Dirty magazines

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    Dirty magazines

    I just took apart the magazine on my PT145 and it was pretty dirty. I was thinking that this may have cause a future jam due to the mechanism sticking from dirt and grit.

    How many others take this step?
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    I took apart one of my Glock mags that doesn't spend much time in the gun. It wasn't bad, but at least I know now how much of a pain it is to take a Glock mag apart!

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    I clean my mags when I clean my gun. Hot soapy water, dry then oil.

    If it was my glock mag I put in the dishwasher when I do the dishes. (This is a joke) Now LOL.

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    Just like sp2022 I clean mine every time I clean the gun. The only thing I dont do is use any oil on or in the mag. I have heard that if oil gets in the primer it can cause the bullet not to go bang when you need it to.

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    I had the same issue.

    I ordered the GTUL and it works great!GTUL

    I also immerse my field stripped Glock in Prolix lubricant/cleaner
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    Always wipe down the outside and clean the feedlips after every outing. Take it apart and clean the inside and spring every few hundred rounds.
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    The only thing I dont do is use any oil on or in the mag. I have heard that if oil gets in the primer it can cause the bullet not to go bang when you need it to.
    I oil them because of the hot soapy water drys out the metal, light oil to prevent rust. I had bought a Sig mag had light surface rust. Need I say I was not happy. I called where I bought it from. They said it was not there fault and dont know what happened. Lub and oil is your freind rust is not.

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    Many years ago I was having major feed problems with one of my .40 cal. The guy in the stall next to me at the range said "how often do you clean your mags" I said huh! I took them home, took them apart and could not believe how much gunk was in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sp2022 View Post
    I oil them because of the hot soapy water drys out the metal, light oil to prevent rust. I had bought a Sig mag had light surface rust. Need I say I was not happy. I called where I bought it from. They said it was not there fault and dont know what happened. Lub and oil is your freind rust is not.
    +1. Don't think a light coat will ruin the primer. I know the BOT isn't the end all be all, but evidence that this fear is greatly exaggerated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnklFungus View Post
    I just took apart the magazine on my PT145 and it was pretty dirty. I was thinking that this may have cause a future jam due to the mechanism sticking from dirt and grit.

    How many others take this step?
    Each manufacturer will have a recommendation for the cycle cleaning a magazine however a spring replacement is probably equally important if you are having trouble with a magazine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfshead View Post
    I had the same issue.

    I ordered the GTUL and it works great![url=http://www.mygtul.com/]GTUL[/url]

    I also immerse my field stripped Glock in Prolix lubricant/cleaner

    I ordered this, also...and it makes things a lot easier.
    Unfortunately, I didn't find out about these until I had just finished replacing the bottom of 8 of my wife's Glock-26 mags with the Pearse pinky extension...it was a pain using a small punch and a pair of pliers.
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    As has been stated earlier, I clean the mags when I clean my weapon. Just becomes part of the procedure. I guess one of those things, I hate seeing dirty mags like I hate seeing a dirty weapon.
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    This does raise a point of CC that I have had since I have started carrying my G26 as my EDC firearm.

    How often should we be submitting our EDC handguns to a gunsmith/armorer to be sure it is operating to optimum efficiency & to manufacturers specifications?

    I would appreciate any comments on this subject.
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    I first thought the title of this thread would be about "Playboy" or other mags.

    Seriously. I do check my magazines after shooting to see if there are any obstructions, dirt or residue to keep them in good operating condition.
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    Has anyone ever used Break Free to lube your magazine after cleaning them.

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