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Any legit reason to have 33 round glock mag?

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

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  1. newbie4help

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    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

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    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

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    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.

    Wes
     
  4. highorder

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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

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    Words are important. NEED is a powerful word not to be used lightly.
     
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    yea, because I feel like it. I don't need to justify it any further than that.
     
  9. jgo296

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    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
     
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    Two reasons: If you want it and if you don't have it.
     
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    I forget which agency determines legitimate reasons for owning things in this country.
     
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    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.
     
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    need

    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Because I can. :D
     
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    A lack of illegitamite reason
    seems like legit reason enough.
     
  17. p2000sk

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    If the Glock breaks, the loaded magazine would make a great backup weapon!
     
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    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 ;)

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

    Glock17C.jpg
     
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    ^^^ the mags are originally 31 + 2 which makes it a 33rnd.
     
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    Mine is a 33rd mag, not a 31.
     
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    Unfortunately, when it comes to gun stuff, it's BATFE...

    Often, their determination of 'legitimate' is illegally arrived at, but that doesn't stop them from imposing their will and ruining peoples lives...

    Forrest
     
  23. ZombiesAhead

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    Uh..."Legit reason?" What does that even mean? No justification necessary here.

    I own several because they fit in the Kel-Tec Sub-2000 9mm carbine that uses Glock magazines. While they would fit my Glock 19 and provide a great amount of firepower in a small package, they negate the compact, concealable nature of the pistol.

    I also think they would work great in a Glock 17 (full-size model) - with so many people buying semi-auto Uzi/Tec-9/etc-type pistols, I think a Glock 17 with a 33 round magazine (and a shoulder stock, where legal) would be just as effective to fill two roles.
     
  24. Eightball

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    If a small group of thugs break into your home, something tells me you'd feel better if your bedside gun had close to twice the number of rounds in it than the standard # of rounds, so you wouldn't have to reload, and, insofar as ammunition is considered, "afford" to miss a few times.

    If I had a Glock, I'd buy one simply because it's legal. Screw weather or not it's useful, it's legal and I can. That's reason enough.
     
  25. ZombiesAhead

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    Eightball - I agree with your "because we can" argument. That's why I first started buying the 33 rounders.

    However, I really wouldn't be reaching for a small pistol with a huge stick-magazine if I needed 33 rounds. Maybe it's different with a full size pistol (G17), but 33 rounds in my G19 is uncomfortable. It's simply unwieldy for self-defense and defeats the advantages of a pistol. I would be grabbing a 9mm carbine or rifle if I planned to fire that many rounds.
     
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