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Beretta M92 Mag Jam?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Dr. Sandman, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Dr. Sandman

    Dr. Sandman Well-Known Member

    I have had my 15 round M92FS mag loaded for a while with range ammo. I went to CC it last night, so I switched the FMJ for hollow points. About halfway through unloading the mag, I noticed that the follwer must have been jammed down it there. I turned the mag upside down and loose ammo tried to fall out!! I got it unstuck with a few gentle taps, reloaded, and unloaded and it worked fine. Anybody else ever have this happen? Does one need to grease the inside of the mag or something? I have never seen this with my Glocks.
  2. No4Mk1*

    No4Mk1* Well-Known Member

    I've never had a factory mag do that. I would dissasemble and be sure it is clean and free of burrs. I never grease or oil the interior of a mag though.
  3. medalguy

    medalguy Well-Known Member

    Same here, never experienced a problem with good mags, either factory or GI. I use a lot of GI mags BTW and they have performed as well as factory, in two different 92 models. I would NOT recommend oiling the inside of the mags, since all that will do is hold sand and grit which WILL cause a jam.

    May be just a bad mag. It happens. Set it aside for now, or continue to use it at the range and see if it jams again. Once more and I'd relegate it to the trash can. Despite the craziness, GI mags are still relatively cheap. I have about 40 of them and haven't paid more than $5 for any of them in the past. I hope those prices return soon. :rolleyes:
  4. MrCleanOK

    MrCleanOK Well-Known Member

    Is it a factory Beretta or MecGar magazine, or from a different manufacturer? How old is the magazine? More information will help us give you better answers.
  5. Wildbillz

    Wildbillz Well-Known Member

    Is it a GI mag? Made by CheckMate? Early on in OIF there was a bad bunch of them that would do that. You can get a stronger replacement spring and it will fix the issue. I used to have to pull my mag appart once a week and clean it to keep it working when I was in Iraq in 04.

  6. brnmw

    brnmw Well-Known Member

    Never had that happen and no don't grease the inside of the mag. I would say it's a burr most likely.
  7. Outlaw Man

    Outlaw Man Well-Known Member

    I had a very similar problem with an old MecGar mag for my Sig 226. I think part of it was that my wife was limp-wristing a little, but I want her to be able to shoot it, too. To my eye it was free of burrs and fairly clean. I ended up replacing the springs and have had no issues since.

    If it's a burr, though, new springs may not fix it.
  8. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Inspect the mag follower. If there are any burrs or hi points, get a Dremel and buff them down. Inspect the inside of the mag for any anomolies. Do not lube or grease your mags, just clean them and if necessary replace the mag springs with Wolff +5% if they seem worn.
  9. Matt Dillon

    Matt Dillon Well-Known Member

    I would clean it and spray the interior with dry lube
  10. Dr. Sandman

    Dr. Sandman Well-Known Member

    Thanks for all the replies. The mag came with the pistol when I bought it new, so I assume that it's a factory mag. I bought the gun maybe 2 years ago.
  11. Infidel4life11

    Infidel4life11 Well-Known Member

    I've had this happen a few times with Army range mags. After cleaning they worked fine, some had very worn springs and was a easy fix. Dirt and grit have always been the issue that I've ran into. DO NOT leave oil on the mag. I've used CLP to scrub them down but always made sure they were dry when I put them back together.

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