Sharyn Posted March 11, 2004 Share Posted March 11, 2004 I recently purchased and installed 4 STI "new style" followers in my .38 Super 140mm's. They didn't feel quite right but I figured running them in the gun would be the real test. First time used, they shot without problems... however, I didn't empty any of the mags while shooting. After the match, I downloaded the mags. In two of them, the followers would not fully return to the top of the mag tube (you could slip a round in and it would just fall out). One of the mags was ok and the fourth... ugh! The follower got all tilted/goofed up about halfway in the mag. I shook the remaining rounds out like a salt shaker... ??? I took the mags to a friend and he looked a bit confused at the situation I had created (of course it's always my fault ). He swapped them out with some Arredondo one's (I think? They're blue) and those seem much more stable in the tubes. I haven't had a chance to run them yet, but they've loaded/unloaded well, they fully return without sticking and they don't rock around. Does this make sense? Has anyone else experienced this? Do the STI followers need some sort of manipulation to work properly? Some fluffing and buffing, perhaps? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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