Saturday, February 9, 2013

Gen II Kydex Mag Carrier; Take 2

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Now we're getting somewhere! It took a lot of reheats to get to this point but I'm starting to get it nailed down. I think the first prototype was proof of concept, but this is getting closer to what I really want to accomplish with this project. The sides of the carrier, using this molding technique, are completely tight to the magazine itself, which aides retention. Using a different magazine for molding gave me a nice clean box that will accommodate any magazine with excellent, click-in retention. I'm just posting this real quick to get it up and running and when I come back I will have a deeper look at how it looks finished, and what I accomplished with the new mold. For now, the only things I can comment on are the small folds at the bottom of the pouch. Essentially, I knew this would happen if I ever got as tight a mold as I planned to and I felt that this issue was worth all the benefits gained. As it turns out they are minor and about what I expected. I think users will appreciate the 3 column width of my rifle mag carriers and the flat backs which make these some of the most low profile kydex pouches that I've seen. Stay tuned!
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