safe, incase I can't make the scrim. and it's no problem man, I wont be using it

03-26-2007, 05:34 PM
I won't be able to Scrim for a while either :/ Bad grades.

Sending now. Thanks again.

03-27-2007, 12:10 PM
Why dont you look for a mag pouch at Airsoft Gi great place ! They have a bunch of stuff there.

03-27-2007, 10:24 PM
I'm assuming you were banned for bad English.

Anyways, about BDU's. Most of you say no to Surplus stores, but I don't know where else to purchase them. Besides surplus websites, where I can get a used set in my size for $20.00. Any other better deals than at? As in local Austin sales or someone who a source of their own and can hook me up with a set to buy?

03-27-2007, 10:26 PM
Buck, who told you that buying from surplus stores was bad?

There are several in the Austin area: http://www.lonestarairsoft.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5750

03-27-2007, 10:30 PM
I could have sworn I've seen multiple posts stating "No no no, don't buy surplus, you're just getting ripped off. You can buy for much cheaper."

And thank you for the link and quick reply.

What about this site? (http://www.armysurplusworld.com)

Dark Paladin
03-27-2007, 10:45 PM
I believe what you saw us saying in the chat room were: "If you're paying more than $50 for a set of BDUs, you're being ripped off."

That does not equate to: "Do not buy from surplus, you're being ripped off."

Surpluses may sell at prices as they seem fit. Whether or not we deem those prices to be reasonable is another matter entirely. The surpluses in the Austin area generally have reasonable prices. Specifically, if you go to the Army Navy Store on north Lamar, be sure to visit their website for a 10% discount coupon for first time visitors. Please don't abuse the coupon, as that would just make it inaccessible for other people.

03-27-2007, 10:49 PM
Alright. Also, is there any "restriction" or unwritten rule where you shouldn't buy a bdu that matches a team? I'm really digging the Tiger stripe but I saw a team with it on a couple weeks ago. I don't feel like pissing anybody off.

03-27-2007, 11:15 PM
Feel free to wear the pattern you want. There is nothing official, as a couple teams have already claimed the same patterns locally, and a number of teams across the state cross patterns anyway.

03-28-2007, 09:29 AM
There are only so many patterns easily available at a reasonable cost, don"t be afraid to use any of them.