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Offline sdbaxley

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p-10C mag dropping
« on: June 27, 2019, 02:14:42 PM »
OK, so question for the forum.

I have a relatively new P-10C with ambidextrous mag release.  I have run about 600 rounds through it (its so fun to shoot its hard to keep count).  Last trip to the range I noticed that every once in a while the mag would release while firing, unintentionally on my part.  Today at the range it was happening much more frequently.  I tried to make absolutely sure I was not accidentally hitting the right side mag release (I'm right handed).  The pistol has not been cleaned for about 400 rounds.  The mag release was stiff when new, but now releases the mag with no effort at all.

I called CZ and they said that it could be the mag release is worn, or the pin is too short.  They want me to send it in for them to look at.  They did not think that it was because I had not cleaned the pistol in a while.  Before I go to the trouble of taking it to Fedex and then waiting 5-6 weeks before getting it back, I wanted to ask if anyone else has had this problem?

Also, if it is operator error on my part, is there a way to swap out the ambidextrous mag release in favor of a mag release on the left side of the pistol?

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Re: p-10C mag dropping
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 05:46:55 PM »
I have a relatively new P-10C with ambidextrous mag release.

There are reports of this model pistol not locking open when empty. Those complaints have been resolved to thumbs riding the slide, and keeping the slide release from operating.

You said you checked your right hand, but remember that either hand can release the mag on an ambi pistol. So I'd advise you to check your total grip, especially if you're one of those that re-grips after every shot.

You may even need someone to video your grip to see it.
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Re: p-10C mag dropping
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 07:48:21 PM »
I own 3 CZ P10C.

One of mine with no modifications had 2 issues:
• would randomly drop the magazine while firing

• would 'freeze' slide so I could not rack it, or move it at all to disassemble - then randomly work.[/li][/list]

I sent it into CZ - about 8 weeks later I got a brand new 2019 model that works perfectly.  The note from CZ about why switching it out - was they had replaced all parts in gun and it still would drop magazines randomly - they didn't experience the slide lock up.

APEX makes a one side only mag release if you would like that.
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Re: p-10C mag dropping
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2019, 06:34:07 PM »
My unintended mag releases, total of two separate incidents, were user error rather. Had to adjust grip.
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Re: p-10C mag dropping
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2019, 08:04:56 PM »
I went ahead and sent it to CZ.  If they don't find anything wrong with the pistol, then I intend the swap the ambidextrous mag release out for a right-handed version, and just go from there.  My first assumption was that I was doing something wrong, but CZ was pretty clear that I should send it to them for a look.  I like that attitude on their part.  Thanks for ya'll's input!

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Re: p-10C mag dropping
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2019, 03:08:42 AM »
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