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Dawson 140mm basepads too tight?


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I finally decided on getting the Dawson Ice magwell and the +3 tool less base pads for my XDm .40 5.25".

Well, one of the basepads fit well on the magazine. I can get it off and on with no problems. The others are so damn tight, I basically had to hammer them on. I finally got them off after a bunch of cussing and torn up hands.

Did I get a couple duds, or do you have to fit these things? I hit the bottom edges of the magazines with a little sandpaper, but it didn't help.

What am I doing wrong? Do I need to send these things back? I doubt they will take them back as scratched up as they are.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!

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First, make sure the magazine bottoms are not out of spec. I've had similar problems with some Dawson 9mm 1911 mags. One or 2 were so tight putting the base pad on. The basepads were fine. It was the mag bottoms that were out out of spec.

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