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Posted: 12/29/2005 5:41:13 AM EDT
my mag catch is really stiff and take a LOT of pressure to drop the mag. is there a way to adjust the spring to make it drop easier?
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 6:07:20 AM EDT
You can get different weight springs from Brownells.

Mike
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 10:25:13 AM EDT
STI offers a lighter weight mag release spring.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 4:17:53 PM EDT
Be careful how light you go on the spring. When I first got my STI it would drop the mags out during a match, I made sure I didn`t hit the mag release also. Changed to a Wolff spring and no more problem.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 12:28:38 AM EDT
Cut one coil and try it again.

I would not cut more than one. Tried it - didn't work for me.

May be more of a button length problem than a spring pressure problem. I like the Ed Brown extended mag catch on my guns, using a stock length spring. The button is long enough to get more pressure on the mag catch when I purposely depress it, but not so long that I unintentionally depress it.

Bewared - a new match catch does require a slight bit of fitting.
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 5:17:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hitachifixer:
Be careful how light you go on the spring. When I first got my STI it would drop the mags out during a match, I made sure I didn`t hit the mag release also. Changed to a Wolff spring and no more problem.



doh. just ordered the STI
Link Posted: 12/30/2005 3:41:03 PM EDT
Are you sure the inside of the catch is smooth?
That might make the pressure needed to operats seem highter than nessary
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