Dr.Coy wrote:Well, just in general, springs do wear in (and then eventually wear out). Most guns include a mag loader, which fits around the top of the mag and pushes the rounds down so you can slip the last few in. If your gun did not come with one,I suggest you talk to your local gun store; it's a simple piece of molded plastic or shaped sheet steel and virtually all manufacturers sell replacements. If even using the mag loader does not allow you to fit 17 in, I would disassemble the mag and make sure that the spring and follower can compress and move without obstruction; the spring's "column" may be collapsing as it is compressed, causing it to impede the follower. The follower itself may also have severe flashing (mold marks) that is causing it to bottom out before it should; cutting away the extra plastic will allow freer travel in this case.I have a new Blue Taurus 24/7 Pro 9mm, 17+1 Capacity
I can get 16 rounds into the magazine, I cant get the 17th in to save my life... no pun intended. Will this loosen soon within 100rounds shot through it? Or is there something I can do in particular?
Also, I know with Blue guns you have to be a little more careful on how you treat the metal... anyone have any good tips?
I could read manuals and such but I figure everyday users would have the best insight.
As for taking care of a blued gun, the bluing is a durablefinish but not indestructible; it will wear with repeated unholstering-reholstering, firing, etc. Wearing-in of the action is normal and not to be worried about; those surfaces are generally covered by an oil or grease which inhibits rust. Worrisome wear includes wear on corners or edges from holstering and general hard use, and scratches. Most gun stores sell re-bluing kits that can touch up such areas. In all cases, if bare metal shows on the exterior, keep the firearm well-oiled (don't over-oil though) and dry until you can repair the scratch or surface wear. If thefirearm starts rusting, the rust will need to be sanded off before rebluing and this can damage the gun.Parkerizing and other electro-reactive finishes are more difficult to repair; I would trust refinishing those parts to a qualified gunsmith as well.