No reply from Guns and Ammo. Not surprisingly.
Also my first range visit was terrible. It doesn’t seem to be very accurate or I need more practice with this platform. My Star and even Makarov are very accurate by comparison. And since I had to buy an aftermarket mag naturally it was trash. After the first mag of ammo, yes the very first, the mag got stuck when attempting to remove it. Even the gunsmith on site couldn’t get it out. We had to both pull on it and the pistol together to get it out bending the follower. I suspect the mag follower came out on the last round fired and caught on the frame thus not being able to be removed.
So I’ll buy a factory mag and try again. If I cannot squeeze some respectable accuracy out of it the safe is where it goes and stays.