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Options for Glock 33rd mags?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by clearconscience, May 14, 2016.

  1. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have success with G18 mags other than Glock mags?

    SGM?
    Elite Tactical systems?
    I know the KCI ones are junk.

    But these can sell for $20 and the Glock mags are at least $31 and change.
     
  2. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Yes, there's a viable option... suck it up, cowboy!




    :D
     
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  3. NWGunner

    NWGunner Salem Active Member

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    I'm sure you've heard this before....YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!
     
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  4. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    You can't cheat an honest man!
     
  5. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    From experience I will only use Glock.
    Glock mag into a Glock. It finally made sense.
    I have not used all the others so can't say they don't all work but the only problems I have ever had have been with a non Glock mag.
     
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  6. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    $31 for a Glock OEM 33 round mag really isn't that bad, and it's inline with prices I've paid for other higher capacity pistol-caliber OEM magazines. When I had my Beretta CX4 Carbine, I bought some 30-round Beretta magazines and they ran right about the same price. And you know the Glock mags will be reliable. Just makes sense to me to by OEM.
     
  7. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    That's kind of what I was thinking.
    You get what you pay for usually is very true for firearms items. I made the mistake of buying some G17 KCI mags. They are crap. Actually a handful of crap may be more useful.

    But I heard the G17 pmags are good and are cheaper.
    With the upcoming election doom looming I figured getting a few extra mags won't hurt.
     
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  8. misterarman

    misterarman Vancouver,Wa. USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    On the topic of election 31 bucks for a glock 33er will be a whale of a good price if things don't go well.
     
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  9. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I bought a few of those PMAG G17 magazines to try out - nothing but good news so far. The lips are not metal, so maybe not hard use mags, but I'm happy so far and they're working great for range trips.
     
  10. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Back right after newtown I ordered 20 AR pmags from Brownells.

    Then they started selling for $90 a piece!
    It took 4 mths to get them. Actually forgot I had ordered them when they arrived. It was a great od surprise.

    I'm looking to price gouge and resell, but if since we live in liberal states with a possible demon liberal going into office I would rather order now then not be able to later.
     
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  11. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    While Id love to bash on the KCI and SGM mags.. They've all fed just fine.
    And we all know what butter fingers Ive got when it comes to dropping full mags.. They've withstood the tall guy drop test unlike my Pmags..

    I have no complaints.
    I have 5-33rnd KCI glock mags that I leave loaded all the time until I take them to the range for fun, no funky feeding issues. The only sucky part about the KCI mags is they are a PITA to load if you're doing mag after mag. So a mag loader makes it a non issue.

    I was all about OEM until I picked up a few, surprisingly they work well. YMMV
     
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  12. d2the3

    d2the3 Eugene, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I love my KCI mags, they're just the 17 rounders but they work just fine I have zero complaints! And I bought 18 of them at 6.99 a piece so that makes it just a little bit sweeter!
     
  13. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    I ordered some 33 round Glock mags from Midway USA right at the start of the (2008?)panic for somewhere under $30. They wound up backordered so they didn't charge my card. When they came in months later, Midway honored the price. I was very impressed. And happy to pay the bill. I probably could have made a tidy profit right away, but I bought them to shoot so I shot them. I'm still happy with my decision.

    I haven't tried the PMAG Glock mags, but I've tried a few others. I have not had good luck with anything but Glock brand mags in a Glock. I may try the PMAGS but I'm doing pretty well on Glock mags right now. Famous last words, right?
     
  14. wayoutwest

    wayoutwest Polk County, Oregon Active Member

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    Glock Pmags run very well IMO, I have both 15/17s in my G19 with no complaints, it they put out 32s I'd grab them also.

    I also have played with the ETS Glock mags in 15/17s and in 31s in my G19 and they also run equally fine. Feed well, drop free, empty or loaded. add the fact that they are clear and they look cool too. They also make a 22rd 9mm mag, havent tried this one but will when I reorder some.

    KCI mags, they fine, although I only use them for the range and have them all marked to I dont accidently mix them up.
     
  15. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    If I buy more G17 mags I'll go with the Magpuls.
    I did end up ordering another 3 G18 mags.