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What do you think caused this mag spring bend?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by plouffedaddy, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. plouffedaddy

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    So a woman shows up for a basic pistol course and her slide on her G19 isn't locking back on the last round. So I take the mag out, look at it, and everything looks okay. I put it in the gun (unloaded) and check the tension by pulling the slide back---doesn't lock. I disassemble the mag and this is what I see :wow:

    On the left is a normal G19 mag spring, right is hers. The impressive thing is the gun was functioning fine besides not locking the slide back on the last round.

    Any thoughts on how the heck that happened? :dunno:

    Inside of the mag was pretty clean. Woman had no idea as it was her ex-husband's gun.
     
  2. OhioGlock90

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    He probably bent it trying to open the mag. I almost did it on my new G26 because it was so hard to take the plate off.
     


  3. AKR

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  4. SCC

    SCC Member Me

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    If so the bend would be on the other end .. :whistling:
     
  5. Wash-ar15

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  6. fastbolt

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    Notwithstanding the possibility of a defective spring, I've seen an occasional instance where a follower got tipped/tilted during loading. Not hard to consider it harder for the owner/user to feel or notice happening if a magazine loader is being used.

    Just one of those things.
     
  7. lehigh

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    Looks like it's just a bad spring. It happens.
     
  8. cowboy1964

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    I had the exact same thing happen to me with an M&P mag. It was caused when I was testing hand cycling 230gr Gold Dots through my M&P 45 Compact mags. It happened not once, but twice, and only when the last round was in the mag. Very strange. The mags had never been disassembled.

    I had S&W replace the springs. I switched to HSTs for that particular gun.
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2012
  9. Jeff82

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    Attempting to (accidentally) overload the mag?
     
  10. plouffedaddy

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    I think the follower got tilted somehow for sure. I guess we'll never know as I doubt she's going to call her ex-husband and ask him what happened :dunno:
     
  11. ca survivor

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    after market spring, that will never happen to a Glock spring :rofl:seriously don't know.
     
  12. Arc Angel

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    That would be my guess, too.




    (By the way, it's a, 'she' - NOT a, 'he'.)
     
  13. robhic

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    If it were a 10mm I'd theorize that the unbelievable power and heat generated just melted the spring.... :whistling:
     
  14. plouffedaddy

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    It's #1
     
  15. tango44

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    Very old follower, you can upgrade that mag to a #3 follower. Also change the spring
     
  16. Arc Angel

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    I noticed that, too. Imagine what kind of stupidity must have been applied to that magazine! ;)

    (By the way, I think the current owner knows exactly what happened to that magazine. No man I've ever known would have done something like that. A bent Wolff gunspring has to have happened as a result of both low mechanical aptitude and gross inexperience with loading bullets into pistol magazines.)
     
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  17. "Any thoughts on how the heck that happened?"

    Your answer is in your first sentence. :whistling:

    "So a woman shows up for a basic pistol course and her slide on her G19 isn't locking back on the last round."
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2012
  18. plouffedaddy

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    If it was mine I'd probably do that. I just gave put one of my springs in it for her and called it a day.
    :rofl:
     
  19. cowboy1964

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    Seems like a crappy mag/follower design if you can accidently tilt the follower such that it ruins the spring.