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    just got back from Bank of America down in Des Moines (the one by the marina), and as i am getting ready to leave, i hear "clunk" and turn around to see some guys magazine fall on the floor and all of his ammo splattered everywhere over about an 8' radius. he quickly scattered to pick it all up. the other two customers in there just stared at him blankly.

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    What the hell? Was he OC'ing? What kind of holster/gun was it? That's bizarre, at least to me!

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    Yeah, while funny, that leaves some questions.

    Namely, what gun?

    None of my mags would ever lose more than -- just maybe -- the top round in the mag.

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    Agreed. And the fact his ammo "splattered" on the floor made it sound like either 1) the magazine simply split open, 2) the mag lips busted open and all the ammo spilled out, or 3) the mag floor plate gave away and the mag spring shot out along with the ammo. Actually, now I think about it, 3 seems to be most likely, since it can happen without the magazine being physically removed from the gun?

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    Sounds like good cause to use a different magazine if your's will waste ammo during a tactical reload.

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    Mech wrote:
    What the hell? Was he OC'ing? What kind of holster/gun was it? That's bizarre, at least to me!
    he was "openly concealing" if that makes any sense. he wasn't exactly OCing, but the lower half of his holster was showing below his shirt. also, i am pretty sure it was a spare mag that he was storing in his pocket. i didnt stand there and stare, but it looked like his pistol was still in tact and holstered. i didnt look long or hard enough to see what kind of pistol it was.

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    OOh gotcha. Sorry I must have misread your original post and thought his magazine fell OUT of his gun o.O

    That's more understandable then, if it was his spare magazine that fell out. Still odd that it spilt ammo though...

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    Maybe it was a bad guy learning how to OC so he can blend in or something lol. He tricked you!


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    I partner has an extended mag. release on her Glock 26. I have to replace it because the mag. release is so far out that the mag. is release periodically.
    I don't mind watching the OC-Community (tea party 2.0's, who have hijacked the OC-Community) cannibalize itself. I do mind watching OC dragged through the gutter. OC is an exercise of A Right. I choose to not OC; I choose to not own firearms. I choose to leave the OC-Community to it's own self-inflicted injuries, and eventual implosion. Carry on...

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    Sylvia, thanks for the field report on extended mag releases. The folks selling or making them seldom give you that kind of feedback. They do give you their guesses, though.

    Poosharker, maybe it was an anti-gun goof, out to prove something or other without comprehending the need to learn anything first. :celebrate

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    Yea, that had to have been a extra mag that maybe fell out of a open top mag holster. I think the base-plate popping off or breaking is the most likely scenario for the spillage.

    I have seen it happen a time or two at the range with empty mags ejected on the floor, but never a full one.

    O well, not much of a chance of anything happening. Its just a good reminder to all of us to do checks of our equipment before we leave the house, and perhaps discreet checks throughout the day while we carry.

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    That is one of the main reasons I bought the S&W99. The mag release is on the trigger guard, the same as the Walther and H&K.

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    While we're on the subject of open-top mag pouch, does anyone out there make covered mag pouches in black, with a button-release?

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    Mech wrote:
    While we're on the subject of open-top mag pouch, does anyone out there make covered mag pouches in black, with a button-release?
    Nylon or leather?

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    Mech wrote:
    While we're on the subject of open-top mag pouch, does anyone out there make covered mag pouches in black, with a button-release?
    I think Squeek makes one with a magnetic closure

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    Funny my speedloaders don't have that kind of problem

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    Aaron1124 wrote:
    Off topic a tad, but a guy dropped his spare magazine in Keybank, and all his ammo went all over the floor over like a 6 foot radius. Must have been CCing because I didn't see his firearm. Must have been embarrassing.
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    i knew i had heard that story before!!!
    remember U8DUST was a troll that gave up his efforts back in sept.

    he just read about an OCers bank story, and put it out here as his own!
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    1245A Defender wrote:
    Aaron1124 wrote:
    Off topic a tad, but a guy dropped his spare magazine in Keybank, and all his ammo went all over the floor over like a 6 foot radius. Must have been CCing because I didn't see his firearm. Must have been embarrassing.
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    i knew i had heard that story before!!!
    remember U8DUST was a troll that gave up his efforts back in sept.

    he just read about an OCers bank story, and put it out here as his own!
    Same here I remember! And if you look up U8DUST posts....all troll posts!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TROLL!
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    FMCDH wrote:
    Nylon or leather?
    Probably prefer leather then Nylon. Thanks!

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    gogodawgs wrote:
    1245A Defender wrote:
    Aaron1124 wrote:
    Off topic a tad, but a guy dropped his spare magazine in Keybank, and all his ammo went all over the floor over like a 6 foot radius. Must have been CCing because I didn't see his firearm. Must have been embarrassing.
    OC in BECU Tukwilla confrontation



    i knew i had heard that story before!!!
    remember U8DUST was a troll that gave up his efforts back in sept.

    he just read about an OCers bank story, and put it out here as his own!
    Same here I remember! And if you look up U8DUST posts....all troll posts!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TROLL!
    Well to his credit, he DID say Bank of America, and the radius was 8', right? :-)

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    Mech wrote:
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    Nylon or leather?
    Probably prefer leather then Nylon. Thanks!
    Send SWCR a PM. Hes a Washington member that does custom leather work. He can probably make something for you.

    From my PMs with him, it sounds like hes really willing to work with the customer to make you what you want.

    Id give my business to a local member over a company like Galco any day.

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    maybe the guy thought they were miniature eggs and was trying to hide them in the lobby....



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    FMCDH wrote:
    Send SWCR a PM. Hes a Washington member that does custom leather work. He can probably make something for you.

    From my PMs with him, it sounds like hes really willing to work with the customer to make you what you want.

    Id give my business to a local member over a company like Galco any day.
    Thanks FMCDH! I'll be sure to get in touch with him once I've picked up the 908. And yep, I love to support local brick & mortar stores.

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    If you ever get the chance to shoot a Colt SMG (9mm SMG on an M16 receiver), please do. And please do not drop a loaded magazine.

    Remember the old "snakes in a peanut can" gag? Yeah. Just like that. Ammo spews everywhere, and there are 32 rounds to pick up, not just a handful.

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