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Author Topic: !st round chambering  (Read 10870 times)

Ben B.

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Re: !st round chambering
« Reply #30 on: June 04, 2019, 03:35:51 PM »
Ive been eyeballing the tabs, but havent touched one yet.

aracing

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Re: !st round chambering
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2019, 10:25:45 AM »
I dipped a toothpick into white fingernail polish and made a dot on the side of the follower through one of the 2 holes near the top of an empty magazine. When filing the follower legs I could visually see how much I could shorten and still allow for the follower to cover the 2 holes on an empty magazine. I set the angle of the follower legs onto a carpenters bevel to insure the correct angle when filing was finished. I just rubbed the follower back and forth on a flat file until I removed enough. Didn't really need the bevel. The top of 7 rounds now feeds ok if I am not slow or weak about racking.

DryrotUK1985

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Re: !st round chambering
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2019, 11:35:48 AM »
i have 6 mags, 2 gen 1 and the others gen 2. all have been tweaked in the tab areas by straightening them a bit and removing any sharp edges. followers in the gen 1 pair were trimmed 1/16 inch. still needs more. i mainly run the gen2 mags. reliability is not an issue and i can cycle federal hydro shock through without a problem

aracing

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Re: !st round chambering
« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2019, 04:40:51 AM »
Tested my mag with the shortened follower at the range. Two 50 round boxes of Federal Syntech. Hand racked the 1st of each 7 round mag (14 mags). Only 1 nose dived, but I think it was my fault not getting the slide back far enough. A simple 2nd rack pushed it in. (This 1st round racking could have been tested at home rather than at the range, but I wanted to test the cycling with the shortened magazine follower.) The gun functioned flawlessly through the 100 rounds.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2019, 07:15:56 AM by aracing »

 

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