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Old November 27th, 2005, 16:24   #1
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STAR MP5 LOW CAPS

So I finally got my mags from Kuramae yesterday. I waited for these babys since October. When I got home I looked at the box. Box looked plain and nothing too fancy.

Brown box with this printed on the top left corner.

EXPENDABLE 30 ROUNDS
DATA: HKMP5 SERIES
CALIBER; 6MM
ACTION: BATTERY POWER, GEAR BOX ACTION
CAPACITY: 30 ROUNDS
Reliable with proper maintenance, Under the control of the law section 876 D 24 Title 21 U.S.C.

So I tried to open this box and it took some figuiring out but eventually I said screw it and just ripped it open. I was trying to keep it intact but oh well. As soon as I ripped open the box I saw not one, not two, but 10 black MP5 LOWCAPS!!! Needless to say I was thrilled I heard that they were supposed to come with loading rods but mine didn't but whatever right.

The magazine
The body of the mag has the color right but only a bit lighter compared to the TM Standard ones but its not very noticable. The only big differnce was the weight. These mags were very light but they are pretty strong and can get the job done. Loading of these mags was a breeze I was going to buy BB loader the thumb ones from TM but Kuramae wanted like 28 bucks for one so I decided that it can wait since I'm ordering some stuff from U.S. soon. A tip is that if you plan to use loading rods and you have a long version that holds like 70 mark down the 30 then another 30 so you can load mags quickly.

Shooting
They worked well and didn't have any feeding problems.

I give these mags 4/5 dead bodies

Pros:
low price
std cap for realism
if you lose one its not the end of the world

Cons
no markings like the 9mm marking on TM ones
light
color is a little off
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Old November 27th, 2005, 16:37   #2
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i like these clips ... i just got a box today

i think these sovled the jammin problem i had wit TM clips
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Old November 27th, 2005, 16:47   #3
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Every ASC member's pet peeve is people calling Magazines...Clips...there is a difference but thats ok. Glad you like em. Don't you feel they are kind of light
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Old November 27th, 2005, 16:59   #4
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Koopa is too sexy to be limited by societal norms. And yeah, my experience with STAR mags is that they NEVER jam.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 17:29   #5
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Every ASC member's pet peeve is people calling Magazines...Clips...there is a difference but thats ok. Glad you like em. Don't you feel they are kind of light
At least Koopa was able to get into his box of 'clips' without destroying the box.

And Harley is right, he's dead sexxxy.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 18:41   #6
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mine never came with loading rods either. and mine hold exactly 28 rounds (both m4 and mp5) and my ak ones hold 29 rounds. one other thing to mention is that the mp5 and ak mags are painted and that paint comes off real easy during storage in mag/dump pouches, revealing a light grey plastic underneath (m4 mags are unpainted and that is their normal colour). also, they fit in ics and tm guns better than the o.e. mags from each and i have yet to have one jam on me or fail. the downside is they are not really made for disassembly if they fail, rather just throw them in the bush and move on.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 19:00   #7
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I see thanks for the info. Fine I guess you guys can stick to your clips and I'll stick to my mags....wait what are ammo belts called then? Belts? Chains? I never questioned Koopa's sexyness because I've never seen him but if you guys think he is then w/e
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Old November 27th, 2005, 19:05   #8
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I had one of thier ak mags jam on me once after a fall, and aside from making me drop it on the ground for abit once I figured it was jammed so I wouldn't try to use it again (still had bb's in it but wouldn't feed them) I just took a key and gave it a good couple of pokes moving the spring around it unjammed and works fine now.
They are light and the paint/colour isn't the best but for the price I think they're well worth it.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 19:08   #9
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having the lagre EXPENDABLE wored confuses me. Do people really go super milsim and drop and lose some on purpose?
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Old November 27th, 2005, 19:19   #10
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I see thanks for the info. Fine I guess you guys can stick to your clips and I'll stick to my mags....wait what are ammo belts called then? Belts? Chains? I never questioned Koopa's sexyness because I've never seen him but if you guys think he is then w/e
Relax, dude.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 19:23   #11
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we played a game last year with 3 guys pinned in a building. we each had literally dozens of mags each and dropped them as we used them. looked pretty cool being surrounded by spent mags. if they were all tm it would have really been scary. on a side note another maker called MAG makes "disposable" 100 round mp5 mags in a 8-pack for a little more than star. i may try some out this winter and see what gives. but their design will must likely be a "double-stacked" arrangement that has been known to cause some grief in older g&p thermomold m4 mags and standard m4 mags. but for guys not after the "30 rnd. purity factor" they are another option.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 20:45   #12
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Yeah I got these mags because I wanted 30rounds feel. I'm into milsim thats why...
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Old November 30th, 2005, 09:34   #13
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got a case of M4 and Mp5 stars from WGC
for under $50 each, that works out to around $5 a mag.....in canadian.
there is no way in hell you can go wrong with that.
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Old December 2nd, 2005, 15:49   #14
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I have some star mp5 mags and they feed quite well, but as stated the fit and finish limits them to strictly field-use mags. They look and feel like plastic, and there is absolutely no cool factor when they're inserted in an otherwise full metal gun. That's why I use TM locaps when it's displayed on my desk.
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Here's a tip don't try to load BBs one by one with your fingers...it hurts like hell
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