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I looked at my frame the other day and noticed that there seems to be some significant polymer guide wear and the frame on the back side seems to be slightly warped. Do any of you guys see this kind of wear or warping. I am losing faith in FN pistols polymer quality pretty quickly

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Do your mags hang up when you insert them, and how about dropping free ? No, mine show really no sign of ware other than being a little black and shiny on the ribs. I don't even see how you are getting a sharp edge to engage the ribs to tear up the polymer with the taper at the top of the mag. You are using the FNX and not FNP mags I'm sure. Really can't see the warping.
 

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mags *sometimes* drop free. I am using fnx mags in fnx . I have no idea how it is contacting either. Warping is hard to show but if you run your finger across that edge you can feel it dip and then come back
 

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admittedly I am pretty noob but that looks like someone tried really hard to jam the wrong mag in or maybe backwards. Drunken buddy maybe???
I am the only one that has handled the firearm. I have never inserted the mag backwards. I have also never slammed the mag home, this is from casually inserting and removing the mag
 

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Really very sorry for your probs, but that looks pretty bad and sadly will get even worse!

Contact them and best of luck but they should fix/replace it.

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How about your mags, could one of them on the round count holes be slightly convex instead of the norm being slightly concave? They line up exactly on the ribs where yours is tore up.
I micd the mags and they are straight and the same size. you can see though that contact is made when the mags are inserted. The polymer wear is like the mags rock back into that area when fired
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With that I can see how it could happen with the mag starting in with the bottom of the mag a little bit foreword before it squares itself up. That's why the damage is only at the very bottom of the mag-well, that's just ware due to your form of mag changes. Looks as if you should be quite efficient at a speed reload. :?
 

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With that I can see how it could happen with the mag starting in with the bottom of the mag a little bit foreword before it squares itself up. That's why the damage is only at the very bottom of the mag-well, that's just ware due to your form of mag changes. Looks as if you should be quite efficient at a speed reload. :?
Haha I was thinking the same thing Speed well! I am more concerned about the frame warp then the wear on the rails to be honest. I dont want the frame to self destruct on itself
 

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I have same dimples.....looks like you are putting the mag in at an angle and forcing it up (not sure as I'm not watching you). Does this affect the functionality now? From the picture it looks like a fair amount of repeated stress or attepted alteration to allow mags to drop freely have occured. You are the first owner of the firearm yes? If the polymer gets scuffed that easy even if quick mag changes were happening at a poor angle I would still be disappointed. It is a combat pistol no?
The complaints about holding the mag release down and the mag not dropping free are the residuals of having the ambi release where it is (not holding the button down is beyond an easy fix).
 

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Yes I am the original owner and no modification was made to the firearm. the polymer simply wore itself out either by mag insertions or firing. I may have inserted mags not 90deg but never manhandled them. the gun still works but I have had a few malfunctions (could be my reloads underpowered) I enjoy the gun but dont trust it 100% and would not use it for SD
 
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