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      Which magazines are best in a Glock 19

      Hi all:
      I may have already answered my own question, but I've just gotten a Glock 19 and need to get a few more magazines for it. Now, I would think that Glock would make, perhaps the best, but I'd like to ask if there are any makes that are as good or even better.
      Also, Midway, which I usually buy from has them for $25 each. Can they be gotten for less as that sounds a bit steep for a friggin magazine.

      Thanks to the replies

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      $25 is about right. For what it's worth I pay about $50+ for a HK magazine.

      Magpul has a good Glock magazine too.

      https://www.magpul.com/products/pmag-15-gl9
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      For self-defense work, I would only use OEM magazines. I would not scrimp there at any cost. For practice, go for it with any after market magazine if that is your wont. FWIW, magazines can frequently be had for pretty low prices at gun shows.

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      in CT we have the insane high cap law-- so I am forced to use 10 rounders--I get mine from glock

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      for my G19, i have bought some OEM's from this site (below), and shipping usually get's to me in a couple days... never had a issue at all... i've bought a bunch of the Magpul glock magazines and have not had a issue with them either, and they are 15$ and i got them at Cabela's,

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      Quote Originally Posted by VAMarine View Post
      $25 is about right. For what it's worth I pay about $50+ for a HK magazine.

      Magpul has a good Glock magazine too.

      https://www.magpul.com/products/pmag-15-gl9

      Ouch dude. That's nearly as bad as buying factory Walther magazines. I lucked out and found a different mag for a different pistol that works absolutely perfect in my PPQ, but that was providence and good thing too considering how cheap a bugger I am.

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      I trust my OEM mags and have never had an issue with them. I only have two G19 mags, the rest are all G17s. Extra capacity is not necessarily more expensive.

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      Quote Originally Posted by boatdoc173 View Post
      in CT we have the insane high cap law-- so I am forced to use 10 rounders--I get mine from glock
      I think you mean, "insane non-standard magazine law". The standard, and designed, magazine capacity for the Glock 19 is fifteen rounds.

      What would happen if you said "screw this law" and purchased standard Glock 19 magazines out of state, say on a trip to Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont? How would the police know? And what would they do?

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      I have heard good things about the magpul mags. They are coming out with 21 and 27 rounders soon.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Cait43 View Post
      Has Glock mags for 21.99 right now.

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      Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
      I think you mean, "insane non-standard magazine law". The standard, and designed, magazine capacity for the Glock 19 is fifteen rounds.

      What would happen if you said "screw this law" and purchased standard Glock 19 magazines out of state, say on a trip to Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont? How would the police know? And what would they do?
      Depending on which state you live in and what their laws are regarding high capacity magazines, you could wind up in prison. In New York State for example: The possession of any magazine that holds 11 rounds or more is a class D violent felony.

      Article 265 - NY Penal Law S 265.02 Criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree:
      Section 8 of § 265.02 is being amended, excluding eight, nine and 10 round magazines from the definition of a large capacity magazine. There is a new section effective March 16, 2013 that changes the penalty class for possession of eight, nine and 10 round magazines (§ 265.36) to be a Class A Misdemeanor*. That said, possession of — for an example — a standard capacity 13-round magazine for a 9mm SIG Sauer P229 or any magazines holding more than 11 rounds is and will be a Class D Violent Felony, even for owners who possessed large capacity magazines prior to Sept. 1994 when possession was grandfathered.)
      Of course the police would never know unless you got caught with such magazines. Get caught and you would be arrested and dragged through the legal system. Which could be during a routine traffic stop, investigating a home invasion or any number of circumstances where the police, medical or even the fire department may be called and such magazines were found. Even an angry spouse, friend, relative or spiteful child could turn a friend or family member in. Once convicted of the felony charge, whether you go to jail or not, your right to own a firearm will be forfeited. Obviously none of this takes into consideration legal fees. Also keep in mind that all handguns and now so-called assault rifles have to be registered in the State of New York making it a relatively easy task to track down their owners for compliance with New York State law. That is if it ever comes to that.

      *I believe that New York's penal law has since been revised to allow for the legal possession of magazines that hold up to 10 rounds. However, I don't think that you can have more than 7 rounds in them? That I'm not sure about as many firearms only come with 10 round magazines. So they made the possession of 10 round magazines legal but put limits on how many rounds could be loaded into them. So the $64,000 question would be: Is it worth the risk?

      I guess the best thing to do with previously owned magazines would be to seal them in PVC pipe and bury them someplace for some future use. Possibly armageddon or the coming of a revolution were it ever to arise?

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      Really good to see this thread. I'm headed out to a local gun show in about an hour and one thing I'm on the hunt for is a couple extra magazines for a G22 or G23, Gen 4. I had not been to that Magpul site before and that is great information. Thank you all.

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      Well, for a town my size it was a nice little show. I would guess about 25 tables and I knew a few of the vendors.

      I ended up buying some Remington .40 180g FMJ rounds for just under 38 cents each and I passed on a 30 round 9mm Glock magazine. The mag just didn't feel right somehow. In all, a nice hour spent.

      Thanks again.
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      CDNN Sports I'd grab them fast at this price
      I also have a pair of Magpul P Mags for my G17 that where on sale online for $12 and change each. So for about $27.00 (included shipping) I got two . So far I just use them at range

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      I use only Glock mags in my carry G19. I also use only Colt/Checkmate mags in my Colt XSE, Springfield mags in my XDM-45, and Sig/Mecgar mags in my P227. With the exception of the Sig 14 round .45 mags, I've never been disappointed with factory branded magazines. OTOH, I've used almost everything in my AR-15, with Brownell's 20 round all metal mags being my favorite, but Magpul 30 and 40 round magazines have been reliable as well...at least to the extent I can afford to shoot full 40 round magazines!

      CT, New York, and other places with CS mag capacity laws really suck. I think if I lived in one of those states (and we might all, if the democrats get the Whitehouse in this election), my practical response would have to be carrying only powerful handguns. 10mm with Doubletap Equalizer ammo, maybe? 135 grain JHP + 95 grain lead ball in each round. A two projectile spread with each shot. Ten round mag with twenty "bullets". Now that I've said it, I think maybe I should beat the rush.

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      Yesterday I put about 150 rounds through my Gen 4 19 with a ETS magazine. Functioned flawlessly.

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      In my Glock 19 I only use Glock mags..... They are not that expensive, check ebay.

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      Cool

      I trust OEM mags first. Then MagPul when I put alotta rounds thru one. Glock OEM mags are made to be kept loaded. That's why I use OEM's. jmho I also use my OEM 17 mags in my 19 too. fwiw

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      For CCW you should use what has the best reliability record, for Glock it's hands down OEM. For fun, use what ever you want, Magpul is possibly the next best thing.
      But be aware that good handgun magazines are meant to be made out of metal (even Glock mags are metal). Most plastic (composite) magazines end up having lip breakage at some point, even those great Scorpion EVO mags do eventually fail.

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