Pocket Guns Reviews the G42 Mag Guts +1

I love the G42 and even had a chance to review the pistol earlier this year. In that review, I did bemoan the capacity (but understood why it was designed that way). Fortunately, the aftermarket is stepping in to add capacity to the diminutive 380 handgun.


Pocket Guns & Gear has reviewed the Mag Guts +1 kit for the G42. All in all, they found it postiive and that it worked. HIt the link to be taken to the full article. 


Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Blake

    Our CZ-83 is a 30+ year old Czech design, small, & comfortable. The factory .380 magazine holds 12 rounds. If you use a Makarov mag in a .380 chambered gun it’ll hold 13 + 1 in the chamber if you really need more.

  • Blake

    Do you really want to be modding the magspring in your CCW?

  • BryanS

    IIRC, its a magazine capacity issue with an import? Not a technical reason, a silly bureaucratic one.

  • Evan Ferguson

    It’s not the spring, the follower is just really “tall” in the magazine. The mag guts kit works good, and makes a great pistol even greater.

  • WPZ

    Call me when the 9×19 conversion comes out.