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by 03Lightningrocks
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Mag capacity + 1 or just what it holds
Replies: 40
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Re: Mag capacity + 1 or just what it holds

I have a Glock 17 Gen 1 that has had full mags since the mid eighties and it runs perfect every time. It is my "bedside weapon". :fire

A few years back during one of the magazine shortages I purchased some of them new fangled plastic pro mags for my AR. After reading on this forum about the lips wearing out I always kept a cap on the lips but continued to fully stuff them.

I do the same as NotRPB and use high capacity mags in my G27 a replacement pocket mags.
by 03Lightningrocks
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Mag capacity + 1 or just what it holds
Replies: 40
Views: 1571

Re: Mag capacity + 1 or just what it holds

LTUME1978 wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:06 pm
stroo wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:09 pm
ARs and some older handguns used to have jamming issues if the mags were loaded to full capacity. That is the reason for downloading by a round or 2. Having said that I have not heard of a gun jamming because of a fully loaded mag in probably 20 years.
The reason for the download by 2 on the AR is to make it easier (or possible) to insert a loaded magazine on a closed bolt. I have had no issues inserting a loaded magazine on any of my pistols with the slide down.
I was one of the first to get their then popular Kahr P380. I was so excited by it back then I actually bought two, one for my son and one for me. His came about four months before mine. Both of those darned things would either stove pipe or FTF if the magazines were loaded full. After three trips back to Kahr mine still has feeding issues but is retired due to lack of faith in the weapon.
by 03Lightningrocks
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Mag capacity + 1 or just what it holds
Replies: 40
Views: 1571

Re: Mag capacity + 1 or just what it holds

It seems most of us are full mag plus one. There was a theory bantered about a few years ago that keeping the mags stuffed full for prolonged periods would affect the springs. Anything to this?
by 03Lightningrocks
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Mag capacity + 1 or just what it holds
Replies: 40
Views: 1571

Re: Mag capacity + 1 or just what it holds

I have heard it done both ways but I have not been able to tell a difference in any of my magazines.

I do have a Kahr or two that has complained about a full mag plus one. I don't know if it is a Kahr issue or just my bad luck.

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