I know this must be a common issue but my factory mags kept seeming to not have the push upwards. Fully loaded, the springs didnt seem to force the round to the top quickly and even seemed to stick a bit, like the springs were clinging to something. So, I did what most people have done here. I ordered Wolff springs with extra power. I do not know if the issue is solved but the springs are way more powerful when I put them in. I need to try these out at the range soon. Any thoughts as to why they may stick a bit in the mag? followers? My glock mags are flawless so it is confusing why Para can not just make a mag that works well out of factory.
edit- sorry if confusing... hard to explain.
Ok, so I took the thing to the range today and the follower seems to stick or something to the sides of the inside of the mag when a few rounds are inserted-preventing it from pushing upwards. Is there some sort of coating I can put on it so it does not get stuck on the way up. Note: this is after I replaced the springs with Wolff plus power springs.
Did you give the mag a good cleaning? Inside and the follower. It's not generally recommended to lube mags.
My Para mags gave me a few problems until I got the Wolffs, but not since.
There were no failures at the range but when loading one mage the follower just stayed halfway down and never came up. I had to mess with it and pull it up with a screwdriver .You know, cleaning them well may do the trick. I heard that you can put some teflon spray in them. how is that done?
Also, on a side note. Took my anti-gun Bro in law from the UK to the range and he was all smiles.
I've seen this happen before with springs that were put in backward. Not saying this is your issue, but it's something to consider. Other than that, I would look at the mag and look for dents or a badly welded seam. Para factory mags usually have a nice finish, and should not be binding. I own, shoot, and work on Paras often, and factory mags are rarely a problem other than the crappy springs, which you already addressed.
I cleaned them out and hopefully that will address the issue. One of my mags is not great but just have to keep working on it.
I have one hi cap for my P-13 and it was unreliable. Put in a Wolfe mag spring and now it works with everything I stuff in it. Made a difference in my P-13.
I also changed out the mag catch spring and got a Ed Brown mag catch to solve issues with premature mag release and I don't think a plastic mag catch on metal mags is a bright idea.