G22C Magazine Release Problem

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by ThJudg, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. ThJudg

    ThJudg New Member

    I have a Glock 22C and the magazine release button is very hard to push.
    When I do get it pushed, the magazine releases but does not fall out of the gun like it should.
    Is there any modifications/adjustments that I can do to resolve this problem ?
    Also, I am using Glock Factory 15 round magazines.


  2. voyager4520

    voyager4520 New Member

    Well some of the newest Glock magazines may swell when loaded, and they may even swell enough that they won't drop free even when they're unloaded.

    As to why the magazine release(magazine catch) feels harder to push, I don't know what would cause that. Perhaps there's residue built up around the magazine catch in the frame, or maybe there's a foreign object between the magazine catch spring and the frame.

    Here's a video showing how to remove it. I'd use a curved dental pick as it's least likely to scratch the frame, you're almost guaranteed to scratch the frame with a screwdriver. To remove the spring, you use a pair of needlenose pliers to pull the spring out of the hole in the frame then push it back in. (removing all of those other parts is not necessary, I guess he just does it to get them out of the way)
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2012

  3. Levelcross

    Levelcross New Member

    I feel that voyager is right on the need for cleaning or inspection, I have never heard of anyone with mag release problems that were due to the weapon itself. Mine got a little stiff one time after a 3 day trip thru the woods on the 4 wheeler, after a good cleaning for me, the gun and then the 4 wheeler everything was right again. I still have the stock mag release in mine due to the type of holsters I use.
  4. ThJudg

    ThJudg New Member

    Glock Release

    First of all, thanks for your answers. I will see if a cleaning will help, but you mentioned that you still have the stock mag release. Is there a better aftermarket release ? As you can probably tell, I'm new to this forum and new to making any modifications to my G22C that I have had for years. I'm certainly open to any suggestins that will make it function better or smoother, even though it still goes "Bang" when I pull the trigger.

    Thanks again,


  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting Member

    Welcome to the Glock Forum ThJudg !!
  6. Levelcross

    Levelcross New Member

    ThJudg, they offer an extended mag release some love it, some not so much. I don't think it is any better or worse than the original one. I use the stock length mag release as the holster I use the most comes into close contact with the mag release and the extended release might become depressed while carrying. It's like the extended slide lock, mag extensions, or even lettering your Glock, it comes down to personal preference. What makes you happy and feel more confident in your choice of weapons.

    Being new to making mods to your pistol, research and forum friends will help you make good choices.