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Bizinsteadofgame
06-19-2012, 7:30 PM
Hey guys I just bought a arsenal sgl 23 and I had the gun store remove arsenals mag. Lock and put in a regular mag release with a solar mag release block. The arsenal 10 round mag works perfectly fine but the tapco 10/30 mag won't lock I took a dremel tool to it but it still won't lock.anyone have a knowledge or experience, my gun store said being it back but its a hour and a half away. I want to fix it myself.

Carsgunsandchics
06-19-2012, 7:33 PM
Can you post pics of what you did to the mag? Usually the tab that locks under the mag release on the Tapco mags is way to thick and needs thinning.

zfields
06-19-2012, 7:34 PM
+1 on the mag release tab. I need to slam them in pretty hard the first 20-30 times. After that they work great for me.

Bizinsteadofgame
06-19-2012, 7:45 PM
I thinned it out did alot of things still didnt work It seems its a couple of hairs too short.

zfields
06-19-2012, 7:50 PM
What did you do to it. They should be accepted just fine unless the maglock was installed/adjusted incorrectly.

Bizinsteadofgame
06-19-2012, 7:56 PM
I didn't do anything to it, is it really possible they installed the mag block incorrectly? That would make the mag not fit?

zfields
06-19-2012, 8:00 PM
You said you took a dremel to the mag, wondering what you did.

And of course there is a possibility they F'ed up, but the Tapcos are a little oversized on the tabs. Like I said, I have to slam mine in at first on a non-maglocked rifle.

Carsgunsandchics
06-19-2012, 8:02 PM
Tapco's are funky, and overly thick. All of my Tapco mags had to be fit, whereas metal ones are practically drop in no fuss no muss.

zfields
06-19-2012, 8:07 PM
Tapco's are funky, and overly thick. All of my Tapco mags had to be fit, whereas metal ones are practically drop in no fuss no muss.

That sucks, they fit my draco no problem, and my saiga. The saiga they were very tight in though, draco is just right but floppy with metal mags. Bulgarian poly fit in there "ok".

Carsgunsandchics
06-19-2012, 8:18 PM
That sucks, they fit my draco no problem, and my saiga. The saiga they were very tight in though, draco is just right but floppy with metal mags. Bulgarian poly fit in there "ok".

The tab thickness between the 5 or 6 Tapco's varies allot.

zfields
06-19-2012, 8:21 PM
I've had 7 of them, sold 2 off with a rifle, never noticed a difference. Maybe I just got lucky :)

ZX-10R
06-20-2012, 6:19 AM
Never had to alter a Tapco mag at all. Those are my preferred mags. Cheap and reliable.

Bizinsteadofgame
06-20-2012, 5:23 PM
Problem solved I guess some mag. Releases are universal and have to be shaved to adjust for different aks and mags.