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Do G36 Mags Drop Free?

Discussion in 'Thin to Win - G36 Club' started by JLM63, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. JLM63

    JLM63

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    Hi All,
    Picked up my new G36 last night. Used my GSSF discount. I ran a box of Federal FMJ and WWB JHP's through it at the range while I was there. I noticed the mags don't drop free, I have to pull them out. Is this normal? There was also polymer "burrs" on the upper front edge by the front edge of the follower.

    Thanks.
     
  2. rlcoy58

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    The G36 I sold to a friend about 5 years ago and the one I bought 2 months ago both drop mags free with no problems.
     


  3. Jack23

    Jack23 I. B. Glockin'

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    I've had my 36 for 6 years and used numerous mags in it. No matter which one I was using (all were Glock factory mags for that gun) it dropped every time I pushed the mag release button.
     
  4. JLM63

    JLM63

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    Thanks. I'll have to look into it more closely to see where it's hanging up at. I disassembled and cleaned it last night and they both still drop about 1/4" and then stop.

    I've got a barrel, sights and more mags on the way. :)
     
  5. hakuin

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    I have put 350+ rds through mine so far with 5 mags, and they all drop free...maybe I'm just lucky.
     
  6. JLM63

    JLM63

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    Where to start troubleshooting? I smoothed the burrs down. It looks like the polymer peeled a bit from the front edge of the mag. I'll see if I can get a pic.
     
  7. mrmedina

    mrmedina NRA Member

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    Back in the day, as a LEO I carried a G17 with non-drop free mags. I was taught to pull the mag from the floor plate or (strip out the mag). No matter now, even with drop free mags. I still strip out the mag anyway. Just food for thought. :wavey:
     
  8. Some fine sandpaper (400 grit) will help clean up the inside of the frame and the outside of the mags.
    After that a quick wipe with Armor-all works great.
     
  9. kostnerave

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    My G-36 is old but when I used to shot it on a regular basis it always dropped free. But after five years of living in a holster and rarely fired just discovered that my mags no long drop free. After reading these posts cleaned the mags and used Armor-aal and now they are back to free falling. Thanks for the tip.
     
  10. DCB12

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    I have 5 mags... Most drop free. I will have to work on the ones that don't.

    Peace
     
  11. Palmetto Devil

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    With mine when the gun was new they wouldnt drop free but after some range time an a couple hundred rounds threw it !! They do now , no problems !!