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Old 11-06-2019, 09:35 PM   #1
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Rattling rounds..

So my PPQ M2 4" is my first pistol that takes double stack 9 mm magazines. When fully loaded the bottom one or two rounds rattle like crazy. This is with both a used and a new 17 round mag, Walther brand. Is this normal?

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Hello sicampbell. Yes, that's normal for the PPQ.
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Yup...they will rattle....just like a diamondback!
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Yup...they will rattle....just like a diamondback!
It may be normal in a PPQ, and it may be harmless if it sorts itself out as you shoot through the magazine and if it never causes a hangup.

But it is evidence of poor compatibility between that magazine and the ammunition being used. Something (probably a stubbed cartridge) is interrupting the contact between all the cartridges in the column, and depriving the stack of smooth and uniform upward pressure from the magazine follower. It might be something about the cartridges themselves, or about the design of the magazine.

Really well-designed and carefully manufactured magazines, when used with the specific ammunition for which they were dimensioned, do not rattle when fully loaded.

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Well mixed messages so far. They are Walther branded magazines as I stated so I don't know how I can do better than that. The ammo is the recommended type, new 9 mm Luger FMJ, brass casings, Fiocci (sp?) and Blazer Brass target ammo and Sig Sauer Elite Performance JHP all in 115 gr.

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Old 11-07-2019, 05:11 AM   #6
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It's not just Walther mags that do this, I've had Glock magazines do the same thing.

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Mike I've had it with every brand of range and carry ammo that I can remember.

I just checked my Navy Q with a 15 round Walther mag loaded with Speer Gold Dot 124 grn hollow point. They rattle.

I've noticed it with Lawman, GECO, Federal. It just seems to be the nature of the beast and I seriously doubt anyone past 2 feet away could hear the rattle.
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I've had the rattling issue with many different pistol mags. It's not unique to PPQ mags nor is it necessarily a problem.
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Is that issue limited to the 9mm only? I do not have the described rattle in my PPQ 45.
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Well mixed messages so far. They are Walther branded magazines as I stated so I don't know how I can do better than that. The ammo is the recommended type, new 9 mm Luger FMJ, brass casings, Fiocci (sp?) and Blazer Brass target ammo and Sign Sauer Elite Performance JHP all in 115 gr.

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Sicampbell, in a perfect world, MGM is 100% correct. This isn't a perfect world. Its been noted for years that 17 round 9mm PPQ magazines rattle. I can't remember anyone EVER posting about a feeding problem related/tied to a rattling magazine.

Once again, rattling rounds are common in the PPQ. Is it something I lose sleep over? Nope. I've never had a feeding problem with any of my 17 round mags in my PPQ's.

Here's a 'google' search on this forum for rattling mags. Some of these post go back to 2013....maybe earlier.....I didn't read thru all of em'. Bottom line, its been happening since the PPQ was released....doesn't seem to be a problem.

https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=...4dUDCAg&uact=5
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