As you know, we've been thrilled with our GunSkins, GearSkins and MagSkins. They are an excellent solution for both aesthetic and tactical problems. We have used them in many capacities, but mostly as a way to allow our children to customize their weapons without affecting their resale value.
Recently Sir Knight added another caliber to his collection - 300 AAC Blackout. The 300 Blackout is an outstanding performer, however it is easily confused with a standard AR-15 (which is 5.56), since they are capable of sharing the exact same magazine. Although this is a great advantage, it can also cause potentially deadly problems - the standard AR-15 is chambered in 5.56mm (approximately .22 caliber) whereas the 300 Blackout uses the exact same casing but with a 30 caliber bullet, which is .308. This means that if you inadvertently put a Blackout round in a standard AR and it chambers, it will cause a catastrophic failure. Enter MagSkins. In order to quickly identify the Blackout magazines Sir Knight bought MagSkins and attached them to the magazines designated for 300 Blackout. Now, at a glance, Sir Knight immediately knows whether he has an AR magazine or a 300 Blackout mag. No catastrophic failures!
|Sir Knight had 300 laser engraved on the lower receiver|
Another application Sir Knight has found for the GunSkins (in GearSkins form) is camouflaging pistols magazines in his Costa drop leg rig. The old magazine holders had flaps that completely concealed the magazines, however, the new rig uses magazine holders called TACO's, made by HSGI. They are very fast (pulling magazines), however, they leave the tops of the magazines exposed. And since Springfield Armory makes their XD magazines out of stainless steel, they were too shiny. Sir Knight found that installing GunSkins on the magazines eliminated the shine and camouflaged the magazines perfectly.
We have found the MagSkins and the GearSkins to be very versatile. They effectively and economically solve finish related issues and have our highest recommendation.