Do your mags rattle in the magwell?

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  1. Sep 11, 2009 #21
    tyjax

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    The reason I didn't post my solution for awhile was to "test" and make sure the mag never hung up. It's had quite a few mag changes and it has not affected the pistol in any way. Except to cure the rattle of course. By the way, it was much more than a "slight" rattle.
     
  2. Sep 12, 2009 #22
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    To all of the naysayers and what not, I propose this:

    The next time your mag is clicking, ticking, ricketing, or racketing, hold it horizontal, with the numeric indicators facing you. Tilt the opposite side (the one with the SA stamp) downward and upward while watching the number 8 round. You will notice that it moves front to rear.

    This is on a 13 round .45ACP magazine and it will only make the clicking noise if it is maxed out to 13 rounds. It is not the spring rattling. It is not the spring weak. Yes, all new magazines have the possibility to do this.

    Ultimately, it depends on the geometry involved among the diameter of the round and the inside side-to-side distance of the magazine. Upon being maxed out, the "7" round actually pushes angularly down on the 10 and 9 round to the point that the 8 becomes barely touched, if not completely floating.

    A sharp wrap on the front of the magazine will often lodge the rear of the casing so that it does not rattle.
     
  3. Sep 12, 2009 #23
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    Empty, mine do quite a bit. Loaded, not so much. I was OCing outside today while on a walk (I had an officer ask me a few questions too... Left me alone after 5 minutes of me saying "I have a right to do this...") and I couldn't hear a thing.
     
  4. Sep 13, 2009 #24
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    Wow. I'm amazed that after several posters said that it is NOT rounds in the mag, but the mag itself rattling side to side in the magwell, folks are still bringing up the rounds rattling in the mag (?). All of my high-cap pistol mags have a little rattle from the rounds, my CZ mags sound like a pack of Tic-Tacs. I have or have had many popular polymer pistols and I have never had one that had as much slop in the magwell. Right now I have an HK USP, XD40, and a Taurus and none of them rattle like my XD 45, sure you can move the mags side to side a small amount, but to get them to rattle, you really have to shake them hard. Even then you can barely hear it. My XD 45 is so bad that my wife asked me what it was once while walking next to me. I have some thin teflon tape that I'm going to try on mine. About an inch on one side of the mag should do the trick. The tape is not so thick that it will make the mag tight, just remove about 1/2 of the gap. If that doesn't work, it's off to Wally-World for some velcro. It's either that, or we can just say we have a bad hip...

    BTW: It's NOT the rounds in the mag, it's the mag's loose fit in the magwell.
     
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    I've done the "gorilla tape" on the mags, but my question now goes... "Why should I have to put freaking tape on a $600+ gun's magazines to keep them quiet?" I don't have this problems with my Rugers, SIG, Glock, or S&W... just my old XD... (shakes head)
     
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    Put one less round in the mag. Solved. Mag Still wobbles some if I shake the hell out of the gun. How do you walk? Like hi step jump dancing walk?
     
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    8 years......
     
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    It's been doing that for 6-7... since I bought it, in every type of holster, walking in the city, walking in the woods, etc, etc... you shouldn't HAVE to change your "loads", or "how you walk" for an effin' $600 GUN!

    Again... I own OTHER GUNS... NONE does this...
     
  9. Jan 7, 2017 #29
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    I cheated...skipped to the end to get the answer.
     
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    I totally agree with that. TOTALLY.
     

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