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Are magazine extensions worth it?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by bos19, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. Trunk Monkey

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    I agree with what you said and I think based on your observation the OP would be better off not buying any more equipment until he addressed his training issues
     
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    Somebody else brought up a really good point. Based on everything you've posted since you started posting here if I were you I would stop buying equipment of any kind and go get some training.

    IME getting actual professional training will help you to make wiser equipment choices.
     
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  4. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Dude, We arent telling you to go get 5 classes in handgun instructions, find a reputable instructor and take a class. A training class is going to show you how to practice on your own. In the meantime get yourself acclimated by dry firing and using snap caps you can practice chambering. Start carrying around the house with the snap cap in the chamber, prepare your mind for the mental conditioning required to carry a gun. Not trying to be a d!ck but if your not interested in this stuff why carry or get a gun in the first place?
     
  5. bos19

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    I decided that I'm not going to carry a gun. The issue I have is I recently realized how much I don't know in regards to firearms, after going to the range with a friend. I know the common sense safety stuff when going to the range, but there's a lot more to it than that. I decided that safety-wise, going to range to do some plinking with friends is fine, but I have no confidence in my ability to concealed carry safely and I don't want to put my safety or the safety of others at risk at all. I guess I'm just not interested in firearms anymore. With the exception of a few friends, I feel like I can't even talk about shooting with others because I don't want people to think I'm a nut. Like if I went shooting over the weekend with some buddies, it makes me uneasy to talk about it with anyone but them. I'm considering selling off what I have because I could use the money for other things.
     
  6. The Evangelist Cowboy

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    Its perfectly ok to not know much, but you're in the right place to learn a lot. Your in a minority and you need to realize that, while there might be a general fondness about the 2A most people in this country that do own guns leave them in the closet or the nightstand and MAYBE shoot once a year at the local range, they treat it as a yearly fishing trip rather than something they should be proficient in for protection of home and hearth. I'd highly recommend you stick to this and get yourself ready cause this world is getting weirder and darker by the minute. Not asking you to be a "gun nut" or "gun guy" but at least be proficient with the weaponry you have to defend yourself if necessary.
     
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  7. bos19

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    I hear you. My local range offers private training courses as well, so I might inquire about that. Seems like maybe that is a viable option.
     
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    Thats probably the best option to, You dont need to spend 600 dollars plus on a class (there are amazing trainers in this country that are totally worth it though) to gain the basics down and gain a level of proficiency.
     
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    I prefer magazine spring tension to be stronger rather than not and replace springs when I deem needed (proactive).
    Wolff +10% Glock magazine spring, oh yea, after it loses a bit of force it still have close to factory original.
    Take that same spring and add a +2 base, it will not have as much force; the magazine may work, but that is not something I'm gonna test.
    I'm carrying a pistol that holds 13-15 rounds in the mag (Glock 23/35), plus I carry a spare mag; if I was carrying a Glock 26, no different (spring tension > extra round or two).
     
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  10. JohnKSa

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    This is a step that many (most?) people never manage to achieve.

    Understanding what you don't know is very valuable. If I were hiring someone to work for me, I would rather have someone with limited knowledge and skills who thoroughly understood their limitations than someone with impressive knowledge and skills who didn't realize the limits of their abilities.

    You can train the first kind of person and improve their abilities. And in the meantime, they won't be screwing things up and getting in over their head.

    But the latter kind of person is a tremendous liability. You have to constantly monitor them to insure that they aren't overstepping their skill/knowledge levels, and training is out of the question because they don't understand what areas they need to improve.

    In other words, don't let what you don't know disappoint and discourage you. Instead, be encouraged that you now understand the areas where you need to improve. You are very fortunate in that these days there are tremendous resources available to help you learn what you need to know--you're picking a very good time to get started.
     
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  11. Trunk Monkey

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    I totally agree
     
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    You can buy springs specifically for putting extended capacity bases on many magazines. Some mag extensions come with the the new spring. They are longer and stiffer than the OEM spring. As an example ISMI springs sells four different length magazine springs to work in Glock magazine from compact models up to full size models with +5 (170mm OAL) magazine extensions. You don't have to compromise on spring force to run longer higher capacity magazines.
     
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