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Old 01-16-2015, 20:10   #1
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Glock magazines from magpul..?

First I've seen of this, but it seems legit. I knew that magpul was supposedly releasing quite a few new things at SHOT soon (like their 60-rd AR drum), but this is the first I've heard of them getting into the pistol magazine market.

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Old 01-16-2015, 20:32   #2
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There is already like 3-5 threads on this.
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Old 01-16-2015, 20:32   #3
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They are not metal lined, but might make for good practice mags.
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Old 01-16-2015, 20:37   #4
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There is already like 3-5 threads on this.
Sorry 'bout that. Only GT place I go to is GT S&P...
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Old 01-19-2015, 15:27   #5
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Sorry 'bout that. Only GT place I go to is GT S&P...
No worries. I spend most of time in here too when coming to GT. I think it is great there is another option from a quality manufacturer for my Glock pistols. I have a few Pmags that have been abused and they keep right on rolling. Until I see failures with the Magpul offering, I would have no reason to suspect them to be inferior to Glock oem mags. Plus, it should help keep market supply a little higher when the next run on mags happen. Thanks for the share.
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Old 01-19-2015, 22:05   #6
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That is not a bad price at all.
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They are not metal lined, but might make for good practice mags.
Why do you say that?

Or do you mean they will make good practice mags like PMAGs mag good practice mags for AR's, meaning, they will be the favorite/best/go-to magazines on the market?

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That is not a bad price at all.
Keep in mind that $15.95 is the MSRP. Right now Gen3 PMAGs have an MSRP of $14.20 and go on sale from major retailers as low as $9.99 each and can also be purchased in quantities of 6 or 10 or 12 with 'bulk' discounts. If this follows for the Glock magazines then, eventually, after the initial rush, they might be available for $12-$14.

In a world where Glock mags are typically $25+ that would be outstanding
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Old 01-27-2015, 21:28   #8
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Why do you say that?

Or do you mean they will make good practice mags like PMAGs mag good practice mags for AR's, meaning, they will be the favorite/best/go-to magazines on the market?
I doubt they will ever be as reliable and durable as a metal lined OEM Glock mag in their current configuration.

They still may end up being good mags, but only time will tell.
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Old 01-27-2015, 23:53   #9
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With Glock mags being so reasonable in cost, around $20 when CDNN has a sale, I can't see buying PMAGS for carry. Most Glock guys have a ton of mags anyway, maybe after a few police departments have them survive on the street for a few years I'll carry them. That floor plate that snaps on so easy may be great for maintenance but not for carry. There is a reason Glock mags are so hard to get apart, the early ones came apart easy to. The first time the floor plate took a hit your ammo and spring went flying. If this happened while you were fighting a bad guy you now have one round. It was a real PITA for left handed officers, you would bump the squad car door or frame getting in or out of the car right on the mag plate and then your on your knees picking up rounds.
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Old 01-28-2015, 00:52   #10
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I'll wait and see how they shake out,the oems are fine.'08.
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I haven't seen a bad product from Magpul yet.

I may be surprised but I see these being pretty bulletproof.

I'll be picking up a few to torture test.
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Old 01-28-2015, 10:37   #12
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I am a firm believer that quality counts when it comes to mags - Back when the Clinton Ban was in affect I bought some Pro Mags (only ones available) for a Glock 19 and when I dropped a loaded one, the baseplate came off and it "unloaded" itself on my carpet...I have not trusted the brand since, even if these were made in a rush to beat the ban.

That being said, I doubt that Magpul will have many if any QC issues, especially with their not being under a rush to produce like those I mentioned above.
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Another answer without a question

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Could find something written in maybe the last fifty years.

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I haven't seen a bad product from Magpul yet.

I'll be picking up a few to torture test.
I agree with you, although you can understand my skepticism based on the fact that these are simply all polymer vs steel lined.

They did a similar thing with AK mags. Their polymer AK mags are fine, but they are not more durable than a steel AK mag or a steel lined AK mag.

There is a reason they are now making the AK mags steel lined.

They may have to do a similar thing with the Glock mags.
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:28   #15
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Glock learned valuable lessons on what it takes for a mag to survive on the street. It takes a steel liner and a base plate that will not pop off when it takes a blow. Heck my Asian mags have been 100% on the range, and cheaper then Magpul,but I wouldn't carry them on the street. The Magpul may find a niche for competition use they would be a little cheaper then Glock mags but easier to maintain but better quality then the Asian mags.

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Old 01-30-2015, 16:10   #16
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Old 01-31-2015, 10:22   #17
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They were saying 'late March'; not sure if that's been changed or not.
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I haven't seen a bad product from Magpul yet.

I may be surprised but I see these being pretty bulletproof.

I'll be picking up a few to torture test.
We'll all be watching for reliability reports after they hit the market. A smart man learns from his mistakes. A wise man learns from the mistakes of others.

If I see that they are as good as OEM, and cheaper, to boot, I'll be all over them.
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Looks interesting. Can't wait to see how they hold up.
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Old 04-15-2015, 13:46   #20
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Curious - anyone tried these yet? I've seen them at $14.95-$15.15
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