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plouffedaddy
11-05-2012, 20:17
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l178/tiffani33/Guns/photo-7.jpg

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.

OhioGlock90
11-05-2012, 20:24
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.

AKR
11-05-2012, 20:28
Maybe he put it in backwards?

SCC
11-05-2012, 22:15
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.
If so the bend would be on the other end .. :whistling:

Wash-ar15
11-05-2012, 23:06
follower got stuck while loading the mag

fastbolt
11-05-2012, 23:44
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.

lehigh
11-06-2012, 06:59
Looks like it's just a bad spring. It happens.

cowboy1964
11-06-2012, 07:37
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.

Jeff82
11-06-2012, 08:52
Attempting to (accidentally) overload the mag?

plouffedaddy
11-06-2012, 08:56
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:

ca survivor
11-06-2012, 11:21
after market spring, that will never happen to a Glock spring :rofl:seriously don't know.

Arc Angel
11-06-2012, 13:22
Attempting to (accidentally) overload the mag?

That would be my guess, too.




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

robhic
11-06-2012, 17:43
If it were a 10mm I'd theorize that the unbelievable power and heat generated just melted the spring.... :whistling:

tango44
11-06-2012, 17:46
What follower # on the mag?

plouffedaddy
11-06-2012, 18:10
What follower # on the mag?

It's #1

tango44
11-06-2012, 19:43
Very old follower, you can upgrade that mag to a #3 follower. Also change the spring

Arc Angel
11-07-2012, 03:50
after market spring, that will never happen to a Glock spring Seriously don't know.

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.)

Boot Stomper
11-07-2012, 05:10
"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."

plouffedaddy
11-07-2012, 09:25
Very old follower, you can upgrade that mag to a #3 follower. Also change the spring

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.


"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."


:rofl:

cowboy1964
11-07-2012, 09:48
Seems like a crappy mag/follower design if you can accidently tilt the follower such that it ruins the spring.

OhioGlock90
11-07-2012, 12:34
If so the bend would be on the other end .. :whistling:

well i feel stupid! I apparently didn't look at the pic very well

Remington 870
11-07-2012, 14:23
I bet it was done with a screw driver down the mag to try and pry the base plate off.

SCmasterblaster
11-07-2012, 18:28
It just looks like a defective spring. Time for a new one from Glock.