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Any truth to this Rumor about ORANGE Glock mags

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by daredwit, Nov 27, 2002.

  1. daredwit

    daredwit

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    I have now heard this rumor from 3 people that the preban ORANGE Glock mags are not as reliable/durable as the black ones. Something along the lines of thinner or cheaper plastics. Has anyone else heard this>?
     
  2. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    The orange pre-ban mags are "demos" and from what I understand are/were sold at GSSF matches. I have not heard of any reliability issues.
     

  3. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    The orange mags were made by Glock, to the same specs as black mags, for use as law enforcement training mags. The orange tube and base is quite visable, allowing an instructor to determine from a distance that a pistol has a mag in it. Newest training mags are black with an orange base.

    I own about a dozen orange mags in various sizes and calibers. They all function just fine.
     
  4. Sniper 7.62

    Sniper 7.62

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    My Orange mags for my 23 have worked just as good as the black ones and when you are shooting IDPA or IPSC you know that thay are yours on the ground :)
     
  5. iminablanket

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    where can i get some of these?
    thanks folks!
     
  6. myglockisa23

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    Usually found at GSSF matches.... I picked up a few earlier this year at $50 EA....I didn't see any at the recent match in Anderson SC. I
     
  7. DonGlock26

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    They do have a slight citrus odor though;f
     
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    Orange clean works good on allot of things but WD40 make them drop out even better.
     
  9. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    The orange training mags were first placed on sale at the Conyers 1999 or 2000 GSSF match. Once available in all sizes at GSSF matches, only a few G20's and G23's are left. Prices have varied from $40.00 each to $60.00 each.
     
  10. Aquanewt

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    My department has used the orange mags for training purposes ever since we converted from revolvers (Late 1980's)It's easier for the line safety officers to see if someone has a mag in. To the best of my knowledge the only problem has been with the follower tip that activates the slide lock shearing off and they are the original black polymer, not orange.
     
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    blackhawk2000 Senor Member

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    Why not just put a black base on them, and use them for carry mags?
     
  12. myglockisa23

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    many people do this....and it's much cheaper that a new black FML mag.