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Any legit reason to have 33 round glock mag?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by newbie4help, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. newbie4help

    newbie4help Well-Known Member

    I mean...these things just seem ridiculous lol. You can't concealed carry with one. If somebody other than a small army breaks into your home you won't need more than 17 rounds.

    Is there a reason people get these? I'm sure many people use them for illegit purposes, but why do normal people get them? Does it just make target shooting more convenient? I would think it would throw off the feel of the gun???

    Also, is it possible to load them w/o an speed loader? Seems like the spring tension would be ridiculous.
  2. Diamondback6

    Diamondback6 Well-Known Member

    One, IPSC Open.

    Two, it's our right.

    Three, I'd figure if my first two mags aren't enough to neutralize the threat/threats, I'd better be expecting an "extended scenario" which means either settling in for a long siege or laying down suppression-fire while I extricate myself, both of which mean I need lots of ammo readily available with minimal reloading, and since the Ammo Fairy ain't overhead with a Blackhawk droppin' me supplies...
  3. BHPshooter

    BHPshooter Well-Known Member

    Yeah, because they're fun, that's the reason.
    Not everybody carries concealed, so that's not a factor for some. Especially for a house gun, the best place to have your spare ammo is in the gun.

    Ever shoot IDPA-style matches? If you ever do, you'll quickly lose the presumptuous attitude about hi-cap mags.

    Need is subjective. As PvtPyle aptly says, "It's not the Bill of Needs." What illegitimate purposes could you be talking about? What could a 33-rd mag be so much more sinister for than a 17-rd mag? They're all inanimate objects. It's the person that's the moral agent.

  4. highorder

    highorder Well-Known Member

    They are useful at the range.

    MORE IMPORTANTLY, whenever you ask yourself "why would anyone need xxx" you have to stop and remember that in the USA, need is not a prerequisite.
  5. newbie4help

    newbie4help Well-Known Member

    No I totally agree it's people's "right" (it wouldn't prevent any crime since people could just bring extra clips). All I meant by "legit" is it doesn't seem to do anything but say "hey look at how much my gun pwns yours."

    I didn't realize about competition shooting. Ty. That does make some sense. But for me, who will use it for nothing but home defense, possible car carry for long trips, it seems totally ludicrous for me to have it. But of course it's awesome.

    Don't get me wrong - I'll probably get one when I pick up my Glock 17. But it just seems like I would never use it except for plinking.
  6. Diamondback6

    Diamondback6 Well-Known Member

    Bingo--"to each according to their needs" is the credo of Marxism/Leninism.

    Free men and women neither ask for nor need permission.
  7. highorder

    highorder Well-Known Member

    Words are important. NEED is a powerful word not to be used lightly.
  8. 535

    535 Member

    yea, because I feel like it. I don't need to justify it any further than that.
  9. jgo296

    jgo296 member

    yes there is one legit reason only
    you were to big of a weenie to get the 10mm and therefore have a 29 round clip :p
  10. plexreticle

    plexreticle Well-Known Member

    Two reasons: If you want it and if you don't have it.
  11. Robert Hairless

    Robert Hairless Well-Known Member

    I forget which agency determines legitimate reasons for owning things in this country.
  12. The Wiry Irishman

    The Wiry Irishman Well-Known Member

    Can't really CCW with a 33 in the gun, but I know a couple people who have carried them as reloads.

    Regarding the spring tension - we could never get more than 30 into my friend's.
  13. Richmond

    Richmond Well-Known Member


    Actually it isn't just one - there are a while bunch of them that think it is their job! :uhoh:

    Seriously, I have a 33 round mag. I don't use my 17 for a concealed carry gun - I carry it with an M6 laser/light mounted in the handgun compartment of my Camelback Demon, which I use as an BOB/emergency bag. I carry the bag daily on hikes in the woods. I keep the large mag velcroed in the compartment with the 17, along with another mag in the pack with my various bits of emergency gear. Total round count is 17 + 17 + 30 = 64. A good way to carry extra ammo.
  14. DrewH

    DrewH Well-Known Member

    I wanted one, actually two. "They are cool" is an excellent reason, I need no other.

    I use them in dot drills sometimes, not that it matters.

    The spring tension is not appreciably worse than any other Glock magazine, I get 32 or 33 in mine no problem.
  15. Gun Slinger

    Gun Slinger member

    Because I can. :D
  16. p2000sk

    p2000sk Well-Known Member

    A lack of illegitamite reason
    seems like legit reason enough.
  17. p2000sk

    p2000sk Well-Known Member

    If the Glock breaks, the loaded magazine would make a great backup weapon!
  18. yhtomit

    yhtomit Well-Known Member

    Why are you sure of that? Seems doubtful to me. Of course, a lot of people are under the impression that full-auto weapons are used frequently in crime in the U.S., which is categorically untrue.

    I'm of the opinion this thread is the product of a light-hearted troll ;)

  19. NWdude83

    NWdude83 Well-Known Member

    33+ 2rd ext+ 1 in the chamber = 36rds of 9mm!

  20. yongxingfreesty

    yongxingfreesty Well-Known Member

    ^^^ the mags are originally 31 + 2 which makes it a 33rnd.

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