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Are mags supposed to be difficult to load (G21SF)

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by ThemGunsThough, May 25, 2010.

  1. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    I recently purchased my first firearm - a Glock 21sf. I have 3 mags for it. Last night was my first attempt to put some target rounds (Remington 45acp 230g) into 2 cartridges. It got harder and harder as I put them in. I was only able to get 10 into each of them and they're supposed to hold 13 max. Am I doing something wrong or is this typical? Thanks.
     
  2. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The last two or so are pretty hard to get in. (The spring force goes up as it compresses.) If you have the loading tool, it will make things easier:
    glock_mag_loader.jpg
     
  3. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Wear some rough textured gloves, it'll help out. Also be careful if you have an ambi mag release those mags can get the mag release stuck and cause the release to fail.
     
  4. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Yeah those last three or four rounds can be hard on the thumb. I like the Uplula mag loader..they're cheap, fast, and will load 9mm .40 S&W and your .45acp with ease. :thumbup:
     
  5. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    This may seem like a stupid question, but you are using 13 round magazines, right? They make magazines for the G21 that only hold 10 rounds.
     
  6. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    Lol only California own G21SF 10 rounders :)

    Me full 13 rounds :) and yest it very hard to loead the last two rounds.
     
  7. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    I am the stupidest person in the world. I put the bullets in backwards... Now that I have it figured out, it's really easy even with my huge hands.
     
  8. ltwtcmdr

    ltwtcmdr East County Member

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    Be careful out there...
     
  9. Bhowe

    Bhowe Seattle Member

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    Famous last words.

    For everyone's sake I think it needs to be said.

    Before you go loading up that gun, PLEASE sign up for a beginners class. No need to feel like an idiot, we all started somewhere. Not worth an accident in any case.
     
  10. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Another example of why pics in the thread are a GOOD thing! :thumbup:

    Glad to hear that you're having better luck filling the mags... but my G21 is tough with those last two rounds too. And that is WITH the factory mag loader tool. :wow:
     
  11. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Try a loader assist .... JMO
     
  12. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone for not getting at me too bad. Wow, I can't wait to take my concealed weapon permit class now.
     
  13. servingu

    servingu Vancouver (not BC) WA (not DC) Member

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    till then... keep the gun pointed always in a safe direction. :thumbup:
     
  14. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Consider taking classes from OFA. There you will get classroom instruction AND trigger time. You can search and find lots of reviews of their classes:

    http://www.oregonfirearmsacademy.com/
     
  15. ThemGunsThough

    ThemGunsThough RIP City! Well-Known Member

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    I've been learning on my own the past few days and am getting very comfortable. I don't want to pay $100 for information I can get from friends and family members who are in law enforcement. I made a mistake, yes, but we all live and learn.
     
  16. toolfan

    toolfan North Portland Member

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    Actually, we don't all live and learn.
     
  17. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    First of all...
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    ..Need I say more?

    I hate to say it, but just because somebody is in law enforcement, doesn't mean they are weapons experts. Reveive a class from a trained professional INSTRUCTOR (Even some of them aren't exactly up-to-date with their information, particularly the legalities of it all), otherwise don't carry.