Glock 17 magazines in a Glock 19X

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  1. The Viking

    The Viking

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    I was rather surprised this morning to find one of my Glock 17 magazines which fit all my other Glocks did not fit in the 19X. This magazine seems to have a slightly thicker base plate which is slightly tilted upwards. So which of the Gen 17 magazines do not fit the Glock 19X?
     
  2. Darkangel1846

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    None of them fit, at least that's what one of my friends said. so I asked the local gun dealer when the 19X first showed up. He said they use a different magazine and the current ones would not fit, so I avoided the 19X.
     
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  3. -JCN-

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    Lol you guys.

    If you can’t search...

    I don’t understand people who choose to miss out on good things because they can’t be bothered to do their homework.

    My G19x runs all my non-Gen5 magazines just fine.

    It’s the Gen5 G17 baseplate that is the issue. Nothing else. Mag bodies are the same.
     
  4. ZX14R

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    That's odd.

    All but Gen5 mags will work in the 19X.
     
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  5. The Viking

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    How about older mags?
     
  6. ZX14R

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    Yes.
     
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  7. HardRice

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    The Gen 5 Baseplate is the only incompatibility with the 19X’s front strap protuberance.

    I would rather switch out the baseplate to Gen 4 than modify my 19X frames.
     
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    I love these threads
    I remember someone saying they wouldn't buy a 19x because their 19 mags wouldn't work
    These threads are just as much fun as the magpul hate threads
     
  10. jp3to

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    It’s a shame you avoided the 19x over a simple floor plate issue that can be swapped out, it’s a great gun!!! You’re missing out :)


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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  11. Deadduck357

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    So much misinformation, as bad as believing CNN. All G17 mags will fit the 19X except gen5 because of newer designed baseplate. Gen 1-4 baseplates are like $2 each if you wanna convert the gen5s. If you like the gen5 orange follower they are like $5 each. Geez.
     
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  12. Mike-M

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    It would have been appropriate to have stated that it was a Gen5 G17 magazine.

    One of the errors made in Gen5 pistol production is supplying a new standard magazine that incorporates some valueless baseplate dingleberry that was bound to cause problems somewhere eventually.
     
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    WOW wonder how many more of these threads will pop up???
     
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    Hey hey now... Some of us warm bodies like the Gen 5 base plates. And if you like the 19X but want magazine compatibility, just do yourself a favor and pick up a G45.

    Dan
     
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    Midway, or CDNN for Coyote mags. I have a Gen 5 magazine (had to have one) that I put a Pearce +2 extension on- works well. Still cant see why they put those Sigma baseplates on the Gen 5's.
     
  16. HEXE9

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    +1

    And now that Glock is abandoning the front strap cutout, [moving forward] they'll most likely abandon the GEN5 baseplates as well.
     
  17. HardRice

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    Hope so
     
  18. michael_b

    michael_b Elementary, my dear Watson.

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    Whattttt....?

    Ahhh, Glock really messed up their naming convention. I've already had to correct a couple customers that the Glock 45 is 9mm, not .45 ACP.
     
  19. Bradley T

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    Yes, say "GLOCK 22" and folks respond: "Glock makes a .22?"
     
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    I disagree. Simple numerical progression is the best way to do it.

    Folks just need to be smart and educate themselves about what they are buying.

    The Glock 17 is not .17 HMR
    The Glock 22 is not .22 LR
    The Glock 25 is not .25 ACP
    The Glock 32 is not .32 ACP
    The Glock 40 is not .40 S&W
    The Glock 41 is not .41 Magnum
    The Glock 44 won't be .44 Magnum
    The Glock 45 is not .45 ACP
    And the Glock 50 won't be .50 BMG

    .
     
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