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March 06, 2017, 20:09
I have a colt factory magazine that wont cause the slide to lock back once the last round is fired or when the slide is pulled back when its empty. Whats the matter with it? None of my other magazines have this problem.

Retired Bum
March 07, 2017, 04:05
Not a difficult problem to answer. The magazine follower is defective. You might try tweaking it with a set of needle nosed pliers. If that fails, then obtain a replacement follower.

And so it goes.

The Retired One

March 07, 2017, 07:56
Might I recommend:


Look for the Super 7 Upgrade Kit for $8.95

March 07, 2017, 08:07
Perhaps your Colt magazine spring is weak; preventing the follower to push up on the slide stop

March 07, 2017, 11:03
I would agree that its either the follower or weak mag spring. Either should be an easy fix.

March 07, 2017, 11:34
As said all ready. Try slightly bending the small step of the follower up a little at a time until it engages.

Or, just replace.

March 20, 2017, 16:26
take it out of rotation, buy a new one and use it , the bad one only on the range. i wouldn't bet my life on it anymore, for the price of a new mag.

just my .02cents