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18 Round Magazine for Glock 44

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  1. GunnyUSMC

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    The thing is, most of the ammo I had problems with were 40gr and the one that worked the best was 36gr.
    But I’m going to clean them up before I give them another try.
     
  2. 12Bravo20

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    I tried quite a few different type/brands of ammo when I first got my G44 and the bulk Federal Champion 36gr in the round can was actually the most accurate of the the high velocity ammo I tried. I didn't have enough left to really test in the ProMag's. I had enough to fill just one magazine, but it did work fine.
     
  3. TTv2

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    There's a few things that can be done to try and make them run better.

    -Don't load to full capacity. I know it's frusterating, but going from 18 to 15 might help.

    -Load the mags to full capacity and leave them for a few days.

    -Fluff and buff the follower

    Other than that it's general stuff like using what ammo works best. The Armscor ammo has a very waxy coating on it and I'm wondering if that's helping lube the feed lips.
     
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    Well, I had better luck today. The one mag I worked on and left loaded only had two problem today. First was a stove pipe that was most likely the ammo’s fault and one that didn’t go fully into battery. Other then that it worked great.
    My son and I shot about 150 rounds through both mage and the one that I didn’t work on worked better then it did the other day, with only three failures to feed. I guess they just need a little breaking in to get them to function good.
    My son did mention that the ProMags were a PIA to load compared to the Glock mags.
     
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    I received two more ProMag's yesterday and loaded them both up to 18 rounds and let them sit till this afternoon. I ran each magazine 3 times (108 rounds) with only two stove pipes which definitely can be contributed to a bad grip and the fact that I was doing a mag dump with the very last magazine. So yes I made it through 100 rounds without a single malfunction, until the two stove pipes. Then finished the last mag without any more issues.
     
  8. crestoncowboy

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    Old thread i know. But figured I'd add my experience for anyone using the search feature.

    I have always had terrible luck with Promag

    Me too. Just for full disclosure

    Same..

    I ordered 5 a couple weeks back because I figure they will become hard to get. Plus they were on sale for 15 bucks. I was eating at a fancy hibachi grill and was wasting a bit on food so I figured if they are terrible it won't be my biggest waste for the day. (Id also bought a used 916A smith and Wesson shotgun at a pawn shop......so maybe I was just in a wasteful mood. Lol. Idk).

    Once they arrived I opened two. Went out with some aguila 40 grain plated. Both ran the last 10 or so rounds fine. But both choked on the 2nd or third round. I tried 3 or 4 brands of ammo and none worked any better (nor worse). This Glock is fairly new and only seen around 500 rounds id guess. All with the 3 factory mags. Never jammed with any ammo. Only bulk ammo ive fed it was herters but it ran it fine.

    I may work on them and see if I can get them better when the weather is better. For now they will be tossed in the junk holster/promag/junk drawer of shame....
    With the Black dog 10-22 drums, old school 25 rd sticks, promag 995 carbine mags, promag Glock 27 mags, promag Ruger p97 dc mags......and many other mags i knew better than to try. You know what they say. "Fool me once....."

    I'm well shamed I suppose.
     
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    Ill try that. My malfunctions were all on the first couple rounds of the 18
     
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    What brand, type and weight of ammo are you using?

    For some reason the G44 seems to be picky with what 36 grain or lighter bullets will function reliably, and it doesn't effect every G44 either.

    I have had great luck with Aquila Super Extra 38Gr CPHP and 40Gr CPRN, CCI AR Tactical and CCI Mini Mags (both 40Gr CPRN), CCI Standard 40Gr RN, and Federal Champion 510 40Gr RN ammo with my G44.

    I always load every brand new rimfire magazine to full capacity and let them sit for a day or more before use. The 4 ProMag's I have work just as well as my 4 OEM mags do.
     
  11. crestoncowboy

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    I know I used those. Other than that and the herters bulk and some blue boxed federal champion i don't know any specifics. I was just trying out the gun and the mags. And I was shooting steel rather than paper so I don't even know about group size either yet. I just got it a few weeks ago and our January and February are not exactly accommodating when it comes to weather. It hasn't broke freezing since I got it. Rarely above 15. Ive only had it out 3 times I think. I use my guns pretty heavy though. It will be tried and tested.

    The mags came from megiddo tactical. Found them via Google search. Excellent shipping and such. Even in these times. .....just a plug for those guys. Lol

    My newer 4 inch 617 shoots that particular Aguila better than any eley or wolf match. Thats why I know I tried that. I keep it handy.
     
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    No shame in trying...or are you shamed because you own a Glock? LOL! I share that shame in spades!
     
  13. crestoncowboy

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    I like Glock. I also have SIG H&K and the others but Still I prefer Glock. I was referring to the "fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me" saying with regards to the promags. Lol

    No I meant shamed because I've bought so many promag and have yet to find one that worked. My first handgun was a p97dc. Took 8 rd mags iirc, I ordered 2 10rd promags....worthless. later I bought a hi-point carbine (piss on all you guys....I like the carbine lol). The hi point mags are crude and unfinished but work. The promags were actually far better fit and finish.... but turned the gun into a single shot. 2 mags and both jammed at least every other round.

    Later I bought a +2 or so mag for the Glock 27 (it may have been a 23 mag. Either way I bought it for a 27) it too is absolutely worthless.

    I'm sure there are more. But those I know and still have. Along with some other bad mag experiences in a drawer
     
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    I hear ya. Just fooling on the "Glock Shame" thing...I am also a Glock owner. They just work well for me.

    As far as aftermarket Glock mags, I stand by only two brands...ETS and Magpul. Both have served me very well over the years, and for the price, I am very happy to use them. Really like the high capacity ETS 10MM and .45ACP mags
     
  15. H&R Glock

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    I have two Promags for my 380 and they work fine.
    Gunny, thinking about the ammo shortage, were there many people at your range when you were shooting? You fired two boxes of .22 ammo?? That' s about the equivalent of lighting your cigar with a burning five dollar bill! :) At today's prices about $15! :)
    Just joshing you as I had to mention the most unbelievable prices for ammo these days. Like me you have a bunker full of ammo.
     
  16. GunnyUSMC

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    There weren’t many people at the range that day.
    I don’t know why people get complacent and forget that ammo prices go crazy every four years. I stock up between every election. I do have to say that I didn’t think it was going to get this crazy. There are places around here that are selling 22 LR ammo for $8 a box of 50. Just back in March I bought 5000 rounds for $0.03 a round.
     
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    I have had terrible luck with ETS G43 magazines and my experience with ETS customer service was bad too. Needless to say, I won't buy anything else made by them.
     
  18. crestoncowboy

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    I do have some magpul mags for the 17. They have ran great. Also the khan military mags have been fine that I bought back around the end of the first awb. Back when real Glock mags were 5x the price. Now with mags being 20 bucks from Glock I just buy Glock.

    The promag 44 mags I actually wanted because of the capacity. And they appear to be a well built mag. The loading tabs are definitely not as well designed as the factory ones though.

    . I just got an email that one big online store (not ctd) has thunderbolts 500 rounds for 110 bucks......in stock ready to ship. Lol
     
  19. FFGColorado

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    I'm gonna ask...for a non carry HG, like the G44, why the 'need' to have higher capacity magazines? When I go to the range with my 10/22, I often use the 10r magazines because the 25r means I go thru ammo really fast. I have also started loading my G-17 mags with just 10r..because, altho I and my sons still shoot about 2-3 times per month...ammo $ and availability being what it is..Just too much used with 17R magazines or 25R magazines or even 20R magazines for son's Mini-14.

    We have a S&W Victory...22...and have never thought that we 'need' a higher than 10R magazine for it. I have a 15R Shield Arms magazine for my G48, but I carry it. When I go to the range(like yesterday), I'm fine with the standard, 10R magazines..

    IMHO, and YMMV and all that .
     
  20. GunnyUSMC

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    I found it funny that the biggest problem, or complaint, that most people have with the G44 is that it only had 10 round magazines. But if you look at the majority of the 22 autos on the market, most of them only have 10 round magazines.
    I think that you can put the ones that have issues with the 10 round mags into two groups. Group #1 are the ones that just like higher capacity magazines. Group #2 are the ones that just need something to complain about, this includes the Glock Haters.
    What is it now, the MKVI that Ruger is on? You would think by now they would have increased the Mag capacity by now, but you don’t hear people complaining.
    For me, higher capacity mags are nice, but not always needed. The G44 is a training tool/range toy. It’s not or ever will be a gun that I carry for self defense or home security, I have others for that.
    I have seen where some say that the G44 should have the same mag capacity as the G19 for training purposes. But training is not just shooting. It’s about changing mags, clearing malfunctions and many other things. So a larger capacity mag for the G44 is not a big factor to me.
    So why did I get a couple of 18 round ProMags? I just wanted to see if they worked and to be able to do a write up on them.
    The last range trip with the G44, the ProMags worked better, only one malfunction in four mags, ran both mags twice.
    So if you’re one of those guys that likes or just wants higher capacity mags for your G44, the ProMag is a good choice.
    Right now I have 4 Glock 10 round mags and 2 18 round ProMags, and I’m good.
     
  21. CapnMac

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    Was at the gun show today with my bro; he was keen to get magazines for his G44.
    OEM 10 rounders were (cheapest) $38.95; and the Promag 18s were 39.95 (same vendor)--which may be a vendor comment on how well the ProMags sell.
    Maybe. Perhaps. YMMV.
     
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    The vendor was price scalping. OEM G44 magazines are usually around $22-$25 each and the ProMags are $15.00
     
  23. crestoncowboy

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    Its more of a training style gun. Not a target piece like the buckmark/ victory/ supermatic/41/mk 1 2 3 4... or whatever etc. Most just think it should match the 23/19 in capacity.

    In all fairness people had the same complaint about the Sig Mosquito. It should have held 13- 17 to match the 226/229. Of course they started flying all to hell and Sig had to admit they didn't exactly make the Mosquito and the complaints went elsewhere.

    Usually id agree. But the 44 is a 19 size gun. They boast about it being a great training gun for the 19. It should have the capacity of the 19 IMHO. Its also a big fat gun. Super light but pretty big for a 10 rd gun. The light weight actually took me by surprise when I first held one. Personally I carry a 9 round Glock 27. Often hunt with a Glock 20, and shoot steel with a Glock 22. Not exactly a Glock hater Ive been just fine with a 6 shot 329 too as well as an 11 rd Beretta 96 and a 7 (iirc) round Beretta 21a. Never carried a reload around home. And I love my target 22s that are all 10 rd or less. But I use the Glock for steel shooting and multiple targets. So I did like the thought of 15-18 rounds.

    They worked well for malfunction drills too

    By the way Gunny, have you used or worked on your mags any more. Ive still not opened my other 3 nor did any more shooting with the first two. (Work and such. Lol)

    Megiddo tactical has them for 15 in stock. I just got mine this month. Had never heard of them but they did great shipping and such.
     
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    May have been, but he was also the only person (out of 1200 tables) that had any of either.

    Now, the dude with Gen 3 30 round PMags for $29.95 was definitely pushing the boundaries (he wasn't selling very much, and in a seller's market, too).
     
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    I have found that the more I use them, the better they work.
     
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