Question about my new P226

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      Question about my new P226

      Bought a P226 awhile back, have fired around 250 rounds through it. It works fine, I love it, but I noticed something today:

      Gun is the .40 version with California 10 round magazine.

      When I fully load the mag, I cannot release it with all 10 rounds in it. I have to chamber a round, then release the mag with 9 rounds. I tried this several times and the magazine release does nothing when fully depressed when 10 rounds are in there. Is this by design or something I need to checked?

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      It is likely because everything including the magazine springs are new. When it breaks in it'll be fine. Just hang in there and tolerate it for a while. everything when new is tighter than after it breaks in.

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      +1 Growler

      I had a similar situation when I bought my CPO Sig P220. It came with one used mag and one new mag. The new mag was a bit of a problem until it got broken in. It didn't take long though before it was good to go.

      A trick I've tried with new AR15 mags is to take a wooden ruler and depress the follower a bunch of times to cycle the spring and speed break in. You might try that.

      Just my .02

      Sigo

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      [QUOTE=sigophile;186462A trick I've tried with new AR15 mags is to take a wooden ruler and depress the follower a bunch of times to cycle the spring and speed break in.
      Sigo[/QUOTE]

      Handy little tip- should be a lot quicker than loading and unloading the mag by hand like I did

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      Quote Originally Posted by thelonerang3r View Post
      Handy little tip- should be a lot quicker than loading and unloading the mag by hand like I did
      Yea but it's not as much fun as dropping ten into the paper

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