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    G 43X/48 Mags

    Does anyone have any personal experience with the Shield mags for the 43x/48? I need to pickup a couple more mags for a 48. Ive been seeing some good things on the Glock forums but not sure I want to drop $40 a piece on aftermarket mags + a new mag catch.

    For reference if you were unaware there was such a thing..

    https://shieldarms.com/glock-43x-48-....%20%20More%20


    Primary Arms has the Glock 10 rounders for $19.99. I picked up some of those as well.

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    La. CHP Instructor #409

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tboy View Post
    Does anyone have any personal experience with the Shield mags for the 43x/48? I need to pickup a couple more mags for a 48. Ive been seeing some good things on the Glock forums but not sure I want to drop $40 a piece on aftermarket mags + a new mag catch.

    For reference if you were unaware there was such a thing..

    https://shieldarms.com/glock-43x-48-....%20%20More%20


    Primary Arms has the Glock 10 rounders for $19.99. I picked up some of those as well.
    From what I understand once you change to the Shield Parts and Magazines you can not use the OEM Magazines without damage.
    One or the other but not both with the same setup. I am good with 10+ 1 in a small pistol.

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    I have 4. My 48 is an early model so I needed the extra power mag springs, provided free of charge, to get the slide to lock back on the last round. Other than that I have had no issues, even using them in a match. I believe the OEM mags will wear out over time due to the metal mag release but it should take a while.

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    They work well.

    You will also want to change the magazine release.

    You can use factory magazines with aftermarket metal magazine release, but you should monitor the magazines for wear.

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    Marksman

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    Have been using them in my G48/G43x and they are fantastic. Extra power springs and the SA metal mag release. After putting many rounds down range with them, they are now part of my EDC.


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    La. CHP Instructor #409

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    Posted on another forum:


    "OEM mags, are a gamble at best, and the weapon should be "dedicated" either to ALL SA Mags and catches, or stay ALL OEM. I assure everyone, that is the 'only' way to approach this and have total confidence and success.

    Makes sense too me amigo.


    Thought I made it clear. OEM mags, are a 'gamble,' (With metal catches) actually, flat not reliable with a aluminum, or the steel catch. 'Plastic and metal do not work well together.' We have been doing these test for a very long time, and a great number of rounds, SA on lots of calls/talks/pics/reports etc. If a man wants to use OEM mags, "why" put in a metal catch?

    Makes NO sense. Just stay all OEM. These SA "steel" mags, tear up the OEM "plastic" catchs. IF a person shoots a great deal, as they ought too, this don't take long. If ya don't shoot often, you "MAY," get by a little while, "but why risk it?" This is NOT a reliable combination (metal on plastic).

    So, In all we have been doing since last year with all this, I assure you, that If a person is making their 43x/48 a EDC, they need to either 'dedicate fully' to all metal/steel 'catch' and the 'SA steel mags,' or just stay all OEM. That simple.


    Good luck.

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    They are consumable wear parts. Do as you please.
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