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Posted: 10/7/2004 12:34:38 PM EST
Hello.

I have some Klinton-era 10rd Glock factory mags (G17).

Now, even with magazine loaders, I can't fit 10 rounds into the mags. With loaders, I can get in 8 or 9 until it's just impossible to fit another in. With my fingers, I can get in 7 or so before I can't put any more in.


These are relatively new mags, so, I was wondering if I have to break these things in before they can accept the full 10 rounds. About how many loads/unloads must be done before they'll take a full load?
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 12:35:47 PM EST
I have a couple of the same mags.

I am able to get 10 rounds in, but your REALLY have to push HARD!
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 12:36:58 PM EST
My two 10 rd. G17 mags are tuff to get the last couple rounds in. It's hard but I can get them in there.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 12:48:46 PM EST
Do normal capacity mags experience this as well?

Are most Glock mags like this? Why does this happen?
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 12:49:16 PM EST
Those bastards have the strongest springs I have ever seen! Damn near takes a hammer to get #10 in. Thank goodness we can buy standard capacity mags again!
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 12:51:27 PM EST
New they are very hard to get the last round in. I have five 10-rounders and they were all really tight when new. I have 5 17 rounders on backorder. Hopefully I'll get them this month.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 1:11:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/7/2004 1:13:07 PM EST by glockguy40]
put some muscle into... even with new mags.... I am able to load 10 with a HKS loader, with the fingers it is much harder.

I hope you not using the Glock factory loader that came with your gun.... use a HKS speed loader, it make loading a snap.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 1:15:30 PM EST
I just loaded a pile of G19 mags today for my new Oly glock 9MM rifle- 10 and 15 and 32? rounds. You just have the stick your tounge out like so and cuss a little - they will hold what they advertise.

I think the cheap Glock loaded work way better then the fancy thumb dinger model - you can get more leverage.

Link Posted: 10/7/2004 1:15:56 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/7/2004 1:16:27 PM EST by Sturmwehr]

Originally Posted By glockguy40:
put some muscle into...



Would something like 75-lbs of pressure from a clamp be enough?

Link Posted: 10/7/2004 1:21:05 PM EST
its a consipracy the call it a 10 round but itttsss nottttt try lamaz he he hoooo he he hooo PUSH!
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 1:22:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sturmwehr:

Originally Posted By glockguy40:
put some muscle into...



Would something like 75-lbs of pressure from a clamp be enough?




I find unless the 9th round is actually DENTED by the 10th's insertion...You're not using enough muscle.

Further, IIRC the standard capacity mags are kinda hard to get the last one in but not to such an extent as to dent the second to the last round. However, I also note that the springs in my standard capacity mags take a set and have replaced a lot of em in the past 9-10 years. I am not impressed with Glocks mag springs. YMMV.

Sly
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 1:25:32 PM EST

Originally Posted By I-M-A-WMD:
I am not impressed with Glocks mag springs. YMMV.

Sly



Neither am I. I'm beginning to think that Glock once made springs for car suspensions.
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