TorkMag 20rd Glock Mags and AR Lower Conversion Kits | SHOT 2017

TorkMag showed off a few new products at the 2017 SHOT Show. They debuted a new 20 round Glock magazine as well as a conversion kit for the AR-15 that allows you to use Glock mags. If you don’t remember TorkMag, a few years back Patrick R did a review of the Torkmag-50 where it came apart during the review. TorkMag redeemed themselves in our second chance review when they improved upon their design from a two piece mold (which split) to a one piece mold and the mag functioned reliably.

They’ve brought their innovative dual spring system over to their new 20 round 9mm Glock mags. Their new 20 rounders are around the same size as a standard Glock 17/34 mag and like with their 50 and 35 round mags they’re injection molded polymer. There’s no set MSRP or release date but the folks over at TorkMag have said they’re on the way.

Their other new product for 2017 is their conversion kit that allows your AR-15 lower to accept both 9mm and .40 S&W Glock mags. Their G-Block Conversion Kits fits in any standard AR-15 magwell and will retail for just $70, they’re expected to be available this summer. Check out TorkMag.com for more info.

Top view of the Torkmag Glock Mag Kit with a mag inserted.

Bottom view of the mag kit.

Demo on how Torkmag’s dual spring system works.



Ray I.

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  • BattleshipGrey

    So I went to torkmag.com and found their site lacking. There was no mention of the mag well block or the 20 round Glock mags.

    Is the block retained by the standard mag latch? If so, how is the Glock mag removed?

    • thedonn007

      The mag release is why I thought it would never be possible for a glock magblock conversion to be possible.

      • Anonymoose

        They don’t show the other side of the receiver in the article. Perhaps you need to replace the AR’s mag release as well with a drop-in part or it’s a two-part, two-spring system that wraps around the magwell?

        • thedonn007

          Based on the Colt style mag block for my AR9 upper on an AR-15 lower, I am not sure how there would be enough space for that.

          • Cymond

            My guess is that the aluminum block in front of the magazine is also the mag release, somewhat like a heel release, or like a AK or 10/22 release, except in front.
            The block does appear to protrude below the magwell a bit.

          • BattleshipGrey

            I was wondering about that but it would be nice to here from the person that took the pics since this article defers to the manufacturer, yet the manufacturer hasn’t listed anything.

    • Ranger Rick

      I saw the product at SHOT, the design does not use the mag release to hold the adapter in place. Rather two separate allen type set screws which are accessed one from the top of the lower receiver and the other through the magwell. With this design, unlike others the regular magazine release is utilized for the Glock magazine. To do this a polymer guide is provided for the user to modify his Glock mags by removing a small square portion of the outside polymer which surrounds the stainless steel liner of the magazine. This would be easier to explain if I had pictures.

      The idea seemed viable when I examined it. I did ask the young lady at the booth (don’t recall her name) if the magazine modification would work with the new ETS Group translucent magazines, but she was unaware of this product.

      When this goes into production I’d like to see a full evaluation, if it does work as advertised I’ll be buying one.

      • BattleshipGrey

        Thanks for the reply.

  • Edeco

    20-rounder that goes plate-deep in a 17/34 grip? I wouldn’t have thought it possible, where do the other 3 go? And is that a metal lip assembly in there? You’ve got my attention.

    Hope this doesn’t turn out to be a thing where 20 means 18 or they blow apart if fully loaded and/or stored. Or where “around the same size” means 1.5 case-head-diameters longer.

  • Joe

    Looking forward to that mag block, should be about $50 cheaper overall than a New Frontier dedicated AR9 lower.