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#1 BlackBuzzard

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 06:44 AM

Local gun show table had a large inventory of Korean made Glock magazines.

Some guy over on AR.com reviewed them with generally positive things to say (reposted at Glock-talk).

Anyone in the IPSC community have high mileage on one of these mags yet?





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Edited by BlackBuzzard, 14 December 2008 - 06:46 AM.


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Posted 14 December 2008 - 07:43 AM

BUY AMERICAN!!!!! Yes glock is from austria but there production plant for US sales is in Georgia....... I would be apprehensive of these mags just like the chinese optics.........
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 11:05 AM

I just read up on the Korean mags...and don't think that the money that you save is worth the sacrifice in quality. Places like OBX have mag sales one every three months which take the price of mags into the $15-17 range.
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 02:08 PM

BUY AMERICAN!!!!! Yes glock is from austria but there production plant for US sales is in Georgia....... I would be apprehensive of these mags just like the chinese optics.........



I don't have any Korean mags yet. But if Glock had not raised mag prices and kept supply tight, there would not be much space for the copycats to exist. If their marketing dept has any smarts, they'll work hard to keep the market supplied with mags at a price that discourages copycats.

Then of course there is the general apprehension about what we may not be able to buy in the future.........can you say "hoarding"? :devil: :devil:

OBX wants $28each for G17 mags. Please post if they should have another $15 sale again.




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Posted 14 December 2008 - 03:33 PM

OBX wants $28each for G17 mags. Please post if they should have another $15 sale again.


I will.

Also keep in mind...USPSA/IDPA/IPSC punish time loss, and I can think of nothing that kills time more then bum mags. I'm not saying that Korean mags are bad...but can they really be dramatically better than the already failproof OEM mags?
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:38 AM

Hey, check out prices for tuned Limited or Open S_I mags, then $28 for OEM Glock mags seems plenty reasonable!
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 07:35 AM

OBX wants $28each for G17 mags. Please post if they should have another $15 sale again.


I will.

Also keep in mind...USPSA/IDPA/IPSC punish time loss, and I can think of nothing that kills time more then bum mags. I'm not saying that Korean mags are bad...but can they really be dramatically better than the already failproof OEM mags?



Crappy mag in a match can cost you the stage and maybe the match. Crappy mag in a defensive situation.... Seems like there is no place for crappy mags.
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Posted 19 December 2008 - 07:55 AM

They just might be better?

Anybody seen one?

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:20 PM

The Korean Glock 19 magazines were built on government contract to OEM specifications. Ya'll may recall our government supplied a large amount of Glock 19's to one of our allies a few years back...these magazines are the overrun from that order. The only thing these mags don't have is GLOCK stamped on the base plate. I forget the exact number that was imported, but the number was in the many thousands. We T&E'd a sample from the importer and it worked just like an OEM Glock magazine.

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 01:28 PM

OBX wants $28each for G17 mags. Please post if they should have another $15 sale again.


I will.

Also keep in mind...USPSA/IDPA/IPSC punish time loss, and I can think of nothing that kills time more then bum mags. I'm not saying that Korean mags are bad...but can they really be dramatically better than the already failproof OEM mags?



Glock mags will never be a 15 bucks again...Glock's wholesale price (and the corresponding dealer and retail prices) increased beyond that number earlier in 2008.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:16 AM

Who sells these?

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 07:17 AM

Who sells these?



Dillon either has them or is getting them. I am not sure if they are in yet.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:32 AM

I have 3 of these for a G17, only about 50 rnds. through each, no problem yet. The springs seem weaker than Glock mags.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:46 AM

I've played with several, springs seem lighter but are not. If you don't like the springs, replace them.

I like them and the cost.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:53 AM

Widener's has them for $14.00 each.

http://www.wideners....cfm?dir=625|709

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 10:57 AM

I haven't seen theses. Does the plastic feel like glock mags...or like Scherer (sp) ?
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:22 AM

Never handled Scherer, so I can't comment there. Looks and feels like factory, maybe a trifle heavier. I took apart both the KCI and the factory mags and looked at each part. Generally identical, and I swapped all the guts of one into the other, even did baseplates as well.

Frankly I could not tell the difference. Loaded them up, dropped them to the ground, both stayed together with no problems.

Each ran rounds through just fine, each loaded up easily enough, and you know what the best part is?

My Glock couldn't tell the difference.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 12:48 PM

They're great for practicing malfunctions.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 02:11 PM

One of my shooting buddies has several and they have not malfunctioned at all. This is first hand information as I have seen him shoot with them.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 02:17 PM

I have 2. They have been 100% for me. I just ordered 10 more from military gun supply for $100.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 02:55 PM

They're great for practicing malfunctions.


Is this from personal experience?
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 02:57 PM

My previous posts were simply based upon other accounts that I found online. Since Glock magazines have increased in price, I am more willing to shell out $14 a pop to give the Korean variants a try.

I have 2. They have been 100% for me. I just ordered 10 more from military gun supply for $100.


Would you mind posting the website? I would like to try out a few of these for myself.
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:08 PM

Jeremy just pm'd me with the link...

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I suppose I'm in for 10. Lets see how good these mags are ;)
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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:10 PM

I paid $48.76 for 3 mags shipped at militarygunsupply.com. Shipping was a little high but still only came out to about 16 bucks a piece.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 03:14 PM

From the link above, the cost was $113.01 with shipping for ten mags.

$11.30 per mag...no complaints there.
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