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Old 12-03-2010, 03:26 AM   #1
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Last time at the range a single-stack 1911 magazine of mine (no brand name on it) has several failures to load. I set it aside and waited until my next trip, which was today.

Again, every other round was jamming on the feed ramp ONLY in this magazine.

Do I just throw it away? Do I mark with the scarlet letter and put it in the back of my safe? What?



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Old 12-03-2010, 03:29 AM   #2
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I'd mark it and hang onto it. You never know, you might find a gun it works in or come across a new spring for it and save the thing.



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Mark it, use it for practicing immediate action drills, tweek the lips to see if you can get it to work.

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I marked a hash on it with a sharpie and put it on my dresser (not even loaded). You think it could be the spring?

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I marked a hash on it with a sharpie and put it on my dresser (not even loaded). You think it could be the spring?
Spring, follower, feed lips. Try a Wolff mag spring +10%. Those are pretty good about fixing a lot of undersprung mags.
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Either figure out why it doesn't feed or toss it. Might be the spring or a bent retainer. If you can't figure it out toss it as it has no worth to you IMHO. The only good mag is the one that works everytime, fix it or dump it.

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5# double jack, big rock, smashed mag...Just Kidding

I like the Idea of saving it for FTF drills. I'd hit it with some spray paint so as not to ci=onfuse it with functioning mags. Also something you can drop in the dirt and not worry about.

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I just finally tossed a Kimber mag that I got tired of fooling with. The follower would catch somehow and it would FTF. I didn't think it was worth fooling with since it had a fixed baseplate.

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It's not like it's a Wilson. I'm of a mind to just toss it. Honestly, even the very best magazine would only get a couple of chances at the range. I don't like the idea of trusting my life to a failure.

So...an AR round through the center of it? How about tossing it in the air and trying to put a .45 through it in the air? Either of those would be fun and require a trip to the Estacada rock quarry.

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You can always use it for target practice!



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