Originally Posted by LotzORemmies
So what exactly are we looking at in the last pic?
Sorry. It's the Wilson Combat magazine follower. I actually found it on EBay. If you knew what the factory follower looked like, you'd know why I changed it. Wait a minute....................
Here's the factory flimsy plastic follower that I feel needs replaced with something more substantial. If you own one, you'll know what I mean. Whenever I obtain a firearm of any sort, there's just some simple things I have in mind, and that includes being the most reliable I can make it. Why you ask don't all firearms come exactly the way we want them to be from the start? Well, there are a few short answers to that question, and I'll highlight them. #1...it's not a perfect world. #2...if it came the exact way we wanted them, then they would be too expensive and then we wouldn't have enough. #3...you've got to realize that every manufacturer leaves a door opened for aftermarket manufacturers....one feeds the other at the bottom line.
I can crush the factory orange follower with two fingers and it's thin. Imagine that with a fully loaded magazine under spring compression and the spring working it's way around the follower or worse yet, the follower folding up sideways in the magazine tube. I'm not saying it will, but like I said.......I depend on my firearms to get the job done, and none of mine have ever let me down in the field. I just do what's necessary to feel the utmost confidence in all that I have. What's a $5 part worth in the long run?