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Anyone ever drop a magazine out of their carry weapon.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by N1PJ, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. N1PJ

    N1PJ NRA Member

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    I went to the bank tonight after hours with my carry weapon. I got home and 30 minutes later when I went to take it off I notice that it is a lot lighter. I am now on the verge of freaking out. I am a responsible gun owner never had problems. When I went back to the bank parking lot it wasn't there. Only good thing is that it is late at night and the 21 plus drinking crowd is using that parking lot so I don't have to worry about children finding it. I searched my car and all the chairs and couches I have sat in since. I am hoping it will turn up in my yard or driveway when it gets light in the morning. I called the police department in the city where the bank is asking if anyone had turned it in. It is just that pit feeling in the stomach knowing that it is somewhere with 14 rounds in it. I can't remember if I heard the plastic click when I seated the magazine earlier today. I think when I got into my car the magazine could have slid out of the end and got caught up in my shirt. When I got out of the car it could have fallen on the ground. Being a plastic Glock magazine I probably didn't even hear it fall. The police department said when I come in tomorrow to fill out a missing report it may be returned by then. They said unlike watches, cash and valuables gun magazines are usually dropped off at the police station. My lesson learned tonight always listen for that click and then try to pull the magazine out.
     
  2. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Even if you don't get it back you're only out a few bucks, it's just a magazine.
     

  3. Gallium

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    Happened to me once. I hopped my own fence, walked to the bank, then to the deli, then to the Rx, touched myself in that special place ...and felt a gap where a magazine should have been.

    Retraced my steps, it had fell out when I jumped the fence. Talk about that sinking feeling!
     
  4. gumpmonkey

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    Never from my 38 snub, no. -Jp
     
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    HollowHead Firm member

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    Even at full retail, you're only out forty or so bucks. No biggie, it's just a loaded magazine. HH
     
  6. N1PJ

    N1PJ NRA Member

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    It wouldn't be so bad if I didn't live in an antigun state. We all try our best to be model gun owners so anti's don't have more fuel for the fire.
     
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    Just found it in the lawn on the 4th search. So relieved now.
     
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    Yeah that's the scary factor, MA treats you like a serial killer when you own a gun. Hope it turns up, N1PJ.



    Not trying to hi-jack your thread, but how'd you manage to get a permit there?!
     
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    That's great! Glad everything worked out!
     
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    Peace Warrior Am Yisrael Chai CLM

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    All is well that ends well OP. Good for you.
     
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    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    N1PJ NRA Member

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    Have a 100% clean record. Do a lot of stuff that shows you are a model Citizen and then go down to the police station schedule a meeting to talk with the chief. I have the unrestricted Class A large capacity LTC. You also have to live in certain towns as well. My route wouldn't work in and around Boston. They are pretty much restricted issue if at all.
     
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  13. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    Its not a bad habit to always give that mag a good solid bump to make sure its seated before you holster up.

    Glad you found it.
     
  14. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    I do. Every time, haven't lost one yet.


    Glad you found it OP. That would have bothered me a lot too and I live in relatively gun friendly FL.
     
  15. Drain You

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    Solution: leave the magazine in the gun unless you are reloading
     
  16. dhoomonyou

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    Thats why you ALWAYS carry a spare mag.

    Had mags disengage but never fall out totally from a beretta 92sf, got rid of that gun, after two trips back to beretta, they never fixed the problem.
     
  17. Bren

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    OMG Dude!

    What if it goes on a killing spree; how will you live with yourself?

    :rofl:
     
  18. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

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    This has never happened to me while carrying a G-19. It has happened to me on 2 or 3 different occasions during the past 10 years while I was carrying a G-21. I think it has a lot to do with the size of the mag. release button on a larger frame Glock. (I've, also, read reports of this happening to several others. Everybody blames the way the mag. release sticks out from the side of the grip. You've got to keep an eye on it; especially if you're active.)
     
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    Glad you found your mag OP, sounds like finding it was quite a relief.
     
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    Buddy of mine was in a foot chase with a potentially armed suspect. Had his Glock 22 out. As they were running...he sees a magazine skidding down the road between them. He thinks "dang, dude just dropped a magazine."

    Then noticed his Glock 22 felt a little light. He looks, sure enough, his magwell is empty.

    With great form, and, while still running, he scoops up the still skittering mag and pops it back in the gun.

    Good thing too, he needed that gun when he caught the guy.

    Best guess, it banged against the holster while running.