Frequently Asked Questions
Things we’ve seen that affect magazine function
- Not getting rounds fully seated to the back of the magazine; the rims like to hang up in the extractor grooves of the cartridges below them, giving the mag a good couple of raps on the back of the spine after loading will help seat the cartridges all the way to the back of the magazine.
- Mold lines on followers not allowing the followers to move smoothly; may wear in, but can be scraped or sanded.
- Spot welds and/or ripples in the sheet metal on the inside of the magazine preventing followers from moving smoothly; may wear the follower enough to start working reliably.
- Springs in backwards, either front to back swapped or top to bottom swapped.
- On older magazines the cutout in the front wasn’t deep enough, and case mouths would catch.
- Stiffening ridges on older magazine feed lips were deeper, and would catch in the extractor groove of the cases.
- Burrs and/or sharp edges on feed lips and in front of the feed lips grab cases.