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Just When You Thought You’d Seen It All!

(from TFB)

Just Dyeing for Custom Magazines – The Ultimate RIT Dye Guide by GunMagWarehouse

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Released to collective “Huh?”, Magpul’s Sand colored magazines have been an odd duck. The “Sand” coloration scheme has been slow to grow on the market. In fact, I have never seen one on the range for the thousands of AR’s I have been around. My theory is that the color is too light to strike the attention of the tactical and tacticool crowd. It’s closer to white than it is brown.

However, the Sand colored magazine does have a major argument in its favor, its can be customized to nearly any color, albeit with a bit of work. The Sand colored magazine can be dyed using various COTS products to nearly any color. As such, my hat’s off to the guys over at GunMagWarehouse, who put in the work to create the near full rainbow of colors and show shooters what the Sand colored magazine can look like.

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While GunMagWarehouse does not disclose the specific method by which they dyed the magazines (they say that’s another installment), the most common method is near boiling water (180 F), 4 ounces of dye, and 30 minutes of exposure.

The total cost to dye a magazine is typically inexpensive, barring the sweat equity. The dye clocks in at ~$3 for 8 ounces, which will color quite a few magazines. Just be careful not to spill the dye water! Its permanent in most cases.

Check out all the colors over at GunMagWarehouse. 

Now, my magazines are whatever color in which they came.  When I’ve been lucky enough to have more than one (as for my 1911s, Glocks or AR15s – when I had them 😦 ) I used a scribe to etch a number on the base plate.  Or a Sharpie™ marker!

If only I’d such a collection as to need want multiple, color-coded magazines.

Easter is coming, you know!

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

6 thoughts on “Just When You Thought You’d Seen It All!

  1. All the colors of the rainbox … er, the dye company, eh? Such a problem to have…

    Posted by Rev. Paul | January 6, 2017, 9:09 am
  2. I suppose this could be useful if you had something where you absolutely don’t want to put the wrong magazine in a gun. We’ve all seen those stories about what happens when a 300 Blackout magazine goes into a 5.56 gun. If you did some thing like color coordinated your 300 Blackout, some piece of furniture or trim, and made sure you always paired the magazine in the same color as the gun. And, of course, always loaded that magazine only with .300 Blackout.

    Other than that, I suppose it makes as much sense as the Hello Kitty AR.

    Posted by SiGraybeard | January 6, 2017, 3:46 pm
  3. Yep, good old Sharpies here too…

    Posted by Old NFO | January 6, 2017, 9:09 pm

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