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i just got done from teaching a 2 day advanced tactical handgun class! in 15 degree weather in in west branch michigan! every glock in class had trouble releaseing its magazines! in the cold! or ejecting them! had 12 total in class! the hk and sigs and smiths didnt! what gives the only thing i could figure was due to the cold and heating up of the guns caused the magazines to swell or the frame to shrink! as once we were indoors the trobles seemed to go away! on some of the guns! this made life hard for the glock guys on support hand only drill! king any help! there! ideas!
 

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Here is what might have happened, the heat from the warmed gun clamped the mag, I had it happend a few times in class. The remedy is to wipe mags and mag wells down with 100% silicone spray, such as Penray, and let dry. This helps year-round. Even then, an occasional strip was needed in cold weather. Tactical reloading helps, too, as the weight of the unfired rounds assist the mag to get out. Hope this helps. :D [/b]
 

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oh belive me they did tactical relaods till there thimbs fell off! 500rnds worth shoot 2 tactical shoot 2 tactical shoot 2 and so on ! had some sore shooters when i was done with them!
 

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:D Heheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheeheh...I usta love doing it inna winter. They would freeze thier little butts off. Jeffs idea should clear the problem that you were describing. Originally they were designed to not drop free cause of the deep snow in the countries that was going to use them first,if they dropped free,they got lost inna snow. I like that feature on em. The other makes are designed to drop free when the mag release is punched,weather they are loaded or not. They will only come out part way,on the Glock,then have to be stripped from the weapon. Actually its not a bad idea to use silicone spray on the mag wells on any of the semi autos. Helps a lot with climate change problems,that and also making sure the mags,and mag well are CLEAN. Most guys neglect to clean this area,and wipe down the mags after use. Sounds like a fun time to me.,wish I had ben there. Stay safe. King :twisted: :twisted: :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
 

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ill have about a dozen other classes going this summer king ill let you know a heads up! so us young guys can show you old horses how its done! :p
 

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:-D :-D :-D You kids are always inna hurry,sheesh. When ya gunna learn that us..older guys,just go and do it,while you kids are still trying to figure out what happened. Stay safe,....King
 

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oh belive me they did tactical relaods till there thimbs fell off! 500rnds worth shoot 2 tactical shoot 2 tactical shoot 2 and so on ! had some sore shooters when i was done with them!

Hey Deputy!
It's good to hear when fellow instructors drill 'em good! Can't see how else it will be there for them, when the cucca hits the ventilation! Keep the faith! :D
 
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