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Old January 28, 2013, 07:48 PM   #3
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I posed this question on another forum, where a member pointed out that the latch is driven by the mainspring, and it presses against the mag. I took the grip panels off to take a look at what is really going on with the release, and sure enough he is right.

The heel-mounted latch does press against the back of the mags, so there is always friction. "How much friction?" you may ask. Enough that I can hold the pistol upside down by the unlatched mag, and it doesn't move. Retentive, indeed!

I had not previously noticed that the latch was driven by the mainspring. Now I am wondering if a spring swap will make both trigger pull and mag removal a bit easier.

I should have looked before I posted, but the internet was closer than my screwdriver set.

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