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G19 magazine differences

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by okbye, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. okbye

    okbye

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    I noticed that two of my G19 magazines are not like the others.

    Magazines #1 and #2 are identical. Magazines #3 and #4 are identical. All mags have a metal lining. There are three differences that I can see:

    1. The metal plate (see "B" arrow) on mag #3.
    2. The dimple (see "A" arrow).
    3. The final difference is that the cutout for the mag catch (proper term?) does not wrap as far around the mag on mag #2 vs mag #3.

    My questions are:
    • Are Mags #1/#2 genuine Glock factory mags?
    • What generation are these mags?
    • what does the metal plate do?

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  2. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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    Slot on front of magazine is the ambi mag release on the Gen 4 models.

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  3. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    Butch has a picture of all the magazine generations somewhere on here.
     
  4. voyager4520

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    If they have the Glock logo on the rear of the magazine tube, they're factory. The "metal plate" ambi mag catch slot shows that it's a newer magazine.

    Look at the followers in each magazine, magazines 1 and 2 likely have 9mm1, 9mm2 or 9mm3 followers. Magazines 3 and 4 likely have 9mm4, 9mm5 or 9mm6 followers.

    A 9mm standard capacity magazine that originally came with followers 9mm1, 9mm2 or 9mm3 should only use one of those followers. A magazine that originally came with followers 9mm4, 9mm5 or 9mm6 should only use one of those followers.
     
  5. MrVvrroomm

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    Part of this statement is not true.

    The slot on the front of the mag shown is for the ambidextrous mag catch that never made it to the USA in the small framed pistols. To date, the only Glock that has had a true ambidextrous mag catch was a specific model of the 21sf.

    The Gen4's have a reversible mag catch, not ambidextrous. The Gen4-style mags have another cut-out on the other side of the magazine.

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  7. okbye

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    Thanks for replying everyone.

    The followers have "9mm" printed on the top part and "6." printed on the ledge that pushes up on the slide stop. Last night i didn't see the period following the 6 and thought this was a "9".

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    I also noticed one other difference. The angle of the metal liner is different on the rear of the mag.

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    Is it this?
     
  8. MrVvrroomm

    MrVvrroomm

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    [​IMG]

    Yes, that is one of Butch's many reference pics.
     
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    WOW talk about the pursuit of perfection.
     
  10. Glockdude1

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    Whooops, I stand corrected.

    Reversible mag catch........ :wavey:
     
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    It's EV-O-LU-SHON