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Problem with the mag release on my G30.. Keeps ejecting my mag while carrying!

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by glockguy, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So i recently got a g30 and the mag release on it sticks quite aways out more then the one on my G27, I carry IWB and it some how once or twice a day some how during my activities gets pressed against my body some how and releases the mag... which as we all know is BAD... the other day I was at my parents house and was going to show my dad the new sites i put on and what do you know the mag was not there but sitting in my drivers seat... luckily it hasn't happened in public but i know it will...

    So does the mag release stick out farther on the G30? or is there some replacement i can get??:confused::confused:
     
  2. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    Take it out and file it down.
     
  3. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    One thing I liked about my 1st gen G17 mags when I carried that. Even if the mag release was hit a loaded mag would not fall free.
     
  4. candyman

    candyman Scappoose, OR Active Member

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    did you contact rubbermaid ?



    HA HA




    they make an aftermarket release that is about 1/8 in longer
    might want to make sure you dont have one
     
  5. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm a lefty and have had this problem more than once with mag release issues in the past. I've gone to Walther and H&K style release now. Problem solved with No regrets.
     
  6. Whitehorse

    Whitehorse Washington New Member

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    I've found a few Glock holsters designs are prone to doing this, some are not. You may want to take a look at something like a Glock made sport/combat holster.
     
  7. toddt36

    toddt36 tacoma Member

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    I have a glock 30 as well have not had my mags coming loose yet but have noticed that the mag release lever is a little long. I am going to take my dremel to mine to make it more like my G23.
     
  8. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    There ya go - Sure sounds like the holster, not the mag release. Then again, it couldn't hurt to file it down a little until it matches your G27.

    But I'm surprised than John Gault has had the same problem - I'm a lefty too, and in a LH Kydex/leather holster the mag button is tucked away under a hard shell and can't possibly be pressed.
     
  9. Drkside45

    Drkside45 chehalis wa Member

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    Theres some nice after market mag releases for them. Sounds like a good reason to spend the $$ on one. Check theglockstore.com
     
  10. gunslinger1911

    gunslinger1911 WA state Member

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    seriously...file it down...or are you scared? ;)
     
  11. Beagle

    Beagle Puyallup WA Member

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    the question i haven't seen asked is did you buy this new or used? if used somebody might have installed a extended mag release? if new most of the early guns don't stick out as far. the new ones do on most of the glocks.
     
  12. JumpWing

    JumpWing NK WA Member

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    I've had the same issue with my G30 (Gen 2.5) but it's been a rare event. I noticed that the problem only occured when I sat against something solid with my full weight, and it happened less and less often as the leather of my holster (Supertuck) started to break in. There's a definite depression in the leather where the mag release rests against it. The "surprise" release hasn't happened for, oh, at least a year or more.
     
  13. pioneer461

    pioneer461 Columbia County, Oregon Active Member

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    Gunsmiths just love do-it-yourself Dremel work. Job security.

    I'd consider another type of holster before I started grinding on my gun. But, that's just me.
     
  14. gunslinger1911

    gunslinger1911 WA state Member

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    yeah...if you fix it great, if you eff it up your out like $12...wait, is that the same $12 you 'd be out anyway if you just bought a new one? what to do....
     
  15. 45 for me

    45 for me Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Now that is funny :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  16. mattg521

    mattg521 portland.,or Member

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    Dude... you need to get a real gun... made out of the heaviest metal you can find!
     
  17. nubus

    nubus Guest

    I'm hoping to pick up a new gun when Slayer comes to town.