24 round magazine Glock OEM

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  1. 2740dmx

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    Hey All,
    I recently bought a Glock OEM 24 round magazine (9mm)
    I LOVE it, as my G19 Gen4 feels WAY more balanced with the 24 rd mag, versus the 30 round mag that I have (Also Glock OEM)

    My question is: Did Glock manufacture this 24 round magazine for a specific purpose?
    Why 24 round when they had a 30 round magazine already?
    Was it made for a particular handgun model?
    Any of you have the 24 round magazine?
     
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    I'm not sure but I think some pistol competitions are limited to 24 rd. mags.
     
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  3. yep380

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    I have a 32rd 9mm mag.

    AKA the giggle stick.

    I’m sure the 24rd mag is fun at the range too. Not real useful for carry though :dancingbanana:
     
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  4. 2740dmx

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    Not for carry, but i keep it on nightstand duty in my G19 with Tlr-7a mounted
     
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    My OEM 24rd. mag. is my G45 spare carry mag.
     
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    The 24 or 33 round mag is useful for carry if you use a shoulder holster. :couch:
     
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    Those and the 22 rd .40 cal mags make appearances in quite a few LEO mag pouches around here.
     
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    This is exactly why I love my G45 MOS and G19X balance...
     
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    I use the 24 rounder in a PCC. Got a 33 rounder also.
     
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    Like the 24s.
     
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  11. 9x45

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    No, USPSA limits magazines by overall length, not capacity. So for Open it's 171.25mm and for Limited, L10, Carry Optics, it's 141.25mm. So in 40S&W, that's 20 rounds, in 9mm, 23 rounds. PCC has no mag length limit, Production is 10 rounds, as long as the is flush. So you can put 10 in a G17 mag. Steel Challenge (SCSA) has the same rules as USPSA. IDPA is 10 rounds, PCC is 30.

    Long sticks are most often used in PCC Division. I load a G18 mag with a plus 10, and have a G17 mag on the belt with a plus 6.
     
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    I don't care why they made them. I like them!!!
     
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    Don't know the reason they are 24 rds, however they will fit in the Glock case alone, or inserted into the pistol. At least they will on the 19 but would guess it will on a 17 also. I have mine, with the +2 base (26 rd mag), inserted in my 19, with an RMR, in the Glock case with a spare 15 rd +2 base G19 mag also in the case and it will close and lock. I put the case on my bedside table and open it up each night. Then close it up and put away in the morning, this way I don't have to handle the pistol and avoid an AD, dropping or banging the pistol against something.
     
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    I'm curious, how many coils compose the spring used in the 24-rounders? The 9mm 31/33 and .40 22/23 both use the same 17-coil spring.
     
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    So in USPSA are the 24 rd mags against the rules ???
     
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    No, again it's not the number of rounds, it's the overall mag length. An Open Division Major 9x19 STI gun can typically hold 31 rounds at 171.25 mm. My G17 holds 23 rounds in Limited Minor at 141.25mm, but my G22 and G31 only holds 20 rounds for the same mag length. There is no mag length restriction in PCC.

    Here is the gauge showing a 141.25mm check, the other side is 171.25mm. The OEM Glock 24 does not fit the 141.25mm side, but it would fit the 171.25, however why would you run that in Open Division when you can get 27 9mm rounds in with a G17 mag and a plus 10? Answer, no you wouldn't. The OEM 24 mag has nothing to do with competition. Otherwise they would have made compliant 141.2 and 171.25 OEM mags for competition.

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