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Is this factory Glock, or fake?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Dan1477, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. Dan1477

    Dan1477 Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    Good news and bad news. The good news is that the Glock mags I ordered amidst the December craziness arrived today. Maybe everybody is chilling out on the panic buying.

    The bad news is that these 3 33rd glock magazines don't look like factory mags. They look like Korean knockoffs. I need help determining if they are legit or not.

    I placed my order through Sportsman's Guide. Here is my order:
    (wow, look at that order date!)
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    Here are the three mags that showed up today.

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    The floorplate of one of the mags.

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    One of of my factory magazines alongside the new 33rd one.

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    View of top of mag

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    So did I get ripped off? I just recently got into glocks so I am not sure how to determine between factory and crap. If these aren't factory mags, then this is horrible customer service, and just flat out dishonest on Sportsman's Guide's part.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I don't believe those are original Glock mags, but made by PWA (PW Arms).

    Supposedly, and by a few reviews, people say they are very good though (well in comparison to some of the other Korean/other copies). Nothing would beat a factory mag though.

    Sportman's Guide does not represent them as being factory magazines, or at least NOW they do not -

    33 - Rd. Mag For Glock 17 - 556295, 21 - 30 Rounds at Sportsman's Guide

    They are in stock and available for purchase now; not just for the people that waiting for backorders.

    Online review -

    [video=youtube;Ne0ufEDz_eY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ne0ufEDz_eY[/video]
     
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  3. JAFO

    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Their description could be better but to me it doesn't seem to indicate that they are glock mags. In fact to me it seems clear that they are not factory mags but "like the factory originals."

    ETA: burt gummer said it better. Now it doesn't look that way but we don't know what you saw back in December.

    Also, if you don't want to keep them you can easily sell them here for what you paid for them or list them on gunbroker and likely will profit.
     
  4. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You have to read the fine print and look for Factory Glock or Glock OEM. Generally if its lower priced its a copy from Korea or elsewhere. I have 3 of the copies myself and they work fine in my Keltec Sub 2000. Might be problematical in a Glock 26 as the shorter slide doesn't allow as much time for the round to raise into feeding position but that is just a guess based on other extended magazines and short barrel pistols.
     
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  5. Dan1477

    Dan1477 Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    I don't believe that these are PWA. I went and looked at that video review and there is a 'PW' where the glock logo would normally be below the round count holes. Mine doesn't have a 'PW' anywhere.



    So you are saying it looks like the wrong ones were ordered? This was a (very late) christmas gift from a friend.

    Thanks for your help, both of you. If anybody could identify these, it would be much appreciated. I would love to sell this brand new if they are crap, or keep them if they work.
     
  6. Oklahomie

    Oklahomie Marysville Active Member

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    I have a 17 round KCI that works, sort of anyway. It doesn't drop free when the slide is locked back but other than that I haven't had any problems with it.
     
  7. chrisk86

    chrisk86 Spokane Member

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    those are fake as hell!!! they dont even have the glock logo on the bottom of them...
     
  8. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Looks to me like you got what was ordered. Doesn't look like they were advertised as factory "Glock" mags, just that they were for Glock handguns.
     
  9. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    They look pretty good but they don't have the same logo's or floorplates as my 33rd 9mms or my 22rd 40s.

    Try em out before you decide to do anything.
     
  10. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    Load.
    Shoot.
    Repeat.
     
  11. JAFO

    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    No, sorry I should have said their description doesn't indicate they are Glock factory manufactured magazines. I didn't mean they weren't made for a Glock. I just meant that I don't think you were ripped off, as was mentioned after my post.

    They probably will work and that price seems fair for what they probably are. Glock factory manufactured magazines in 33 round are hard to find right now and when you do find them they are pretty expensive. You could always just use those for range magazines and use Glock factory magazines for defense if you aren't confident about those. You can buy some Glock factory 33 round magazines when they are more abundant.
     
  12. Pogue_Mahone

    Pogue_Mahone Eugene, OR Active Member

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    They look just like the KCIs I have. they function just fine after some work on the feed lips and removing all the plastic casting flash inside. Drop free too. Still nowhere near the quality of the factory mags.
     
  13. mydearas

    mydearas Seattle, Wa Member

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    I had one of those in .40 cal and 9mm. Loaded them up which was hard as hell! Let them sit for a couple weeks, took them to the range, rounds got hung up like crazy in them, had to knock them against the table to get them to feed right, sold em. I now have Glock Factory mags, have yet to shoot them, but they seem better. They have the Glock logo towards the bottom. I certainly wouldnt have them next to your bed for home defense like I did until I actually shot them.
     
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  14. hermannr

    hermannr Okanogan Highlands Well-Known Member

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    Somewhere on the item there MUST be a "Made in" XXXX (it's the law) even if there are no "brand" markings. Look at the real Glock mags..they say "made in Austria" right under the Glock logo.

    If the mags were made in Korea, they should say so. If they were made in China, they should say so (somewhere).

    If there is no "made in" stamp anywhere, they are absolutely fake...and I would ask for my money back. Customs has be confiscating a lot of pure counterfeit goods lately...most coming from China.
     
  15. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Look like and priced like KCI mags to me. They're not "fake". You got what you ordered- non-factory mags.
     
  16. nick1980

    nick1980 Portland, OR Active Member

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    100% fake
     
  17. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Magpuls are also 100 percent fake Colt AR-15 magazines... :)

    The OP said he was not a Glock expert so he probably did not know which ones are good and which ones are bad and what the price points are. I have seen some ads that the wording is even more deceptive. My copies work fine on the range but the defense ammo is loaded into a Glock branded magazine. I don't think these companies are like the ripoffs of Eotech and Aimpoint scopes that have been around. MecGar magazines used to be the "fake" magazines, now they come standard with some pistols...
     
  18. FourTeeFive

    FourTeeFive PNW Washington State Active Member

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    Always look for "factory Glock" or similar terms in the description. As others have mentioned, at under $18 each they were never expected to be the real deal. Years ago $40 each was a normal price for the Glock 18 (33-round 9mm) magazines. And yes, all real Glock magazines will have the logo on the bottom and say "Austria" somewhere on them.
     
  19. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    They're clones. They're copies. They're not fake
     
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  20. chase

    chase Wilsonville, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The mags are fake!

    fake
    /fāk/
    Noun
    A thing that is not genuine; a forgery or sham.
    Adjective
    Not genuine; counterfeit.
    Verb
    Forge or counterfeit (something).
    Synonyms
    noun. forgery - counterfeit - sham - fraud - imitation
    adjective. false - counterfeit - spurious - bogus - sham - dummy
    verb. counterfeit - forge - falsify - fabricate - simulate