Mag insertion releases slide
I ask this in the Taurus area, but only got one response.... sorry if you've seen it before!
I recently bought a Taurus 24/7 9mm Long Slide; about 700 rounds of of different types of JHP and FMJ though it with no problems. Truthfully, I was very pleasantly surprised...
Anyway, I noted one bit of strangeness; both of the mags that came with it will (sometimes, 90%) release the slide when inserted when they're loaded. The factory mag that I bought does not exhibit this behavior. I kind of like that they do this... is there some safety issue that I'm missing?
To be clear: I empty a mag, slide locks to the rear. Insert mag, slide releases and chambers round. All 3 mags are factory.
The magazine latch is normaly disabled by the top round remaining in the magazine. When you run out of cartridges the latch activates holding the slide open.
Inserting a replacement slowly into position will generaly not cause the latch to release. If however you insert the magazine rapidly, inertia comes in to play and the top cartridge applies more force on the latch than when gently inserted. There will be intermediate conditions where variations in spring force or insertion speed will result in more or less force being applied generating release variations.
I have seen some people rely on a slam home of the magazine releasing the slide. I don't rely on it but don't object when it happens while inserting a replacement with force.
Originally Posted by TOF
Thanks, that's kinda how I see it as well.
My HK USP does this fairly reliably, I find it a very useful feature in IPSC.
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