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I’ve been having problems lately with nose-down jams using Tripp 10 round mags when loaded to capacity; Not when the gun fires, but when I first load it and drop the slide.

So, if I can get the darned thing chambered, it feeds fine. I’ve found that loading 8 rounds instead of 10 fixes the problem, and that when I load 9 or especially 10 rounds, the cartridges start to stack oddly and the 10th round takes a lot of pressure to seat into the mag.

Maybe I’m doing something wrong when loading these magazines? I try my best to make sure they’re seated all the way in and I usually tap the rear of the mag against a hard surface.

Now, before this problem started I had a ruptured case. So that may have damaged something, but I can’t find anything wrong with the gun.

Pistol is a DW Guardian. Ammo is Federal 147 gr HST.

I can load the factory mags to capacity and chamber a round, no problem.

ETA- pretty sure I found the problem... used Kroil to clean inside of feed lips after ruptured case event and forgot to wipe it off.
 

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This is what EGW says:

The shelf on our EGW Higher Mag Catch is .020 higher, to hold the magazine higher in the frame. The button is extended .040" higher than the original 1911A1 factory button to ensure fast positive magazine release on the 1st try. Guns that have issues with nose dives will benefit from the higher mag placement (provided there is a small gap between the magazine and the frame in the front). The result is better feeding with 8 round 45 mags and hollow points. The higher mag catch is checkered for better grip. This part is NOT MIM or CAST. Our mag catch is NOT tapped for buttons. The button on our mag catch is standard GI spec.
 
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