How to fix a misfeeding magazine?

How to fix a misfeeding magazine?

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    How to fix a misfeeding magazine?

    I have a KelTec p11, which is supposed to take S&W 5900 mags. I mainly wanted to do with because of the 15 round magazine that could be used with the gun.

    Problem is, I've gone through 3 mags now, and none of them reliably feed. The stock mag I have put 400 rounds through with 1 misfeed, and a .25% failure rate I will take.

    However the 15 rounds mags will misfeed reliabily every 2-3 rounds. The first bit I fired I got 5 rounds off without a hitch. The next 5 had 2 misfeeds and finally a bullet got turned 90 degrees and was facing downwards in the mag, jamming the thing up and I had to take out the mag and fix it. This is my 3rd 15 rounder that doesn't feed reliably at ALL.

    On top of that, I have a 20 rounder (more for a joke, it sticks out the bottom more than the height of the gun) and that thing doesn't feed more than 1 rounds before some kind of misfeed. Obviously thats not the mag I plan on carrying with.

    So, aside from keeping the stock 10 rounder in the gun for carrying (which is what I am doing right now) what can be done to make these mags reliable, aside from switching them out with a replacement?
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    Are they factory S&W 5900 magazines? Aftermarket Promag magazines are notorious for problems. You may be able to tweak the feed lips (tighter or looser) to help the feeding problem

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    Buy some factory 12 rounders and they will feed,anytime you buy non factory mags you can have problems,I learned the hard way
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    anytime you buy non factory mags you can have problems
    That's almost a guarantee. Save the aftermarket/non-stock magazines for the range and malfunction clearance drills. Stick with OEM to depend on for carry. Just my opinion.

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    When I have mags that MIS-FEED and I can't fix them, I stomp them so someone else will not get them and try to defense themselves with them. It is good that you have actually tried them and found out the easy way. Off brand / misc mags are known for issues. Use factory - then you can have the factory fix the issue.
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    go over to the kel tec site and see if they can help. but i would just get the factory 12 round mags.
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