2011 Magazine Part 2 2011 Magazine Tuning Overview

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(urban beat)

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– [Man] Hey everybody.

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Adam from Atlas Gunworks.

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We’re gonna talk about mags today.

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The mag is a system inside of itself.

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So we gotta have the mags working 100%

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to make the guns work 100%.

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So the mag is a system inside of itself,

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with the ammo, with the gun.

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That’s why you see a lot of
guys were the guns run 99%,

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but every now and then they have a hiccup.

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It’s all a system and to
get it all working perfectly

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takes a little bit of paying attention

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and knowing some numbers
and doing a little work

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and maintenance to the mags.

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We’re gonna take you
through a five partsseries

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and build mags the Atlas way.

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And this information should work

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between the different mag tubes.

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We’re gonna show you what works for us.

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The mage tubes, really
there aren’t very many

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good tubes out there.

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And there’s lots of new tubes coming out

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in the last couple years and

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there’s a lot of problems
there, dimensionally.

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We’ll cover all that.

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That kind of information will probably be

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in the base pad and follower section.

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We’re gonna talk about the mags

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dropping free from the guns first.

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That’s video number one.

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And we’re gonna tune them right there

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so you can see and hopefully
we got enough tubes here

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we’ll find some good
ones and some bad ones.

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We’re gonna talk about the
feed lips in the second video.

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That’s super important.

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With the older tubes, that
was the biggest problem.

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The new tubes have a bunch of issues,

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but all tunable if you get the right tube.

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We’re talking about putting
witness holes in them.

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Some folks might skip that video,

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because they don’t have the right tools,

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but we’ll talk about where to put them

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and how to put them and how
to deburr the holes if needed.

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We’re gonna talk about
them fitting in the gauge.

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There’s a lot of
dimensional issues going on

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where different base
pads with different tubes

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are not making it in the gauge.

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So we’re gonna talk about
how to make that work

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and what should go with what.

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And then we’re gonna talk about

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the base pad and follower
and the combinations

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there that work.

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The base pad has more to do with the tube.

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The follow spring is it’s own setup,

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but certain follower springs work

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in certain tubes and others don’t.

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Or don’t work as well.

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What tools will you need?

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A mag gauge always helps.

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If not, you could probably jump on

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your club probably has one
and check them on the weekend.

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You always need a mop and a brush

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when you’re working on
them or cleaning them.

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These should be in your
range bag no matter what.

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Feed lip spreaders.

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These items will be on our website.

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They’re unique enough, the
mop and the feed lip spreaders

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that we just decided
we’re gonna sell them.

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The brass tipped hammer with a nylon side.

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We want both those sides.

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You’re gonna need some
springs and followers.

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A Dremel or a wheel or something

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to cut the plastic on your follower,

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when we do the follower tuning.

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And calipers.

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Those are all super important.

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As the mags are a system, make sure that

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your dry fire mags are not
your practice live fire mags.

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Do not dry fire with your regular mags.

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It beats the snot out of them.

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These things have a
life, it’s a long life,

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but these are so hard
that they will crack.

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You’ll see them crack back here.

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When you see a banged up mag well

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this is taking it just as hard.

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This is what’s hitting and
causing all those scrapes.

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Eventually, you will wear these out.

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It could be 10, 15, 20 years,

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but the dry fire is, especially
if you’re doing a lot of it,

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like you should be, then
it’s wearing them out.

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So get three or four or two, whatever,

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beat up dry fire mags
and just beat them up.

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They don’t even have to be
the same caliber as your gun.

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9s will work in 40s or whatever.

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They’re just a tube that
needs to hold some weight.

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There’s two ways to run the system.

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I’ll tell you which way I do and then

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I’ll just tell you now
about the other one.

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Some guys run like four
practice or six practice mags

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and then a set of match mags.

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That system works.

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You’ve gotta pay a little more attention

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to the match mags than the practice mags.

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And the practice mags
won’t give you any feedback

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on where the match mags are at,

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as far as needing maintenance
or spring changes or whatever.

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But if you’re willing
to go down that road,

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I think it’s a tad bit more work.

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I’m not saying it’s a better
system or a worse system.

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It just is a system and
you need to pick a system.

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The system I use that I really like

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is to have enough mags
for practice and matches

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where if they hit the
ground, at a major match,

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I can, for the most
part, put them in my bag

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and not have to clean them.

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So maybe I’m only cleaning
one or two mags for the day.

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So that’s eight or nine or whatever.

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Sometimes we can’t all do that.

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Sometimes I don’t have that many.

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Often one of my mags is gonna
end up helping somebody out,

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who needs a mag that works
or something like that.

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So my mag situation is always up and down,

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but if you can it’s really
nice to go there in the morning

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and load up all your mags,
thing hits the ground,

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you just say I’m done
with it and you’re good.

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But even if you’ve only
got four mags, no big deal.

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Three or four.

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You probably need four.

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You have four mags you’re practicing with

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and you’re using them in matches.

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Here’s the system.

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If the spring quits or has a problem

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in any of the four mags,
you change all the springs.

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We’ll talk about this in the
spring and follower section.

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Some of them are better than other,

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as far as how long they last.

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Some are much more stout than others.

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Bad spring, change them all.

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Right before a major, you’re
gonna see me check them all

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for drop and then we’re
gonna check the feed lips.

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Probably two weeks before.

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I’m gonna shoot them, use
them as I’m using them.

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And right before I go to the major,

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I’m gonna check the feed lips again.

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Super important, those feed lips.

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These aren’t a set it
and forget it, right?

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We’re using these;
they’re taking a pounding.

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Sometimes they fall with
18 or 20 rounds in them.

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Even falling with 13, 14 rounds
in them, it beats them up.

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That feed lip, when it hits the ground,

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it’s gonna move in and out a little bit.

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Sometimes they hit the ground like this

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and hit a rock or something
and then that blows out

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the sides here and they drag in the tube.

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We’ve all seen somebody, at a match,

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have a bullet just stop on the ramp

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or hit the mag button and
they gotta strip the mag out,

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it doesn’t fall.

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We really wanna figure out a system

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and then keep the system rolling.

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All of these will need retuning.

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There’s no such thing as a mag set

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that’s perfect that you
never do anything to.

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We’ll do the next five parts,

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coming here in the next couple weeks

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and you’ll have all the
information you need

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to build your own mag tubes

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and hopefully it will
help a bunch of folks

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to work on the maintenance.

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We’ll see you on the range soon.

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(urban beat)

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