Originally Posted by Fishy
ARGH!!!! You're doing it wrong! You have to hold the follower release UP while locking the follower itself down. Says so right in the instructions that everyone but me threw out when they got the mags. Doing that will most likely stop the "mangling at the bottom of the mag", and most other problems people have. Only one of my mags has been kinked, and that's because I didn't have a good grip while trying to lock the follower down, thus letting the follower release down and causing problems.
No you don't. The hooks inside the ball follower are sloped to catch automatically, and even if you pull the release by hand, the spring gets mangled WAYYYY before it reaches the hook that catches the ball follower. The springs are trash, it's a fact.