First Time Gun Owner - Question on Magazine Spring

Discussion in 'Gun-Parts & Access.' started by OzarkHillbilly, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. OzarkHillbilly

    OzarkHillbilly

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    Hello World,

    I joined the millions of new Americans as a first time firearm purchaser. I've shot several times: a few rifles and pistols. But I've never had to care for my own personal firearm. I bought a new Glock 19 Gen 5 MOS.

    Anyway the question is: I fired 150 rounds of 9MM Luger Steel Case Winchester 9mm, 115 grain, with my brand new Glock 19 Gen 5. Using the mags that came with the gun. I bought it two weeks ago and yesterday was the first time I used it. Now I was reloading the mags today and noticed one of them had a loose, rattle spring sound to it. The other's don't.

    I'm not sure if it matters, but my brother limp-wristed the gun and it FTE about three times. I don't remember if it was with this mag but I suspect FTE and improper racking (hand following forward motion, with full motion blocked by round) would jack up the springs. Is this the case? Should I trash this mag, or is there any way to fix it? Or can I continue using it?

    Thanks so much!
    OH

    Video link so you can hear the sound:

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5vGW8A4gmg

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  2. PattonWasRight

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    Just sounds like the way the spring is sitting against the inside of the mag, to me. One spring may contact the wall in the middle, and make that noise. Malfunctions wouldn't damage your magazine spring. Fail to eject IMO in your case is most likely due to support thumb pressing against the slide upon recoil. Also, some will say 'no way' but that recoil spring is stiffer initially and more subject to causing/helping induce malfunctions.

    Easy enough to remove the baseplate of the magazine and check the spring just be sure you don't have some obscure freak thing going on. Getting the baseplate off can be a bit fussy the first time, so find a video to follow along.

    Welcome and congrats on purchasing your Glock!
     
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  3. FillYerHands

    FillYerHands you son of a

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    First, welcome to the club, brother.

    Second, I recommend numbering your magazines, either with a label maker or a marker, so you can know if there are repeating issues with mags.

    To answer your question, I have about 20 mags and sometimes mine make a rattling, sound, depending on how many rounds they have in them. Yes, the same ones do it, but I have not found that they have any FTEs or other issues. I've tried stretching out the mag springs but to be honest it hasn't concerned me to the point where I have laid my engineer brain to it. But now maybe I will.

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  4. OzarkHillbilly

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    Great advise! Whatever you say, Rooster.

    Thanks I'll do that. Appreciate it!
     
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    Put a thousand rounds through it and call me in the morning.
     
  6. PattonWasRight

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    Good advice on numbering mags.

    On stretching a spring ... please do NOT do that. Will help for a couple of cycles, then become weaker than would have otherwise.
     
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    From Glock Armorer's Manual:

    Observed Problem: Failure to Eject or Erratic Ejection (including stove pipes)

    Probable Causes:
    • Broken or damaged ejector
    • Underpowered ammo
    • Dirty chamber
    • Shooting with an unlocked wrist
    • Lack of lubrication
    • Dirty gun
    Most probable cause in bold text.

    I highly doubt that your magazine spring is causing the FTE's.
    Easy to trouble shoot magazines - one at a time.

    PattonWasRight gave good advice - don't stretch your magazine springs.

    Welcome on board to Glock Talk. :)
     
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  8. lilPerut

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    OzarkHillbilly + 1st Time gun owner = Does Not Compute ...^-*...regardless Congrats on your excellent choice of a pistol - I know you are going to like it !
     
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  9. illrooster132

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    just shoot the gun hold it like a man and don't worry about. is Glock it wont stop shooting.
     
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    Nothing to worry about.

    Great choice and welcome to Glock Talk
     
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    I will admit one of my 5 G19 glock mags did this clicking sound when fully loaded,,,, I got rid of it!! I bought 5 Korean mags that are used for range trips but I gotta admit they're bullet proof so far....
     
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    I think its best to use ONLY factory mag in any gun, that's just me. I would just shoot it and enjoy it.
     
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    I concur, wholeheartedly. On the semi-auto pistols I CC, all the magazine springs involved are plus 10% in strength. All, of those magazines have been smoothed to feed rounds much more smoothly and the chamber mouths have also been polished.
    These 10% + springs feed .40 caliber & 9mm rounds a bit more quickly and positively. If it ever comes down to it, I demand positive feeding.
     
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    They rattle sometimes. I noticed it decades ago with Glock mags. Not sure if any others did. Never had feeding or functioning issues though.
     
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    Same here. Some mags rattle some don’t when empty.
    Loaded,....no pinging sounds...
    Chalk it up to being normal.