High cap springfield XD mags?


March 21, 2004, 05:37 PM
I read somewhere that people are altering some 9mm high cap mag so they will fit a springfield xd. First of all is this legal? Secondly what mags are they altering? Hope someone can help.

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March 21, 2004, 06:00 PM
Well there are two options and both are legal. Some people are taking beretta mags (I'm really not Beretta literate...92's?) and using those as high caps for the XD. ONly problem with those is they stick out past the mag well a little bit. I think a better solution is to get your hands on some XD-40 mags (about 25 bucks usually) and load them up with 9mm and use those in your XD-9. The 40 mag will hold 15 rounds of 9mm, works fine, and will does not protrude past the bottom of the mag well.

brad cook

Zach S
March 21, 2004, 06:36 PM
IIRC, any pre-ban mag can be modified for use in any firearm, as long as it still works in the gun it was designed for. Wont swear to it, as I dont work for the BATFE.

I think its the beretta 92 mags, I dont know how to mod them though... Grab a 92 mag, and an XD mag, and compare. Should be pretty obvious.

Personally, I'd take the XD40 mag route.

March 21, 2004, 09:41 PM
yes its legal but as stated i would go the XD40 route

4v50 Gary
March 21, 2004, 09:46 PM
Concur with above. BTW, in about half a year & a bit of hard prayer, letter writing & some luck, the AWB will be history.

March 21, 2004, 10:43 PM
Oh yeah one more thing that just popped into my head but is really quite an important detail about the Beretta 92 mags. You have to drill a hole in the front in the right place (matched up with the top of an XD mag) so that the magazine catch holds the mag in. I think the best option is XD mags...by far.

brad cook

Brad Johnson
March 22, 2004, 04:11 PM
I went the XD40 mag route. By far the best choice. No mods to the mags for them to fit. You may need to massage the feed lips in just a hair (like .050 or so) to get the last round to feed reliably. Plus, the end-plate fits like it was made for the gun (duh! :D )


March 22, 2004, 04:12 PM
stupid question...

can you use the 40 cal Glock mags for the 9mm Glocks as well?

March 22, 2004, 07:56 PM
Go with the xd 40 mags. Not all beretta mags will lock after the last round. Also being that they are too long if you smack them into the gun too hard it hits the ejector which can break. Mark

March 23, 2004, 03:18 PM
Around here modified S&W hicaps were working better than the Berettas.

Even some factory XD mags in 9/40/357 lock too high in the gun; if slammed home hard enough, often enough, they will break ejectors too.

March 25, 2004, 04:24 PM
Thanks guys, Looks like I'll be ordering some .40 cal mags.

March 25, 2004, 06:40 PM
You could just wait until Sept 14th then you can buy all the 15 round mags you want.

March 26, 2004, 05:54 PM
I'm not gonna hold my breath waiting for the awb to die.

Chuck Jennings
March 26, 2004, 07:39 PM
No reason to wait, you can never have too many mags!

March 27, 2004, 12:14 AM
why wait? price won't change...

my question, though, since nobody at hs2000talk has answered it yet:

if the hicap 9mm mags hold 15 rounds, and the standard cap 40 mags hold 10 rounds of 40, but 15 of 9mm... how many 9mm rounds fit in a hi cap 40 mag, designed to hold 12 rounds?

March 27, 2004, 08:15 PM
Very interesting!!!!!mmmm

March 27, 2004, 09:16 PM
Well, if it's 1.5 9mm to every 1 .40, then a 12 rounder would hold 18 rounds of 9mm.


March 27, 2004, 09:37 PM
I tried the Berreta 92 mag trick in my HS2000. I even precisely drilled the extra hole for the mag catch. The fit at the bottom of the mag well is shoddy.

How much $ do the XD .40 mags run for?

March 27, 2004, 09:56 PM
as i understand it, the 40/357 mags cost exactly the same as the 9mm mags - $25-30.

March 27, 2004, 10:54 PM
You can buy the xd 40 mags on the xd forum for I think $23.50 shipped and pre-tweaked for your xd9. Mark

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