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Glock Magazines

Postby p.o.p. on Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:54 am

Is there any way to determine the generation of a Glock magazine? Maybe by it's markings, shape of the follower, etc.
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Re: Glock Magazines

Postby Don L on Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:21 am

Yes. Someone on GlockTalk has posted a picture in the "Collector's Corner" with the different generations of magazines.
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Re: Glock Magazines

Postby Holland&Holland on Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:35 am

Did mags change with each gen or only with some?
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Re: Glock Magazines

Postby Grayskies on Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:42 pm

Holland&Holland wrote:Did mags change with each gen or only with some?

Maybe in a minor way, but my gen 3 mags should work with any gen Glock.
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Re: Glock Magazines

Postby Don L on Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:42 pm

They would sometimes change within the same generation. The very first ones were "non- drop free"- they were supposed to stay in the gun until physically pulled out. That didn't suit the US market, so Glock switched to a metal lining so they would drop free by themselves. That was just the first change-there was more to come, with different followers, etc. There's been quite a few magazine revisions thru the years.
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Re: Glock Magazines

Postby Don L on Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:43 pm

Any newer revision mag is supposed to work in earlier Glocks.
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Re: Glock Magazines

Postby Holland&Holland on Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:48 pm

Don L wrote:They would sometimes change within the same generation. The very first ones were "non- drop free"- they were supposed to stay in the gun until physically pulled out. That didn't suit the US market, so Glock switched to a metal lining so they would drop free by themselves. That was just the first change-there was more to come, with different followers, etc. There's been quite a few magazine revisions thru the years.


Interesting.
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