+1 extention

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by bangbang, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. bangbang

    bangbang New Member

    Mar 25, 2007
    Hey all,

    I hope someone can help me, I installed a +1 extension on my p3at and when I load the mag with 7 rounds I am unable to load the mag in. the top round will not compress enough for the mag to catch,    :'( is this a common problem? I believe  i installed it correctly. any help would be great.
  2. Rubb

    Rubb Well-Known Member

    Jun 19, 2006

  3. tommyray

    tommyray New Member

    Sep 2, 2008
  4. rcmodel

    rcmodel New Member

    Feb 6, 2005
    Eastern Kansas
    Re: +1 extension

    Unless you put the spring in backward when you installed the extension, turning the spring around is a very bad idea.

    The upward bend of the last coil of any magazine spring should always be facing the front of the magazine.

    It is critical because it puts upward pressure on the front of the follower and prevents nose-dives when feeding.

  5. tommyray

    tommyray New Member

    Sep 2, 2008
    I had put the spring in backwards, and the result was the mag not going all the way in and catching. I took it apart and now the problem was obvious, so I turned it around and it has worked fine.