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Old 02-13-2013, 21:44   #1
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G26 lefty conversion issue

Recently purchased a G26 Gen 4 and since I'm a lefty, I switched the mag thumb release to the right side of the grip. Now, when inserting a magazine, the mag frequently catches on the notch area where the tension spring sits.

As I slam in a mag, I now have to apply counter-pressure in order to force the angle more to the back end of the mag well. Needless to say, this is not something I should have to worry about during mag insertion. I notice if I push on the opposite side of mag release first I can center it and then it does not catch. Obviously, this should not be necessary.

Any other lefties experience this issue? I also own a converted G19 Gen 4 and do not have this problem.
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Old 02-13-2013, 22:25   #2
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I'd return the mag release to the left side and train to do the release with the trigger finger.

I've shot (and medalled) in international IPSC PD division with a gen 3 G17. The trigger finger mag release will not hold you back.
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Old 02-14-2013, 00:17   #3
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I'm a lefty as well and also have a Gen4 G19 and a Gen4 G27. I switched both mag releases as well.

I actually posted about the magazine issue when I picked up my sub-compact.


My magazines after loading and dropping several times have started to go in alot easier now. I think it takes time for them to loosen up.
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