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Does everone's G38 mags take 9 rounds?

Discussion in 'The Bull Dawgs Club' started by legion3, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. legion3

    legion3

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    All three of my G38 mags take 9 rounds without much effort. Is this the norm?
    9+1 in a G38 certainly feels quite good and no need to use a +2 (+1 of course) so those can be used elsewhere.

    Just wondering.
     
  2. Officer's Match

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    All of the 38's I have had have accommodated 9+1, but it is tight reinserting the topped off mag. And yes, I feel quite good about 10 rounds of 200gr Gold Dot in 45 caliber (or 230gr HST in the winter). It actually took quite a bit more effort to get the 10th round in my 30SF mags.
     

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  3. SGT45

    SGT45 Silver Member

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    All three of mine do also. I am concerned about the "LONG" term effects, if any, adding the extra round. Spring, mag. damage etc.

    Guess I should have asked that question when I was at the armorers course in May.
     
  4. Officer's Match

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    Good point, but like I said, most other Glock mag's take more effort to reach their published capacities.
     
  5. nastytrigger

    nastytrigger Mediocre Member

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    My GAP G37 10 round mags were the hardest to load to full capacity! I think I still have sores on my thumb from trying to get that last round in...
     
  6. David_Ely

    David_Ely GAP'r

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    My 3 G38 magazines only hold 8 and my G37 magazines were nearly impossible to load 10 rounds into though after leaving them loaded for several months, it has become much easier.
     
  7. Jr.

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    Mine can fit 9 but it dosent feel right. I just put 8 in and carry the spare mag in my pocket.