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Aluminum mags will not catch, but P-mags will

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Peak_oil, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. Peak_oil

    Peak_oil Member

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    It seems like maybe I need to tighten the mag catch so the aluminum mags will catch. It's funny though. Originally, the aluminum mags would catch fine but the P-mags wouldn't. I had to smack the P-mags a little harder than I wanted to to get them to seat. Now it feels loose.

    But nothing has changed. I still haven't shot the rifle yet.

    Why would the aluminum mags drop free AND now the P-mags catch just like the aluminum ones used to?
     
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Look at the mag release button and see if the threads are flush with the button.
    If not, then turn the release mechanism in until they are.
    I had similar problems with my first AR.

    AR15_Magazine_Release_Installation.jpg
     
  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    It sounds silly but, are you inserting on a closed bolt? Not that it should be an issue BUT is the exact count of the GI mags 30 or did one more round slip in there? Download by one and see if that helps. You should be able to seat even a fully loaded mag on a closed bolt.

    Ive had a few not fit that when I lost round count and was at 31.

    Ill also echo what @jbett98 said, check the mag release button.

    Since all of this stuff is standardized Im sure its a mag or mag catch problem.
     
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  4. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    ..Hey now ;) give the man (and the LPK) a chance!
     
  5. Peak_oil

    Peak_oil Member

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    Palmetto State.
     
  6. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That's not a complete sentence!!!!!:s0001:

    Grammar Nazis on the loose:s0004::s0004::s0004:
     
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  7. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    Would have been hilarious had you wrote "lose" instead of loose.
     
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  8. Peak_oil

    Peak_oil Member

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    That was the problem. Thanks.
     
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  9. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for letting us know what it was.

    BTW - saw that it's an Aero lower. Just ordered one myself. Hear lots of good things about them.