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Offline .45 acp nut

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My extended mag catch
« on: September 18, 2016, 01:31:14 PM »
scroll down for image....next to last post.... I built this using the stock mag catch with a roughed up surface (300 grit paper). I then wrapped the end with clear packaging tape, to form a mould, and mixed up some JB Weld, poured it in, and let it set up. $18 for the mag catch from http://shop.cz-usa.com/ and the JB Weld I already had laying around. I have used it during 2 practice sessions, but not in competition(USPSA), yet. I will report back in 3 months, if it lasts that long, on how it holds up.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2017, 02:26:55 PM by .45 acp nut »
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Offline dapakattack

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Re: My extended mag catch
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2016, 06:43:33 PM »
Hi 45 ACP Nut,

Do you think you can post a larger picture?

Thanks
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Offline Stuart

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Re: My extended mag catch
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2016, 10:31:53 PM »
That works well. Did that a few years ago and it is still holding up on one my old guns.

Offline .45 acp nut

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Re: My extended mag catch
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2016, 02:29:26 AM »
Hi 45 ACP Nut,

Do you think you can post a larger picture?

Thanks
I wish I knew how. If I could, I would.
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Offline dapakattack

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Re: My extended mag catch
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2016, 12:10:04 PM »
Here is 45 ACP Nut's picture (larger version):

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Offline .45 acp nut

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Re: My extended mag catch
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2016, 12:41:08 AM »
Here is 45 ACP Nut's picture (larger version):


Thank you, dapakattack!

Fortunately for some of us with long thumbs, this works quite well. Unfortunately for some shooters there is still a need for an extension to the rear so that the thumb can reach the mag catch.
« Last Edit: September 21, 2016, 12:44:52 AM by .45 acp nut »
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Offline Huch

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Re: My extended mag catch
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2016, 06:29:59 PM »
You can also grind/file off the lobe on a Shadow extended mag release (on the side that you push) so it's a circle/cylinder shape and then it will fit the 97 perfectly. I did that and it feels/looks like a factory mag release. If you call Cajun Gun Works they will also make one for you if you don't want to do the work yourself.

Offline .45 acp nut

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Re: My extended mag catch
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2016, 03:23:20 AM »
It's been not quite 3 months but I'm here to report on the durability of my home made mag extension. For 1/2 the price of the "Shadow" extended mag, I made a mag release that works for my hands. It has been through 3 local  USPSA matches and 6-7 practice sessions and is still going strong. I will report back after a years worth of use to let you all know how things are working out.
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Re: My extended mag catch
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2017, 03:52:12 AM »
It has been a while but the home-made mag release is still going strong. 4300 rounds through the pistol.
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Offline nevada

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Re: My extended mag catch
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2017, 06:20:23 PM »
I'd like to see it. Too bad photobucket is holding the pictures hostage.

Offline Earl Keese

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Re: My extended mag catch
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2017, 06:43:05 PM »
Man, I hope photobucket goes down in flames. I hated that company before, even more now.

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Re: My extended mag catch
« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2017, 05:05:22 PM »
PHOTO-SUCKIT...........I hate them beyond words!!!!!

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Re: My extended mag catch
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2017, 03:48:57 PM »
Here it is:   https://ibb.co/mCWYnQ  Only 4064 rounds since I built/installed it and still going strong!
« Last Edit: August 25, 2017, 04:01:45 PM by .45 acp nut »
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Re: My extended mag catch
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2017, 02:24:42 PM »
4364 and still tickin'.
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