Unexpected g40 22rd. magazine jam with 357sig rounds

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by K_Rasmussen, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. K_Rasmussen

    K_Rasmussen NRA Life Member

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    Loaded with 22rds. GD 54234 357 rds. I dropped it, looked at it maked sure the top round was in place and put it back in my pouch. A day later my neighbor stopped by and he hadn't seen a 357 sig round so I pull out my magazine and go to strip the top round out but it wouldn't budge. I'm assuming when it hit the deck that the top bullet got hung up on the rim of the second bullet, it was a bear to straighten out and I believe it would have malfunctioned in the gun. I'm also thinking this would not perhaps of happened with a 40 round as they would not be able to tip the way a 357 sig around does because of the bottleneck.
     
  2. gatorboy

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    They just don't work. I have tried 15 mags, all run perfect with 40, none ran with 357 sig. I have not tried G18 mags but I did load one full with 40 (forget how many it held) and it ran in my Glock 40's. I always load them to 20 rounds unless using a +2, then I load 22 rounds. Don't want to have to replace those springs.

    Kind of sucks, My new 20 mags hold 19 rounds of 10mm or 9x25 with an old TF +4 made for NFML mags. I put a 22 round mag spring in. I
     

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    Has anyone tried installing the .357 sig followers in one?
     
  4. K_Rasmussen

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    I have installed 357 followers in all of my 40 mags and in the one in question that got the jam. The follower could not have been an issue as the magazine was fully loaded in this situation. I own a 32 & a 31, 2-13 round mags 2-15 round mags 2-22 round mags all with 357 sig follower no malfunctions.
     
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    More proof that a backup firearm is essential you just never know when a problem might happen.
     
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