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Old 12-04-2012, 10:47   #1
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magazine rattle

I have a 3rd mag for my 21 that rattles when fully loaded. This doesn't happen with 12 rds in it. I don't remember if if came with the gun or if it is the one I picked up at a gin show. What could cause this and what is the remedy ? I already removed the baseplate and everything looks normal.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:13   #2
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One of my glock 26 mags does this when loaded all the way. No idea why, none of my others do it.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:23   #3
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Try striking the base of it on a table. Or smack the side of it with your palm. Sometimes that works. I have had not only Glock but Sig, H&K, S&W, and Para magazines rattle. And sometimes not.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:25   #4
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I have this with G19 / 15 rnd> mag/
I just called Glock...they offered to "repair/replace" if you mail it to them...not sure if it affects performance, but why not make it a "quiet" mag.
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Old 12-04-2012, 13:22   #5
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i have magazines that date back to 1992 that do this from time to time....when they rattle, i unload them and reload them and that usually takes care of it...its common with double stack mags....
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Old 12-04-2012, 13:40   #6
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i have magazines that date back to 1992 that do this from time to time....when they rattle, i unload them and reload them and that usually takes care of it...its common with double stack mags....

...Often you only need to remove a few rounds to correct problem...
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Old 12-04-2012, 14:03   #7
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Slapping the mag around when fully loaded does nothing. This is a fairly new mag that has not been cycled hardly at all.
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Old 12-04-2012, 14:05   #8
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Nor unloading and reloading
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Old 12-04-2012, 14:15   #9
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It's nothing, it's normal.

Ignore it, it's not worth concerning yourself over.
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So I guess carrying a spare mag that rattles whenever you take a step is no big deal? It will just be relegated to range use

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Old 12-04-2012, 21:03   #11
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It's a tactical feature.
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Old 12-04-2012, 21:27   #12
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Happens, it's not just with Glock mags, all my M&P full size .40 mags rattle a bit, it's not a big deal at all.
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Old 12-04-2012, 21:32   #13
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I have a 3rd mag for my 21 that rattles when fully loaded. This doesn't happen with 12 rds in it. I don't remember if if came with the gun or if it is the one I picked up at a gin show. What could cause this and what is the remedy ? I already removed the baseplate and everything looks normal.
I'd just like to know where this Gin Show is being held?
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Old 12-04-2012, 21:58   #14
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Okie...get a life. At least BigALE understands why its bothersome !
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Old 12-05-2012, 00:11   #15
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One of my 2 13 round 21 mags rattles with 12 or less rounds and the other will hold 14 (stock mag base no changes from when it came out of the box) and rattles with anything less none of my 10 round 21 or 30 mags have this issue.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:29   #16
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So I guess carrying a spare mag that rattles whenever you take a step is no big deal? It will just be relegated to range use

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If you're going to let this bother you, you're going to allow yourself to be bothered over nothing for the rest of the time you carry a firearm. Every firearm I have carried has had some of it's magazines rattle a bit.

Relegating it to range use is silly, there's nothing wrong with it. Just use the damn magazine, that tiny little noise isn't going to hurt you.

I find it silly how obsessive, OCD and panty-waisted people get over firearms. They're tools, use them as such.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:00   #17
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I think I posted this a while ago, but I will weigh in on what I've found and observed since then.

If you load up those certain number of rounds that enable the "rattling" and look at the back of the magazine while flipping it back and then tipping it over (back and forth), you'll see that there is one round (or two) that can be seen moving forward and back in the magazine.

As was said earlier here, this is common with double-stack magazines. Nothing else is moving except the specific round itself. Slapping the bottom of the base plate doesn't always fix the situation.

I wouldn't worry about it. It doesn't affect feeding / proper cycling action.
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