Where the Generation 5 Glocks no include a concealed-carry ready flared magazine well, there are literally millions of handguns out there with the sharp and hard plastic edges of “perfection” (at least as it was defined for nearly three decades). Stock Glock magwells have certainly left something to be desired.
Fortunately, the polymer wizards over at Magpul have announced the release of their “GL Enhanced Magazine Well” for Generation 4 Glock handguns. While the texture of the grip was a significant improvement, Glock still left the magazine wells small on the Gen 4 – which I am now convinced was so that they would have something to “upgrade” on the Gen 5 weapons.
The new GL Enhanced Magazine Well looks to be compatible with all of Glock’s various palm swells, just at the cost of a small gap between the frame and adapter when using the base “small” frame. The same compatibility does not extend to all magazines and floor plates due to Glock’s variations over the years, but it will work with the vast majority including Magpul’s polymer Glock magazines.
Full Description and Specs from Magpul:
The Magpul GL Enhanced Magazine Well is a high performance purpose built Glock frame magazine well. Designed to fully enhance and ensure positive magazine insertion in high stress scenarios.
Sleek and ergonomic design features also provide excellent concealment while ensuring minimal printing to the users clothing. Ramp and edge geometry allow for the positive and flawless removal of faulty or stuck magazines during reloading or immediate action events.
The Magpul GL Enhanced Magazine Well is optimized for use with standard capacity Glock factory magazines, Magpul GL magazines, and a variety of aftermarket floorplates and extensions that are available for both. Recent generations of reduced capacity (10 rd) factory Glock magazines have several dimensional differences which may interfere with any magazine well, including the Magpul GL Enhanced Magazine Well. Some large aftermarket floorplates may also interfere.
Made in U.S.A.
- Fits Gen 4 versions of the: G17, G22, G31, G34, G35, G37
- Large ramp area for easier reloading
- External dimensions ensure minimal printing when carrying concealed
- Reinforced polymer construction
- Compatible with Magpul, OEM and most aftermarket magazine floor plates
- Compatible with most common after-market magazine extensions
- Easy installation