Magpul GL9 Revised 5/15 Versions

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As promised, Magpul is making good on their customer service regarding the mistakes made with the launch of the Magpul GL9 magazine. For those who haven’t heard about this issue, go to our article here.

If you bought your magazines direct from Magpul or a large name distributor, then you will get your replacement mag bodies in the mail direct to you. If you bought your GL9 mags in a store, then replacement bodies will be sent to the store where you bought them.

I purchased three GL9 mags from VFgunrunners. Mine were the first run versions. I got an email from VFgunrunners notifying me that Magpul would be shipping my replacement bodies direct to me. They just arrived via FedEx.

 

Here is the letter that came with my replacement bodies.GL9 5

 

New on the left and old on the right. There is not much difference at first glance. The only noticeable difference  could see is the thickness of the feed lips. If you look at the new on on the left, the highlight on the feed lips tapers from left to right. Compared to the old body on the right, the feed lip thickness is uniform the entire length.

 

 

 

GL9 3

 

New mag body is on top and old is on the bottom. You can see the new mag is stamped 11, 2, 15 across the mag body. I got one new mag body with the number “2” stamped on it, but the other two new ones are stamped “1”. Below you can see the older mag body is stamped with a 9, 1, 14.

GL9 4

 

A close up of the old mag body date stamp 2/14.GLP9 1

 

Close up of the new 5/15 date stamp

GL9 2



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  • ManBear

    I want!!!

  • JumpIf NotZero

    The #, # are likely machine and tool.

    #9 tooling on the #1 injection machine… This isn’t some mysterious system, nor is it relevant to the modifications. The date they were manufactured likely is all you would want to “check”.

  • Vitsaus

    Such a rookie mistake on their part, but some how all their “mistakes” are only endearing people to them even more. Low price always buys loyalty, until something cheaper comes out.

    • Phil Hsueh

      I think what’s endearing people to Magpul in this case is that they’ve owned up to the mistake, instead of trying to hide it and/or cover it up, and are doing right by the consumers and replacing the mags on their own dime.

    • Nicholas Chen

      Cheaper is not always better. But if you can get a quality product and sell it below the competition then great. Magpul has a great track record for many people. If you don’t like them, don’t buy their products.

    • Grindstone50k

      Magpul fully admitted the mistake and quickly rectified it. What other products have they produced that had any sort of problems with that they never acknowledged and fixed? Hell, what other COMPANY does that? Your hipsterness is showing
      “Magpul is too mainstream”

    • DonDrapersAcidTrip

      Why are you even bothering keeping up on Magpul when you don’t believe in anything not made of iron and wood anyway?

    • HSR47

      What’s “endearing” is the way they corrected their mistake.

      They made multiple extremely detailed and public statements in relation to the issue, detailing the issue itself, the cause, and how they were going to fix it.

      They didn’t pussyfoot around the issue, and they didn’t lollygag. I got a few of the mags when they first hit the shelves, and I already have my replacement mag bodies.

      I didn’t have to ship anything back, and I didn’t have to call Magpul; All I had to do was show up at my LGS to pick them up.

      TLDR: They were open and honest about the issue from the start, and they corrected the issue expeditiously and with an absolute minimum of hassle.

    • BuzzKillington

      There are cheaper AR mags than Magpul. Loyalty remains with Magpul. It’s a trifecta of reputation, reliability/performance and price point

  • Michael Y

    My main concern for this magazine was the durability of the feed lips when left loaded for duty or SD use. I wonder how the newer feed lips would hold up over time. They look lie they would feed easier, but less likely to hold shape…

  • Chad Silvernail

    They were honest and fixed the problem. Nobody does that anymore. If you say just the wrong words, it seems like there is always a jerk that tries to extort money out of them. There are way too many deadbeats in this world. It is nice to see that Magpul is not one of them.