ETS Magazines, by Pat Cascio
I’ve said it thousands of times, that when it comes down to firearm magazines, its just hard to beat those that come shipped from the factory with the firearm. Many aftermarket magazines just aren’t up to the quality we would like to have in our guns. You know something isn’t quite right, when the aftermarket mags don’t come in any packaging, and there are no markings on the mags as to what company made them. I won’t mention any particular magazines – aftermarket brands – that are still in business, but there are some big name companies out there, that produce substandard magazines.
I’m sure we’re all heard of Mec-Gar magazines, and to their credit, they produce magazines for more than 50 firearms companies. Just because a magazine that comes with your gun is stamped Colt, S&W, or SIG-Sauer doesn’t mean they actually made those mags. In reality, there’s a good chance they were produced under contract by Mec-Gar. If you are buying a Mec-Gar made magazine, odds are, they are the same magazines that come with your big name gun maker. Gun companies don’t want to be in the magazine business – first of all, they might produce more than a hundred different gun models and that requires a lot of different machines to make all those magazines. So, why not contract out to a company like Mec-Gar? Simply give the specs to Mec-Gar for a particular firearm and Mec-Gar can produce what you need.
Then we have some of those lesser magazine makers, who boast of producing magazines made out of the finest steel, with the strongest springs – if that’s true, then why don’t their magazines work – all the time? Hmmm, something to think about. So, for the most part, I stick with the exact same magazines that come with a gun in the box.
Now, some aftermarket magazines work just as well as those that come with a gun from the factory. One in particular are the Glock magazines made in South Korea – they are produced to the same exact specs as the Glock mags, at about half the price. Long story short, the South Korean military and police purchased hundreds of thousands of Glock 19 and 17 9mm handguns at a give-a-away price. Glock figured out they would make up for the sale of the guns, that were sold to South Korea, by selling them spare parts and spare magazines. Well, the South Koreans are pretty smart…they produced their own magazines that they work just like the original ones do. South Korea saved a lot of money, and Glock lost out on selling spare magazines. So, I’ve used many of the South Korean-made Glock mags for a lot of years now, without any complaints – if I can get a quality product that works all the time, for half the price of the factory model, I’ll do so.
The ETS Brand
All of this leads us to the Elite Tactical Systems (ETS) brand magazines. They haven’t been around all that long. They are made in USA, from a translucent polycarbonate. Their literature touts these benefits:
- Extreme impact resistance
- Chemical resistance
- UV resistance
- Extreme temperature resistance
- Creep resistance — feed lips and body that won’t spread when being stored loaded, long term
- Compatible with factory and aftermarket floorplates.
I did some research on their line of aftermarket magazines and I was pretty impressed with all that I read. I especially like their extended mags, that hold 30 rounds and even 40 rounds. They produce 30-round mags for the SIG P320 9mm, S&W M&P 9mm, HK VP9 and a variety of Glock handguns in various calibers. One of my all-time favorite handguns is the SIG-Sauer P226 and P229 9mm pistols, these are some of the finest handguns made – period. They are well known for their accuracy and reliability. However, ETS doesn’t (yet) produce any 30-round mags for these particular handguns. I hope they soon produce 30-rd mags for those pistols. In the meantime, I’m “stuck” with “just” 18-round Mec-Gar mags…I don’t care for the SIG-marked 20-roundd mags at all.
If you go to the ETS web site, you’ll see that they also produce standard capacity magazines, as well as the extended 30 and 40-round magazines for a variety of handguns. All of these magazines are produced out of a translucent (usually clear or smoke) polycabonate for the magazine bodies – and you can see the spring and follower. I like that you can see if you have any rounds still in the magazine at a glance. The followers are well designed. The ETS mags for Glocks don’t have a steel liner, like the factory Glock mags do, but I’m not concerned about this in the least. I’ve given all their mags a good test, and that included dropping them on rocks, and the mags won! All in all, I found them to be very tough, properly dimensioned, and very reliable.
The springs in the ETS magazines, are stout, to say the least. So it takes some effort from beginning to the end loading these magazines. So I recommend that you invest in a magazine loader. The ETS mags are easy to disassemble for cleaning, too – I like that. However, you’d be surprised at how many gun owners who never take their mags apart for a good cleaning, and they cuss out the gun because if fails to function properly, when it wasn’t the gun – just a filthy magazine.
Now, I wouldn’t walk around with my M&P with the 30-rd magazine sticking out of it. There are too many things the mag will catch on. However, when it comes to a reload, I’d sure have some spare extended ETS magazines ready to go. In a SHTF scenario, I would have either my M&P, Glock .40, or SIG P320 in a Blackhawk SERPA leg holster, with a standard capacity factory magazine in the gun, and on the leg platform, I’d have two more factory supplied mags for reloads. On top of this, I’d have four additional ETS 30-round mags inside of a leg magazine pouch. Now, let’s see how all this adds up: A S&W M&P 9mm that holds 17-rounds, plus one in the chamber, and two more 17-round mags in the mag pouches on the leg platform, and they 4 of the 30-round ETS mags in a leg mag pouch on the opposite leg. That brings us up to a grand total of 172 rounds available. That’s a lot of firepower to have and it doesn’t take up much room. I’d say you’d be well-armed if you were out and about.
One Odd Problem
Now, as stated, I’ve tested ETS magazines extensively and I only had one strange problem. That was with the SIG P320 30-round 9mm magazines, and it eventually corrected itself. With every magazine I have for the SIG, it would lock the slide open, with the very last round still in the magazine – very strange. I noticed at the beginning of my testing, that the followers on these mags really stuck up at a high angle. However, after loading each mag 3 or 4 times, the followers weren’t sticking up like they were at the start of my testing. The first 29 rounds always fed, but when it came to the last round in the magazine, the slide would lock-up with that last round. But it did stop doing that after the 3rd or 4th time the magazine was filled.
If I had to bug out on a few minutes notice, and I could only grab an AR, and one handgun, I wouldn’t feel under-armed in the least. My BOB and my A.L.I.C.E. web gear would provide me with six spare rifle mags, fully loaded on my web gear and one loaded mag in the AR. And my Blackhawk Serpa tactical leg holster would provide me with a handgun and two spare mags on it – always loaded, and the leg magazine pouch…what’s not to like here? I’d have more than enough food for several days, and other survival gear, plus two firearms – the AR and more than likely my Glock 19X – plus there are always spare ammo cans in my truck, and more survival gear.
Blackhawk formerly produced a three pouch leg pouch for submachinegun magazines, but for some reason, they discontinued them – too bad! I didn’t some searching on the Internet and found a place somewhere in Kalifornia that is selling a 4 pocket leg pouch for 9mm submachinegun magazines. If you do a search on Amazon.com you can find these mag pouches and if I recall, they were only $12.99 each with free shipping – great deal if you ask me.
With a little bit of practice, you can hit a man-sized steel target out to 100 yards. So you wouldn’t feel very handicapped if you were forced to shoot at someone who was shooing at you from that distance. Of course, our goal is to always avoid getting into a gun fight to start with. However, when the Schumer Hits The Fan, we never know what we might encounter, and a rifle is a handy thing to have with you, along with a handgun. And, quite honestly, most people – and I’ve trained thousands over the years, couldn’t hit a man-sized target at 50 feet when they first came to me for some training. And, a lot of hunters don’t practice and miss a deer at 100 yards. So do some training and be one step ahead of those trying to do you harm.
I’m full sold on the ETS extended capacity magazines, and best part is most are around $20 to $22 – we’re talking quality made mags at a great price…and I’ve yet to hear anyone complain after a gun fight, that they had too much ammo. I purchased all my ETS mags through Midway USA and I’ve found they are a great place to do business.
Review: ETS Group Mags for S&W M&P
The Elite Tactical Systems Group recently added 40-round magazines to its line-up for the S&W M&P 9 series, and we have been checking them out.
The ETS 40-rounders are available in models to fit CZ Scorpion Evo, Glock, Sig P320, as well as HK VP9 and MP5 platforms in addition to the S&W mags. All are clear polymer magazines that the company says provides "extreme impact resistance" so that they won't crack or break if dropped.
For those curious about the specs, the 40-round mag is 10 inches long and weighs 19.5 ounces when loaded. The 30 goes 8 inches and 14.9 ounces. The 21 is 6 inches and 10.2 ounces. The 17 is 5 inches and 8.3 ounces.
Reassembly is dummy-proof, although we did note that you have to smack it a bit to get the floor plate to lock back into place.
We dropped, stomped, and slapped both loaded and unloaded ETS mags around in normal operation – nothing extreme, such as tossing them out of airplanes or blowing them up with C4 – and they remained intact and functional.
When it comes to performance, we ran all the mags several times, both fully loaded and partially loaded, through an M&P M2.0 Compact that has always ticked like a clock. Verdict? The old Smith kept running, with no failures across 400 rounds of circa 2005 reloads we unearthed from the back of the closet. Each time the mag locked the slide back on empty. All mags were used dry, right out of the package.
A typical run, with the ETS 40:
Speaking of the range, we got a few curious takes from neighboring stalls and a couple of genuine questions, which is always good when it comes to fellowship in the gun community. While a 40-round mag may not be practical for EDC, they do provide a lot of fun when poking holes in paper or ringing steel, especially once ammo prices come back down from the stratosphere. It is not hard to see where they could help bring new shooters into the fold.
So, what next? Well, to test how the ETS mags hold up against harsh environments, we have a couple subjected to ongoing exposure to heat, cold, UV light, and common gun-related chemicals to see if they become brittle or start to break down over time. Others are resting, loaded, to see if the lips creep. Stay tuned for that update in a future article.
MSRP on the ETS mags is $26.99, and they carry a lifetime warranty.
Elite Tactical Systems Glock Magazines Shooting Review
The ETS Glock 9mm magazine options, shown at the Faxon Firearms event. From L to R: 10, 15, 17, 22, and 31-round 9mm capacities.
On Thursday, January 22, during the 2016 SHOT Show, the BlueSheepDog Crew were some of a small, hand-picked group of journalists and dealers invited to attend the 2nd Annual Burgers and Bullets event hosted by Faxon Firearms. During this event at Range 702 in Las Vegas, NV, we had the opportunity to test fire several Elite Tactical Systems (ETS) Glock magazines.
BlueSheepDog had previously reported on the new click here). From the information in the press release the ETS magazines looked like a really good alternative to the more expensive Glock factory magazines. After testing them during SHOT Show, we can confirm they are great magazines.
Shooting With ETS Glock Magazines
Thankfully the smaller shooting event hosted at Range 702 allowed shooters more time, and more ammo, to test out the products on display. The Industry Day at the Range is a wonderful event, but with larger crowds, the ability to spend quality time with a firearm or accessory tends to be limited.
Elite Tactical Systems was not stingy at all during the Faxon Firearms event. Each magazine was fully loaded, instead of shorter round counts often encountered at Industry Day at the Range. The ETS magazines felt very sturdy in my hands, and the construction appeared to be top-notch.
ETS magazines had an excellent fit in the Glock pistols.
ETS Glock magazines had no problems seating in the various Glock pistols we shot with. The magazine seating was solid and there was no movement from the magazine once it was fully inserted into place. While shooting the various sized ETS magazines from full size, compact, and sub-compact Glocks we suffered no failure-to-fire (FTF) or failure-to-eject (FTE). The shooting experience was great, and we had no feeding problems whatsoever.
A 15-round ETS magazine seats just fine in the compact Glock 19.
Firing the ETS magazines to empty resulted in the expected slide lock back each time, except for one time where I noted my strong hand thumb was resting on the slide lock lever. My grip had kept the slide lock lever from raising into position to lock the slide. This was shooter error, and had nothing to do with the ETS magazine design or function.
When releasing the mag, the ETS magazines released easily and unencumbered. Unlike standard Glock magazines that can sometimes get caught up in the magazine well, requiring stripping, the ETS magazines fell free each time unassisted. In fact, the shooter better have their off-hand ready to catch the ETS magazine when the magazine release lever is pressed. Otherwise you can expect to pick the ETS magazine up off of the floor, they come out that smooth and reliably.
We did not drop any magazines, but we witnessed a few other not as cautious shooters experience the drop. As advertised, the magazines sustained the drop onto concrete with no problems to functionality. In fact, I later examined the ETS magazines that had fallen and did not even see any scuff marks from the hit.
ETS magazines performed flawlessly. Again the ejected casing in the upper right, and the Glock is already back in battery.
Although our experiences with ETS magazines was somewhat limited, we did get to shoot sub-compact, compact, full size and extended magazines. Each performed flawlessly. Between the two shooters we sent, we probably shot between 100-150 rounds through various Glock handguns and various ETS magazines.
ETS Glock Magazines
EDITOR’S NOTE: For a more detailed description of the ETS Glock magazines check our our previous article on the press release issued in September, 2015.
Elite Tactical Systems magazines are made from advanced polymers designed to provide extreme impact resistance. The benefit of the ETS translucent body is the ability to make quick load checks under pressure, without having to try to see a small dot on the back of standard Glock magazines. The ETS Glock magazines are chemically designed to resist becoming brittle over time, and are also resistant to harsh environments, chemicals, or extreme cold.
Translucent magazines make load identification easy.
The polymers are designed to be strong enough to avoid “creep” over time, avoiding the expansion over time some polymers begin to experience under pressure. This feature allows ETS magazines to be stored fully loaded with no danger that the feed lips or body will become compromised.
ETS magazines have an ergonomically designed floor plate for what ETS claims to be an easier draw from magazine pouches. The floor plates are more easily removed than standard Glock magazine floor plates, and can be exchanged for the shooter’s choice of Glock magazine floor plate options.
Larger or extended round ETS magazines perform just fine in compact or sub-compact Glock pistols.
As with standard Glock magazines, the larger ETS Glock magazines will fit into the compact and sub-compact Glock pistols without issue. The ability to use full size (or larger) duty magazines in an officer’s back-up firearm is a critical component in back-up or off-duty firearm selection.
BlueSheepDog recommends officers select a back-up pistol in the line of their duty firearm. Choosing a back-pistol in the same line as their duty firearm allows immediate function recognition for an officer that has had to resort to their back-up. Typically this doesn’t happen unless the situation is critical, and trying to remember a different system at that time is setting the officer up for failure. By using a smaller pistol in the same line as your duty firearm, that allows the use of duty magazines adds to the firepower the officer has on hand.
An extended ETS magazine in a full-size Glock.
The extended ETS Glock magazines could be used in 9mm or .40 S&W carbines that are making a big surge on the market. Many of the carbine options we saw at SHOT Show were centered around Glock magazines. Glock still has a dominant share of American law enforcement handguns, so tailoring a carbine around their magazines makes perfect sense.
The surge in Glock-compatible carbines makes ETS extended Glock magazines even more beneficial.
The amazing 31-round 9mm magazine and 22-round .40 S&W magazine provide sufficient firepower for a carbine. As mentioned in our previous article on ETS magazines, these extended magazines could be a great resource to shield operators or other officers tasked with critical gear. Those officers typically cannot field a long gun, and have to rely on their pistols instead. Having an extended magazine provides greater confidence of remaining in the fight for those officers.
ETS Glock Magazines Features
- Extreme Impact Resistance—won’t crack or break when dropped
- Very resistant to harsh chemicals
- Superior heat, cold and UV resistance—won’t become brittle over time
- Translucent body—allowing you to see your ammo count and type
- Creep resistant—feed lips and body won’t spread during long-term, fully loaded storage.
We had no problems shooting the ETS Glock magazines. Note the ejected brass in the upper right, and the Glock is already back in battery.
Elite Tactical Systems Glock Magazine Options
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Though our testing at the Faxon Firearms event would not be considered a “thorough” review of ETS magazines, from our experiences with the ETS magazines I have no problem recommending them for duty or off-duty use. ETS magazines are roughly 25-30% cheaper than standard Glock magazines, and have shown themselves to be well made alternatives.
The translucent polymer makes checking round counts much easier than standard Glock magazines, and the smoother polymer material allows ETS magazines to confidently fall free when released. This feature alone could improve reload times for both Tactical or Combat reloads, improving officer survivability.
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Clear Skies (errr… Glock Mags) Ahead: ETS Glock Magazine Review
Elite Tactical Systems (ETS) is a relative newcomer on the big scene that has become AR-15 magazines. They first caught the attention of people with their visually striking translucent magazines, and then doubled down with high visibility followers and bodies that could be coupled without the need for any special adapters.
Last year they began leaking photographs of a new venture: Glock magazines. Their first run was slated to be released right around the same time as Magpul's Glock mag offering, but the rollout was delayed due to tooling and an expanded initial lineup so ultimately Magpul beat them to the first punch.
The “expanded initial lineup” soon became clear: ETS was going to drop a lot of different 9mm magazines all once. Of course the standard Glock 17 magazine was an obvious choice, and really all that I expected. The Glock 19 magazine was pleasant surprise. The 22 round and 31 round magazines (especially the 22 round magazine, if I'm being honest) get the gears going. Even the oft-ignored Glock 26 got a translucent ten rounder.
And for those that don't live in friendly states, 10 round magazines are also available.
Regarding aftermarket Glock magazines, I'm of two minds: The first is admittedly a tad incredulous. After all, Glock has some of the most affordable OEM magazines on the market today (if you don't believe me, have a gander at OEM mag prices for FN's). Even during the panics I never really had a problem with finding them NIB for $25 or below, which I consider quite reasonable. On the other hand, more options is always better for the consumer. And up until last year, all of the non-OEM options were quite terrible (I actually have several, for use at the range when I want to practice malfunctions without setting them up myself). Plus, well, Glock has a helluva lot of market share, which means sales.
Anyway, away with the aside and on to the magazines. I've had these for a couple months and have been testing and running them quite a bit so I can give you some breakdowns. Upon opening the package, I first noted that the magazines were definitely darker than I anticipated. After using ETS AR magazines and seeing photographs on social media, I was expected polymer to be more clear than smoke. Functionally, it makes little difference, as you can still easily view the little playthings inside.
Also, did you have any idea 9mm rounds looked so wonky when approaching the top of the magazine? I didn't.
So why are they clear?
Firstly, ETS is already setup with clear and translucent polymers, so it seems like a no-brainer. Some have expressed concern about chemical resistance with clear polymers. ETS claims it's resistant to harsh chemicals and to UV and temperature differentials. I haven't been able to test this for myself but no doubt there's someone soaking these in bleach as we speak. Furthermore, you can think of it like a big-assed witness hole without the holes. Not only can you immediately discern how many rounds you have left, but you'll also be able to tell what rounds are loaded. While this may seem gimmicky at home, as a sometimes-competitive shooter, I really appreciate this capability. Just a glance into my range bag tells me how many magazines I have to jam before the next stage. But yes, they also look badass in pictures.
Speaking of competition, the 22 rounder is 140mm long (only .7” longer than a standard mag), and for a reason. In USPSA's Limited Division, you aren't limited by capacity, but by the magazine length itself. And that length is, you guessed it, 140mm. Just because the size was designed with competition in mind doesn't mean that it's useless outside of it. More rounds downrange before a reload, without looking quite as ridiculous as a 30+ rounder imparts, is a Good Thing. And of course, those with subguns that accept 9mm Glock mags should very much appreciate the 31 round hate sticks.
The baseplates on the ETS mags have little ribs on the side that aid during extraction from a tight magazine pouch. It's noteworthy to mention that ETS magazines are compatible with other aftermarket base plates and extended pads. In fact, I like the base plates so much that I found myself wishing ETS sold them separately so I could retrofit some OEM magazines.
So I tried it.
Though the ETS Glock magazines will accept aftermarket base plates, not all parts on ETS magazines are interchangeable with OEM equipment. For instance, you can't use a factory Glock follower in an ETS magazine, as it gets hung up in the body (which is easy to see because of the see-through nature of the ETS magazine). Magazine inserts (the part with the nubbin that holds the base plate in place) had similar issues. OEM Glock works in the ETS but an ETS insert in an OEM Glock required some trimming. The good news is that this is unlikely to be a problem, it's easy to fix, and ETS inserts work with OEM base plates and vice versa.
How do they work? Though I heard some talk about people being able to jam them up with some particular grain weights and shapes, I experienced none of that for myself. Running cheap 115gr all the way to Gucci 165gr subsonic from Freedom Munitions and it all loaded just fine.
For the most part, I had no issues relative to regular old OEM mags. Of course and as usual, there are some nuances. Both the 31 round and 22 round magazines are harder to seat when fully loaded. It can be done, but it takes markedly more pressure to do so. Like a USGI AR magazine loaded with 30 rounds, take one round out and it's substantially easier. Additionally, I could not get the 22 round magazine to consistently drop free when it was fully loaded. The sides expand ever so slightly and increases friction (likely due to dimensional restrictions to keep it within 140mm). I'm not sure why you want to drop a full magazine, but if you do with the 22 rounder be aware you may have to physically extract it.
Thousands of rounds in and no other ugly issues have reared their head at the time of this writing.
All told, these are perfectly serviceable Glock magazines, without the hangups that many other aftermarket magazines have. The advantages of clear magazines are apparent. As to whether I'd carry with one? No, but not because of any issues that I've had; color me cautious, but I simply won't carry a non-OEM magazine. I will be getting more of these magazines though, in particular the 22 rounders.
ETS Group recently launched 15 round .40 caliber magazines, and no doubt more sizes are on the way. Hipster .45GAP shooters will have to look elsewhere for now.
You can visit ETS Group online here, or give them a follow on Facebook or Instagram.
Holds 6 rounds, not 7.
Bought 2. These hold 6 rounds. Clearly states on auction and on packaging that it holds 7. Of the 2 I bought, I could jam a 7th round into one of them, but it was so tight, my Glock 43 would not chamber it and I had to pound the mag in harder than any other mag I have to get it to hold into the gun. There is no written information on the packagaing that says anything about why it might not hold more than 6 rounds. I'm using brand new Fiocchi 115 GRS. FMJ rounds. My first impression when taking this mag out of the packaging was "Oh cool, this is about 2mm shorter than my other 7-round mag". Well, now we know it's because it doesn't hold 7 rounds. Also, look at the stock photo... Look how far forward the top round is sitting compared to the rest of the mag. As I'm finishing this review and put 6 rounds in the mag, the top round looks just fine on my end. When I cram the 7th round in, just like the stock photo shown on Ebay, the round sits forward a few mm. It seems I bought 2 6-Round Mags that seem like they will work fine. These are not 7 round mags. If I was looking for 6-round mags, these might be cool.
I just looked at the review rating but didn't read the reviews before buying. I wish I did now. Why people would review this mag with blatant false advertising, acknowledging that it only holds 6 and still give it a good rating is beyond me. If you need 7 in the mag, don't buy! If you only need 6, fine. Read full review...
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After carrying this way for a couple of years, I could not stand to carry JUST ONE. And for those that don't live in friendly states, 10 round magazines are also available. It now reaches more than 320,000 unique visitors weekly. Good mags. James Wesley, Rawles (JWR) is Founder and Senior Editor of SurvivalBlog, the original prepping /survival blog for when the Schumer Hits The Fan (SHTF). With every magazine I have for the SIG, it would lock the slide open, with the very last round still in the magazine – very strange. One of my all-time favorite handguns is the SIG-Sauer P226 and P229 9mm pistols, these are some of the finest handguns made – period. Sorry, I’m not 20 years old anymore. There are too many things the mag will catch on. If you go to the ETS web site, you’ll see that they also produce standard capacity magazines, as well as the extended 30 and 40-round magazines for a variety of handguns. The MP-5 ones work great. . In reality, there’s a good chance they were produced under contract by Mec-Gar. Simply give the specs to Mec-Gar for a particular firearm and Mec-Gar can produce what you need. ETS Glock 10mm 30 round Magazine. Now, I wouldn’t walk around with my M&P with the 30-rd magazine sticking out of it. I have shot these Elite Tactical Systems Glock magazines lots over the past few months. ETS Glock 10mm 30 round Magazine. Keep in mind that Amend2 price is MSRP. They still feed, though. No problems with them at all. c/o P.O. You’ll see the value in that when you and Goofy are fighting for possession of your ONLY pistol. Don’t be Jim Bridger or Davy Crocket. they are the same mags that are or were used in the P 14-45 Para Ordnance frame. If you do a search on Amazon.com you can find these mag pouches and if I recall, they were only $12.99 each with free shipping – great deal if you ask me. He is also a retreat consultant specializing in off-grid living, rural relocation, and survival preparedness. If retailers discount Amend2 mags by a similar amount (16%), their non-GLOCK brand GLOCK mags will run about $14.27. Another way to prevent getting this page in the future is to use Privacy Pass. No other brands are even worth mention. I had a chance to test out 4 different Glock magazines from ETS through 3 different Glocks. The springs in the ETS magazines, are stout, to say the least. When the SHTF they implemented their plans and ended up a formidable fighting force against evil. I bought a CZ75 in German in the late 80s and brought it home. In conclusion, I’m not jettisoning my Korean magazines. • I’ve been using these for about 10!years now, with hard competition use. Magpuls are so so. If your house burns down, and all your magazines are in the house….. Then we have some of those lesser magazine makers, who boast of producing magazines made out of the finest steel, with the strongest springs – if that’s true, then why don’t their magazines work – all the time? All of these magazines are produced out of a translucent (usually clear or smoke) polycabonate for the magazine bodies – and you can see the spring and follower. This mag will fit all Glock double stack 10mm pistols and any rifle or pistol that takes glock 10mm magazines. Oh yeah…the Korean extended mags don’t work at all. So far, I have about 100 rounds through each magazine, primarily steel cased Wolf 115 grain. Posted by Dave6 on 25th Oct 2020 This was my second or third order, and all ETS mags, including AR-15, have worked flawlessly. For carry it’s Glock only. Know what? So do some training and be one step ahead of those trying to do you harm. It had five LE/Govt Use Only magazines with it. HOWEVER. MFR#: GLK-20-30 UPC: 854094005706 CALIBER: 10mm MAGAZINE CAPACITY: 30 rounds # OF MAGS: One FITS: Double Stack Glock 10mm pistols, and various MAGAZINE SHIPPING RESTRICTIONS This item qualifies for FREE SHIPPING on … I especially like their extended mags, that hold 30 rounds and even 40 rounds. Gun companies don’t want to be in the magazine business – first of all, they might produce more than a hundred different gun models and that requires a lot of different machines to make all those magazines. Free Targets and Target Tracker Shooting Logs! ETS (Elite Tactical Systems) Glock translucent magazine review and torture test. Please let others know they too can trust SurvivalBlog for the most reliable and practical survival information by voting for SurvivalBlog on topprepperwebsites.com. The two magazines it came with are great. I bought 2 ETS Glock 19 Mags and 2 Magpul Glock 19 mags. So, why not contract out to a company like Mec-Gar? KCMs don’t always work in my experience. However, ETS doesn’t (yet) produce any 30-round mags for these particular handguns. Shop now with and . Glock 20 Magazine Also fits the Glock 29 and Glock 40. Thank you! So I am or was a little hesitant when I purchased a mag pul for a 308 / 7.62. web gear would provide me with six spare rifle mags, fully loaded on my web gear and one loaded mag in the AR. Their prices are what you would call prohibitive, at least for me. As with standard Glock magazines, the larger ETS Glock magazines will fit into the compact and sub-compact Glock pistols without issue. Of course, our goal is to always avoid getting into a gun fight to start with. Just because a magazine that comes with your gun is stamped Colt, S&W, or SIG-Sauer doesn’t mean they actually made those mags. The advanced polymer will return Got a spare? Your IP: 188.8.131.52 I’d have more than enough food for several days, and other survival gear, plus two firearms – the AR and more than likely my Glock 19X – plus there are always spare ammo cans in my truck, and more survival gear. For comparison purposes, Brownells sells a GLOCK-brand GLOCK 19 mag for $20.99 out the door. they wore out 5 or 6 mags in nothing flat, but at $ 5 a pop, compared to $25 to $ 30 now. The ability to use full size (or larger) duty magazines in an officer’s back-up firearm is a critical component in back-up or off-duty firearm selection. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices. If I had to bug out on a few minutes notice, and I could only grab an AR, and one handgun, I wouldn’t feel under-armed in the least. Highly recommended! A $3/month subscription. However, when the Schumer Hits The Fan, we never know what we might encounter, and a rifle is a handy thing to have with you, along with a handgun. That brings us up to a grand total of 172 rounds available. My G19 and G17 have had a workout with all types of ammo, and I have good things to say about the ETS polymer magazines. Their literature touts these benefits: I did some research on their line of aftermarket magazines and I was pretty impressed with all that I read. The ETS magazine is resistant to harsh chemicals including heat and cold as well as UV resistant, meaning it won't become brittle over time even when exposed to harsh environments or extreme cold. And, do you really want to pull out a mouse gun in the middle of a serious gun fight? ETS Glock 10mm 30 round Magazine. Every other magazine I have bought, including from the factory, have issues. The backup option lets you simply shoot Goofy off your primary pistol. 5 Reliable. The followers are well designed. ￼ They died because they ran out of ammunition. 5 ETS Glock 19 magazines. The ETS mags are easy to disassemble for cleaning, too – I like that. I will try the ETS mags based on Pat’s endorsement. You know something isn’t quite right, when the aftermarket mags don’t come in any packaging, and there are no markings on the mags as to what company made them. Just something about plastic I despise, in guns as in everything else. I still used these if I MUST travel to an “occupied state”. The magazines fail to drop, even when full. • It's made from translucent smoke-colored advanced polymer, which allows you to see the rounds inside. We greatly appreciate your support to help keep this blog up and running! One of the reasons the slimline Glock 48 gained popularity is because it is a slimmer Glock 19. A Model 22. That was with the SIG P320 30-round 9mm magazines, and it eventually corrected itself. Decided to pick up one of the 31 round ETS mags to test and review. I bought if from him because I knew that it would likely be almost unused….which it was. So I bought 150 of those. That’s a lot of firepower to have and it doesn’t take up much room. I like that you can see if you have any rounds still in the magazine at a glance. I’ve been using the ETS 17 rounders in IDPA. I carry two Glock Model 22s on my corpse every day, on opposite sides. I noticed at the beginning of my testing, that the followers on these mags really stuck up at a high angle. Extended 30-round capacity; Due to the wide variety of extensions for Glock, this mag’s base was designed to be compatible with Glock extensions; … Several gunsmiths “think” the gun is tweaked somehow. Please Support Sootch00 on Patreon! Two of his other novels have also been best New York Times bestsellers. I’ve given all their mags a good test, and that included dropping them on rocks, and the mags won! Magazine comes with a Lifetime warranty from the manufacturer. At the time of writing this, we're on the 5th Generation of Glock pistols. Their specially designed floorplate makes disassembly simple. So that’s the area where a lot of rounds tend to land. Being able to see if they are fully loaded is a nice bonus. Buy, Sell, and Trade your Firearms and Gear. i don’t notice the happy stick in my pocket until I drop trou. Bring your Assault Weapons and Standard Capacity Magazines and live in the freedom of the Northwest! I’ll find out! The ETS magazine is a unique accessory and makes for a perfect addition to your Glock parts arsenal. But i carry OEM Glock magazines in the real world. In a SHTF scenario, I would have either my M&P, Glock .40, or SIG P320 in a Blackhawk SERPA leg holster, with a standard capacity factory magazine in the gun, and on the leg platform, I’d have two more factory supplied mags for reloads. So I have a full-sized, serious pistol available for either hand. I discovered that dropping the Korean mags on hard surfaces often results in breakage, most often at the floorplate. I now have to bring the pistol with me, and try an empty drop test with the magazine before buying one. 4 Reviews. Maybe the ETS examples work. Buy the Glock “happy sticks” for reliable function. One spare OEM Glock magazine behind each one. CA, CT, etc. So I passed on that! That’s likely because your opponent focuses on your gun, pointing at him. Ads are what helps us bring you premium content. I throw a 23 round Glock happy stick in my hip pocket now days to bring my total daily kit to 84 rounds. A week after the ban went away, I bought OEM Glock mags for $13.00 each from Natchez. If you are trying to save every ounce, maybe that matters to you. ETS is ok but not reliable at locking back the G26 slide which is amazing as stiff as the springs are. ETS 24 round mag - .40 Caliber, 170mm Comp Legal, fits Glock 22, 23, 24, 27, 35 Price: $21.99 SUBSCRIBE & SAVE 10% OFF YOUR FIRST ORDER ETS Glock magazines have developed a reputation for flawless reliability and awesome aesthetics thanks to their clear polymer construction, steel internal springs and tough polymer baseplates. ©2019 SurvivalBlog.com - As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. So you wouldn’t feel very handicapped if you were forced to shoot at someone who was shooing at you from that distance. Moyie Springs, Idaho 83845. Please enable Cookies and reload the page. Different Generations. Half a dozen in each vehicle, A dozen in each dwelling, and a couple dozen in a safe reserve somewhere not in your house. I have a couple of mec gar mags for a springfield mil spec double stack .45. the little bit I’ve used them, I’m happy. But it did stop doing that after the 3rd or 4th time the magazine was filled. After all, if you are looking for a pistol for concealed carry, you have to consider its handling comfort. I’ve always preferred steel magazines whether for Pistol or Rifle. The Glock 19 magazine was pleasant surprise. However, you’d be surprised at how many gun owners who never take their mags apart for a good cleaning, and they cuss out the gun because if fails to function properly, when it wasn’t the gun – just a filthy magazine. Have found that Kimber magazines work fine in my Sig 1911’s, not quite as smooth, but just by a wee bit. Through over 250 rounds I was malfunction free. Made in USA, from a translucent polycarbonate. I bought my first Glock pistol from a cop. For me, I can’t reach a pistol on my opposite side. They are not drop-free in my experience. ETS Magazine for 9MM Glock 19 - 15 Rounds (blue)-Also fits 9MM Glock 19, 26 I also wanted to evaluate the ETS and Magpul mags to see if I would ever consider rotating them into actual carry use. Now, some aftermarket magazines work just as well as those that come with a gun from the factory. so I’m waiting and wondering. The ETS mags for Glocks don’t have a steel liner, like the factory Glock mags do, but I’m not concerned about this in the least. One in particular are the Glock magazines made in South Korea – they are produced to the same exact specs as the Glock mags, at about half the price. I’ve always had trouble finding magazines to fit the H&K MR 762A1 & MR 556A1 without going through the factory. The ETS Glock 18 9mm 31-round capacity magazine is ergonomically designed for easy handling and is compatible with Glock® and aftermarket floorplates. They are cheaper than factory magazines, usually to the tune of $5-$15 per magazine. They haven’t been around all that long. So, for the most part, I stick with the exact same magazines that come with a gun in the box. He began SurvivalBlog in 2005. They are very scuffed you now, but after tens of thousands of rounds, I have ever had one problem with any ETS Glock 9mm magazine. Cloudflare Ray ID: 621628f08d7f4aaf 30-round mags for the SIG P320 9mm, S&W M&P 9mm, HK VP9 and Glocks in various calibers. Compatible with factory and aftermarket floorplates. The .40s do not drop free, but work just fine. The Kahn models will feed. So, here’s what Glock did. His survivalist novel Patriots: Surviving the Coming Collapse, is a modern classic that reached #3 on the New York Times bestsellers list. The polymer is highly impact resistant, and resists cold, heat and UV. Thanks for the article. To keep the Glock 48 slimmer than the Glock 19, Glock designed this pistol with a stack-and-a-half magazine. I have two kci 50 round glock 9mm drums, have been totally reliable and awesome, just got an rwb glock 45acp drum, the excitement has quickly died, won't feed. But a Serpa is Glock leg waiting to happen brother. However, when it comes to a reload, I’d sure have some spare extended ETS magazines ready to go. A month later, discovered CDNN Sports, who had the Korean knock-offs for $6.00. That’s only $0.10/day for some of the finest Survival/Prepping content around! Jim is the originator of the American Redoubt movement and a frequent talk show guest on shows such as Alex Jones. Now, let’s see how all this adds up: A S&W M&P 9mm that holds 17-rounds, plus one in the chamber, and two more 17-round mags in the mag pouches on the leg platform, and they 4 of the 30-round ETS mags in a leg mag pouch on the opposite leg. You cannot have too many magazines. ETS Magazines Review. My pants don’t sag on one side. Long story short, the South Korean military and police purchased hundreds of thousands of Glock 19 and 17 9mm handguns at a give-a-away price. Hmmm, something to think about. Its durable construction eliminates creep so the feed lips and body won’t spread when being stored long term, even when fully loaded. Designed for flawless feeding and maximum performance, they’re a budget-friendly solution for high-performance shooting with Glock 19 and 26 pistols. Magpul Glock PMAG Review (III) Justified Defensive Concepts [added 3.23.19] [Excerpt] …Magpul Glock magazines are lighter than Glock factory magazines, if only by a small margin. Does anyone out there know of any aftermarket suppliers for magazines for these excellent weapons? Each. It felt odd. If you are buying a Mec-Gar made magazine, odds are, they are the same magazines that come with your big name gun maker. The Daily Web Log for Prepared Individuals Living in Uncertain Times. The KCM mags worked just fine in the G17 and G19s. They are well known for their accuracy and reliability. STOP supporting the Tyrants with your taxes in California! So it takes some effort from beginning to the end loading these magazines. I have two magpul glock 9mm mags, a 17 and a 21, they are great, I also have 1 glock 9mm Ets 33 round mag, so far so good. Balances the weight and I never have back issues. All in all, I found them to be very tough, properly dimensioned, and very reliable. The first 29 rounds always fed, but when it came to the last round in the magazine, the slide would lock-up with that last round. A One-Time Donation (You choose the amount): A $5 Dollar bill, a €5 Euro bill, a few Pre-1965 silver dimes, or a booklet of “Forever” U.S. postage stamps sent in the mail also works! Who knows? If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. However, after loading each mag 3 or 4 times, the followers weren’t sticking up like they were at the start of my testing. And, a lot of hunters don’t practice and miss a deer at 100 yards. Many aftermarket magazines just aren’t up to the quality we would like to have in our guns. Here's the first few times shooting it straight from the packaging. Features. ETS Group Glock 9mm 15 Round Magazine MAG FEATURES Fits the Glock 19 and 26 Compatible with Gen 1 through Gen 4 Glocks Standard 15-round capacity Compatible with Glock and aftermarket floorplates Easy disassembly with our specially designed baseplate Ergonomically designed floorplate makes it easy to grab from mag pouches… • Glock 20, 30-round 10mm magazine. Preparedness Notes for Monday — April 27, 2020, Elite Tactical Systems (ETS) brand magazines, Creep resistance — feed lips and body that won’t spread when being stored loaded, long term. All I know is it is a pain in in the…..rear to buy magazines for it. Blackhawk formerly produced a three pouch leg pouch for submachinegun magazines, but for some reason, they discontinued them – too bad! Possession at that time, of the Govt Only mags was a felony. Even the oft-ignored Glock 26 got a translucent ten rounder. Glock 45 - 17 (standard), 19, 24, 31, 33; Glock 17 - 17 (standard), 19, 24, 31, 33; Glock 34 - 17 (standard), 19, 24, 31, 33; Any aftermarket magazine with a capacity greater than a given Glocks standard capacity should also work fine.