Used AIM Glock mags keep or send back?

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  1. gdk771

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    I purchased some used Glock 22 mags from AIM surplus. I had purchased some in the past and they were in pretty good shape for used mags. Unfortunately, the ones in this order look like they were run over by a tank. I sent AIM a note about them with some pictures and this is what they said:

    So these are used surplus magazines and they will definitely show wear. If they do not function we would be glad to get them back for a refund, but I do not have any in stock to exchange them for. Sounds like you were lucky on the previous orders and got some nice ones. The wear on them should not affect the function of the mags. Let me know if it does and we will get them back.

    Does anyone know of another source of used Glock 22 mags in decent shape? Should I send these back and cut my losses? Here are some pictures. I have always had good luck with AIM in the past so I am definitely disappointed.

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  2. K. Foster

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    How do they function? That’s the question.
     

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    I purchased 4 used G22 mags from AIM and they looked kinda rough but 3 worked great.
    The one that did not work so great had a very rough follower and I replaced the follower with one I had on hand and that fixed it .
    That was much easier than getting a replacement or a refund
     
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    They look like all they need is a thorough cleaning. Use some Hoppes #9 with a gun toothbrush and clean everything you see, wipe them dry and they will look tons better. You can get replacement floorplates, springs and followers from Glock pretty cheap if you want to do a complete overhaul. They look like LE mags that saw lots of dropping to the pavement at the range.
     
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    :agree:
     
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    Kalmah Supreme Member

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    That's the chance you take when you buy used merchandise, sight unseen over the internet.

    Why not just buy new mags? Sure, they're a little more expensive, but the peace of mind is worth it.
     
  7. theory9

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    Recoil Gunworks has used .40 Glock mags, I believe.
     
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    Unless you need extra for just plinking... just buy new.. that’s one thing I love about magpul p Glock mags!! Cheap, New, Reliable!
     
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    I thought if the mags were an issue just bring them to a gssf match have the armor take a look at it and if anything's wrong they'll rebuild the mag for you.
     
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    IAhunter Venor ergo sum

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    Clean them up and shoot the hell outta them. If they function and the dinged up base plates bother you, order new ones from Glock for $2. You can get the orange ones that will designate those as your practice mags.
     
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    Clean and use them.
    Years ago I bought a dozen used 21 mags and some were not functioning correctly. I sent all twelve to Glock and they replaced them. Not sure if they do that anymore.
     
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    Clean em up and I bet they work fine.
     
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    mags are either primary or practice.

    I wouldn't bother cleaning them, if they work, shoot the floor plate with what ever color paint you want to I.D. them as practice mags and try to wear them out.
     
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    Look pretty good to me. I‘ve got some that aren’t any better, except mine are clean. New base plates are cheap. Clean the dirt off the followers, wipe them down and go.
     
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    Load and run them...as of now, it’s just cosmetic. You bought used mags...live and learn, but I bet they work.
     
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    OK well 2 mags are OK. One jams about half the time and one jams almost constantly. I guess I learned my lesson on this one. I don't think AIM meant to screw anyone these mags were apparently the "last ones in the pile" as they are out of stock now. I'll look into seeing about possibly contacting Glock or rebuilding them. At least I only ordered 4 and did not get burned too badly.
     
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    Good luck, use them for the range.
     
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    Clean them and put a new spring in them.

    :cool:
     
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    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    Well, you were buying used magazines. Some wear should be expected. I think they responded appropriately to you concerns. If any or all of them do not function properly, send them back for a refund or roll the dice and ask for an exchange.


    PS: As soon as I punched the "post reply" button, I noticed you're new around here.