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Last night I noticed that if I inserted the magazine into the P99 with 9 or less rounds, it would pop right in with very little effort and the mag release would also work easily.  However, if I put in 10 rounds, it was very difficult to get in the gun and almost impossible to release the mag without first ejecting a round.  Anyone here have the same problem?

I hate to have to send it in for service and be without it, but I can't carry it if there are problems.


P99 .40 cal - using factory magazines
 

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This is not a problem. The spring in the magazine is exerting the most force when 10 rounds are in it. So naturally it will be a little harder to insert/eject the magazine. Over time the spring will lose some force because it has been compressed for so long and the mag will be easier to insert/eject.

I guess you should ask yourself "how many times am I going to eject a full magazine?" Personally I'd rather shoot the rounds and eject an empty magazine. But I guess that's just me.
 

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the same thing happens with my 16 round ones........well not to that extent, but u gotta really slap it in with a full mag,. but i think thats pretty much a rule of thumb accroos the board
 

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During USPSA matches, I have noticed quite a few "full mags" failing to seat during reloads.

There must be a "buffer" when that top round slams against the underside of the slide. If there is "no give", then there is no seat.

I never load my "reloads" to max capacity. One less does not matter...when it comes to seating the mag. You could end up with "all less".
 
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