Why do you think it was the speedloader? Is there undo stress in that area? Like when you push down?
Well, for me at leat, Keltec did replace my cracked mag for free.The plastic mags are being asked to do too much. They are quad-stacked (unheard of!), they are expected to act as the handgun's feed ramp, and they hold 33 (or 50) rounds. The biggest problem is the fact that you can hardly find them for less than $50 each, so it really hurts when you lose one for whatever reason.
Yes, the only problem I had with my CP33 is with that first round not going into the tube and hanging up, half way in! After that first round was inserted, it ran without a flaw! This kept happening but I finally found out that after working through several shooting sessions, it started to load the first round every time and I think it was that the magazine just needed work/break in! I also found out that this gun has No feed ramp and the magazine has the feed ramp, so by using it over and over, it started to work every time and no more problems with that first round hanging up! I also found out that the best ammo to use is the CCI Mini Mag 40 grain round nose copper plated and I have had no Issues using this ammo. I also purchased a auto loader from "LUDEX" and it is so easy and loads these mags with no issues. I tried using a folding stock & a red dot sight but they did not work for me and I returned both and I now use my factory stock sights and everything works great with no Issues! I also purchased the 17 round extension with another magazine and it's a lot of fun shooting that 50 round magazine at the range!Yeah, maybe not a cleaning, but at least lube it with oil designed not for shipping but actual use.
FWIW, mine requires a few hits to get the first round in the chamber, then after that the entire mag functions fine. One solution would be not to run the run the gun "dry" but leave one in the chamber, then put the full mag behind it.
edit: Fed' auto-match works fine in mine, but 25 year old Thunderbolt doesn't.
I was not too happy with those plastic mags at first but I also purchased another one and put one of those 17 round extensions on it and after a short break in period everything works great with no failures at all! I also purchased on of those auto loaders by "LUDEX" and it lodes these mags perfect every time! I'm keeping everything Stock with no Brace or red dot sights and I only use CCI Mini Mags in 40 grain copper clad round nose ammo with no failures at all!The plastic mags are being asked to do too much. They are quad-stacked (unheard of!), they are expected to act as the handgun's feed ramp, and they hold 33 (or 50) rounds. The biggest problem is the fact that you can hardly find them for less than $50 each, so it really hurts when you lose one for whatever reason.
i don't have a broken magazine but i do not think that these magazines are designed to be used with speed loaders. They aren't even faster either because they tend to cause rimlock. When you push down on the follower its pretty clear from the sound and from the movement of the cartridges, plus the random rimlocks, that you are subjecting the magazine to forces that it was not designed to be subjected to.Why do you think it was the speedloader? Is there undo stress in that area? Like when you push down?