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Glock 23 - HELP! hard to load new mags

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by BonnieB, Aug 16, 2012.


  1. BonnieB

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    I have two new .40 mags, and have a hard time loading them.

    OK, I'm a girl and have girlie hands. But I can't fully load the mags even with a speed loader. Is that normal? Will the springs relax a bit with use?
     

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  2. Glock40man

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    Its normal, new mag springs can be stiff at first. Usually after a couple of times of use they "loosen" up. Leave the 12 rounds in the mags for a few days and, you should be able to top them off.
     

  3. BonnieB

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    Ah, good suggestion. It didn't occur to me to leave rounds in the mags to compress the springs a bit.

    * sigh * only 10 round mags here in sunny California....
     
  4. MikeG36

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    Yeah like Glock40 said, load em up and let them sit for a few days. The spring will take a set and soon they will load up easier. I just went through the same thing with my 23 and they are much easier to load (13 rounds) now. Good luck.
     
  5. BenjiEDF

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    It is fairly typical to underload a new glock mag 1 round until it breaks in. No worries. Just load 11 for the first couple range trips until it loosens up.
     
  6. SJ 40

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    Not all magazine loaders are created equal. http://www.maglula.com/PistolMagLoaders/UpLULA9mmto45ACPmags.aspx Demonstration clip [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zos_7e-c4t0"]Universal Pistol Magazine Loader - YouTube[/ame]
    You will not ever regret purchasing the Maglula,I don't. I have found that the one 10 round magazine I have to be harder to load than the standard capacity magazines,even though they hold more rounds. SJ 40
     
  7. BonnieB

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    I WANT ONE ! Magula Rules. Thanks SJ !
     
  8. barth

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    It's normal and they will relax in time.
    Leave your mags loaded and get your new best friend -
    an Uplula mag loader.
    Nothing wrong with being a girl - I like girls.

    Maglula UpLULA Pistol Magazine Loader and Unloader Polymer Black $33.22
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  9. agrech

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    Also, at the range. I find that only loading 10 rounds helps break it in too. And has the added bonus of letting you space your ammo a little bit.
     
  10. G23G21

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    BonnieB, I'm also in Kalifornia. I've got a couple G21 10 rd mags that I've had loaded for about a year, and they're STILL hard to load!!! :rant: Dang politians!! :steamed:
    You're going to love the Maglula, it makes loading my G21 mags LOTS easier.
     
  11. kirgi08

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    Shoot the guns,it"ll help.I got right at 40 10rnd G23 mags.Range use and round count helps.'08.
     
  12. Richardh

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    +1 on Maglula.
    I've also found that sometimes when I can not get that last round in, I unload and then reload. I do not know why but it seems as though the spring compresses differently. Does not work every time and your mileage may vary!
     
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    The most difficult thing about a new glock getting the last rd in a new mag
     
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    no no, the last round in a 22rounder is hard to load..lol..ive only ever used the speedloader that comes with the glock, never the other..heard of them, jsut never had the desire to try i guess..other than a black thumb after loading i usually never have troubles..except that pesky 22rounde:cool:r
     
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  16. verrot

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    Are they Glock mags,,, or Asian Glock mags? I've never had any issues loading my Glock 17 mags by hand,,, no loader. I recently purchased a couple of the Asian knock-offs and found that they get stupid hard to load after only 5 or 6 rounds,,, and progressively get worse as they fill up.

    I purchased them as a test since I've read many good things about them. They are crap IMO after having both. No comparison in how different they are to load.

    Just a thought when I read your post.
     
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    Maglula is worth DOUBLE what they charge for them!
     
  18. BonnieB

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    Verrot,

    That's the behavior I'm getting, a few rounds, easy in. After about 5, it gets seriously difficult to impossible. Both mags say "Glock Austria" on them, one has a serial (?) number one doesn't.

    How do you tell if they're non US or non Austrian manufactured, other than behavior. If my shop sold me non-official Glock stuff, I'm taking it back.

    Thanks for the tip,

    B
     
  19. SouthpawG26

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    As mentioned, it'll get easier with use/spring set.

    Also: load 12/13, tap baseplate three times on a table, then tap rear of the mag tube (witness holes facing down) another three times on a table.
     
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