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Hi, I found out today that the warranty on magazines is for 1 year only. I have 2 17rds magazines for my 24/7 PRO 9mm that do not lock the slide open when empty. I found the reason that it doesn't lock the slide open is because the follower does not go all the way to the top to push a lever inside the gun to keep the slide open. The reason the follower doesn't go all the way to the top is because the top of the magazine is too narrow and needs to be enlarged. Which is obviously a manufacture defect. I compared it with other Taurus magazines and was able to make my assessment. Since my magazines are older than 1 year, they will not replace them. They quoted me $36 plus $9 shipping each. Have I known the warranty was only 1 year, I would have called earlier, I just didn't have time.
 

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Have you used these mags regularly? Did they work previously? You say the mag top is not wide enough - have you measured it against mags that work properly? Mags are a wear-and-tear item. Some require more attention than others. Often refreshing the follower and/or spring will do the trick. Mags are not that complicated - you can probably remedy this yourself. Curious - why DID you wait so long??
 

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Yes i have measured it against mags that work properly and the top is narrower. The 2 17rds i have i purchased separately and are made by Taurus but the 2 15rds mags that came with the gun work flawlessly and their followers do go all the way to the top. All 4 mags have been used an equal amount. Why I waited so long? I always thought the mags have the same lifetime warranty as the gun and been too busy.
 

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That is unfortunate. Have you tried just separating them a bit to match the functioning ones? Also, a good takedown and cleaning of the mags may help.
 

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Yes i have measured it against mags that work properly and the top is narrower. The 2 17rds i have i purchased separately and are made by Taurus but the 2 15rds mags that came with the gun work flawlessly and their followers do go all the way to the top. All 4 mags have been used an equal amount. Why I waited so long? I always thought the mags have the same lifetime warranty as the gun and been too busy.
How much is the difference? If it is close (pull out the calipers) I'd probably try and remedy this myself.
 

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You can buy a Magazine rebuild kit for most Taurus guns, you could consider that route before you started bending the mags
 
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Any Idea anybody? I guess the only way to correct that is to bend the lips out but how do you do that correctly.....
 

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I would cut a spacer that snugly fits the good magazine, then push it in the bad magazine till the lips are spread the same as a good one.
 
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I just measured one of my mags like you did. 8.59mm.
Works fine.
 

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The left side of the follower is what pushes up the slide catch.
The step in the follower should be as shown.
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Too short.
Let me take a few more measurements on my follower.
Back in a few.

The width of mine at the black marks is 12.90mm, give or a take .01, dang thing is slippery, hard to get a consistent measurement.

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I just sent in a mag under warranty for the same issue. It was for my pt145ss. The follower wasn't able to push the bullets are the way up to the top. I didn't measure, but it was obvious after I swapped all internal parts with a working magazine and still have the same issue. I wonder if there is a better place to purchase a better mag?

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Just measured mine and it's 4.46mm
Sounds like maybe a new spring would fix it up? I've never really dealt with this before so I'm kinda asking not really making a statement...haha
 

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I just sent in a mag under warranty for the same issue. It was for my pt145ss. The follower wasn't able to push the bullets are the way up to the top. I didn't measure, but it was obvious after I swapped all internal parts with a working magazine and still have the same issue. I wonder if there is a better place to purchase a better mag?

Scott
How old was your magazine?
 

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Here's my two cent's worth:

If your handgun is for personal protection, I'd go ahead and invest in two new magazines.

The cost of the magazines, plus shipping, pales in comparison to the value of your life or the lives of your loved ones.

Thanks for letting us know about the one year warranty on the Taurus magazines. I was not aware of this.
 

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This is very simple to fix. You need to take the magazine apart and clean it inside and out real good. Check the follower for any protrusions of plastic left over from the molding process. Sand them smooth with the edges of the follower. Next you need to take a wide, flat blade screwdriver and insert it in the magazine, from the bottom. Position the blade around the top of the magazine, but not in the lip area but just below them and in the middle and twist the screwdriver til you are putting pressure on each side of the magazine. By twisting it, you are spreading the magazine sides out. Do a little twisting/spreading and then remove the screwdriver and drop the follower back in the magazine and see if it is dropping farther down. If it isn't, then try a little more spreading. Keep checking till you can drop the follower in and it goes all the way to the top. That will fix the problem.
 
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