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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by mikeashurst, Dec 11, 2019.
Will a Gen 4 and 5 magazine work properly in a Gen 1, 2, or 3?
Yes, of course.
Only pistol model that requires proprietary magazines are the SF models that had the ambidextrous magazine release as those retained the mag via a metal flapper in the frame that locked in a slot on the front of the mag. I know the early 21SF was this way, maybe other models too.
Front slot magazines were always interesting to me. I have a bunch of gen 3 units for a G23 and had heard that Glock began to produce the magazines before they incorporated the retention design in production frames. Maybe the G21 was the only frame they incorporated the design in if what you say is true and went no further than that model?
A 19X will not take a Gen5 mag.
I have a 21 SF ambidextrous and I have never noticed a magazine problem but I guess I need to check it out .
The first thing we do with all our GEN5 mags is install GEN4 baseplates.
This way every mag we own will work with every Glock we own, including our 19X’s.
And since Glocks done away with the silly front strap half moon cutout, there’s no need for those silly GEN5 baseplates anymore.