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    I can think of one realistic scenario in which a magazine "blowing the bottom out" wouldn't make me at least send the pistol to a smith for a checkup. That's a manufacturing defect in the base plate. All other scenarios are like buying a car with a brand new valve train! Cams, cam chain, springs, the works! Yay! ....???

    Hope I'm way off base, aznboi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    I can think of one realistic scenario in which a magazine "blowing the bottom out" wouldn't make me at least send the pistol to a smith for a checkup. That's a manufacturing defect in the base plate. All other scenarios are like buying a car with a brand new valve train! Cams, cam chain, springs, the works! Yay! ....???

    Hope I'm way off base, aznboi.
    Good point. I hadn't really thought of a defective magazine in that regard but it could happen. If that was the case it would be a new one for me but then I haven't been around guns all my life like so many folks here have been. I hope the OP comes back with more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aznboi3644 View Post
    I cannot find a factory magazine online for a decent price. I got the gun for what I think is a deal ($125) considering it’s in good shape but has no magazine with it. The original magazine blew the bottom out.

    Does anyone know if a source for magazines? Does Mac gar make mags for it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aznboi3644 View Post
    I cannot find a factory magazine online for a decent price. I got the gun for what I think is a deal ($125) considering it’s in good shape but has no magazine with it. The original magazine blew the bottom out.

    Does anyone know if a source for magazines? Does Mac gar make mags for it?

    ahh same old dance just to a different tune!
    sadly magazines are extremely hard to find for this and many taurus models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darbo View Post
    That is a great price on the pistol.

    How? Why? No doubt I may be wrong but something bad happened in the chamber to blow out the bottom of the magazine! As far as I know magazines don't typically just blow out the bottom plate.
    ahh umm_ actually the main reason that I carry an extra magazine for my semi autos (most of which are 13 + round capacity), is because there is always the possibility that with a magazine with a removable floor plate all the guts (including ammo) can drop out of the bottom if the base plate comes free.
    kind of interesting if you have ever seen that happen as well!
    Kind of like you gun ate some bad Mexican food and had a belly ache if you know hat I mean?
    I am always extra careful when reassembling my mags after cleaning for this very reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brojohn View Post
    A ruptured case can do that.
    dropping mags on a hard floor can damage the floor plate or bend the retaining section of the metal mag body, as well as not installing the floor plate on the mag body after cleaning.
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    To clear things up the mag didn’t not technically “blow out the bottom”. The guy said the bottom of the mag basically failed and just broke and the guts came flying out.

    I’ll wait for the gunmagwarehouse to come back in stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by aznboi3644 View Post
    To clear things up the mag didn’t not technically “blow out the bottom”. The guy said the bottom of the mag basically failed and just broke and the guts came flying out.

    I’ll wait for the gunmagwarehouse to come back in stock
    I'm betting he dropped the mag a lot on concrete while practicing reloads...cracked the base plate. When I practice, I do it on my back yard range in the grass. I've always been a might wary about dropping mags on a hard surface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NativeTexan View Post
    I'm betting he dropped the mag a lot on concrete while practicing reloads...cracked the base plate. When I practice, I do it on my back yard range in the grass. I've always been a might wary about dropping mags on a hard surface.

    a cheap rubber door mat can work wonders IF one is on a hard surface (like concrete) to put under you where the mags drop when practicing mag changes.
    the cheap ones roll up nicely and aren't to heavy either.
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    Gun Mag warehouse is were I go for mags.

 

 
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