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Old 03-12-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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Rounds rattling in P228 magazine

I just purchased a police surplus P228. It came with 2 factory magazines. The rounds in one of the mags rattle like a baby rattle when it is loaded. Curiously, the other mag does not do this. Is this normal, or could there be a problem with perhaps a weak spring in this magazine?
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:04 AM   #2
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I would guess weak spring. Take the spring out of the other mag and insert it into the mag body that rattles. If it fixes the problem it would work out to be a cheap easy fix.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:02 AM   #3
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My P226 and P245 mags rattle sometimes. All you have to do is give a good, hard tap to the seat of the mag. Sometimes the rounds in the double-stack mags get hung up and create a little extra space. No biggie - just give it a bump from the bottom, and the rounds will seat tighter.

If that doesn't work, then yes - the spring is pretty weak. But you should be able to tell the difference when you load the mags by hand.
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Thanks for the replies. Looks like I will be ordering a new magazine spring soon.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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Congrats on your new purchase, I know you will like that gun.

I just recently bought a very used, dirty, beat up P-228. Once cleaned up it looks good, and shoots great. It came with one 10 round mag, and I purchased 3 new 15 round Mecgar mags. The old 10 rounder does rattle with the ammo in it, but none of 15er's rattle.

P.S. A good place to get mags- where I got mine -$22 each for 15 round mags. I got 3 plus Hogue rubber grips- $92 including shipping.
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edit: Thanks -txshurricane- I just slapped my rattely mag on the bottom and it seated . It doesn't rattle now. Well we live and learn.

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edit: Thanks -txshurricane- I just slapped my rattely mag on the bottom and it seated . It doesn't rattle now. Well we live and learn.
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