The problem with playing magfed paintball is that you need to lug a bunch of magazines around with you. Finding a harness for a standard 140 ball pot is easy, with hundreds of different styles to choose from, however for mags you usually have to try and find a military or airsoft pouch of roughly the right dimensions and make do.
A better solution is to use Fazmags – sprung, hard plastic holders which your mags slot into. They allow mags to be removed with ease, but won’t let them fall out unexpectedly. A brilliant bit of design, but not suitable for all styles of magazine – with the larger Fazmags not gripping DMAGS particuarly well at all.
Military style vests or harnesses with generic M16-size mag pouches will hold 20 round DMAGs fine, but don’t offer the ability to re-insert a used mag like the Fazmags, so you then have to carry a dump pouch to drop your empties into – more stuff hanging off your body to get tangled in the bushes.
Having experienced the brilliance of Fazmags with my TiPX setup, I wasn’t looking forward to using a traditional mag pouch and dump pouch setup with my MKP-II and DMAGs. The M16-size pouches on my harness were decent enough, with bungee cord retainers, but once you’d removed a mag the pouches had a tendency to collapse, making reinsertion almost impossible one handed. So I decided to try and create a solution which was part-pouch, part-Fazmag.
To make these ‘Fauxmag’ liners I bought some A4 sheets of 1mm Kydex from Ebay, costing less than a couple of quid each. Kydex is a thermoplastic, i.e. when you heat it you can bend it and when it cools it retains the bend. Lots of scary Americans use it to make knife sheaths and pistol holsters.