Dropping the mag out of my PT-111

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    Dropping the mag out of my PT-111

    I have found, over the last few months of range work, that when going quickly for my PT-111 my thumb seems to rest on the magazine release button. This is of course bad as I am sometimes shooting and compress the button just enough so that the next round does not feed. I have modified my grip, but still in the heat of the moment that is just where my thumb rests. Is there anything I can do to stiffen the mag release or am I left with the other two options (continue to modify my grip or sell the firearm)?

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    have you tried moving the mag release to the opposite side of the grip this would require a little retraining put may be worth a look? let us know how it works out for you i just bought one of these fine little pistols but have yet to get to take her for an outing. good luck

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    Hmmm...I hadn't thought of that...I may have to give that a try.

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    I had the same problem with Glocks slide release, I just retrained my hands. Heres how I did it; At the range, I put a piece of scotch tape over both the slide stop and mag release. That way it would feel weird resting my fingers on those surface and my hand found a better position. After a few range outings, problem solved.
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    I had to change my grip on mine so the magazine would not drop out. Steve48

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    Or add a drop of hot glue from a craft hot glue gun right before the mag release.
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    On the P-11 I used to have I filed the mag release a little more flush with the grip. That way it took a bit more deliberate effort to release it.
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