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A gunsmith told me years ago that I should take apart every mag I own and stretch the spring. Has anyone ever done or heard of this? I didn't do it and don't use this smith anymore.
 

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Years ago, as in many years ago that was true. It was about the only method you could use to get more spring pressure on the follower to feeding. It was a quick fix at best and only served to damage the spring most of the time.

Today you dont need or want to stretch your magazine springs. There are more powerfull springs available that will do the job, last longer, and work better than stretching.

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