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Thu Nov 3, 2016, 12:40 AM

new magizines

what is the best way to break in new magazines?

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gejohnston Nov 2016 OP
ManiacJoe Nov 2016 #1
gejohnston Nov 2016 #4
ManiacJoe Nov 2016 #5
Paladin Nov 2016 #2
gejohnston Nov 2016 #3
Paladin Nov 2016 #6
Kang Colby Dec 2016 #7

Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 06:14 AM

1. Do magazines need a break-in period?

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 12:57 PM

4. don't know.

I have always owned revolvers other than a couple of .22s. When it comes to long guns, let's just say I think Jim Zumbo got a bad rap.
At any rate, bought my first center fire semi auto pistol, new, and found that the magazine springs are extremely stiff.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 12:09 AM

5. Yes, they start like that.

Load them and shoot them. The springs will loosen up.

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 07:01 AM

2. 92% of your posts are in the Gun Control/RKBA group, and you're asking such a question?

Sorry, gejohnston, but your agenda is showing. How about explaining yourself?

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Response to Paladin (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 4, 2016, 12:52 PM

3. I'm basically a revolver person

when it comes to handguns. There are a number of practical reasons for this, none of them having to do with politics. One is reliability when the wilderness during Wyoming's arctic like winters.
so this is my first semi-auto pistol purchased new. That also means new magazines with stiffer than shit springs. That is my explanation. I'm not a collector nor a hobbyist, so I don't claim to be and expert.

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Response to gejohnston (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 5, 2016, 03:05 PM

6. Fair enough.

Sorry I can't offer any tips on semi-auto magazines. Perhaps some private messages to participants in the Gun Control/RKBA group would be beneficial to you; Lord knows that semi-autos are popular, over there.

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Response to gejohnston (Original post)

Sun Dec 4, 2016, 10:50 PM

7. Two options

Cycle through them a few dozen times at the range....or load them to capacity and let them sit for a few weeks....in a secure manner of course.

A good magazine doesn't need a break in for functional shooting purposes, but doing one of the above will make them easier to load by hand.

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