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Just curious. Do you press the mag release when inserting a mag, or do you just push it in till it seats without pressing the release?
 

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This is my 2 cent answer "I myself want to hear it click so I know it is seated and not going to drop out."
 
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??? Well perhaps I'm foolish but having a Kel Tec PF9 where the proper way to insert a magazine "without" damage to the mag release is to press the mag release and then fully insert the magazine that's what I do for practice/range shooting. This is not the procedure I use with any of my other handguns as they don't "snag" as the magazine passes the mag release. Now under a situation where I have a fear of life or limb I don't think I would bother but it's easy enough to do during practice sessions and just "might" keep one from destroying the mag release catch. 8)
 

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The LCP has a plastic mag release/catch and like the PF-9, I would think it could wear out and cause the magazine to pop out in time with enough wear, if I am not mistaken Keltec has corrected this with a metal mag catch on the newer PF-9's and offer a metal one to replace the older plastic ones.

with that said I pretty much just slide the mag in and do not depress the release when inserting a mag and haven't heard of any problems with the Ruger catch but who knows? it is after all a new pistol. when my LCP was brand new the magazines were harder to insert than they are now, break in? wear? I have faith in Ruger products and their customer service has always been great, so I ain't worried about it either way ;)

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slam um in if you feel the need to do so. The mag catch will not last long, I can assure you of that. I personally see no reason to do so but if it floats ur boat go ahead. If your practicing tactical loading with the lcp, then IMO u need a bigger gun . I seriously doubt if you will destroy the mag release button in a 100 slams even but it will happen. Ask any kt owner they will confirm..
 

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I was one who originally thought you HAD to press the button. It seems to hit too hard and abruptly, so I just used the button. Then one day I think I didn't press the button and it hit but then clicked in place. So a few times after that I was slamming it in not thinking about the button. Now today I notice it is hitting again, making me want to push the button.

I can't tell if something is changing or just my perceived feedback from the magazine catch release hitting the magazine. I'm still nervous about it so when and if I can, I use the button.
 

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LCP_Dogg said:
I was one who originally thought you HAD to press the button. It seems to hit too hard and abruptly, so I just used the button. Then one day I think I didn't press the button and it hit but then clicked in place. So a few times after that I was slamming it in not thinking about the button. Now today I notice it is hitting again, making me want to push the button.

I can't tell if something is changing or just my perceived feedback from the magazine catch release hitting the magazine. I'm still nervous about it so when and if I can, I use the button.
USE THE BUTTON..
 

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I use the button. I just don't like how hard it is when I don't. I think I am going to break it or something. Never had a gun where it was so hard to put a magazine in. The gun is so small I just think it is going to break or something, you know, smaller parts and all.
 

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I use the button too. Seems to hit too hard without it. Why force it?
 

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I usually press the release to get the magazine started, then I release it so I can hear the mag click into place. I've had the mag fall back out if I keep the button pressed as I seat the mag....
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Nope. Also found out that, with the slide locked back, you can slam the mag home and it releases the slide automatically....just like my USPs!! 8)


It's just a tool. Who here wraps their new hammer with a cloth before striking the nail so you dont scratch the hammer? ???
 

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I never really ever thought about it(now you guys got me thinking). so whats the general consensus???????? TO BUTTON OR NOT TO BUTTON??? ???
 

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LCP_Dogg said:
I think a poll is in order
WOULD A POLL CHANGE anyone's mind. not needed. do what u think is right. As long as you don't slam it home 500 times, your magazine polymer release will probably hold up. Who knows maybe never wear out either. They are cheap to replace. My advice is to have one in ur parts drawer if your a slammer. Not considered IMO a tactical gun either. my bet is that at leat 90% don't carry a spare magazine on them either. Not sure I have read of to many gun fights where spare magazines was needed. We are not LEO people where possable spare mags shouldbe carried. More than likely ur confrontation will be close. If you can't do it in 7 shots, chances are you will not be around anyhow. Smoke um if you got um,, slam um if you wanna...
 

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I am glad this topic came up. I didnt remember pressing the release to insert the mag when I first got the LCP but the second time I went to the range it seemed safer than slamming it in. My LCP is in the shop for the trigger thing and should be back in about a week.
---I press the release---

customer service was great. they returned my call within about an hour, sent me a shipping label, answered my email with an update the same day. All I need now is my LCP and I will be fine.
 
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