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Old January 22nd, 2020, 23:07   #1
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Gen 2 Magazine Follower for AEG Magazines

Hey guys

Its been over a year since I started the Gen 2 project, 8 or so design revisions, various testing stages, and a few production problems later, they're finally here!





The problem with most AEG magazines is that the internal BB channels are double stack, while the followers are typically undersized single stack followers in order to go all the way to the top of the mag. Double stack sized followers such as the Gen 1 followers would typically not go all the way to the top. Undersized followers cause excess friction and in some cases will cause straight up jams and BB deformation because they apply more pressure sideways than they do upward on bottom BB in the magazine. A proper double stack follower is wider and pushes the last two BBs upward.

Prototype Gen 2 Follower in Blue - Original Follower in Orange
The difference is obvious.


To alleviate the aforementioned issues, these Gen 2 followers are double stacked but are designed with an articulated hinge and cutouts to allow it to feed all the way to the top of the magazine channel instead of leaving BBs in the magazine.

The decreased friction from using a properly designed follower eliminates the chance of having a follower related jam, and significantly reduces friction, thus increasing feeding speed. This is a must have upgrade for any high performance setup, especially those operating at high speeds or using heavy BBs.

Key Features:
-3D printed via SLS Nylon
-Double stacked follower design
-Properly calculated geometry for level pressure, reducing friction
-Softer angles to assist in feeding at the zipper lip in the magazine
-Articulated hinge allows the follower to navigate corners inside the magazine
-Longer than most double stacked followers in order to feed to the top of the magazine channel
-Cutouts on the side allow the follower to pass through the zipper at the top of the magazine channel
-Will fit in MOST double stacked AEG magazines
-Will feed the last BB out of the magazine in MOST magazines, depending on thickness of the shell at the lip

These followers are available at:

Canada:
BlackBlitz Airsoft
Andy's Airsoft
Toronto Airsoft
Speed Nation
Fighter Systems

International:
Reapertech Airsoft (New Zealand)

Last edited by pestobanana; January 31st, 2020 at 20:00..
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Old January 23rd, 2020, 12:11   #2
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These look awesome! Actually been eyeing them for a while, but knowing they'll be at TA is nice. Any approx ETA when they'll be available store side? Wanna time my next visit so I can pick them up at the same time
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Old February 3rd, 2020, 00:56   #3
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These look awesome! Actually been eyeing them for a while, but knowing they'll be at TA is nice. Any approx ETA when they'll be available store side? Wanna time my next visit so I can pick them up at the same time
They are currently available at Toronto Airsoft
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