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Survival Gear Review: Magpul PMAG 27 GL9 27-Round Glock Magazine


The Magpul PMAG 27 GL9 is Magpul’s seventh Glock-specific journal providing. Whereas there have been a couple of journal hiccups for Glock previously, it isn’t one thing that anybody factors at a laughs as they do to another unnamed firms. So what warrants an aftermarket journal for what’s arguably the world’s most strong pistol maker made by what’s arguably the world’s largest and most revered journal producer? Effectively, with a mission assertion like, “Offering innovation to the person within the shortest time” there’s little that Magpul can not enhance upon. And Glock mags are simply the most recent goal within the sights of the good polymer innovator.

By Doc Montana, contributing creator of Survival Cache and SHTFblog

The Magpul PMAG 27 GL9 is a 27-round double stack 9mm journal that matches any double stack 9mm Glock ever made out of the “child Glock” 26 to the lengthy slide 34, and all of the 19s 17s, 45s and 48s in between. The truth is, of the twenty-three Glock fashions that shoot the 9×19 cartridge, solely two aren’t conventional double stack and thus can not use the Magpul PMAG 27 GL9 magazine. So I suppose it might have been a lot simpler to record the 9% of 9mm Glocks that can’t shoot the brand new Magpul magazine.

The Magpul PMAG 27 GL9 is a brand new spherical rely for Glock mags. There was a niche between the 21 spherical Magpul 21 GL9 mag, and Glock’s personal providing of it’s 33-round so called “happy stick.” So what’s magic about 27 rounds that 21 or 33 couldn’t cowl? Effectively, a number of issues. The large one is a procedural concern that limits mags in competitors to a complete size of 170 mm. How 170mm was arrived at is a fist combat ready to occur, however 17cm is the size of a 10-11 spherical .45ACP single stack magazine. And for this Glock fanboypreppersurvialist, I don’t view 27 rounds as a rise or a lower. I view it as an possibility.

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The lens via which you will view journal capability varies. It may be value, concealability, anticipated want, gun limits, ammo storage, and even one thing as sensible as weight. Effectively, in fact there are additionally these location-specific limitations, however I can’t enable you with that. Within the case of the Magpul PMAG 27 GL9, it’s to fill a really particular want that simply occurs to make sense to anybody who wonders about the right way to greatest put together their 9mm double stack Glock for unconventional instances.

The Magpul PMAG 27 GL9 is constructed of plastic polymer composition as we’d anticipate from Magpul. Nevertheless, the PMAG 27 GL9 doesn’t have that softer really feel of an AR PMAG. Fairly, the texture is a more durable, sharper plastic, er…polymer. The truth is, the normal Glock-branded magazines have extra of an Magpul AR PMAG really feel than that of the PMAG 27 GL9. The reason being easy. In Magpul’s testing, the normal softer polymer swelled an excessive amount of thus getting caught within the magazine effectively. Additional, Glock-brand mags have a metal case wrapped by the black plastic everyone knows and love. The Magpuls then again, don’t have any such metal insert and subsequently should retain the right form with plastic alone.

The controlled-tilt follower is a welcome brilliant orange coloration making the tip the road completely apparent. And pushing up the follower from the simply detachable baseplate is a corrosion resistant chrome steel spring. And talking of the ground plate, it has a pair of dot matrix panels that make straightforward recessed marking-up attainable to maintain your mags organized.

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For some backstory, I’m sufficiently old to recollect the launch of Glock Inc. And being who I’m, I waited till the Gen2 Glock 17 got here out earlier than leaping on the polymer bandwagon. I figured that even “Tupperware” ought to evolve. I’d been via the ringer with different first-gun firearms, and even again then there was purpose to hesitate. I believed the Gen2 Glock was the bomb till the Gen3 was launched with a small under-barrel rail part. Till that point, there was little to placed on a rail, however the timespace between the Gen2 and three allowed different gear to evolve placing tactical into the family vocabulary. All of the sudden I wanted a rail. Shortly after I wanted a 33-round journal. You realize. As a result of. And a number of other of them for a similar purpose.

However again to the longer term. We now have the Magpul PMAG 27 GL9. It’s a competitors authorized size that gives a full 27 bangs of 9x19mm prepare-for-war (or parabellum for these Latin-challenged). However there’s extra. The Magpul PMAG 27 GL9 affords a couple of stunned that Glock ought to have included if solely they listened to their prospects. For one, there’s a full magazine indicator on the Magpul PMAG 27 GL9 that’s seen from each left and proper sides. Moreover there are home windows that present remaining spherical counts of 10, 15, and 20 bangs left.

One other function of the Magpul PMAG 27 GL9 is that both full loaded or empty or anyplace in between the magazine drops free from the pistol when the dump button is pushed. Different Glock-branded mags could or could not fall free as a result of a former function of Glock mags was that they had been designed to swell when loaded and resist gravity even when the mechanical journal connection mentioned “get the hell out of right here.”

Up to now, one feared a rogue magazine greater than a resistant tactical reload. Now within the 21st century, Glock simply obtained the memo that if we wish a pistol that goes bang with out an energetic security change messing up the works, so too do we wish our Glocks to drop the magazine when the eject button is pushed. No hesitation, no questions requested.

At present, there are three completely different sized Magpul mags for Glock in my equipment. All have carried out with no single hitch, hiccup or hangup. Glock units the survival bar excessive, so at any time when anybody else treads into Glockspace, there’s an instantaneous skepticism and exceeding low tolerance for something however perfection. And I may simply as simply substitute Magpul for Glock and say the identical factor. So full interchangeability between loyalty will not be a difficulty. Or in different phrases, if worth is a matter, get the Mapul mags. And if the worth will not be a difficulty, get the Magpul mags.


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