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· In Memoriam
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Another problem with 8 rd magazines is that they're a little hard on the magazine catch.
My old pet Colt Combat Commander worked just fine for over twenty years with 7 rd mags, but after I started using 8 rd magazines a couple of years ago, I had to replace two magazine catches; the original was badly worn and the second broke. I do a lot of dry fire training, and that includes magazine change and malfunction drills. I started loading my 8 rd magazines with only 7 rds, and the problem seems to have gone away. From now on, I'll only buy 7 rd magazines. If I need more ammunition, well, that's why I carry spare magazines.

Roger Shambaugh
Ottawa, Kansas
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