Loading the EMP1 magazines with the M12 Sidewinder
We know many of you are excited to use your M12 Sidewinder with these new EPM1 magazines and they have been designed to work well together.
If you are struggling to fully load an EPM1 magazine, here are a few recommendations:
- The EPM1 magazines require a break-in period, cycle them 10-20 times and you will find it becomes easier to load.
- Load the EPM1 part way or until you start to feel resistance. Remove the EPM1 magazine from the M12 Sidewinder Speedloader and smack it against something semi- hard like the palm of your hand or the sole of your shoe. Repeat each time it becomes difficult to load and this should redistribute and balance the tension in the spring throughout the entire magazine.
- As always recommended, make sure your clutch is adjusted to the EMP1.
*While loading, if you are experiencing resistance in the crank, it feels clunky, or individual bb's pop out with force, this is no fault of the magazine you are using. You may have received an M12 Sidewinder that has a BB detent that is TOO TIGHT.
To remedy this you can:
-Replace the o-ring on the nozzle with a M1.5 x 5.5 , a M1.5 x 6, or -010 o-ring.
-Remove the o-ring on the nozzle.
-3D print a nozzle that has no detent. You can download the .stl file below.