ETS Group announced the company was now making replacement magazines for the Glock 42 (.380 ACP) and Glock 43 (9mm) magazines. There are three different magazines being offered for each weapon: a 7 round flush fit, a 9 round extended (4.25″ long) and a 12 round extended (5.5″ long).
Like the factory magazines, these ETS mags are a single stack design. Unlike the factory magazines, the flush fitting models offer a total of 7 rounds of storage. The factory magazines offer only 6 rounds of capacity.
The 9 round magazines are only 0.75″ longer than the flush fitting magazines. The extra length provides more of a gripping area for the hand. This may offset the slight increase in overall size depending on your needs. Well, that plus the additional two rounds of ammunition.
Longest in the bunch, the 12 round magazines are a full 2″ longer than the flush fitting magazines. This is a significant increase in overall height of the gun, and is not likely to be ideal for all methods of concealed carry.
ETS Group is making the bodies of these magazines translucent. While visually interesting, I don’t know of any practical reason someone might prefer this over a black bodied mag. Maybe someone can educate me on this in the comments.
The flush fitting magazines have a suggested retail price of $16.99. All of the extended magazines carry a MSRP of $21.99.