Well, I thought the same thing you know, but looking at the mag it seems to be in perfect condition. Not bent, not twisted, swelled or anything like that. I can only assume it fits that tight, or there is something inside the magazine chamber I'm not seeing... I love the gun, it feels great in my hand and seems to work fine after you actually get the mag in. It just sucks that it's that hard to get in or eject. But like I said, think I'll have the gunsmith look at it, he likes a challenge.