FNP40 Magazine Release Reversal

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FNP40 Magazine Release Reversal

Post by fooschnickens » 16 Aug 2009, 13:51

Well, got a wild hair today and peeked around inside the .40 again to see about reversing the mag release for southpaw action.

Turned out I missed a small detail that made it take even less time than with the five seven.

The spring itself is in an N shape, with two rounded hooks on either end. These hooks keep the mag release in place and the bottom one keeps it from just pulling out of the top. The problem I was having with releasing the spring was getting that bottom hook free from the slide release itself, but a little recon with an old dentist's mirror and small pick cleared that right up.

I've made a wiki article with pictures and a more detailed writeup on the process.

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Enjoy! (I know I am now)

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Re: FNP40 Magazine Release Reversal

Post by f3rr37 » 17 Aug 2009, 08:22

Awesome, thanks for posting fooschnickens.

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