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ok, just got my .45 today. has the night sights, black, and the safety for $580 with 3 clips. the finish looks really good... only one of the magazines drop free when i release it. the other two drop about a half an inch and just sit there. is this normal?
 

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No, it's not normal.



Are you keeping the mag button depressed until the mag drops free, or just pressing it briefly?
 

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This is a problem with the 45's It is a fixable one but it has been croppng up quite a bit. I fix it on any of the 45's that come into my shop.



CHECK 360 David
 

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Wow, neither of my 45s have this problem... what is causing it, do you know?
 

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This is a problem with the 45's It is a fixable one but it has been croppng up quite a bit. I fix it on any of the 45's that come into my shop.



CHECK 360 David



so what causes this?
 

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sorry, magazine. so what causes this? hopefully it is a easy fix... i have only had the gun for 6 hours...
 

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Steelshooter said:
Magazine. Not clip. Please.


*sniff sniff* I smell semantics! I could call it a 'rubber hose', but that doesn't make it any less then what it already is. Ceci n'est pas une pipe.
 

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jay15892 said:
ok, just got my .45 today. has the night sights, black, and the safety for $580 with 3 clips. the finish looks really good... only one of the magazines drop free when i release it. the other two drop about a half an inch and just sit there. is this normal?


could be an overreaction to mag drop problem??? S&W must be pretty confused by now...mine smooth and easy.
 

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jay15892 said:
no, the clip actually drops free of the release but it hangs up about 1/2" out...




definitely it does that if you hold it sideways :?:
 

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magazine not dropping, fixed

loloy said:
[quote name='jay15892']no, the clip actually drops free of the release but it hangs up about 1/2" out...




definitely it does that if you hold it sideways :?:[/quote]



who said i was holding it sideways?
anyways i fixed it. just had to pull the reversible mag release out and shave just a hairs worth of material off of it where it was just barely hitting the magazine. works great. the magazine just falls right out now. cant wait to fire it this weekend. hopefully this is the only problem i have with this gun...
 

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Grimwulff said:
[quote name='Steelshooter']Magazine. Not clip. Please.


*sniff sniff* I smell semantics! I could call it a 'rubber hose', but that doesn't make it any less then what it already is. Ceci n'est pas une pipe.[/quote]



Actually, a magazine and a clip are 2 different things. SKS's and M1 Garands use clips. AR's and AK's use magazines. I forget where I actually saw a definition for each, but they are different.



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here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clip_%28ammunition%29
 

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yes, a clip, like it says, puts ammo into a magazine... however... due to popular useage in movies and therefore society, the words have become almost interchangeable. To me, it seems snooty to correct someone on the actual difference as your point in a post on a page looking to correct a problem, and therefore, is 100% semantics... esp since the comment is, in no way, beneficial to the topic.



definition of semantics:

1. Linguistics.

a. the study of meaning.

b. the study of linguistic development by classifying and examining changes in meaning and form.
 

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Grimwulff said:
yes, a clip, like it says, puts ammo into a magazine... however... due to popular useage in movies and therefore society, the words have become almost interchangeable.


Due to popular usage in movies and therefore society (or at least certain parts thereof), the words "pistol" and "Glock" have become almost interchangeable, too. But if someone joined mp-pistol.com and kept referring to his M&P as a Glock, we'd correct him.



Clips and magazines, as has been pointed out, are different things. Let's not allow Hollywood to tell us what things should and shouldn't be called.
 

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ToddG said:
[quote name='Grimwulff']yes, a clip, like it says, puts ammo into a magazine... however... due to popular useage in movies and therefore society, the words have become almost interchangeable.


Due to popular usage in movies and therefore society (or at least certain parts thereof), the words "pistol" and "Glock" have become almost interchangeable, too. But if someone joined mp-pistol.com and kept referring to his M&P as a Glock, we'd correct him.



Clips and magazines, as has been pointed out, are different things. Let's not allow Hollywood to tell us what things should and shouldn't be called.[/quote]



I'm not sure where I've seen Glock in a movie, but i've never thought of it that way o.0 However, you're refering to 2 different brands of things... which is two different things. You can go to Burger King and call it McDonalds... both businesses are in the same field, but it is still two different brands. So correcting the person would be for two different reasons...



Anyways, the two of them serve identical purpose... clip loads a magazine, magazine load a gun. Ultimately it is just the next step for the word to have evolved to be used as a "slang" word for the other. I honestly feel that if you know what the guy is talking about, why even care? The comment was unpreductive to the topic at hand and is, in a sense, just being rude.



jay15892: Maybe your magazine release was just slightly larger then normal and it kept it from dropping due to the extra metal. If it truly was just a small piece of metal, it is possible that the item was manufactured and seemed within spec, and so it was used. Make sure, though, that now that you have worked on it, your "magazine not dropping" issue doesn't turn into a "magazine drop" issue, if you know what I mean.
 

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You sure seem upset about it. Wonder why.



I think it is important to use weapon nomenclature correctly so that you understand your weapon and people you are talking to understand what you are referring to. If you don't then don't.
 

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Grimwulff said:
I honestly feel that if you know what the guy is talking about, why even care? The comment was unpreductive to the topic at hand and is, in a sense, just being rude.


We'll just have to agree to disagree. If someone is going to get involved in discussions about firearms, it is in that person's interest to learn proper terminology and nomenclature. If he uses a slang term, particularly one that is generally seen as an indication of ignorance regarding firearms, then it's appropriate (IMHO) for someone to point it out.



If I came on here and kept referring to my M&P as a revolver, I'd expect someone to correct me pretty quick.
 
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