New Glock Magazines from Elite Tactical Systems

Elite Tactical Systems

Elite Tactical Systems is close to launching a line of aftermarket magazines for Glock pistols. Initial offerings will be standard capacity mags for the G17, G18 (31 round), G19, G22 and G26. The company will also offer 10-round versions of the G17 and G19 magazines for those living in areas with arbitrary freedom limits.

One of the more interesting magazines is the all new Glock 17 magazine that holds 22 rounds. This magazine is 141mm long, potentially making it competition legal (depending on what division you are shooting in.) These magazines will extend slightly below the bottom of the pistol, though not nearly as much as the G18 mags do.

MSRP will run from $16.99 – $21.99 depending on the model. Standard capacity G17, G19, G22 and G26 are all at $16.99.



Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Anonymoose

    Good to see they’re finally releasing these.

  • iksnilol

    I thought the limit was 140 mm?

    • Anonymoose

      Way ahead of you, buddy. 😀

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      Why would you do that?

      • iksnilol

        Transparent mags, hombre. If you cut a window in the grip you can look at remaining rounds without taking the mag out.

        • TheNotoriousIUD

          Yeah, but why the hell would that ever be important enough to destroy your gun? Why not just count?

          • iksnilol

            Well, I doubt a small window cut in the side of the grip would ruin it. Besides, you could fill the hole with a piece of transparent plastic or something. I mean, it worked for the ASP pistol.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Seems excessive.

          • iksnilol

            Would be bada$$. I mean, it’s still a Glock but still. Imagine a Glock with a window like the ASP.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            maybe…

          • iksnilol

            You’re considering it, I can see it in your eyes.

          • MR

            I thought that was the point.

          • DAN V.

            Spongebob duct tape*

          • John

            “I know what you’re thinking. Did I fire five shots or six? Well in all the excitement, I kinda lost count myself. But you’ve got to ask yourself one question: do you feel lucky, punk?”

          • iksnilol

            Dude, that’s why we moved over to automatics. The modern equivalent is: “Did I fire 10 or 15 shots? Who the heck cares!? I’ve got 20 round clipazines *blam blam*”.

          • Andrew R

            It’s actually, “Do I feel lucky?”

    • Goose Caboose

      Just cut the grip, hold from magazine. Oh, the coolness factor !

      Or get a Glock cutout frame 😉

      • Wolfgar

        ROFLMAO

    • ETS Group

      It is 141.25mm. We actually used a comp gauge to make sure it’s legal. It’s a really nice length, it only sticks out of a G17 by less than an inch. Not bad for 5 extra rounds. Plus you don’t have to worry about an extended base pad popping off when it hits the ground.

  • Vitsaus

    Metal inserts or GTFO.

    • ETS Group

      Wrong. Our proprietary polymer has no problem dealing with the stress of these mags. Tested with science.

      • tony

        Only long term use would tell. 😉

        • ETS Group

          I understand what you mean, but aside from us having a mag with 6000 rounds through it, it has been sitting fully loaded for over 6 months. It has not spread even .001″ of an inch. It’s fairly easy to measure the spring force and calculate the amount of stress the mags see when fully loaded. We can then take all of the testing done on our plastic and know that this stress level is well below what it would take to damage the plastic.

          The only reason I take the time to type these responses is to make sure people understand that we are not some fly by night company that doesn’t know what we are doing. And we have been testing these mags for literally months to makes sure we don’t miss anything and don’t have to do a recall.

          😉

          • tony

            Thank you.
            Are the spring, follower, floor plate interchangeable with stock glock parts?

          • ETS Group

            Our follower is a little bit different, but the spring and floor plate from a glock will work in our mag. We wanted to make sure all OEM and after market floor plates work on our mags also.

          • DAN V.

            Are the magazines, in fact, constructed of 100% canola oil?

          • ETS Group

            You caught us! Our plastic is made from 100% canola oil. hahaha

          • Bill Fitzsimmons

            A magazine recall has never happened and would never happen, that’s ludacris!

          • dis-kuss

            You need to add a link to your video showing them being dropped on the feed lips. That is what impressed me.

          • Blake

            How long until the 10 round G19 mags come out? I’m sick of waiting for Magpul to release their G19 mags; especially since I will have to wait months after that for someone to assemble and sell blocked ones since we can’t even block them ourselves. So infuriating. Price on the blocked G19 mags?

          • ETS Group

            The 10 rounders will be released in about 4 weeks.

          • Blake

            If you need any beta testers I’ll be more than happy to take that on. I have three different G19s I can test them with and would be more than happy to pay for the mags as well. If you’re interested – SoLongSidekick at gmail dot com.

    • Edeco

      I’d like it better with metal inserts. I mean, call me a luddite, but lets not beat around the bush we’re talking aftermarket mags here; not all aftermarket mags are winners. Even with steel they’re not all winners, but it’s on the proven, premium, durable, stiff side.

      • Phillip Cooper

        You’re a luddite!

  • Zang Kang King

    I raise your clear Glock mag, to a clear turbo!!!!

    • ETS Group

      That is one of the coolest pics I have ever seen.

    • Michael R. Zupcak

      Is that real? Is it some kind of borosilicate glass or plastic?

      • ETS Group

        I was wondering the same thing….

        • Bo

          It’s a 3D animation from an F1 advertisement or something. I can’t remember what the video was called though.

          • ETS Group

            Awesome. Must have been when F1 went to the turbo 6’s. Very cool looking.

          • Phillip Cooper

            You mean when they gutted F1.

            I want Bernie’s head on a pike.

          • MR

            Looks like the intake side. Which you would normally want as cool as possible. Kind of looks like they’re advertising the inefficiency of their turbochargers.

    • Anonymoose
    • Phillip Cooper

      OK what’s the story behind this, because AWESOME!

  • AJ187

    My first thought is that’s a very Hk thing to do. Not sure how that crowd will take it though.

  • Mike

    I am limited by the evil commie laws of Assachusetts, BUT I can see good training value for my firearms classes with the pinned 10 round clear mags for my G19. Looking forward to the release of these

    • kipy

      No your gonna probably have to just come sit on the bench next to me and watch (NYer)

  • BattleshipGrey

    I’ve been looking forward to these.

  • Edeco

    Well, the 22 round capacity has my attention. I mean, 18 rounds wouldn’t be enough of a difference, but +5 gets my attention. Wish the price were a little lower, since factory glockazines appear to be available for $20.

    • Nashvone

      I can get after market mags for $20 but factory mags are a chunk pricier around my area.

  • I’ll definitely say it has my interest but I will not be an early adopter. Better to let others test it out first and see if it sucks.

  • thedonn007

    I will for sure be purchasing at least one of these mags.

  • Phillip Cooper

    It will be interesting to see how these stack up against the PMAGs. I just purchased two of those and am quite pleased indeed.