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Glock Mag bounced around sidewalk today

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Bushman, May 7, 2013.

  1. Bushman

    Bushman Auburn, WA Well-Known Member

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    So I'm leaving the restauraunt, and as the door closes it hits my mag carrier, a Fobus double mag pouch.

    I turned and looked at it then picked it up and kept walking, stuffing it in my back pocket so as to not attract any more attention.

    When I get into my car I inspect it and the polymer is marred in a couple of spots near the top of the mag. Not the feed lips or the ammo, just toward the area just under the top of the mag.

    Grrr...I am not a pistol princess but I still feel the pain when this happens. This is one of those areas where steel mags are better than polymer...
     
  2. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    If there is nothing functional wrong with the mag what exactly is the problem?

    I can tell you steel anything gets just a beat up. You should see my daily carry flashlights and knives.........
     
  3. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Bushman it's just a tool buddy. If your seriously training with your carry gear as you should then it will have plenty of battle scars on it already. Besides the nicks, cuts, and scratches only provide you more positive traction when your cold, wet, trembling hands index it under an extreme stressful fighting situation. It is nothing more than a disposable piece of survival or rescue equipment.

    In training, mags are dropped on concrete, asphalt, mud and rocks. Now granted our primary carry gear shouldn't be abused but it certainly should be used in training to prove it is reliable.

    Besides these polymer mags are street and perhaps battle proven. They are designed for conditions far worse than this!!!

    The real lesson in all this is your mag pouch let you down almost potentially compromising your security or stealth as a concealed carrier. Secondly your pouch should secure your gear for even situations like this. You should seriously reconsider a new pouch which retains your mags for life's little bumps and mishaps.
     
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  4. Bushman

    Bushman Auburn, WA Well-Known Member

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    I neglected to mention that I reverted to my Galco mag carrier, tension adjustable leather. Did so with the pistol long ago.

    Like I said, I know it can take this, and I'm not a pistol princess, but I still don't enjoy beating it up. I don't know anyone that tosses their mags and gun around on the concrete for fun then just puts it back in their holster and goes about their day lol.
     
  5. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Glad you've reverted back to a more reliable and secure piece of kit! A wise decision. Good lesson. Thanks for your willingness to share.
     
  6. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    At least it wasn't the gun! Just ask Plaxico how that goes.
     
  7. Dinged

    Dinged Portland, OR Active Member

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    Hey I feel the pain! Most of my mags have hit the deck more than a few times, particularly in practicing empty reloads. At first it made me cringe seeing my mags get all scuffed up, but then I eventually just didn't care lol. The finish on my carry gun is actually showing a good bit of holster wear as well, makes me sad because I love a beautiful gun but I guess it shows character?

    And I actually have dropped my gun on a few occasions, thank God for drop safeties, I'm just about as clumsy (or dumb) as they get..
     
  8. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    The first scratch is always the hardest.
     
  9. PiratePast40

    PiratePast40 Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Dang -I hate when people say something and then you can't get the tune out of your head! :laugh:

    As far as scratches, I'm still very much a rookie at competition, but my mags are all scratched and dented up from dropping them on gravel, and sometimes cement. Just take a look and make sure they still work and you're good to go. Let's face it, work equipment isn't exactly museum grade stuff. The dings and scratches add character!
     
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    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is... I just found my first on my Colt 1911 - scratch on the top of the blued slide, I think that it was probably from my ring.
     
  11. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    It'sa tool, take good care of it, but stuff happens. Nothing in life stays pristine long, look at us.

    :cool:

    Brutus Out
     
  12. iGun

    iGun Pacific NW Active Member

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    I toss my Glock and AR mags on the ground for fun all the time in competitions. Sometimes they get stepped on, and I've had one get run over by a truck. They are really beat up, and I have had to replace a couple of baseplates, but they all work just fine.
     
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    nick1980 Portland, OR Active Member

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    when you're training you are always dumping mags on the ground, usually rocks. all my mags have dings
     
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  14. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    OK I love my clocks but if it dropped on the sidewalk and didn't hurt the sights?
    Yeah whatever
    My 1911s?
    I'd probably kneel down and cry a little

    Now the differences between steel and plastic is that steel will bend and the plastic mags will give more without damaging them.

    No worries ,Princess

    :dunno:










    :poke::wave:
     
  15. Kevatc

    Kevatc Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Me too. Emergency reload and I am stripping that mag out asap so I can get a full one in asap'er. That involves more than a little bit of abuse to the mag. Any scars I consider character marks :).
     
  16. Unicorn

    Unicorn Seatac, WA Member

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    I'd rather drop a Glock mag than most steel ones. The polymer will get scratched or marred, but that's about it. A full steel mag can get dented easier since there's no plastic for cushioning. Also scratches through the finish on a steel mag can allow it to rust easier. A Glock or some HK mags, just take some fine sandpaper to smooth out any burrs and call it good.
     
  17. misplacedtexan

    misplacedtexan Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    I think the only mags in my house that aren't scratched, dented, scrapped, or in some way defaced are my 2 twenty round p-mags.

    I've had to replace numerous floor plates on my AR mags, but have replaced nothing on my pistol (XD, M&P) mags yet. They ain't pretty but they work, guaranteed.