Bad Element Company Has a Great Idea – AK Magazine Bottle Openers

Say what one will about environmental protection and their beliefs about global warming, but on its face and from a purely logical perspective, recycling is good. Less trash goes into landfills and so on…

Believe what you will, but it’s hard to argue with Bad Element’s companies latest magazine recycling program. Stuck in the heart of limited capacity land (also known as California), Bad Elements has been braving the elements to help those unfortunate to not enjoy weapons as Stoner and Kalashnikov intended them.

Their latest offering is a single round magazine designed specifically to feed an AK once and a human as many beers as possible. Turns out that the feed lips of an AK magazine are handy for opening brewskis. (Stoner really missed out, unless the AR was designed for smoking a joint… Stoner? Get it?)

When not pinning magazines to Cali compliant status, Bad Elements has been quite creative. Using a bit of machining know-how, Bad Elements has created some fantastic options. Various photos detail these efforts including easy to count AK magazines that resemble the egg weighers of olde.

Take a look at Bad Element’s instagram where the mad geniuses post up the efforts. 

For those curious to pick up a single round popper-topper, check out Bad Element Company’s website. The magazines run $25 with free shipping. 



TFB’s FNG. Completely irreverent of all things marketing but a passionate lover of new ideas and old ones well executed. Enjoys musing on all things firearms, shooting 3-gun, and attempting to be both tacticool AND tactical.


  • Giolli Joker

    A getarrestedforcarryinginnocuousgadgetry kind of bottle opener?

    • Brick

      This beta mag is my belt buckle. I swear.

  • James Earl Jones

    High capacity .30 cal assault magaclip ghost bottle opener?

  • DIR911911 .

    more for the mall ninjas to drool over

  • Nicholas C

    Thats cool. Somewhat like the 3rd AR mag by Magneto Speed. While it cannot open beer bottles like this AK mag, it is a perfect mag for hunting with capacity restrictions.

  • imachinegunstuff

    I came up with this year’s ago by 40 rounders don’t for on a keychain

  • Some Rabbit

    Still illegal to possess in Washington, DC even if that’s a dud round.

    • ClazzyDonkey

      That moment when Europe has less restrictions on guns than some places in the US.

  • Eli C

    The AR magazine works perfectly for opening bottles. You’re just too likely to bend the feed lips. That’s why I only use my HK Steels to pop bottles tactically.

  • EdgyTrumpet

    The memes went too far.

  • USMC03Vet

    This is gonna go great with my tac sac.

    Ladies, contain yourselves.

  • iksnilol

    25 bucks for literally a single shot mag?

    At least make it 2-3 shots so that it’d be useful for hunting.

  • Dan Garrett

    Isn’t this why the Galil had a built-in bottle opener? Because the soldiers were using magazines to open bottles and bending the feed lips?

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  • jerry young

    Why cut down a magazine to make a bottle opener when you could just use a full capacity mag? as far as the AR goes back in the day the M16 had a 3 prong flash suppressor and was modified by the addition of a ring on the end, the reason we were told was to stop sticks and debris from getting caught in the end, whether that was true or not I don’t know but one of the stories I heard and my favorite one was because GI’s were using their M16 flash suppressors to open their beer, I personally never tried it even though I trained with the M16 and later carried the M16A1, I always carried a beer opener.

    • Boss

      We actually used the three prong flash suppressor on the M16 and M16A1 to twist off the wire on C-RAT cases.

      3rd MarDiv 2/4 1967-1969

      • jerry young

        Heard that one before too.