I am a newbie; recently purchased an FNX 9mm. After my first time at the range I decided to clean the weapon to see how dirty it got with the ammo I used.
I also decided to take down one of the magazines. As I was removing the foot plate I reminded my self of the need to be careful, lest I allowed the retainer to get launched by the magazine spring. Just as I was thinking this, sure enough, the retainer was launched into the abyss that is known as "the basement." After a 20 minute search, alas, I could not find the retainer. I did find some other "lost in the basement" things but not the retainer.
Any ideas on replacement? The store that I purchased the weapon from did not have the retainer. I sent an email to email@example.com but did not receive a reply (it's been about a week.
Any suggestions? TIA