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M4rk
03-27-2011, 11:30 PM
basically, i filed down areas of the mag that was having some resistance. it was a trial and error type of thing. insert the mag multiple times, release it, insert, release.... and u will see areas that has scratch marks from all the rubbing. then, just scrape or file it down... until u get a smooth release. i used a S&W folding knife to scrape/shave the areas. u can use sand paper if u want, i just didnt have any. i did most of the filing on pic2 and pic3.


http://i53.tinypic.com/21109ax.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/wk5n2v.jpg

http://i51.tinypic.com/66lqxe.jpg

M4rk
03-27-2011, 11:33 PM
and this is without meesing with the gun. gravity drop, voilla!!!

jackandblood
03-27-2011, 11:38 PM
hmmm maybe, but last time out I had the opposite problem. Needed to give the mag a firm tap on the bottom (it enjoys it) to get it seated. I would be weary about filing stuff down. you dont want to have mags that drop unintended.

M4rk
03-27-2011, 11:46 PM
ya, in understand wut ur sayin. thats why u have to be a bit carefull not to get carried away on filing/shaving it down. i took me a good 20-30 mins shaving it little by little, tried it, shave, tried it... until i got it to drop drop down. and i also checked by pulling on the mag while its in loaded in, and its there tight. worst comes to worst, u mess up, its jus the mag, can be replaced easy... atleast its not the gun that gets ruined.

jkonquer
03-28-2011, 7:58 AM
when i purchased the 20/10 mags they were much, much easier to take off. i notice that the rectangle part on the side of the mag is a lot thinner (the third picture you posted)

M4rk
03-29-2011, 7:47 PM
when i purchased the 20/10 mags they were much, much easier to take off. i notice that the rectangle part on the side of the mag is a lot thinner (the third picture you posted)
ya they are... compare to the stock 10 rounder one.

riflem16a4
03-29-2011, 8:13 PM
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