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Cracked Glock Magazine

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Louis Williamson, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. Louis Williamson

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    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?
     
  2. GlowinPontiac

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    If they do replace it the new mag may be considered post-ban.
     
  3. Drail

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    Glock will claim it was caused by using reloaded ammunition or limp wristing.
     
  4. ku4hx

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    Yep, they've replaced several of mine at no cost to me.
     
  5. Fishbed77

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    For the win!! :D
     
  6. Carne Frio

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    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.
     
  7. mgmorden

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    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".
     
  8. bullet1104

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    do you have a link to somewhere that sells just the magazine body?
     
  9. psyopspec

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    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.
     
  10. mgmorden

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    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).
     
  11. TheGloriousTachikoma

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    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.
     
  12. MNOD Glocker

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    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.
     
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    They don't ask.

    Dan
     
  14. JustinJ

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    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.
     
  15. Bovice

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    Now THAT'S funny!
     
  16. Prince Yamato

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    I had that happen and was told, "we haven't made those in 20 years. They're way beyond warranty."
     
  17. hentown

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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.
     
  18. mgmorden

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    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:

     
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  19. The Lone Haranguer

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    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.
     
  20. ku4hx

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    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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