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Just got 3 new STI 140mm 45 ACP mags. The 2 mags I already have are the same with Grams followers and springs and Dawson + 1 base. The new grams follower and spring that I just recieved from Shooter Connection keeps popping out of the top of the tube? I have tried all 5 tubes I have and it does it with all of them. The other 2 followers are fine, All the followers look identical. Any ideas??

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Jon

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Since it is popping out on all 5 tubes and the other Grams are not I think I would measure the width with a caliper and compare the dimension with the 2 grams that work. Maybe they sent a follower for a smaller caliber?

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Since it is popping out on all 5 tubes and the other Grams are not I think I would measure the width with a caliper and compare the dimension with the 2 grams that work. Maybe they sent a follower for a smaller caliber?

As far as I can tell the dimensions of all 3 are the same ( kind of difficult to measure due to no 2 surfaces being parallel!) They all have Grams-S2 molded into the bottom. I am completely stumped. is it possible it is something to do with the spring? It looks a bit funky on that one.

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Since it is popping out on all 5 tubes and the other Grams are not I think I would measure the width with a caliper and compare the dimension with the 2 grams that work. Maybe they sent a follower for a smaller caliber?

As far as I can tell the dimensions of all 3 are the same ( kind of difficult to measure due to no 2 surfaces being parallel!) They all have Grams-S2 molded into the bottom. I am completely stumped. is it possible it is something to do with the spring? It looks a bit funky on that one.

Could be the new spring. Try loading the magazine to compress the spring and leave it for a couple of hours. Then unload it and see if it solves the problem. When I purchased and assembled my magazines the Grams springs where so tight that they jammed the follower into the feed lips and they needed a lot of pressure to free them. After a couple of compression cycles the springs are a little shorter and work fine.

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The one on the left is the problematic one. It looks like the good one is at a different angle. Should I just bend it to match??

Try swapping the springs between the offending follower and a good one, and if the offending follower starts working then try to tweak the spring.

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I concur Beven has made different followers over the years.

They were labelled STI, STI_SVI, S_I.

And now S2 (I probably missed a few in between).

As others have posted, it might be best to call him and see what he says.

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