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Louis Williamson
January 17, 2013, 10:26 AM
I have a big crack on the back of my Glock Model 19 15 round pre ban magazine. This happened due to normal use. Will Glock replace the magazine?

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GlowinPontiac
January 17, 2013, 11:13 AM
If they do replace it the new mag may be considered post-ban.

Drail
January 17, 2013, 11:20 AM
Glock will claim it was caused by using reloaded ammunition or limp wristing.

ku4hx
January 17, 2013, 11:22 AM
Yep, they've replaced several of mine at no cost to me.

Fishbed77
January 17, 2013, 11:49 AM
Glock will claim it was caused by using reloaded ammunition or limp wristing.

For the win!! :D

Carne Frio
January 17, 2013, 12:32 PM
I have a cracked M19 magazine just like the one you describe.
It still functions fine but does not drop free when released.
I'm just going to keep it, since I have plenty of them.

mgmorden
January 17, 2013, 01:48 PM
Just find somewhere that sells repair kits and order just the mag body. Only fully assembled magazines are illegal to import into restricted states.

Unlike firearms where "the receiver is the gun", there is no one part of a magazine that's considered to be the magazine. You can use a post-ban mag body to repair a pre-ban magazine and the nebulous entity considered to be the magazine is still considered to be pre-ban.

Just a note though: if you're in California you might want to get this done quickly as they're trying to close this "loophole".

bullet1104
January 17, 2013, 03:34 PM
do you have a link to somewhere that sells just the magazine body?

psyopspec
January 17, 2013, 04:20 PM
Can you tell us more about how it cracked? I'm just curious what it takes to to damage the body of a Glock magazine.

mgmorden
January 17, 2013, 04:54 PM
do you have a link to somewhere that sells just the magazine body?

44Mag.com will disassemble any magazine they sell and ship it as a repair kit:

http://www.44mag.com/product/high_capacity_magazine_repair_kits/

Unfortunately they're out of stock on Glock 19 mags right now (as is almost everywhere else).

TheGloriousTachikoma
January 17, 2013, 05:54 PM
There's a steel lining under the plastic. As long as you can still insert it and the floorplate stays on, hang on to it.

MNOD Glocker
January 17, 2013, 08:04 PM
I had the same thing happen to two pre-ban 19 magazines too. I wrote a letter to Glock, explained what the problem was, and asked if they would send me replacements. Within a week I had two brand new magazines at my door.

bergmen
January 17, 2013, 10:30 PM
Glock will claim it was caused by using reloaded ammunition or limp wristing.

They don't ask.

Dan

JustinJ
January 18, 2013, 09:52 AM
Some people do some pretty crazy plastic welding of polymer HK receivers with a soldering iron. You may be able to clamp it together and seal the crack with one.

Bovice
January 18, 2013, 11:21 AM
Glock will claim it was caused by using reloaded ammunition or limp wristing.
Now THAT'S funny!

Prince Yamato
January 18, 2013, 06:46 PM
I had that happen and was told, "we haven't made those in 20 years. They're way beyond warranty."

hentown
January 18, 2013, 07:57 PM
Just find somewhere that sells repair kits and order just the mag body. Only fully assembled magazines are illegal to import into restricted states.

Unlike firearms where "the receiver is the gun", there is no one part of a magazine that's considered to be the magazine. You can use a post-ban mag body to repair a pre-ban magazine and the nebulous entity considered to be the magazine is still considered to be pre-ban.

Just a note though: if you're in California you might want to get this done quickly as they're trying to close this "loophole".
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I always hate to see somebody post fallacious information like the above, with an air of authority, making the uninformed think that the guy doing the posting actually knows something regarding the subject about which he's posting.

The mag body IS the magazine. The gendarmes in the states run by pusillanimous pansies differentiate between pre-ban and post-ban magazines by the designs of the magazines, e.g., where the writing is, relative to the witness holes.

Problem is, Glock's probably long been out of magazines that are legal in the aforesaid states run by the aforesaid pusillanimous pansies.

mgmorden
January 18, 2013, 09:59 PM
hentown: This 2005 letter from the CA Attorney General states otherwise:

http://www.hoffmang.com/firearms/DOJ-large-cap-magazines-2005-11-10.pdf

Of particular note:

Q1: Can you import newly manufactured parts to repair a legally obtained hi-cap magazine?
A1: Yes.

Q2: Are there any restrictions on which parts can and cannot be imported?
A2: No.

Q3: Can you import all the parts of a single hi-cap magazine at once, provided they are unassembled?
A3: Yes.

Q5: Can you replace the magazine body with one marked "For Law Enforcement Only"?
A5: While theoretically you could use such a part to repair a lawfully owned large capacity magazine, most dealers would be unlikely to sell you such a magazine body, unless you were a law enforcement officer.

Q7: If the magazine body is replaced with one clearly manufactured after 2000 . . . is there any burden of proof upon a California resident that they did in fact replace a worn/obsolete part and did not illegally purchase/import a new hi-cap magazine?
A7: A California resident who repairs a large capacity magazine that was owned before January 1, 2000 does not have any "burden of proof" that the magazine was repaired, rather than replaced with a new magazine. However, it would be prudent in such a case to keep records documenting the purchase of the part necessary for the repair in order to demonstrate that the large capacity magazine was repaired, not replaced.

The Lone Haranguer
January 20, 2013, 09:12 AM
Is this one of the old all-plastic magazines? A crack in that type would render it useless; even if it still functioned I wouldn't trust it. But a surface crack in the plastic of a metal lined type should cause no problems unless it interferes with inserting into or dropping out of the mag well.

ku4hx
January 20, 2013, 09:31 AM
Debate aside, I suggest a toll free call to Glock would be a defining moment. Or do what I did a couple of times: send them to Glock unannounced and tell them to either replace them or trash them since I didn't want them.

Both times I got replacements in about a week. I like Glock.

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