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China G18 mag problems

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Pogue_Mahone, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Pogue_Mahone

    Pogue_Mahone Eugene, OR Active Member

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    So after picking up a factory 33rd mag I found this deal on Botach Victory Glock .40 S&W 31rd Magazines and picked up 3 ($18 shipping made it less of a great deal) and I have played with them a bit, they aren't as good of quality as factory glock, and there was a ton of plastic flash sticking out inside the metal lining of the mags, the feed lips looked like poop. However two of them functioned perfectly without even cleaning up these issues. The 3rd has jammed all three times I have tried it. I am done with it. After the first time I looked closer and pulled it apart and found all the flash. So I cleaned up all 3, and this one is still a problem. So at this point I think its going away, anyone have any good ideas to make it reliable? I'd gladly trade it for a factory 17rd mag if someone else wanted it, but I can't see selling it otherwise. I have cleaned it up as much as I think its going to get, I've even given it some silicone lube.
  2. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    What do you expect from Botach. :bluelaugh:

    Sorry to hear that.
  3. Wood Worker

    Wood Worker Linn County Oregon Active Member

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    I didn't know that china was making them too.
    I do have a stack of korean glock mag copies for my sub 2000, and I found it best to pull them apart right out of the brown paper bag they come in and to file off the overmolded plastic slag inside and then dry spray lube them with LPS moly spray, both the follower and the inside of the magazine.
    They all run fine now, no hitches.
  4. ronin223

    ronin223 Portland Active Member

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    Guy does not know what he is talking about. His mags are not Chinese. Chinese mags were banned by eo under Clinton
    duo02 and (deleted member) like this.
  5. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    Why were Chinese mags banned during clinton's administration? All types of Chinese mags or just the high cap glock mags? Not trying to be a jerk. Just curious.
  6. joeroket

    joeroket Everett,Wa. Active Member

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    It says right on the page he linked to that they are made in Korea.