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g27 mags

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by 870 ExpressMag, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. 870 ExpressMag

    870 ExpressMag

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    was looking at two of my new g27 mags today....one came with the gun and one i bought seperately....the one i bought extra is a glock factory mag...one has a metal tab at the front above the locking cutout...and pins up near the feed lips...the one i bought extra does not have this stuff...whats the difference?
     
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    the one you can see the metal tab in front are the newer mags ...
     

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    any reasoning for doing this? any advantages? must be the extra mag was old stock
     
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    The one with the cut-out in the front exposing the metal liner is the newer mag. The cut-out was intended to be the slot used by the ambidextrous magazine release that you'll see on some G21SFs. Glock was going to use that mechanism on all of its pistols, but they had a few problems with it and decided just to go with the new reversible magazine release that you'll see in Gen4 Glocks. The new reversible mechanism uses the same type of slot on the magazine that the old magazine releases did, except on the other side of the magazine. The new mechanism can use the old magazines, but only with the mag catch on the left side of the gun. If the catch is reversed, you'll need the newest magazines that have the slot for the mag catch on both sides of the magazine.
     
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    i guess i don;t know enough about glocks to really understand fully yet....so heres where i ask...where can i go to read the differences between gen 1-4 and i will start there.....how do i tell what my new g27 is? i believe my g23 that was stolen was a gen 3?
     
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    what more do want to know ?
     
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    that should keep me busy for a while..thanks!