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Glock Mags

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by M.Link, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. M.Link

    M.Link Guest

    Got a couple questions -

    - what is the capacity of a G17?
    - can you use the mag extentions (+2 or 3) on a G17 mag?
    - what does a fully loaded G17 mag weigh?
    - what does a fully loaded G21 mag weigh?
     
  2. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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  3. M.Link

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    Thanks for all the answers. I'm gunna buy a new handgun for Home Defense and SHTF. I was trying to decide on .45 or 9mm and have all ready decided on a Glock. I think this just made my choice a G17. Even if I put +3 extentions on the mags they will still weigh less than .45 mags and have 7 more rounds. I know 9mm is nothing compare to .45, but I'm pretty sure it will work for what I need it to and it's a lot cheaper, and it's a NATO caliber. I can buy good HD ammo for it and some bulk ammo for SHTF. I was kicking around a P226 with those factory 20rd mags, but they are $800+ and I can buy a lot of ammo and mags with that extra $300. And I personally like Glocks better than SIGs...
     
  4. M.Link

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    Is that a 32?
     
  5. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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  6. Demasoni

    Demasoni Eugene, Oregon Member

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    I just recently purchase 2 of those factory 33 round mags off cheaperthandirt well worth it.
     
  7. jazz hand stumps

    jazz hand stumps Oregon Member

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    the mag prices and those 33 rounders make it a pretty solid investment. if you like the way they feel, and can hit with it..

    now if magpul would just release that damn FPG for it.

    YouTube - Magpul Industries SHOTSHOW 2008 Part 2

    i'm actually salivating as we speak, thinking about getting one of these.
     
  8. M.Link

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    I want to be able to carry it in a holster easily. I figure one 17+3 in the gun and two more in a pouch is enough to carry on my body. Plus having an AR with a 30 in it, a 30 on the butt stock and 6 30s on a chest rig or in a pack.
     
  9. jazz hand stumps

    jazz hand stumps Oregon Member

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    p.s. the CTD site also has 9.99 for 2 17 rounders and a free mag pouch for the korean ones..
     
  10. smurf hunter

    smurf hunter Auburn, WA Active Member

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    I read/heard someplace that you shouldn't handload for glocks. Specifically 9mm.

    Is this true? I was thinking of a G19 to keep in the truck/tackle box.
     
  11. jazz hand stumps

    jazz hand stumps Oregon Member

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    no. handloading for anything is totally safe if you know what you are doing, know your materials, and dont push the envelope.
     
  12. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    no lead bullets through glocks...
     
  13. jazz hand stumps

    jazz hand stumps Oregon Member

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    i have read about buildup when using non jacketed reloads, but the consensus was that there was buildup, but either clean it out, or run a few rounds of jacketed to keep things working.

    my personal experience has been with 300+ rounds lead, non jacketed, and 5 rounds after that of jacketed, and there was no buildup to speak of?

    YMMV
     
  14. smurf hunter

    smurf hunter Auburn, WA Active Member

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    No lead because it fouls, or feeding issues?

    I've not yet loaded for semi-autos, but have recently learned about BHN, and how you ideally should mate your lead hardness to the round's pressure. (brinell hardness number = Pressure / 1280).

    I can't tell you how excited I was to develop a .357mag load for $0.08/round that didn't lead my barrel in my GP100.

    (sorry to hijack the thread) :(

    I imagine I'd always use JHP 9mm, unless I was plinking or wanted to lower my practice ammo costs.