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Using Glock 22 Magazines in a Glock 23...

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by GaG23, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. GaG23

    GaG23

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    Forgive me if this has been asked and answered, but a search turned up nothing.

    I picked up some G22 regular capacity (17rd) mags and have been using them to good effect in my G23 - 2 more rounds at the range and looks cool in a funky sort of way. I have had zero problems with the function of the mags, but a thread a read on the Beretta forum stared me wondering if I could be setting myself up for a problem.

    The thread there mentioned damage several folks had inflicted on their Beretta 92s by "overinserting" the extended Beretta 20 rd magazines which (unlike the Mec-Gar 20 Rd mag) do not have a physical "stop" on the body of the magazine to prevent this overinsertion.

    Since I have developed the habit of giving my mags a good "pop" on the baseplate to make sure they are properly seated, I began wondering if this could cause a problem since the G22 mags don't have the "stop" provided by the baseplate-frame contact that the flush fit G23 mags do.

    Thanks in advance for the info.

    Cheers,
     
  2. RandySmith

    RandySmith

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    No, it won't hurt a thing.

    Also, the G22 mags hold 15 rounds, not 17.

    Randy
     

  3. MPG1737

    MPG1737 Beer Me

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    No it doesn't matter.
     
  4. GaG23

    GaG23

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    "Also, the G22 mags hold 15 rounds, not 17"

    They will if you push hard enough!!
    :)

    Of course you are right. I was thinking G22 mags and writing G17 mag capacity.

    Thanks for the replys - eases my mind to know we don't have to worry about this problem plauging our "cheap, plastic" guns - only occurs with those superior "metal" guns.

    Cheers
     
  5. big88foot

    big88foot Millennium Member

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    I was using G22 mags for reloads in my G27 this weekend during an IDPA match. They snap into place a lot better and easier than the little stuffed G27 mags; and I don't mind the "funky" look of that extra inch of mag sticking out the bottom.
    BF
     
  6. gary newport

    gary newport

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    Worry not! Glock mags DO have a physical stop and WON'T over-insert.