What is a TUNED magazine?

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What is a TUNED magazine?

Post by mikemyers on Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:54 pm

I'm specifically asking about a 1911 magazine, but maybe this applies to all magazines.

What is done to a magazine such that it can be called "tuned"?

Or, another way of asking, if I have a "tuned magazine", and a magazine straight from Wilson, or Les Baer, what might be different in a magazine that is referred to as "tuned"?
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Re: What is a TUNED magazine?

Post by LenV on Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:31 pm

I think they are mostly referring to magazines like High Standard mags that need their lips bent (tuned) to feed properly. I have never heard of bending 1911 magazines.
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Re: What is a TUNED magazine?

Post by john bickar on Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:27 pm

That's when it sings in the key of X in perfect pitch.
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Re: What is a TUNED magazine?

Post by cdrt on Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:32 pm

A lot of old timers (me included) will smooth the exterior on a 1911 mag where the trigger bars rub on it; one of things you can do to "tune it".
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Re: What is a TUNED magazine?

Post by Tim:H11 on Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:42 pm

Reduced power magazine spring to cycle your gun and your Ammo better.
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Re: What is a TUNED magazine?

Post by USSR on Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:02 am

Tim:H11 wrote:Reduced power magazine spring to cycle your gun and your Ammo better.

And adding a round follower.

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Re: What is a TUNED magazine?

Post by kc.crawford.7 on Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:42 am

Checking and or adjusting the angle of the follower, replacing magazine spring, polishing the feel lips.  That's for the mag itself.
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Re: What is a TUNED magazine?

Post by robert84010 on Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:51 pm

Same stuff discussed a few months ago...

http://www.bullseyeforum.net/t8637-let-s-talk-tuned-magazines

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