This is why I test magazines at the range

This is why I test magazines at the range

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    This is why I test magazines at the range

    I went to the range this morning to practice with my LCP and a Glock 36. Everything went smoothly with the LCP as always. Great ccw.

    I had 2 new magazines for the Glock 36. First magazine, no problems. With the next magazine there were problems. First round was difficult to chamber, it took 3 attempts before the round was stripped into the chamber. First round fired and ejected, second live round was jammed in between the feed ramp and the slide at a 90 degree vertical angle. Removed the magazine from the pistol and the remaining rounds litterly fell out of the magazine.

    Looked down inside the magazine and the follower was stuck toward the bottom of the magazine. While looking at it, the follower exploded upward and partially exited the top of the magazine at a 90 degree angle. Good thing I was wearing safety glasses.




    (fix pics ~ qks)

    The rest of the range session went smoothly. I called Glock customer service this afternoon and left a message asking for a new magazine.

    This was a good day for reminders, always test your equipment, and always wear those safety glasses when shooting. You never know what can happen.
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    Thats a great reminder. I had a floor plate pop off slinging ammo and the entire contents of the magazine went flying all over the place.
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    A good reason to buy extra mags for your guns ; )
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    Quote Originally Posted by hogdaddy View Post
    A good reason to buy extra mags for your guns ; )
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    And a good reason to carry extra mags!
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    and a good reason to clean your magazines every now and then!
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    Magazines can cause all sorts of problems. I like having plenty of them, and rotate them so that I know the spares are still working properly.
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    This is also a good example of one of the many reasons you might need a spare magazine when carrying.
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    This is also a good example of one of the many reasons you might need a spare magazine when carrying.
    Or a snubby. Who doesn't like having a snubby?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
    ...This was a good day for reminders, always test your equipment, and always wear those safety glasses when shooting. You never know what can happen.
    And a hat! Last time I was at the range I forgot to wear one and I got smacked in the forehead by a spent casing from the guy next to me, lol.
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    Glad you had your eyewear on!

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    Exclamation

    Don't know what the stats are now, but before I retired (a bit over 10 years ago) some 70% of all our failures were miss-feeds, jams, etc caused by mag problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
    Don't know what the stats are now, but before I retired (a bit over 10 years ago) some 70% of all our failures were miss-feeds, jams, etc caused by mag problems.
    I can believe that. I remember when the 3rd generation Smiths came out, they were more reliable than anything on the market at the time, but far less reliable by the standards of today.

    One thing has never changed though, revolvers still go bang. However, I do like a good bottom feeder.

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