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Old 03-27-2010, 17:32   #1
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Can't load G37 mags full.

I cannot get all 10 rounds into my G37 magazines and when I do, I either can't load them with the slide closed or they cause malfunctions. I just finished an 8 hour handgun class where I shot over 400 rounds out of my G38. As long as I only loaded 9 rounds in my G37 magazines, all was fine. When I forced the 10th round in and tried it, the gun jammed up bad.

Is there anything I can do, other than add mag extensions, to fix my magazines? Anybody else experience this? For the record, the standard G38 eight round magazines all functioned flawlessly with 8 rounds in them.
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Old 03-27-2010, 18:01   #2
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Is there anything I can do, other than add mag extensions, to fix my magazines? Anybody else experience this?
Yes I have. Just load all ten in your mags and let them sit. I found that they work after sitting with all 10 rnds in the mags for awhile. They are some STRONG springs in those 37 magazines!
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Old 03-27-2010, 18:16   #3
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Mine did the same thing until I loaded them and let them set a few days
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Old 03-27-2010, 18:51   #4
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My thumbs HATED me after my first day at the range with my 37. I didn't have any failures caused by the springs though. I would say just let them sit loaded like others have metioned. I have had mine loaded for a while now and plan to say if they have gotten any better tonight
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Old 03-27-2010, 18:59   #5
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...and buy an UpLULA.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...tnumber=952670

Your thumbs will love you for it.
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Old 03-27-2010, 19:13   #6
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...and buy an UpLULA.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...tnumber=952670

Your thumbs will love you for it.
Thanks for the advice but is that really much better than the factory loader?
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Old 03-27-2010, 19:31   #7
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My thumbs HATED me after my first day at the range with my 37.
My thumb is killing me after an entire day of constantly loading GAP magazines!
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Old 03-27-2010, 20:59   #8
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Thanks for the advice but is that really much better than the factory loader?
Is the Uplula better than the Glock loader??? You bet your sweet bippy!!!
IMHO!
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Old 03-27-2010, 21:29   #9
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...and buy an UpLULA.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...tnumber=952670

Your thumbs will love you for it.
Does your UpLula actually work on your GAP mags? I actually saw it in writing where you could NOT use it with the GAP rounds in the Glock (go down 1/4 page).

http://maglula.tripod.com/uplula.htm


* Does NOT load properly:

Glock G36 6rd .45 SS (Single Stack) (Beak will not come out of mag.)

Glock G37/8/9 .45 G.A.P. DS (Double Stack) (Beak will not come out of mag.)

S&W 7rd 9mm SS (Beak too wide, does not enter between lips)



Maybe that was simply lawyer-speak but....
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Old 03-29-2010, 16:49   #10
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Does your UpLula actually work on your GAP mags? I actually saw it in writing where you could NOT use it with the GAP rounds in the Glock (go down 1/4 page).

http://maglula.tripod.com/uplula.htm


* Does NOT load properly:

Glock G36 6rd .45 SS (Single Stack) (Beak will not come out of mag.)

Glock G37/8/9 .45 G.A.P. DS (Double Stack) (Beak will not come out of mag.)

S&W 7rd 9mm SS (Beak too wide, does not enter between lips)



Maybe that was simply lawyer-speak but....
They must have forgotten to tell my Uplula that. I loaded 130 GAP rounds with it into G-37 mags today. I was able to get 10 rounds into each of the mags. It does not work as well as with 9mm, but it beats loading by hand. The beak would stick a little, then come clear. I will continue to use it for loading GAP mags.
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Old 03-29-2010, 19:26   #11
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They must have forgotten to tell my Uplula that. I loaded 130 GAP rounds with it into G-37 mags today. I was able to get 10 rounds into each of the mags. It does not work as well as with 9mm, but it beats loading by hand. The beak would stick a little, then come clear. I will continue to use it for loading GAP mags.
Interesting. I have an UpLula coming for my other guns, so I will have to give it a try too.
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Old 03-31-2010, 14:33   #12
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Here's what happened when I tried to run my G38 with all ten rounds in a G37 magazine:

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Old 03-31-2010, 17:28   #13
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all that attention (peeps in the background) you'd a thought you had a KB...
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Old 03-31-2010, 17:40   #14
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all that attention (peeps in the background) you'd a thought you had a KB...
There were 20 people or more in the class not counting instructors. Everybody wanted to see a GLOCK that had 'failed'.

More pics from the class:
http://www.migunowners.org/forum/sho...t=86116&page=7
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