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Old 11-09-2019, 10:39 AM
Gordo1952 Gordo1952 is offline
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R1 Enhanced Magazine is Defeating Me!

My R1 Enhanced is fairly new to me and has performed well with one exception: I cannot disassemble the factory magazines for cleaning. I am probably approaching 800 rounds without ever cleaning the mags. My problem is that the follower will not release from the spring. I believe I follow the instructions correctly, i.e. I pin the compressed spring down and jiggle and tap the magazine but the follower does not come loose as it should.

Any suggestions short of buying aftermarket magazines and/or using a pry bar?

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Old 11-10-2019, 12:07 AM
Jason D Jason D is offline
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My R1 Enhanced is fairly new to me and has performed well with one exception: I cannot disassemble the factory magazines for cleaning. I am probably approaching 800 rounds without ever cleaning the mags. My problem is that the follower will not release from the spring. I believe I follow the instructions correctly, i.e. I pin the compressed spring down and jiggle and tap the magazine but the follower does not come loose as it should.

Any suggestions short of buying aftermarket magazines and/or using a pry bar?
Some have little metal tabs on the bottom of the follower, that the spring rests in. You should be able to get it free of the spring without much trouble. Use something to compress the spring down as far as you can. Pin through the mag and spring, and fish down in there with something and pull the follower out.

Do not go prying on any part of the feed lips. I have a set of polymer dental style tools for just this thing.

If you don't want to go to that length to clean the mags. Just compress the spring and follower down, and blow it out with non chlorinated brake cleaner.
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Old 11-20-2019, 04:27 PM
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My R1 has a Mec-Gar mag. At least it appears identical except for Rem marking on stock mag. Here is a link to dissemble instructions for 9mm 1911 Mec-Gar mag.

https://pistolsmith.com/m1911-pistol...gazines-s.html
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Old 11-20-2019, 04:30 PM
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Here is a link to disassembly of a Mac-Gar 9mm 1911 mag. I am pretty sure the Rem R1 uses these mags.

https://pistolsmith.com/m1911-pistol...gazines-s.html
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