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Old 02-17-2014, 09:08 AM   #1
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Glock makes a 33 round capacity mag for there 9mm and a 27 round mag for the 40 calibers. I see no high capacity mags made by Glock for the 45s! I do see several after market brands for 45! Two questions! Is the Glock made mags reliable and flawless, just like the standard mags? And does any of the aftermarket stuff for 45 been proven to be reliable??


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Old 02-18-2014, 05:47 AM   #2
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The super cap .45 mags are generally intended for the Kriss carbines and SMG's. I have no experience with them though

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Glock only makes an 22 round mag for there forty caliber weapons. I have had good luck with Scherer brand after market magazines for my 45 and 40 s/w hicap 25 and 27 round ones. The cheap China ones can be made reliable with glock brand internals installed.

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The giant ones are very problematic. No one makes very good 30 round pistol mags. Glock much less so than others. If I'm not mistaken both the giffords shooter and aurora shooter used glock mags and were stopped cuz of massive failure to feed.

The closest you get to reliable pistol caliber mags are sten mags, mac10, thompson mags, colt 9mm ar15 mags, uzi.

When you get to pistol mags 20 is pretty much the limit. Anything more you end up needing very strong springs so more mag space is needed meaning very large magazine bodies.

Until someone invents or discovers a better smaller more compact way to store kinetic energy your limit for 9mm and up is about 20 if you also want reliability.

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The genuine Glock 32/33 rd 9mm mag originally designed for the G18 works well.
The aftermarket 40 mags not so much.
That's been my experience. No opinion on extended 45 mags, I don't own a 45 Glock.

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When you get to pistol mags 20 is pretty much the limit.
Nah. Beretta makes some 30 round 92 mags that work great. You can convert them, (I have done it), into 21 round 40 S&W mags. Haven't shot a ton through them, but they still appear to work great. Granted, the springs get tight. But a Maglula loader takes care of that.
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Aren't the super cap Beretta mags for the 93r? BTW the ONLY Beretta I would own. Super sexy gun the 93r

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Ahh, no. They fit the 92 series, and, with the proper adapter, the CX4. AND, with some minor tweaking, the 96 series. But don't overlook the 92 & 96's. Very nice guns. As far as the 93R, not sure what you'd do with it, assuming you could find one, and then pay for it. It's EXTREMELY rare in this country, I hear.

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I have bought 30+ round promags for several pistols. The large promags are ok for plinking but I would not use them for self defense. If you are just killing cans that once every 3 or 4 magazine jam is acceptable. But for SD I want a under 20 shot magazine, preferably the same size magazine that came with the gun.

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I've tried the 27 rd mags for the .40's and didn't have much luck. The Glock factory high cap 9 mags work well for me with no FTF's ever. I've used them in my G17's, both Gen 3 & Gen 4, and my G34's, both Gen 3 & Gen 4. I went the Scherer route and sold them as they didn't work for me. I tried ProMag's and USA mags's for my Brownings and got rid of them so didn't even try them for my Glocks. I have tried neither the KCI nor the KHAN mags. For my money, I'd stay Glock factory mags. My older Glock high cap has a standard base plate and one I bought a couple of years later has a +2 base. I haven't noticed any difference in functioning with either. I believe the high cap mags are sensitive to the individual gun as I've seen mags that work in one person's gun not work in another and vice versa. Best you can do is buy one or more and see which works in your gun...sell the ones that don't.

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