August 20th, 2006 06:32 AM
Rattling ammo in spare mags
I use wilson combat magazines for my 1911. The issue I'm having as I'm walking sometimes I can hear the ammo rattling in the magazine. Any way to silence it without messing up the magazine?
"[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
They are left in full possession of them."
Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
August 20th, 2006 07:17 AM
Would suggest that you STOP putting .40S&W into the .45ACP mag.
Actually..........most all my mags do the same thing. Wilsons,CM's,etc. Some of the double stack mags will do it also. Shot a Glock the other day and it did it with a OEM G-17 mag stuffed full.
It might have something to do with shape(ojive) of bullet,OAL of loaded rd.,internal demensions of mag.etc.,etc.
I have never been able to say that the slight rattle has anything whatsoever to do with the performance of the mag. Even some of the mags that you have to put your foot on in order to get the last rd. into,rattle.
I have found that lots of the revo's will rattle their loaded ammo,front to back in the cylinder also.
You'd just think that ammo that is squshed between the top of mag and the follower would remain tighter all the way through the stack. ----------
August 20th, 2006 07:35 AM
If it's a magazine built by Mec-Gar, call them about the loose ammo. They had an issue in some of their mags with loose ammo, especially for the Taurus PT111. They have a fix they will email you.
August 20th, 2006 01:18 PM
I've got this problem with my H&K. The mags rattle when full. Never when its short a round. Doesn't effect performance but it is REALLY annoying. All but one of my mags do it.
The Gunsite Blog
ITFT / Quick Kill Review
"It is enough to note, as we have observed, that the American people have considered the handgun to be the quintessential self-defense weapon." - Justice Scalia, SCOTUS - DC v Heller - 26 JUN 2008
August 20th, 2006 02:17 PM
I have found this quite a bit - not tho interestingly enough in SIG mag's.
I have a load of Argentine nice quality mags for BHP and they will rattle when fully charged. Function does not seem affected at all.
Chris - P95
NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.
"To own a gun and assume that you are armed
is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."
- a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.
August 20th, 2006 03:05 PM
Used to get that
I used to get that in my Smith. Again, only when fully loaded, it would stop if the mag was short a round.
I found that if I tapped the back of the magazine against the edge of a counter or something (not hard, just a couple of quick taps) it would stop. Would do that before I went out.
Also for me doesn't happen on my Sig.
August 21st, 2006 01:45 AM
Happens with my Sig factory mag, but not my Mec-Gar aftermarkets.
"I am a Soldier. I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.
August 21st, 2006 02:35 AM
Never experienced a problem with my glock mags.
"If you do something to help someone and more than two people know about it, you did it for the wrong reasons." Officer Matt Lovejoy
By EBC in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
Last Post: September 21st, 2009, 12:06 AM
By jimbosyn in forum Defensive Carry Guns
Last Post: May 5th, 2009, 09:08 PM
By Ram Rod in forum General Firearm Discussion
Last Post: February 28th, 2008, 07:47 PM
By wht06rado in forum Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics
Last Post: January 21st, 2008, 06:22 AM
By Shizzlemah in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
Last Post: January 18th, 2007, 05:23 PM
Search tags for this page
wilson combat magazine rattle
wilson combat mags rattle
Click on a term to search for related topics.
» DefensiveCarry Sponsors