This is a discussion on Fit 17 rounds in a 17 round magazine? within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I just bought a Beretta 92A1 that came with a 17 round magazine, but I can't seem to be able to squeeze 17 rounds into ...
I would say let them sit loaded for a while to lossen the springs
Or if you need them now get a mag loader
or try mecgear mags for the 92 . I have 20 rounder that I could load by hand first time off
I have the PX4 with 17 round mags. The springs are very tight when new. Even after some use it's still a tight fit but I can do it now. Get an Uplula and you can get the 17th round in.
+1 for getting an uplula. A must have for those who actually shoot.
This is kind old school I guess and I imagine few do it anymore. But I routinely carry with one short in the mag. In years past it was done to aid reliability of feeding.
I dont guess there is much of reason nowadays to that practice but with me its just a habit thats hard to break.
As is being said load it up one short and run a couple of mags thru it or let it set for a few days. Then youll be able to get the last round in.
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I had one Glock mag that absolutely would not take a full load even after sitting loaded for a long time and being used on the range a lot. Finally, Gramps took out the spring and clipped off "a wee bit" and it's been fine ever since.
Probably not something that should be done by people who aren't sure what "a wee bit" is..........and definitely not until the other suggestions have been followed.
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I have a hard time getting the last round in my Glock mags when they're new, but a few times later they're fine.
buy an UpLULA mag loader.
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+1 on the Uplula. It makes loading the mags much easier.
I had the same problem with my Glock 30 magazines when they were brand new. I left them loaded for a few days with as many rounds as I could manage to squeeze in. I found that it became easier over time to add the remaining rounds, but the springs are still pretty tight. I had not heard of the Uplula, but plan to check it out.
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Did somebody mention an Uplula loader? lol.
I had the same problem with my M&P40C. I tried letting them sit loaded (with great difficulty) for a few days. But didn't notice any improvement. I finally got an Uplula loader (best $30 I've spent in a long time) & found that at the range with shooting a mag empty & reloading that after awhile I could get that last round in by hand easier. I've determined that loading & unloading & reloading does the trick. I still use the loader as it's much faster & saves valuable range time as well as my thumb. A few months ago I bought a couple of full size mags for use in the compact & immediately started loading them with the Uplula right from the start & now I can get all 15 rounds in them by hand if necessary. I've found that the first round should be loaded by hand & the rest with the loader. The follower can be scratched otherwise.
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Work on your grip strength (not trying to be a jerk, seriously), after a few loading and unloading it'll loosen up a bit anyway.
And excellent choice in a pistol- Beretta 92's are often over looked now a days, but they are excellent.
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