Sand PMAGs: The Bacon Edition

Earlier we posted our RIT DYE guide to dyeing Sand PMAGs. Click here if you haven’t seen it. I had also posted an even earlier article about Sand PMAGs and showed some custom-dyed PMAGs that I made.

Recently Magpul shared this photo of what looks like a Bacon-themed PMAG.

Looking at the photo, it does look like a piece of bacon. The Sand-colored polymer is the fat and some dye was applied to look like the meat. Having dyed a bunch of sand PMAGs for the Rit Dye guide, I am curious how this was achieved. Considering how sterile the photo looks, I am suspicious that it might just be photoshop. If it was real how come we do not see other photos of it being used and displayed in an AR-15?

But let’s assume the Bacon PMAG real. How did they make it?

I can only think of two scenarios using Rit Dye. The first possibility is that they hand-painted this with a paintbrush. However, looking at the subtle application of orange and red does not look like stereotypical brush marks.

The other possibility would be to mask the PMAG with either vinyl or hot glue. But then it would be almost impossible to get those small subtle strokes of red you see in the photo above. This is why I think it might just be photoshop.

I should try making a Bacon PMAG.

Nicholas Chen is a firearm aficionado. Growing up in California, He learned about firearms and hunted with his father growing up in Southern California. Once he moved out to Pennsylvania and then spent a few years in New York State, he learned to truly appreciate firearms and the second amendment. It was in New York State where he became a USPSA competitive shooter and learned about 3Gun. He is an avid fan of running and gunning. Nicholas is a fan of pretty much anything that shoots although the slicked-up race guns are what interests him the most. Having spent time with FFLs and other friends with NFA items he has begun his collection of NFA items and has learned that everything should be suppressed and full auto where possible and legal.

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