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Old 03-25-2016, 07:25 AM   #1
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9rd 9mm magazines that came with my Tactical Pro. Can anyone recommend another magazine?
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Originally Posted by Suhrbogner View Post
9rd 9mm magazines that came with my Tactical Pro. Can anyone recommend another magazine?
How about a little more on what you didn't like?
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:04 AM   #3
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Well it's difficult to fit all nine rds in the mag. Then the spring tension is so much thats it's difficult to chamber a round. If i hit the slide release the nose of the round just stops at the feed ramp. I have to pull back on the slide a few times to get the round to chamber. But if i put less than 9 rds in the mag everything works great.
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I never put 9 in mine either. To much trouble. If your going to carry it, 8 plus one in the chamber should be enough to get the job done.



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Originally Posted by Suhrbogner View Post
Well it's difficult to fit all nine rds in the mag. Then the spring tension is so much thats it's difficult to chamber a round. If i hit the slide release the nose of the round just stops at the feed ramp. I have to pull back on the slide a few times to get the round to chamber. But if i put less than 9 rds in the mag everything works great.
Not that I am an expert, but I thought the conventional wisdom in that situation with a new mag is to load it up and let it sit for a while so the spring gets "broken-in" so to speak.
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Springs don't break in from just compressing. They have to be worked both ways before they give a little or at all. Just download by one for awhile. After putting a few hundreds rounds through, try the last round again.


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Originally Posted by Suhrbogner View Post
Well it's difficult to fit all nine rds in the mag. Then the spring tension is so much thats it's difficult to chamber a round. If i hit the slide release the nose of the round just stops at the feed ramp. I have to pull back on the slide a few times to get the round to chamber. But if i put less than 9 rds in the mag everything works great.
First, I suggest you invest in an
Uplula, Uplula,
it will make loading your magazines easy and it will work with .380, 9mm, .357, 10mm, .40 and .45.

Second because your gun is new and tight it needs all the help operating the action it can get. Releasing the slide with the slide stop (it's not a slide release) is not taking full advantage of the recoil spring. When you're ready to release the slide draw the slide back all the way and release it (called slingshoting).
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:43 AM   #8
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In my experience, the mag will loosen up after a few uses. Ive had mags that get spring bind. To fix, get a piece of wood and vigorously work the ramp and spring up and down. For me that fixes the problems quickly.
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Sounds like you have received some good advice. Enjoy your Tactical Pro, The pro models are my favorite.Clean lube and shoot!
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Originally Posted by Chuck43 View Post
First, I suggest you invest in an Uplula, it will make loading your magazines easy and it will work with .380, 9mm, .357, 10mm, .40 and .45.

Second because your gun is new and tight it needs all the help operating the action it can get. Releasing the slide with the slide stop (it's not a slide release) is not taking full advantage of the recoil spring. When you're ready to release the slide draw the slide back all the way and release it (called slingshoting).

I agree with my Brother Chuck, Uplula is the best thing since sliced bread.

Slingshot the slide is the best way to load the first round.

Joes1911magmania sells very good range magazines for fair prices. I own his full and compact size 9mm mags and have not had any problems with them. He also sells .45acp magazines.
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