Dropped Glock mag ??

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    Dropped Glock mag ??

    Just checking to see if I missed anything in checking/inspecting a dropped, loaded, 15 round Glock magazine to a concrete floor from about 5'.

    "racked" slide to remove round in the "pipe" and rendered weapon safe.

    visually inspected exterior of magazine and floor plate noting only small minor dirt smudge at point of impact.

    clean dirt off by removing same.

    used thumb to manually unload/reload magazine twice and inspect each round for anything out of ordinary.

    Did not remove floorplate, but inspect follower/spring assembly for dirt/lint/"junk" with none noted.

    Cycle magazine in/out of mag well twice with nothing unusual detected.

    Just double checking as I am not a "gunsmith"...but ...not completely "Glock illiterate" either. Your thoughts are appreciated

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    That's about it if nothing is dammaged......you might want to check the follower area for burrs from the fall and when you have a chance take the mag apart to to be on the safe side as this is your carry...obviously. Id'd look at my round casings also.....when your life is at stake, take no chances....IMO.

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    I've dropped more Glock mags doing mag changes in practice/classes than I care to count. Glock mags are pretty hearty. I always give 'em a quick visual inspection but, for the most part, you aren't going to do anything to them dropping them from 'working' heights.
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    It's fine...take it out to the range and shoot it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    It's fine...take it out to the range and shoot it.
    I don't know; at 25 bucks a piece, I think I'd find something cheaper to shoot at...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    I've dropped more Glock mags doing mag changes in practice/classes than I care to count. Glock mags are pretty hearty. I always give 'em a quick visual inspection but, for the most part, you aren't going to do anything to them dropping them from 'working' heights.
    I'll second this. They are pretty darn tough.
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    It should be just fine.

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    It "should" be just fine. As others have state, lots of Glock mags hit the deck during training. With that said, I don't carry my training mags.

    My carry mags are initially checked for function with an occasions "dynamic unloading" at the range but, they NEVER hit the ground. I won't take the chance of a compromised magazine when I may need it the most.
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    From a Glock torture test I saw, IIRC, the magazine was dropped from 1000 feet, and it caused misfeeds in impact side of magazine. 5', I wouldn't worry after 2-3 mags fired with no issue
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    Glock mags are extremely tough. They should be fine. Just keep an eye on that one for a while to make sure it functions OK, then just carry on.

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    This, ladies and gents, is why you carry a spare mag....
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    I would not worry. The Glock is probably the most durable handgun around. And the mags are just as tough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGguy229 View Post
    This, ladies and gents, is why you carry a spare mag....
    Exactly why I am always carrying a spare magazine. You never know when things will go wrong.

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    Just remember,

    They are pretty much made to be thrown to the ground and another one jammed in during a firefight. Trainer I had actually would get a little frustrated with us if we babied the mags.

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    FWIW, I've dropped a few mags into the dirt/gravel during practice or training and never had a subsequent failure of any kind. However, I never drop or use dropped mags in my carry gun. I can tell "who's who" because my carry mags have a white dot on the base plate that I made on each one of them. I never use them for training.

    Probably not necessary but just like annual spring kit changes it makes me feel better.

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