Wouldn't that be evidence of bending on the top of the mag? I'd be suspicious.
Personally, one extra round isn't worth it to me for the potential compromise in reliability.
S&W didn't pick 17 at random; the magazine is designed to hold seventeen rounds and should work to their specification properly with that number of rounds. Forcing one more round in the
loloy said:thats a very conservative analysis you got there todd...thanks.
ToddG said:I've been involved with the development and testing of a variety of handguns over the past eight years, and one thing I've learned is that serious end users are the ones who discover flaws, not manufacturers. A lot of people imagine that gun companies put their new weapons through huge batteries of tests to see how they work under every conceivable situation. Nope. Once a gun is prototyped, it tends to go through a fairly straightforward reliability/durability test series.
loloy said:most likely you've nailed it but guess what S&W said and i quote "it should not cause any damage." so now i got two different points of view both coming from the same field of expertise yet so reasonably acceptable
G56 said:Generally speaking, don't pay too much attention to what the people who answer the phone tell you, it doesn't make any difference if they are from S&W or some other company, the vast majority of the people who answer phones like that work for a contractor, the people have a program on their computer that tells them what to say, but once in a while you get a lazy one or maybe just a little rebellious, and they just make things up, whether it has any basis in reality is pure chance.
Dan Burwell said:[quote name='loloy']most likely you've nailed it but guess what S&W said and i quote "it should not cause any damage." so now i got two different points of view both coming from the same field of expertise yet so reasonably acceptable
ToddG said:Personally, one extra round isn't worth it to me for the potential compromise in reliability
raz-0 said:However, you are free to do whatever the hell you want. But I'll piint out that if round 18 is not flush againt the back of the mag, it DOES NOT FIT. Despite what you would like to believe.
Chessie724 said:I was a mechanical engineer in a previous life
I find it odd that the OP even has to ask if it's wrong, considering their signature would imply they would have the common sense not to.
thedude said:You're probably over-compressing the spring when you try to squeeze too many rounds into it. Over time, although I'm not sure how much your mag springs will probably not reliably feed rounds. Also might put extra pressure on the feed lips. At $30+/mag I think I'll stick with 18 rounds (17+1). I don't think that the extra hollow point or two is going to make much of a difference if I've already unleashed 18 rounds.