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Old 03-02-2016, 06:04 PM
Indynick Indynick is offline
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Extended Mag Release

My next buy will be a Lightweight Commander, for carry. I was playing with a Ruger at a LGS, and found the slightly extended mag release to be much easier to work, than my 5 GI. I looked at an extended release on the Wilson Combat site, and it is not recommended for CC. Does anyone have a problem with the slightly extended mag release, while carrying the Ruger LWC?
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Old 03-02-2016, 07:50 PM
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If it's only extended a tiny bit they work just fine. I use them on race guns but i don't think I would carry one. If it is too long it can dump your mag when you're not looking. Depends on the holster and where you wear it. Put your rig on and see if you can make the mag dump by pressing on the holster and gun from different angles. If you wear a seat belt look carefully at where it presses on the gun.

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Old 03-02-2016, 10:34 PM
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I put a stainless one from HOOPER GUN WORKS on my SR1911. It is only slightly taller, & perfect for me. Can't see how you could accidently dump a mag with it. It's reasonable & beautifully made.
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Old 03-03-2016, 06:55 PM
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What I am looking for is an owner of the new Ruger Lightweight Commander, that can tell me if they have had any problems with the slightly extended mag release, and their carry holster.
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Old 03-03-2016, 09:30 PM
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I have to be careful when I holster my regular CMD, it'll bump the mag release and drop the mag!?
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:29 AM
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Some holsters almost seem like they were designed to mash the mag release or swipe thumb safeties.

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Old 03-05-2016, 02:45 AM
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I'm pretty sure that the mag release on the LW is the same as the all stainless CMD, because it's the same release that's on the Govt SR1911. I can't imagine Ruger using a different one on the LW. I've never had a problem with the stainless SR1911 CMD using my IWB or OWB holsters. BTW the difference between the Ruger slightly extended mag release and a standard release is 0.025 in., which is not visually noticeable. So, I have no problem carrying a stock SR1911 CMD.
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Old 03-05-2016, 08:01 AM
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I wouldn't carry a firearm with an extended mag release as there is always the opportunity for the magazine to be released. I use IMSI springs in my mag release and they are pretty stout but still would not be comfortable that they still might not hold the mag in place.
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Old 03-05-2016, 08:23 AM
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The stock mag release that comes on the Ruger is fine with me. I guess it is a tiny bit longer than a Colt and others.
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Old 03-05-2016, 12:37 PM
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Thank you for your responses. I looked at another LW Ruger, and I think the reason I can easily reach the release, is that the Ruger has thinner grips that my GI does. Now I just need to decide between the Ruger and the Colt.

My Colt friends say “you know you want the Colt” but the Ruger already has so many of the options that the Colt owners add to their new guns. Maybe I need one of each.
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Old 03-05-2016, 02:55 PM
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Buy the Colt first. You may not really "need" those "options".
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Old 03-06-2016, 12:04 AM
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That is a really good point Drail. Some of the people on the Colt Forum say: "don't put a bunch of custom parts on you gun, until you see if you need them."
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