Is this the original 365's that have had issues?
I've heard of no issues with 365XL's. Between myself and a few guys i've shot with at comps and classes, there's close to 10k rds through our XL's with no known issues. There's a few youtube guys who run them and have the same experience as myself through thousands of rounds.
I would be my life that they could appropriately engineer the G43x to hold 15 rounds (or close to it), if the desire to do so was there.Big difference between a massive heavy 1911 and a slimline CCW and what it should/could carry.
I would be my life that they could appropriately engineer the G43x to hold 15 rounds (or close to it), if the desire to do so was there.
I just can't stand products that could be better. Scrape every ounce of potential out of the system. Leave nothing on the table.
Glock chose a 10rd capacity vs a 12-15rd capacity likely because of the brand. It’s glock, it’s seen as the ultimate in reliability. It’s really hard to mess up with a Glock. It’s a lot easier to mess up loading the magazine in certain other pistols and stick a round vertical, or drop a magazine in practice and have the spring go slack and round turn in the mag. Sure it is ideal to load attentively and to know they a dropped mag can have issues if not unloaded/reloaded, but people still do it, and by probably playing hard on the margin of reliability and making other sacrifices glock ended up at this solution.
There’s lots of handgun options out there now for different preferences.
The spring for life thing is cool and I wouldn’t mind it but I was wearing them out so fast where I would have been playing musical springs once a month or so. I was shooting this gun a lot though, I really wanted to make it work. To SA’s credit, they gave me a set of springs so that I could rotate them when I turned a worn set in for replacement. This wasn’t acceptable for me since I’ve had mags for other guns that I’ve had in there for several years with a similar if not higher rate of use with no need for replacementI seriously doubt that it's an issue with heat (any quality spring material should withstand temperatures that would cause problems for the gun's plastic bits), but it's quite possible that there is simply too much strain occuring in the spring wire due to the amount of travel required to pack 15 rounds in a narrow(er) magazine.
It's often wise to remember that:
1) OE engineers aren't dumb and limited the stock magazine to 10 rounds for reasons
2) There's no such thing as a free lunch
I've yet to encounter problems with the S15 magazines, but if/when I do, I'll look at the spring first - thanks for the tip.
Also worth noting:
i had a shield arms 15 round mag and the metal catch and had issues with feeding. seems like it was more than just one mag too.Thanks for the writeup.
You're the first person I saw that mentioned the SA 15 round mags not being good. Kind of bummed about that. Need to look at them more I guess.