Recover Tactical Glock Magazine Clips

No, it is not a typo or lack of knowledge. This product is really a “magazine clip”. Probably the inspiration to design it came from the expression used by the infamous politician. MC17 is a Glock magazine accessory made by Recover Tactical. It adds a belt or pocket clip to the magazine. When the magazine is inserted into the gun, the clip rests inside the Glock grip cavity.

MC17 is designed for Glock 17 magazines, but it will also fit in G19 pistols if using the G17 magazine. This is a drop-in accessory. In order to install it, you need to remove the original Glock magazine floorplate, install the MC17 floorplate/adapter, then snap in the belt clip. If you don’t need the clip anymore, you can remove it and install a base plate cover which comes with the kit too. Obviously, you can’t use this magazine clip if the grip cavity is obstructed with any aftermarket accessory (plug, Seattle slug etc.).

The MC17 is made of glass reinforced polymer. Currently, only the black version is available on Recover Tactical’s website. However, the video from their website shows several different color option. Possibly these colors will be available later.

There is also an optional Picatinny rail section, which you can add to the floorplate for whatever reason.

MSRP for the magazine clip is $12.45. It is available through the Recover Tactical’s website or Brownells.

Phil Note: Just to let everyone know Recover Tactical contacted me a few days ago and they are sending some of these clips for our evaluation. As soon as I have a chance to test them a bit I’ll let everyone know how well they do and if they are worth investing in.

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  • AD

    I’m a little bit confused about how you’re supposed to use this; it doesn’t seem practical to clip it to a belt or something because the orientation of the magazine would be, well, inconvenient. Perhaps for it’s slipping magazines into trouser pockets, you anchor the clip to the corner of the pocket? Not sure how comfortable that would actually be.

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      I prefer to carry mags on my belt upside down on my weak side with the front facing forward and this design does not allow that, but my second preference is with the front facing outward instead of forward and that is exactly how this carries. And there are many people who carry that way as their first choice.

    • Bill

      I’m confident that would get knocked off my belt in the first 10 seconds or the first time I sat down in an armchair. A pocket may be OK, but I just carry spares, when not in belt holders, next to my wallet that holds them in the correct position.

    • Some Rabbit

      My thought exactly. On a positive note, it looks like a great way to clean out all the fuzz bunnies that accumulate in the grip cavity. That rail floorplate looks like a clever way to add a shoulder stock.

      • Tinkerer


        “Arm Brace”.


      • Greg Anderson

        Are there any stocks that attach to rails?

    • ReCover Tacitcal

      It perfectly indexes every time, the clip lines up the magazine perfectly in your pocket for simple and easy reloading.

      • AD

        I think it would help to see photos of this actually in a pocket, when I try to imagine it I can’t tell if it would be stable and comfortable or not.

  • Spencerhut

    If you put one of those silly Glock “butt plugs” in your gun here is one more reason it was a bad idea to do so.

    • Edeco

      Eh, I don’t mind not being able to use this

    • Anonymoose

      Stick it on a 31-round extendo clip and it won’t interfere with anything, and it’ll be long enough to stand up in cargo pants pockets. :^)

      • USMC03Vet

        Is that a pro mag or are you just happy to see me?

  • It’s a cool idea for stashing a mag quickly in your pocket, sort of clipped in like a knife or a pen.

    I think though that the real potential would be for a AR magazine base plate with a side clip (as opposed to this rear clip configuration) so that a mag could be quickly clipped to a belt or back pocket.

    • Bill

      A knife clip is one thing, but from the photo it would appear that the mag floor plate would be sticking out of your pocket slightly, which we call a “clue,” “tell” or “giveaway.” 😉

  • FOC Ewe

    Introducing magazine insertion/extraction variables sounds like a bad life choice.

    • ReCover Tacitcal

      it works as a magazine pouch would without the added need of wearing an extra pouch, no extra variables here.

      • Keiichi

        I think he means variables during the action of inserting the magazine into the pistol, or extracting it from the pistol…

      • FOC Ewe

        It may be useful in a game or if you prefer an elastic waistband w/o a belt. I can see all manner of “pocket litter” finding it’s way in there while forgotten in a purse or range bag.

        If it didn’t require disassembly of the mag I could think of a few uses for them in my kit.

  • Bigbigpoopi

    Hot dog down the hallway.

  • Mmmtacos

    This is nice, but do they sell high capacity clips for my magazine? Are they legal in California? Can I use them on my 30 caliber a half second ghost gun?

    • Tinkerer

      Depends. Does your shoulder thing go up?

  • Scott Tuttle

    hanging on your belt with the mag putting lots of leverage on it I’d guess it’ll have the lifespan of a wet potato chip


    Oh gawd, the dreaded “magazine-clip” I’ve heard so much about! Quick, warn the DNC!

  • Harry’s Holsters

    Looks like a good idea for tactical vest and such but not sure about other types of carry. It’ll either work really well or not at all for pocket carry.

  • JT303

    The pic rail seems like a largely useless idea. A light doesn’t make much sense there given the usual placement of switches. Perhaps a VFG or a pistol bayonet would fit.

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    I like the concept, but I feel as if this would be something to get in the way when doing fast magazine changes. If the idea is to carry an extra mag with your CCW in case of confrontation, the last thing you want is something that could potentially get in the way of a mag change.

  • john huscio

    I believe the correct tactical terminology is “clipazine”

  • Don Ward

    Seems a great way to carry that extra magazine until you need to bend over to pick up a case of frank-n-beans at the discount warehouse grocery store and the fiddly clip breaks, sending your magazine clattering across the floor.

    • ReCover Tacitcal

      If you feel unsure about carrying it on your belt then clip it to your pocket

  • Miguel Sanchez

    Ah yes, the often joked about clipazine is now a reality. Heady days bros, heady days.

  • Disarmed in CA

    Why won’t it fit on a G19 or G26 size mag?

    • ReCover Tacitcal

      No, the angle of the clip would be different and it won’t go in to the cavity freely. It will fit in a G19 with a G17 magazine though

  • Wang Chung Tonight

    This looks like a fantastic accident waiting to happen. I hope they can recover.

  • Random Disabled Person

    No one mentioned the mag’s rail would let you have a rail on 1st and 2nd generation Glocks…..

    While not ideal, it would allow the mounting of a light. After shooting through the magazine you would of course lose the(that) mounted light. As an emergency fill gap option, at least you could finally mount something onto the earlier generations that don’t involve altering the original receiver. A good enough solution for the option of “the bedside pistol is to get to your rifle” train of thought. With some cheap lights and lasers costing the equivalent of magazine, having two setup wouldn’t break the bank. Although storage on the body and quick manipulation would be an issue.

    A question to consider if you use this to mount a light, after emptying the magazine, would the rail & mag light assembly give you better or worse hand grip options.

    Beyond that, I can’t think of any semi practical use of a rail section located there. Any one have suggestions that are not absurd?

    then of course there is,

    Yo’ Bro, is you mag M-lok or keymod?…

  • USMC03Vet

    Clip-A-Zine confirmed!
    Operator Matt was right. He must have been a time traveling operator.

  • American Patriot

    Nice video shows you can remove the base plate with a fully loaded mag and the spring & rounds all stay in place. Wow how cool is that…….