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Mag release

Discussion in 'Thin to Win - G36 Club' started by Bill P, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. Bill P

    Bill P

    Apr 3, 2009
    Has anyone had trouble with empty magazines not dropping freely from their g36, and what did you do about it?
    Bill P
  2. taters


    Feb 6, 2007
    mays landing nj
    just got mine today and i have the same problem...waiting to hear from someone too

  3. jdodd


    Dec 21, 2009
    Hmmmm...mine drop out? I assume it does it with all your mags, maybe out of spec magwell? Does it have any burs / marks inside?

    My only mag problem is I cant get the dang things g19 mags I can strip like nothing...these 36 mags must be freaking glued on!

  4. mplecha


    Dec 2, 2009
    they're put together pretty tight. I had a hell of a time getting the +0 bases on mine.
  5. Look your mags over real closely for any burrs or flashing that can be removed or smoothed out. Look in the frame for the same and run you finger around so that you feel any rough spots. Fine sandpaper will clean this up very well. Start with 400g and finish with 800 or 1000g. Any auto parts store should have this.
    Next you can armor-all the mag body and the frame magwell. I know that sounds hokey but it does make it nice and slick.
    Last edited: May 8, 2010
  6. Pecos Bill

    Pecos Bill

    Aug 20, 2010
    West Michigan
    Very hard indeed. I thought I was going to break it before it came loose. The mags drop fine on mine.

    My only trouble is they won't hold 15 rounds!! LOL:rofl:
  7. swampfox


    Apr 19, 2003
    Took my mags and Pierce Grips to a gunsmith today he has a tool he got fron brownells to remove the G36 bases it only took hin about ten min. to do all three mags and bases,And I really like the way the grips feel very much worth it,G36 mags are the hardest to remove.
  8. tmfisher57


    Feb 18, 2010
    I use a rag to wrap around the mag just above the end base and a pair of channel locks. A small punch in the hole in the bottom, a hefty squeeze and slide the end off. The rag keeps from marring the poly on the mag. You definately got to want it. Hope this helps.
  9. I just picked up another 36 this afternoon. All three mags would not drop free. Got to looking closer at them and noticed that the polymer on the front of the mags had pulled away from the steel liner slightly. So quick trimming with a sharp knife then a fine fill over the area and they all drop free nicely now.
  10. Lockback

    Lockback Polymerlicious!

    Nov 23, 2009
    That's the spot.
    I have 4 G36 mags and every one developed that weird polymer burr at the front up by the follower where it peeled away from the metal liner.
    I used a knife on 'em and no further problems.
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2011
  11. Yep. Little triangular tab of polymer.

    Debated trying to taper it out on our 3M wheel out work tomorrow but the knife seemed to do the trick!
  12. LSP972


    May 25, 2000
    Zachary, LA
    That issue still exists. Today I bought a NIB one, dating from April of this year.

    Same deal.