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Offline smolphry

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Mec Gar mags won't drop free from Phantom
« on: April 09, 2019, 09:32:09 PM »
I recently got an SP01 Phantom and a bunch of new 17rd Mec Gar mags. The original mags that came with the gun shoot out when I hit the release. The Mec Gars are pretty stubborn, even loaded they stick only dropping about 1/4 inch. I'm assuming it's from the coating on the mags but wanted to see if anyone else experienced this and if there's a fix other than sanding down $100 worth of mags.

Offline armoredman

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Re: Mec Gar mags won't drop free from Phantom
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 11:11:49 PM »
You're not wrong - the Mecgars were made for the SP-01 which is not exactly like the Phantom. Factory mags work perfectly, but the aftermarkets for some reason, do not.

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Re: Mec Gar mags won't drop free from Phantom
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2019, 10:50:30 AM »
I'm not aware of any fix. My Gen 1 uses any mag EXCEPT the AFG (?) coated mags with the +2 base pad.
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Re: Mec Gar mags won't drop free from Phantom
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2019, 11:14:01 AM »
I had a phantom older model and I noticed an issue with the mags not dropping free as well. But I do not know if they were oem or mecgar. If I applied any significant force to the frame the mag would not drop. I figured this had something to do with why they went with the newer tougher polymer for the frame when they re introduced the pistol. This experience left a bad taste with me so I went with a metal framed sp01 because I did really like the gun otherwise

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