You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    

Firearm & Gun Forum - > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns >

Exceeding Magazine Capacity

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-19-2009, 04:46 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1
Default Exceeding Magazine Capacity

I have a Springfield XD9 4" barrel with 16 round magazines. I can fit 17 rounds into my magazines -- a tight fit but not too difficult to do. Is this OK, or does it create the potential for problems down the line?

sabrth is offline  
Reply With Quote

Join Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join Today! - Click Here

Old 06-19-2009, 05:12 PM   #2
Lifetime Supporting Member
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
robocop10mm's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin,Texas, by God!!
Posts: 11,395
Liked 4136 Times on 2111 Posts
Likes Given: 523


Probably not a good idea. I can fit 6 quarts of oil in my truck that calls for 5 quarts. That does not mean it is a good idea.

In life, strive to take the high road....It offers a better field of fire.
"Robo is right" Fuzzball
robocop10mm is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 05:15 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: I see you, and you will not know when I will strike
Posts: 24,301
Liked 3516 Times on 1621 Posts
Likes Given: 3590


I have never seen this actually done with the correct ammo. Is this a factory mag? You sure you don't have a .40 mag for your 9mm pistol or something like that? Just wondering out loud....

Because if it's designed for X and you can put X plus one in there, I would say something is wrong - to be honest.

Dillinger is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2009, 06:00 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
spittinfire's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Maiden,NC
Posts: 9,663
Liked 88 Times on 58 Posts
Likes Given: 5


I have an XDSC 9 and with the extended mag there is no earthly way you could get 17rds in there. i'd check the mag for markings and make sure it is in fact a 9mm mag.

I could be mistaken on this but I seem to remember something about the 9 mags being slightly different then the 357 sig/40 mags. I touch thinner if I remember correctly but I could be wrong.
If the pain is lacking so is the discipline...

"the only 911 call I need is chambering a round" - Mr. Muller, MO car dealer
spittinfire is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2009, 01:44 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
WDB's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Nonya,WA
Posts: 3,991
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


I have never found any quality hi cap mags that will allow you to squeze in an extra round. Something isn't right, either a cheap mag or possibly a 40 cal mag. I can't speak about Springfield but I know that I can fit a 40 cal mag in my Ruger P series 9mm and vice versa. I put a red line on my 40 cal mags so they don't get mixed up as they look the same as the 9mm mags.
Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~ Thomas Jefferson

Originally Posted by Benning Boy View Post
If you're really bored, I'm your huckleberry. If you really want a challenge, I'm the one.

If you're really smart, you'll just peddle your paint.
WDB is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2009, 02:47 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
easterner123's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 348
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 30


I don't know about your pistol mags but for my little marlin .22 i can fit 8 even though the box said seven. I think its a bad idea because it could cause a jam if you overload it (at least it did in mine) and it could screw with the spring. Not much good can really come of it, as JD said if its supposed to fit X and it doesn't fit X then there is something wrong with them probably.
easterner123 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2009, 03:53 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Rogers, AR
Posts: 6,262
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts


You have to put them in horizontally.
Gojubrian is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2009, 04:13 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Stealie's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 212

Check your mag, I have heard that you can do that with a 40 cal. mag. One of the guys got the 9mm coversion for his 40 cal. and he loaded up those mags with 9mm. Had lots of feeding problems though. Check the XD talk forum for more details.

We can't stop here...this is bat country.

Μολὼν λάβε
Res Ipsa Loquitur
Stealie is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
High Capacity Magazines Ronald_Raygun .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 2 03-11-2011 09:39 PM
Fs: Ar-15/m16 high capacity magazines $13.99 Randall Sponsor Display 0 06-29-2009 04:39 PM
New Italian 5 Round Capacity Law? Zappa Politics, Religion and Controversy 2 03-06-2009 07:41 PM
CX4 .40 S&W high capacity magazines griffman09 Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 3 11-30-2008 03:42 AM
Loading clip capacity +1 (For concealed carry) Dan64456 Semi-Auto Handguns 16 06-03-2008 10:21 AM