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Old 01-20-2014, 06:26 PM   #31
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The Maglula Uplula works on any caliber from 9mm to 45 ACP.

However since 9mm and 380 ACP are the same size diameter, logically it would work on 380s as well.

In fact it definitely works with magazines for a Bersa Thunder 380 as I used my loader on my FiL's magazine.

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http://www.midwayusa.com/product/952670/maglula-uplula-pistol-magazine-loader-and-unloader-polymer-black
Yea, I was pretty sure I used it once or twice on my Bodyguard. The Bodyguard's mags were pretty easy to hand load (unlike the 938) so I usually did it that way.
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I really like my P938 but I have never felt comfortable carrying it because of the short barrel and lack of ammo test results. The Speer Gold Dot is tried and true in larger guns but has failed for more than one tester in the P938. After watching test video on YouTube by shootingthebull I now can carry my gun with confidence of good ballistics using the 124 grain Federal HST. I was using 124 grain +p Gold Dot but seldom carried my P938.

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I really like my P938 but I have never felt comfortable carrying it because of the short barrel and lack of ammo test results. The Speer Gold Dot is tried and true in larger guns but has failed for more than one tester in the P938. After watching test video on YouTube by shootingthebull I now can carry my gun with confidence of good ballistics using the 124 grain Federal HST. I was using 124 grain +p Gold Dot but seldom carried my P938.
What kind of failure are you referring to? Mechanical or penetration? First I've heard of this.
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He must be talking a ballistics failure due to the 3" barrel…although this can't be the 1st gun to ever shoot a 9mm HP out of a 3" barrel.

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Yea, this would apply to any gun with that ballistic and that length barrel. Use the appropriate ammunition, as in any firearm. Certainly the small .380's must have even worse ballistics.

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Oh, and BTW, I noticed on E-Bay the other day that there are 938 7 round extended mags aplenty for reasonable money. If you buy 2, you can get them for MSRP, or a little less, including shipping.

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Greetings all. This is my first post here.

I have the P938 in SAS. This is my everyday carry gun and I have to fight my wife for it on occasion. She loves it as much as I do. It is amazingly accurate for its size. We both hit ping pong balls hung on fishing line at 7 yards.

This gun is only about 6 months old. I have about 800 rounds through it---zero jams---zero jams of any kind. I cleaned the weapon well before using it the first time and after each range day. I broke it in on Winchester NATO 124gn and have used plain Winchester 115gn as well as some Federal 115gn. My defense ammo is Corbon 115gn +P.

I carry it IWB, in a shirt holster, and in some pockets with a De Santis Super Fly (with flap). My wife carries it in a can can belly band as well as a shirt holster.

I've read in these posts about the top round stripping off. Yes, this is normal. You will see this happen when you load up a magazine, insert it into the gun, then chamber a round and eject the magazine. You will notice the top round in the magazine is not flush with the rear of magazine. It may strip off and fall out if you pull the magazine out too quickly. The round moves forward in the mag, I think, to ensure it will feed well after the previous round in the chamber is fired. When you drop the mag, if you drop it slowly and carefully, you will likely not strip the top round out.

I use the 6 round flush mag as well as the 7 round mags (I have two of these). I practice with both at the range and will alternately carry whichever one I need depending upon my clothing that day. The 7rd tends to catch more on clothing IWB. All the mags are "Sig" brand and they all perform the same when ejecting a mag that has rounds in it.

One last note. Be VERY careful when reassembling the gun after cleaning. Follow the directions that talk about carefully pushing down/forward on the extractor when pushing the slide back on. There are U-tube videos that demonstrate this. I have had no trouble with it, but I can see that if I slammed it back together like I have so many other full frame autos I would have damaged the gun.

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Huh. Interesting. My mag only drops about 1/4" or so, and definitely strips off a round even time. Although, I wonder if round count affects it. I only have maybe 50 rounds through mine, tops. I'd also be interested in hearing from somebody with a nearly new one, with 0-50 rounds through theirs.
The magazine needs to be adjusted, it is too tall. Carefully measure the space in the top of the magazine. Use a light hammer or even a heavy pair of pliers to tap the top of the magazine down until it clears the slide. Use a file to restore the clearance in the top of the magazine and remove any sharp edges.

When you tap the top of the slide down use great caution, only one or two strikes. Then insert the magazine in the gun to see if it functions.
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So you're talking about the feed lips, right? About how far down, in thousandths, do you have to tap it?

Actually, why would the height of the feed lips affect this? It feeds the top round fine, every time, it's the second round in the mag we're concerned about. Tapping the feed lips will only cause a tight mag, (vertically, as in getting rounds into it), to get tighter. I need more info, but will think about it.

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John Deer,
You are saying the Mag is too tall and this is causing the second round to move forward a tiny bit in the mag when the top round is chambered? If so, I am not sure I agree, but I'll leave mine as is. Sig installed a bump on the top of each mag to keep the rounds in place when they are in the gun. This works and the gun never jams---ever. Plus, all three Mags are the same. And I would also add that my pistol only came with one 6 rd mag. I purchased the two 7rd Mags at two different times from two different vendors---both NIB Sig brand.

I'm very happy with the gun as is. All it takes is a little finesse when removing a loaded mag after you've chambered a round---no big deal.

Thanks much though. Cheers to everyone for a great site.

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