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G27 magazine question

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by davidgpo, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. davidgpo

    davidgpo

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    Just picked up a used G27, it came with 2 standard size mags. I picked up a .40 caliber high capacity mag at the gun show yesterday. I bought the mag to use as a back up since it sticks out beyond the frame.
    At the range the last round from the high capacity mag FTF, it only exits about 1/4" from the mag. I suspect the mag spring is weak since it doesn't take as much force to compress the follower as it takes to compress the smaller mag.

    I noticed that the shape of the followers is different between the hi capacity mag and the standard capacity mags? The follower on the high capacity mag has a "5" engraved on the top, the standard capacity follower has an "8" engraved on the top. I'll attach a photo.
    Do I need to change the follower too?
     

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    The followers have been evolving for years. An "8" follower is current issue.
    Magazines with a 1,2,3,4,5 can only upgrade to a 5.
    Magazines with a 6,7,8 can only upgrade to an 8.
     

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    That's interesting about the followers.
    So, should I be looking for a spring for a 15 round magazine?

    Thanks!

    David
     
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    I'm not clear what model mag I bought. Is it the standard mag from a model 22?
     
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    The mag in the pic is a G22 mag (15 rds).
    I thought you were looking to replace the spring?
     
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    Yes sir, I want to replace the spring. I just wanted to make sure that I get the proper replacement. Thanks!
    David
     
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    I replaced the magazine spring with a Wolff Extra Power and now the last round will feed properly. I'm glad I don't have to fool with different style of followers!