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Old October 16, 2011, 04:30 PM   #1
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Mag loading tool damages follower?

Been using the mag loading tool on a Ruger SR40...

never used one before and i place the tool on the magazine then load up 15 rounds.

Was looking at the follower, it has a scratch/dent in it now from where the mag tool was pressing on it.

I then thought about it, and loaded the first round, then used the mag tool after that.

Feel like I should replace the followers although the gun functions fine.

What do you think and what should I do in the future?
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Old October 16, 2011, 04:37 PM   #2
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WOW, that's a new one !!!

What is the material of the follower? Sounds like plastic and obviously softer than you thumb-saver. ...

I'd say that if you are going to have any doubts about how it will perform, in the future, replace it or just use it at the range. ...


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Old October 16, 2011, 04:39 PM   #3
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I'm not sure about yours Ruger's, but all of my Glock mags have a dent in the follower - it appears to be normal wear from the last round being scooped out by the slide.
I dont use a loader.
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Old October 16, 2011, 04:46 PM   #4
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Ah, interesting...could be that, just the round being taken off the mag follower?
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Old October 16, 2011, 04:51 PM   #5
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I know my Walther PPS mags all show a dent / smooth spot on the followers from the slide going across them and I don't use a loader for my single stacks (yet).

I'm curious what loader you're using?
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Old October 16, 2011, 05:48 PM   #6
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The loader from the factory was used. Thinking that im seeing a problem where there isn't one.
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