Translucent Glock Magazines from ETS Available for Pre-Order

Whoah! Did one say that I could have my Glock Magzine cake and eat the translucent body too? Indeed one did say that as ETS has put up their upcoming translucent Glock magazines for pre-order. The first magazines are available in standard 17 round capacity, competition ready 141mm lengths, and the “happy stick” 31 round configurations.


Additional 9mm configurations will be available for Glock 19 (15 round), Glock 26 (10 round) and limited capacity 10 round magazines in both full-size and compact sizes.

The G17 magazine is pre-ordering for $16.99, the competition magazine at $21.99, and the happy stick at a scant $21.99. Delivery is not stated, but I know ETS is getting close after speaking with them late last week.


Specs on the “Standard” Magazine direct from ETS:


  • Fits the Glock 17, 18, 19, 26, and 34
  • Standard 17-round capacity
  • Compatible with Glock and aftermarket floorplates
  • Easy disassembly with our specially designed baseplate
  • Ergonomically designed floorplate makes it easy to grab from mag pouches


  • Extreme Impact Resistance—won’t crack or break when dropped
  • Very resistant to harsh chemicals
  • Superior heat, cold and UV resistance—won’t become brittle over time even when exposed to harsh environments or extreme cold
  • Translucent body—allowing you to see your ammo count and type
  • Creep resistant—the feed lips and body won’t spread when being stored long term even when fully loaded

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.

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


  • BattleshipGrey

    I’m not going to do the pre-order thing, but I can’t wait to pick some up when they’re more available.

    • Nicks87

      Agreed, definitely will pick a few up to try but not exciting enough to pre-order.

    • Dave D

      I didn’t mean to do the “pre-order thing” either, but I got an e-mail a few weeks ago saying there were available and the page showed in stock. Placed the order for a few big sticks and then got the email saying they were back ordered. So looks like I’ve unwittingly pre-ordered some. No biggie as my 9mm upper build isn’t planned until next year. Just grabbing mags before next year’s panic.

      • BattleshipGrey

        You’re right. I keep forgetting about the scheduled panic. Maybe I should get ahead of it too.

  • USMC03Vet

    If they did this for Springfield XD they’d own the market. Please do this for Springfield XD, the current cost of mags are insane.

    • DeathFromTheShadows

      I doubt they will be any less expensive.

  • Happy sticks at $22 _MSRP_ is pretty nice, especially if they work well. It’s hard to bring myself to spend the money on the Glock ones, and no way I’m buy the KCI ones.

  • Edeco

    Eat the translucent body? o.O

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    Now I just need them in .45 (G21) and 10mm (G20).

    • StylishFever

      So true. There isn’t enough love for the glock 20. I would buy a 25 or 30 round 10mm magazine in heartbeat.

  • Dave Parks

    Anyone know where I can get more details on that SBR in the first pic? I’ve been thinking about building one like that, and that configuration looks to be just what I’m after. Once these magazines come out in .45, that will probably seal the deal.

    • Sianmink

      Right? That’s nice. According to their FB it’s one of Quarter Circle 10’s guns, so I’m looking closer.

      • Cymond

        I assume that’s a Law Tactical folding adapter, but I thought they were incompatible with 9mm bolts since the bolts are solid on the back (instead of tubular).

      • RD Lee

        Any idea on who makes the rail and muzzle device? Thinking about building something similar to this.

        • Sianmink

          The flash hider looks like the 3-lug model by H&K for the MP5.

    • DeathFromTheShadows

      that wasn’t an SBR it was a true subbie, it appears to be a true Colt 9mm since it isn’t using a buffer or adaptor

  • Make one for the Glock 43 so I can make a modern Austrian ASP. Do it now!

  • thedonn007

    I will buy at least one of these mags.

  • Matt Shermer

    Think there is any reason why this wouldn’t work with .40S&W Glocks converted to 9mm?

    • ETSgroup

      We will be making .40 mags for glocks in the coming weeks we will have a G22 mag. Then a couple months from now, other capacities in the .40 mags.

    • Cymond

      The 40S&W uses the exact same frame/grip as the 9mm. The only difference is the barrel, slide, and recoil spring. These should work fine in any 9mm Glock even converted ones.

  • I’m thinking it should look like that. All the rounds on that side are straight but start tilting upward as they near the top of the mag.
    It does look unusual though.

    • DeathFromTheShadows

      the bigger question is how long the lips last. Under IDEAL conditions they should improve with use But star switching between metal and poly mags and that can change, metal mags can sharpen the under belly of the slide, and that can act as a chisel on the poly mags. Ive seen this time and again on ARs and true M4’s. We all have seen so many Poly AR mags claim to hold up, some brands have some haven’t, some that have, have metal inserts for lips some don’t. I’ll save the jumping up and down until the numbers are in… but one thing for sure, the clear magazine WILL educate people on how their mags really work.

  • Matt

    That’s what happens when the rounds transition from the double-stack section of the magazine to the single-stack section.

  • Kitsuneki

    need dat with transparent frame for glock D:

    • DeathFromTheShadows

      find yourself a trashed glock in your model and start playing with solvent welding and heat welding the polymer, all you would need to do is dremmel out a pair of slots in the grip and insert lexan into them. If you can get a solvent weld all is fine with a full slot window if you cant round plugs would be the next choice to insert into drilled holes in key positions. NOW comes the rub, Glocks are well known for having the WEAKEST polymer on the market, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as it allows more flex in the grip area than the other Tupperware brands, which is why so many people claim they feel less recoil. THIS may prove problematic with inserting windows to monitor ammo resources in the magazine.

  • Hellbilly

    I will be all over the 22-round mags like flies on crap once they’re available. I love the Glock factory .40 22-round mags. They are the perfect size for extra capacity while not being unwieldly like the party mags. Thanks, ETS, for bringing some uniqueness and variety to the boring world of Glock mags!

  • hami

    I’m waiting patiently for the New Frontier 9mm dedicated AR lowers to drop in price a bit. But seeing these mags makes me want one now!

  • ETSgroup

    Yes, that is how all double to single stack mags look. But we agree, the first time we saw our clear mag we said” That looks funky and people are going to think there is something wrong with it.”


  • Ian Thorne

    Sorry, but I fail to see the point of a translucent magazine when it will be inside a pistol grip and completely obscured most of the time. Rifle mags make sense, you can see your rounds while in action, this is just novelty. I guess it’s faster than checking the witness holes on the mag, but still.

  • JJTX

    It’s about time someone made these.