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Magazines may be detachable or fixed.

  • Detachable magazines allow you to remove extra ammunition from the firearm simply by removing the magazine. The magazine release is typically a button or lever located on the right or left side of the frame behind the trigger.
  • Fixed magazines require the ammunition to be removed manually from the gun itself.
Magazine with a semi-automatic pistol