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I know some guys have bought some, but I am wondering if anyone has bought a few,

and actually put them through their paces with a decent number of rounds, over a reasonable

period of time ?

 

Are they as reliable as the factory mags ? Any problems when they get some rounds

through them and have hit the ground a bunch with real-world type drop free to the ground

mag changes ? No steel in the feed lips, correct ?

 

Will take all input but looking for hard use. Anyone running them as primary mags and letting them drop free

when training and has tested them after a long period stored loaded ?

Looking for owners who have used them hard and put them up wet. (and fully loaded)

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John, my older brother was the rangemaster at the SO academy. He has ran nothing but magpul mags in his Glock 19 just to see if they'd hold up. I actually had this conversation with him about a month ago. He has been moved to patrol due to the brilliance of the new Travis county Sherrif. However, he said he trusts them just as much as the factory mags. Has ran thousands of rounds through them.

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I've got 15-20 of them give or take......some people I shoot with have way more.....

 

Did I mention I had a family member who worked at magpul and assemble them......along with P mags and other stuff......and know people who still work there.

 

I'm biased and will admit it....

 

They are better than the old factory Glock mags....

 

Look at Gen 5 mags, now compare them to Magpul mags.....

 

Note how Glock is now copying Magpul is design/development of Glock mags....

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I've got 15-20 of them give or take......some people I shoot with have way more.....

 

Did I mention I had a family member who worked at magpul and assemble them......along with P mags and other stuff......and know people who still work there.

 

I'm biased and will admit it....

 

They are better than the old factory Glock mags....

 

Look at Gen 5 mags, now compare them to Magpul mags.....

 

Note how Glock is now copying Magpul is design/development of Glock mags....

Wait, what?! Sounds like a group buy opportunity. :segrin:
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Wait, what?! Sounds like a group buy opportunity. :segrin:

Yep. Maybe a sponsorship and discount?
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John, my older brother was the rangemaster at the SO academy. He has ran nothing but magpul mags in his Glock 19 just to see if they'd hold up. I actually had this conversation with him about a month ago. He has been moved to patrol due to the brilliance of the new Travis county Sherrif. However, he said he trusts them just as much as the factory mags. Has ran thousands of rounds through them.

 

Cool. Great info.

Tell your brother I said thanks, please.

John

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Oh Rampy....now you've done it.

 

Get to work, brother ! :segrin:

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I picked up a couple of Magpul Glock 19 magazines for my Polymer 80 build.

 

Those are the only two I will buy and they will be relegated to range only.

I was very disappointed with them.

Pain in the tush to load. I get jams with them, feeding.

Glock factory mags run like clockwork.

So only Glock magazines for me.

The pistol is an 80% build, so take the advice as is.

 

Thanks,

Glenn

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Oh Rampy....now you've done it.

 

Get to work, brother ! :segrin:

 

:snicker:

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I know some guys have bought some, but I am wondering if anyone has bought a few,

and actually put them through their paces with a decent number of rounds, over a reasonable

period of time ?

 

Are they as reliable as the factory mags ? Any problems when they get some rounds

through them and have hit the ground a bunch with real-world type drop free to the ground

mag changes ? No steel in the feed lips, correct ?

 

Will take all input but looking for hard use. Anyone running them as primary mags and letting them drop free

when training and has tested them after a long period stored loaded ?

Looking for owners who have used them hard and put them up wet. (and fully loaded)

 

 

I used them pretty hard for a while (say 2k rounds) mixed with Glock OEM mags and noticed no difference. I don't doubt them in any way but the lack of a window is a little annoying. No issues dropping on the ground on gravel and dirt where I do most shooting.

 

Now- if you're going to ask me if I had the choice to stake my life on them and stashing for TEOTWAKI I'd go with Pepper's advice and buy OEM mags.

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Let me get this straight..... :tap:

 

You picked up a plastic pistol frame that was 80% complete and finished the rest of the 20% yourself or had somebody do it for you.......

 

and tried 2 Magpul Glock 19 mags in it and they malfunction in the plastic 80% factor finished pistol...without even a slide or anything on it...just a plastic frame....

 

Any your blaming the magazines...... :hysterical3: :hysterical3: :hysterical3: :hysterical3: :hysterical3:

 

And the Magpul magazines are hard to load.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

Jam goes on toast, biscuits and such, not on a 80% plastic lower, but wait....if you used a high quality jam, that's the best thing that happened to the plastic 80% complete pistol.... :tiphat: :tiphat:

 

I picked up a couple of Magpul Glock 19 magazines for my Polymer 80 build.

 

Those are the only two I will buy and they will be relegated to range only.

I was very disappointed with them.

Pain in the tush to load. I get jams with them, feeding.

Glock factory mags run like clockwork.

So only Glock magazines for me.

The pistol is an 80% build, so take the advice as is.

 

Thanks,

Glenn

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Let me get this straight..... :tap:

 

You picked up a plastic pistol frame that was 80% complete and finished the rest of the 20% yourself or had somebody do it for you.......

 

and tried 2 Magpul Glock 19 mags in it and they malfunction in the plastic 80% factor finished pistol...without even a slide or anything on it...just a plastic frame....

 

Any your blaming the magazines...... :hysterical3: :hysterical3: :hysterical3: :hysterical3: :hysterical3:

 

And the Magpul magazines are hard to load.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

Jam goes on toast, biscuits and such, not on a 80% plastic lower, but wait....if you used a high quality jam, that's the best thing that happened to the plastic 80% complete pistol.... :tiphat: :tiphat:

 

 

Multiple factory Glock 19 magazines have run over 500 rounds without any malfunctions with both FMJ and HP in said pistol.

The two Magpul Glock 19 Magazines have had a malfunctions multiple times in the same pistol, using both FMJ and HP.

 

SO YES!!! There is something going on with the Magpul Glock 19 Magazines in my pistol. Live with it!!!

 

Thanks,

Glenn

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Let me get this straight..... :tap:

 

You picked up a plastic pistol frame that was 80% complete and finished the rest of the 20% yourself or had somebody do it for you.......

 

and tried 2 Magpul Glock 19 mags in it and they malfunction in the plastic 80% factor finished pistol...without even a slide or anything on it...just a plastic frame....

 

Any your blaming the magazines...... :hysterical3: :hysterical3: :hysterical3: :hysterical3: :hysterical3:

 

And the Magpul magazines are hard to load.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

Jam goes on toast, biscuits and such, not on a 80% plastic lower, but wait....if you used a high quality jam, that's the best thing that happened to the plastic 80% complete pistol.... :tiphat: :tiphat:

 

 

Rampy, HEEL !

 

When are you going to figure out you don't have to be a butt to make a point....?

Eh ?

Brother ?

 

John

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John, my older brother was the rangemaster at the SO academy. He has ran nothing but magpul mags in his Glock 19 just to see if they'd hold up. I actually had this conversation with him about a month ago. He has been moved to patrol due to the brilliance of the new Travis county Sherrif. However, he said he trusts them just as much as the factory mags. Has ran thousands of rounds through them.

Please ask your brother if he has not already to set aside a couple of loaded magazines

for a year or so to see how they function after being stored loaded.

 

I'll give him a big wet sloppy kiss.

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Since OEM LE mags are cheap, and don't really go bad... I haven't seen the need for anything else. I've got a nice surplus of G19 magazines, and a couple of G17 magazines. If Magpul were to branch out and start making Sig magazines, I'd think about trying them, just due to the price point of Sig mags.

 

Here's where I mount my soapbox. If, and it might be a big IF, they're just as good, you're saving what, $10 a magazine? At MSRP vs. MSRP? Like Jaeger said, I carry a gun to save my life or someone else's. I don't carry it because it's fun (it's not) or because it's convenient, (it's not) but in case I have to do the unthinkable, and shoot someone repeatedly to keep them from harming me or someone else. I am signing on to, in all probability, take a human life. That is the ONLY function of my Glock 19. Yeah, I practice with it, and I plink with it, but that's not why it exists. It exists to kill someone should the need arise. Millions of rounds have gone through factory Glock magazines. They're known for being dead nuts reliable, and feeding every time. It's Glock "Perfection". They just work. I have not personally had a malfunction that wasn't intentionally induced in a Glock in YEARS. Shooting all types of ammo, shooting in all types of conditions. They just work. Even if I save $10 per magazine, that's money well spent on peace of mind, knowing that the gun will work, and that there are literally millions (probably into the trillions) of rounds fired out of Glock magazines without a hiccup.

 

I just had a day long class with 10 guys who are issued a rifle, but are too cheap to put their own light or optic on it. Four have their own light and optic. Why? They'd rather settle for whatever the agency issues, it's good enough. Given the option, they'd buy Magpul Glock magazines, and do so happily, thinking that "they're just as good, and I saved $5". Spend a few dollars to save your own hide.

 

Now, I applaud innovation, and applaud Magpul for trying new stuff. However, other than a price point to go after, there's nothing that they can do that Glock can't. And when it's my ass on the line, I spent the money for stuff I KNOW will work. I will continue to do so, within reason. If Glock factory magazines double in price, I'd start considering a cheaper alternative. All I've read, I keep hearing, "They're just as good", and their real selling point is price. If a few bucks per magazine is gonna break you, then you have worse problems than the cost of a magazine or two.

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