New block for the glock
Glock has released a 24-round 9mm magazine for sale, available since late July. This new offering brings the total number of their different factory made 9mm double stack magazines to ten! (10 (in 3 different flush fit lengths), 12, 15, 17, 19, 24, 31, and 33 rounds!). These mags should be a more concealable reload than the 31 or 33 round magazines, while still having 29% more capacity than the 17 round magazine. Here’s Glock EU’s product description (there is not yet a product description on the North American website):
24 rds | 9 mm Luger
Each GLOCK magazine is constructed from a hardened steel insert encased in high tech polymer to protect the magazine and prevent deformation, even when dropped from a great height. The high quality spring and follower ensure reliable feeding from the first round fed by a fully compressed spring down to the last shot. Its double cut magazine body also works with a reversed magazine catch on Gen4 GLOCK pistol models.
- Constructed of hardened metal encased in durable polymer
- Viewing windows for visual confirmation
- Double-stack design
- Metal magazine spring
- Black Follower
Standard magazine for: –
Also fitting: G17, G17L, G19, G19X, G26, G34
Thanks to TFB’s James Reeves, we have learned that the length of the magazine is 165mm (6.49″).
Twenty twenty twenty four bullets to go…
Glock is not the only 9mm striker fired pistol to have a twenty four round magazine. TFB’s own Nick C. was kind enough to remind me that the FN 509 pistol also offers a 24 round magazine. For concealed carry purposes, one would probably not want to have this as the primary magazine, but as the reload. Either carried in a low profile magazine pouch or with a pocket/belt clip attached to the baseplate, these new magazines offer a lot of firepower on tap. This author personally likes to take advantage of higher-capacity magazines as a concealed carry reload. If one needs more rounds, having a lot more available is never a bad thing.
The price is right
Glock is not asking for an arm and a leg for this new magazine. Prices seem rather reasonable, in the $31-$35 USD range, though this is more expensive than the 27-round Magpul magazine. Curiously, Midway USA’s product listing and photo shows an orange follower rather than black. USPSA/IPSC shooters should be aware however-the new mag is too long for limited division, leaving the 21 round Magpul offering as the best route to go in that case.