Picked up a few mags to go with my GLOCK 17...

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  1. Vincent Black

    Vincent Black Need a cup?

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    I only had two original 1st gen mags, so this has been a long damn time coming and I hope to add more mags (Next time I will buy all 33 rounders) Here is a pic with the newly aquired mags :


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    There is nothing nicer than having your gun on the nightstand at night loaded with a 33 rounder...:cool:
     
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    I am looking for a G17 right now myself and when I get one I plan on getting some of those 33 round mag's.;f
     

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    Nice pic. I will not forget the dark lost years during the Assault Weapons Ban. I appreciate all my full capacity magazines. I bought a G18 33 rd magazine just because I could.
     
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    Aye, I used to pay 100$ under the ban for a brand new mag. I really like paying 20$ now. Now, if I go to the gunstore, and can not afford to get a firearm, pick up a couple of magazines and I am good to go;f And the 33rders are just a really good idea;c
     
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    Do you fellows use Scherer mags? Just curious, because I have heard bad things about them.
     
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    Never even considered Scherer magazines. Glocks are the best and are very reasonably priced. There's a guy in the accessories forum selling them for $16.99 each. I've bought several from him. I like Glock mags just fine but wish someone would come out with an even better magazine. My XD magazines are really nice.
     
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    You couldn't pay me to carry a Scherer mag in my GLOCK. GLOCK factory mags are now cheap enough so there is no excuse not to use them. Hell, I have always used factory mags because I know no one else makes them worth a damn.
     
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    I tried some of those Scherer mag's awhile back and they were not that good in quaility or relaiblity, I would not trust them for anything.
     
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    I bought one in early 2001 for $54.99 ( a real deal then ;Q ) and it was total crappola. Luckily I had a civilian LEO friend take pity on me and gave me 6 of his NFML pre ban G 17 mags for $20 a pop when his dept bought new drop free mags for his agency.
     
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    I am SO glad you were brave enough to say this Mr. Black...till now I thought I was the only one still left alive that needs to fight off the evil Alien suckerhead hoards at night. My Therapist thinks I need to up my dosage of Paxil but I say: NAY!!!! I NEED TO KEEP MY WITS ABOUT ME! I am mankinds last defense against the Alien suckerhead race..Oh oh and the Zombie Invasion the government started when they made McDonald's switch from their deep fried apple pies to the baked crappy ones...then back to the fried ones once they were sure that the majority of the general public was infected. They were worried that they didn't reach the middle aged American male market there for awhile, which is why they changed their method of infection to putting the virus into these so called "E.D." treatments. You've seen them on TV...Viagra, Cialis, and that other one that gives you woody's for 4 hours at a time. They can't deny it! Why else would they be advertising such a product on national television during prime time hours? I can't begin to tell you what an impact these advertisements have made in my home. Why, my little girls asked me the other day: "Daddy? What's Erectile Disfunction?" and I told her "Baby, it's what the Dr.s call it when grown up men don't like McDonalds Apple Pies." I didn't want to lie...but somehow I can bring myself to tell her the REAL truth, that certain Black Ops organizations what to turn all of us into Zombies...

    Yeah...what was I talking about?? Oh yeah, them 33 round Glock magazines. Yup, it sure is nice having my trusty old G17 loaded with a 33 rounder. After I empty it (and I always do!) I weild my gun like a mighty battleaxe and literally Hack my way through the hoard...

    LOL! Sorry about that Bro, I just wanted to joke around a bit. That beautiful G17 of yours would do just fine with a post ban 10 rounder loaded. That's more than enough to take out Mr. Crackhead. :)
     
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    Hmmmmm...I hope you do up that Paxil and give your gun to someone of a more right mind.

    You could defend yourself with neutered 10 round magazines, but who would want to? The pistols were built for 17+ .
     
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    A gun with a large bullet capacity is not a licence to "Spray & Pray". If you're serious about using a handgun for defensive duty you need to become very familiar with the weapon and that means alot of trigger time to beome both ACCURATE & CONSISTANT with your shots. Who would want to use a ten round magazine for defensive duty in a G17?

    Count me in.

    10 rounds should be more than enough to neutralize a target, and if it isn't? A quick reload gives you 10 more rounds. The 10 round G17 magazine is a single stack design, and ultimately less prone to magazine related feeding problems as opposed to the 17 round double stack design. This is one of the reasons why the 1911 has a reputation as a reliable gun, simple single stack reliable magazines.

    Besides this, the more shots fired in an "In Home" situation raises the odds of collateral damage, especially with the 9MM parabellum round. The 9MM pistol cartridge is a notorious wall buster and even hollow points have been known to penetrate several layers of drywall material. This puts you family and your neighborhood at risk of catching a stray bullet.

    Most of us to NOT use our G17's to clear out Crack Houses or will ever engauge in a multiple human target shoot out in our lifetime, which is what the G17 was designed for. Instead our G17's get nightstand duty. Nothing wrong with that. Remember, ONE shot is all you need IF your bullet finds the sweet spot. Just think: a single stack G17 mag even gives you 9 more follow up shots.

    The 33 round magazines are a neat toy, but even for paper punching this magazine in impractible, forget about anything "tactical". For a G18...yes. For a G17 the magazine is a gimmick.
     
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    To each his own. Bullet placement is always most important. I do not advocate pray and spray. I like the fact that I can neutralize mutliple targets and have a few rounds left over if needed without a mag change.

    Whether I need 1 bullet or 17, I want to take full advantage of my pistol's capacity.

    If you will remember, there were more magazine problems attributed to the 10 round Clinton mags during the ban. Most believed the mags were problematic because the pistols were not designed for them, especially the G19. They were not purely single stack like a 1911. They were still staggered.

    1911s more reliable? I love my 1911, but most do not consider it a more reliable weapon. My Springfield GI .45 shot completely reliably right out of the box. However, many need adjusting and upgrading to get the same reliability as most Glocks.
     
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    BTW, my 33rd magazine is a "for fun" magazine. I haven't even used it in my pistol yet and have no intention of using it as a home defense magazine. However, you can be sure that my G17 is at full capacity and that I'm feeling good about it.
     
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    Having a 33 rounder in my gun is nice because I CAN have it in there if I want. I too practice with my GLOCK and I don't "spray and pray".

    I never said that I thought I needed it, just that it was nice to be able to have it if I so choose. And your remarks about only needing a 10 round mag were the reason we had the 10 round limit to begin with as the anti-gunners said the same thing when they passed that ********* law in 94.

    If your happy with your ten rounders, I will gladly buy any regular capacity mag that you may have for a GLOCK 17 for say, $5 bucks a mag? ;)

    By the way, how in the hell is using a 33 rounder impractical for target practice? I rather like the idea of reducing the ammount of times I need to reload when I am shooting. Maybe having to reload a lot during a shooting session gives you a chubby, but personally it doesn't do anything for me.;f
     
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    WRONG! The 10 rounders that you speak of are not single stack.as far as i can tell they are just as staggered as the hi cap.jessssssssssssss;a :soap: :soap: ;z ;z :soap:good god man its a bear to get over 9 rounds in the anal retentive mags!;z
     
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    My mag collection consists of eight 17 round mags and four 33 round mags:)
     
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    If you think having a excessively long magazine sticking out from the bottom of a pistol as 'practical'? That's fine.

    Now Vincent...I really can't blame you for having the mentality you're exibiting now. I blame Hollywood. My remark about the 10rd mags are the truth IF you carry enough skills to handle such a weapon. If you aren't confident that you can take care of a defensive situation within 10 rounds? That's fine. You life, your gun. I however am extremely confident that I can handle almost any breakin situation within 10 rounds. Hopefully with any luck I can neutralize the problem with 1. Besides, my G17 as with any other handgun I own is only a secondary weapon, a backup till I can get to my rifle if the case called for anything heavier.

    Owning a gun doesn't automatically make you a skilled operator. You can come up with as many reasons why someone would need a 33 round magazine for their semi-auto G17 or 34 as you like, it still won't change the fact that such a magazine serves no better purpose than to supply a few laughs.

    If such a magazine had ANY tactical value wouldn't you see them in use by the law enforcement agencies and military organizations that have the G17 in use? Wouldn't you see more agencies using them in practice to save magazine changes like you said? The fact of the matter is, you don't.

    As for me, I practice with the same equiptment as I would use in a defensive situation. I've shot my gun with a 33 round magazine in it and like I said, it was good for a few laughs but that's it. For practical use, Id rather carry 2 spares instead of one 33 rounder.

    Oh, and for the record? I own only one 10 round magazine for my G17.

    You did say you'd have your Glock loaded next to your bed with a 33 round magazine in it didn't you Vincent? Are you telling me that you'd actually have use, or would run into a situation where you needed that many rounds in your house?
    I'm not arguing with you here Vincent. I'm just telling you my opinion on 33 round Glock magazines, and their use in semi-auto pistols. If you have fun with them great, cause that's pretty much all they are good for.
     
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    AtreidesAR15,

    If you want to only have ONE ten round magazine in your G17 that's your business but don't be condescending and act superior to those of us who like the full capacity magazines designed for our pistols. Personally, I think you are nuts to only have ONE ten round magazine unless you live in one of the states/cities that forbid full capacity magazines or you can't afford another one. You can be sure that law enforcment agencies use full capacity magazines. During the AWB, they were the only ones that could buy them!

    True, 10 or 11 rounds should be enough for most defensive situations. Street experience had shown this to be true. But why not take advantage of the full capacity of your pistol (17 rounds)? The 33 round magazines are mainly for fun but could serve a defensive purpose in some rare situations. If Vincent wants to have his nightstand pistol loaded with a 33 round magazine, so be it!

    You probably ought to buy a spare 10 round magazine for your G17. Magazines do get worn and malfunction on occasion. The ten rounders are even cheaper now that the AWB is over for most of us. If I still had one I would send it to you. I certainly wouldn't want it.