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Purchased new GX4 (with C in the serial number). Oiled it and took it to the range to break in and had a heck of a time getting through first 50 rounds. Multiple (over 15) failure to feed, several failure to fully chamber (sorry if that’s not the terminology ). Got home
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and inspected and I noticed both magazines had damage to the plastic follower, a groove where it looks like the bullet turns up toward the feed ramp. I’m new to shooting and wonder if anyone knows
1) what causes this ?
2) will this cause further issues ?

I haven’t seen any forums mentioning this issue.
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That's just normal wear as the spring follower is made of plastic. You didn't mention if you're using brass cased ammo or steel cased ammo, but I would think the steel cased ammo could wear the spring follower quicker than brass because brass is softer than steel.
It was brass. Thank you for your feedback! For what its worth, I have over 500 rounds in my SW Shield 9 EZ and the follower has not grooves or damage.
 

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I checked both of my mags and both have about the same amount of wear as yours.

Like you, I had multiple failures to feed with a new handgun but it was a Ruger LCP Max. I contacted their customer service and they sent me another slide assembly with barrel and that fixed the issues. That’s why I don’t believe it’s the magazines

Couple of things you might try - Hand polish the barrel ramp with Mother’s Mag polish or Flitz, whatever you have on hand.

Or contact Taurus Customer Service and let them fix it. From what I’ve been reading lately, it’s taking them about 10 business days to get it fixed and back to you. Not bad at all.
Thanks for the tips. I will try polishing the ramp before I send it off. I had read some old threads saying it took them 6 weeks to fix the firearm. Good to hear it's only about 2 weeks. If things don't get better after polishing the feed ramp, back it goes.
 

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I have 3,600 rounds thru my GX4, and all three of my mag followers look like that, but they work fine. In the past, I've used 600 grit wet sandpaper to smooth those grooves, and then I polished the plastic with Flitz. I just recently replaced the magazine springs, but I re-used the original followers.

As others have mentioned, polishing the feed ramp might help. Also, if you haven't already done so, disassemble the mags, thoroughly clean them, and reassemble them dry (as in no oil or other lubrication inside the mag).
Thanks for the information! I did take one magazine apart as others have said they could be dirty from the factory, however it was very clean. Almost nothing on my cloth. I didn't try the other but will go ahead just in case.
 

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Update: went to the range after some polishing of feed ramp and more cleaning.continued to have FTF and slide not going fully into battery.
I borrowed my friends and shot it just fine (ruling out limp wrist/user error). I also used my mags in theirGX4 and all was fine.
so now, I’m mailing it back to Taurus.
One odd thing, my fiends would automatically chamber a round when you slide a full magazine in. It’s not supposed to do that but. Guess I’ll go see if that is another known issue.

I will update when I get it back.
 

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Thanks you. Same ammo for both guns, I always change only one variable at a time. Are you saying the GX4 is supposed to chamber when you forcibly insert the magazine? If so, that’s another functionality that does not work on my GX4, and I need to mention that for repair as well.
 
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