Getting Into Mag Fed Paintball

Magazine Fed paintball is changing the game.  Over the last few years, the magazine fed and milsim paintball market has expanded rapidly. We’re going to see plenty of AR-styled paintball gun releases in 2014. The Tippmann TCR, Milsig M17, the Tiberius Arms T15 (expect a review soon), and several others are poised to capture the attention of players looking to get into the world of mag fed and milsim style play.

As it gets more popular, I hear people asking all the time, “What’s the best gear for mag fed paintball” or “What’s the cheapest mag fed paintball gun?”

Try a Friend’s Mag Fed Marker

Try it before you buy it. It’s easy to offer affordable suggestions. Kingman’s Spyder Hammer 7 is under $100. If you want something new and revolutionary, the Milsig M17 CQC is about to ship and is only $299. Both options seem fairly affordable, but by the time you add a few extra magazines and maybe some first strike rounds, even the least expensive markers are going to put a dent in your wallet. Your best bet is to go to a local facility with people that play mag fed games and ask to try someone’s marker.  For people accustomed to speedball it’s a different game.

Mag Fed Adapter

We already talked about the new Tippmann Mag Fed Adapter—an upgrade for the 98 Custom that uses Tru-Feed magazines or a 20-round Zeta mag. The 98 Custom adapter will start shipping in May. At just under $50, this might be the cheapest mag fed paintball option. There are plenty of 98 Customs out there waiting for a quick conversion.

MOLLE Vest and FazMag

If you get into mag fed paintball, you’ll quickly learn the importance of fast reloads. Effective equipment is just as important as a quality mag fed paintball gun.

A MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment) belt or vest and magazine holders like the Milsig FazMag magazine speed pouches are the foundation of an efficient tactical reloading system. Check out our video and post on the FazMag:

There is a certain cool to mag fed that has everyone’s attention. Maybe it’s about having a badass AR style paintball gun. Personally, I think it is about the simplicity. Around 15 years ago, I started playing paintball in backwoods games with a Brass Eagle Talon and 35 round hopper. There was an excitement to the game brought on by the challenge of a simplified style. Magazine fed paintball returns me to those simple roots.

Milsig FazMag Paintball Magazine Speed Pouch

In this clip, Ethan gives us an overview of the fastest way for holding your mags and reloading your magfed gun!  Pretty good stuff!  Faster, easier and quieter than using a dump pouch!  You just can’t go wrong.  Here we will be going over the three different FAZmag magazine pouches that you can purchase from our website.

The Milsig FAZmag MOLLE Magazine Pouch – TPXmilsig-fazmag-molle-magazine-pouch-tpx-black

These FAZmag magazine pouches have been redesigned from the ground up, making them significantly faster and easier to use.  They are designed for Tippman TiPX/TPX/ZetaMag magazines.  This particular version, the MOLLE, is compatible with all standard MOLLE tactical vests and plate carriers.

The FAZmag is stackable so that 2 or 3 FazMags can be securely locked together to create higher load capacities.  The clamping power is strong enough that the FAZmag can even by mounted upside down and still retain the mag.  The FAZmag is extremely easy and fast, making it a hit for all who use it!

Some Additional Features:

  • Designed for Tippman TiPX/TPX/ZetaMag magazines
  • Stackable – you can lock 2 or 3 FazMags together
  • Enough clamping force to retain the magazine, even if it’s mounted upside down!
  • Faster than a dump pouch
  • Available in Tan or Black

The Milsig FAZmag MOLLE Magazine Pouch – Full Size

This is the same as the TPX, but in full size (obviously).  The additional features that come with the full size version include:

  • milsig-fazmag-molle-magazine-pouch-full-sizeDesigned to fit Para Pro Square head magazines or K-Series Magazine, as well as similarly sized magazines like D-Mags or DAM mags
  • Stackable – you can lock 2 or 3 (or more!) FazMags together
  • Combine the FazMag with the Milsig Magazine Clamps – As a matter of fact, when two FazMags are stacked together, they fit two magazines held together by the Milsig Mag Clamp perfectly – Click here for the Milsig Mag Clamps
  • Enough clamping force to retain the magazine, even if it’s mounted upside down!
  • Faster than a dump pouch
  • Available in Tan or Black

Milsig FAZmag MOLLE Magazine Pouch – Tiberius T8.1/9.1

These particular FAZmag magazine pouches are designed specifically for Tiberius T8/T8.1 magazines.  As we mentioned above, the MOLLE version is compatible with all standard milsig-fazmag-molle-magazine-pouch-tiberius-t8.1MOLLE tactical vests and plate carriers.

Features Include:

  • Designed to fit Tiberius T8/T8.1 magazines
  • Stackable – you can lock 2 or 3 FazMags together
  • Enough clamping force to retain the magazine, even if it’s mounted upside down!
  • Faster than a dump pouch
  • Available in Tan or Black