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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


    Mar 31, 2000
    Parrish FL
    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

    Officer's Match S.R.D. v

    Jun 22, 2007
    Lancaster, Ohio
    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.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2010

  3. SGT45

    SGT45 Silver Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    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

    Officer's Match S.R.D. v

    Jun 22, 2007
    Lancaster, Ohio
    Good point, but like I said, most other Glock mag's take more effort to reach their published capacities.
  5. nastytrigger

    nastytrigger Mediocre Member

    Apr 10, 2005
    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

    Jul 3, 2008
    Okemos, MI
    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. I have several G38 magazines. Max capacity is eight rounds. :crying:
  8. Jr.

    Jr. CLM

    Sep 18, 2008
    Mine can fit 9 but it dosent feel right. I just put 8 in and carry the spare mag in my pocket.