Hexmag’s Formal Release of Glock Magazines Set for Spring 2017

Hexmag, known for their hexagonal shaped theme, MSR magazines, colored magazine identification system, and a fantastic website, has formally announced post SHOT Show details on their forthcoming Glock compatible magazines. The first model will be a 17 round offering compatible with all full-size and smaller Glock handguns.

Unlike the Glock OEM magazines, the Hexmag offering will forgo metal reinforcement in leau of their PolyHex2 Advanced Composite for fully polymer feed lips. The polymer will be available in both Black and Flat Dark Earth. The magazine body will feature the trademark hex shapes, breaking the smooth surface up and giving the mags a bit more grip in the hand and a welcome addition of cuts in the floor plate to ease extraction of stubborn magazines.

For reliable feeding, Hexmag is going with Fusiform heat-treated stainless steel spring set to mirror OEM spring tension. For those with various loads, the magazines will also include the aforementioned colored magazine identification system, known as HexID. All magazines can be disassembled without tools.

Future plans include a 10 round version will be offered shortly thereafter for those in capacity restricted locals and then a 30 round version for PCC and those requiring “super-high capacity”. To me Super-High is at least double that, but complaining further would be looking a gift horse in the mouth.

MSRP is set at $16.99 and release is anticipated Spring of 2017. All HexMag magazines come with their Lifetime Warranty.





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.


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  • A.WChuck

    Isn’t Hexmag owned by the “bad” brother now? If so, its a pass for me.

    • Drew Coleman

      Was there ever any followup on that?

  • andrey kireev

    “PolyMex2” – multiple Mexicans 2 ?

  • Lou

    Hex shapes will also hold dirt, lint, sand, and mud much better than the traditional smooth body magazine bodies.

    • PersonCommenting

      I have some of their AR Mags, the hexes really arent that deep. Really about the same as an AR Pmag which I would argue is deeper. Unfortunately the bad blood in the family is the turn off for me. Ill stick with magpul and other brands.

      • Lou

        Understood. However, on the pistol mag, the lines in the hex design will hold fine debris. When Beretta developed their sand resistant magazine for the USMC, the ran vertical channels on the magazine so that fine powder sand could easily drain out in addition to their special sand/debris resistant finish.

        I also do not want to buy their magazines due to the stories about one brother rippling off the other. As an inventor, I have very low tolerance to dishonesty in business.

        • PersonCommenting

          It definitely doesnt make sense for a pistol as it is an ascetic and you cant see it also it does go into the gun so yeah there is the potential for issues. All the same I dont think it is something that kills the magazine for most people in most uses they will see. Just my opinion.

        • PersonCommenting

          Whether or not it is a deal breaker in the design I agree dishonesty is what kills the magazine for me.

  • alex waits

    I’m tainted by the bullcrap they pulled.

  • Nolan

    Hmm, or for a few bucks more I can have a magazine that DOESN’T have texture on the part I grip (but instead the part I want to be smooth for easy extraction/insertion), has metal reinforcements, AND is not manufactured by a company with a reputation like Hexmags? Touch choice there.

  • John A. Smith

    Is there something wrong with stock Glock magazines?

    And it’s lieu, not leau. Unless they’re made out of water.

    • Edeco

      In leaux of…

      • Swarf

        In louie loo of– oh no!
        We gotta go!

    • Nicks87

      Nothing wrong with Glock magazines but maybe more competition will push the price down on factory mags. Also, I’ve been testing these aftermarket glock mags and not one of them has been 100% reliable, even the Magpul ones. What I’m finding with most is failure to lock the slide to the rear when empty and failure to feed the last round or two. The Magpul ones seem to need to be “broke in” a bit. Once I left them fully loaded for a few days they started working fine. The Korean ones are the worst especially if you run an aftermarket recoil spring in your pistol.

      • John A. Smith

        Fair point. Though I’ve never really worried about the price of factory magazines — they’re usually available online in the high teens, which seems reasonable to me. Actually, come to think of it, the last time I even handled a non-factory glock magazine was during the ban when a buddy had a few Scherer (I think) mags he was showing off.

      • Blake

        I like the ETS mags. Besides being clear – which is actually useful for seeing how many rounds a mag has left vs tiny holes – they have been 100% reliable for me. I haven’t exactly stress tested them, but still.

        • cwp

          There’s definitely part of me that wants to get a Glock 43, mill out some long pieces of either side of the grip, fill them in with lexan or something, and then run only clear magazines with it. Sort of a 21st century ASP.

    • I actually prefer Magpul Glock mags over factory mags. The Magpul mags are easy to take down just use a punch (or the back of my mag cleaning bring), while the factory take a second tool to take down easily.

      That is important for me, as my PCC uses Glock mags. And since it is blowback the mags get very dirty.

  • Ratcraft

    Some presidents like heroes that weren’t captured. I feel that way about muh glock magclipazines.

  • Matt

    What is Fusiform and how does it differ from music wire?

  • Sam Damiano

    Big whoop. Let me know when they make a pistol mag for a full size bullet.

    • DMZ

      .40 S&W doesn’t have a reason to exist with modern hollowpoints and .45 ACP is obsolete.

      Deal with it.

      • koolhed

        .45 ACP… will become obsolete when gunpowder becomes obsolete.

        • iksnilol

          Eh, 50 GI works better with black powder.

      • Scott Tuttle

        40s&w + modern hollowpoints = even better

        • jeepers

          +1

    • andrey kireev

      now now, let’s try not to overcompensate for things with bigger caliber pistol round…

  • Henry Reed

    So the owner of this company isn’t a slimeball who stole his brother’s idea and kicked him off the board?

    I must have missed that, because why else would you guys keep plugging their products.

    • billyoblivion

      Money.

    • Hoplopfheil

      Right? I thought that’s what they were “known for” around here, especially after that excellent article that TFB ran. So… What gives?

  • TheWarriorWorkshop

    Well if the owner wasn’t a thief and if they run better than the Magpul Glock mags, I might be interested

  • Edeco

    Using a couple thou of the body for ornamentation; maybe it’s fine but I keep thinking there’s a better use for the space/material.

    Am I overthinking it, for a $17 part, and with factory mags are still available for serious business… well I’m not saying nuke it from orbit, just that I’m not convinced, too many loose ends, not enough reward.

  • Mmmtacos

    I don’t get why people aren’t trying to make M&P mags or something instead.

    Glock brand Glock mags are cheaper than any other OEM pistol mag out there. Magpul is a trusted name with Glock mags that work and ETS is looking like it’s becoming a favorite too.

    When M&P mags bottom out at $33 for a 17 round 9mm mag it makes sense to me if someone would come along and offer some at $20 a pop.

    • olivehead

      ^This.

    • Nicks87

      It could be that pistols that come from the factory with metal magazines wont work with polymer mags because the side walls of the magazine need to be thicker. Producing metal magazines is more labor intensive and would cost more so maybe doesn’t make financial sense. Just a theory though.

      • Mmmtacos

        I do wonder about that. The polymer of a Glock mag definitely makes for a thicker construction… yet they can still squeeze 17 rounds into one. I wonder what the dimensions between the OEM mags are.

        • Beju

          FWIW, after grabbing the Glock 19, SIG P226, and Springfield XDM9 mags that were close at hand, the Glock magazine definitely has wider external dimensions (which I will not measure because my caliper is in the garage and I’m a lazy, lazy man).

          I would be surprised if that extra width wasn’t by necessity, at least as demanded by the state of polymer technology when the G17 was new.

  • Joshua

    given the history of Hexmag, I’m gonna say nuts to that, I can get cheap mags elsewhere

  • Don Ward

    Good job men. I don’t know why TFB keeps giving these guys free publicity. But we can make up for it in the comments.

  • Lyle

    No mention of caliber, so I’ll assume it’s 9 mm like everything else. Offer me something I can’t already get, like a 30 round mag for Glock in 10 mm.

  • Henry Reed

    It is if they paid them.

    • Jeff Smith

      true, but do you have any proof that they did? The senior staff contends that they do not and have not taken money to publish content.