July 13, 2012, 09:10 PM
Friend let me borrow his relatively new Springfield Armory XDM .45, which was very nice to shoot. I would say between him and me it has ~ 300 rounds through it. In cleaning it up, I noticed a notch, or impression, (whatever you want to call it), on the followers of both mags. It's located on the right side of the follower, directly across from the vertical front ridge on the left side of the follower near the front. Hopefully the attached photo gives you an idea of what I am talking about. Anyway, I am guessing this is produced by loading the cartridges into the mag, especially the last two or three (13-round capacity) but I am wondering if it is "normal" or not. I've never really seen mag followers get notched or impressioned from loading cartridges, so I was somewhat concerned. This is WWB and Rem brass-cased ammo I was using. Maybe the plastic followers are somewhat soft? Thanks.