Shield Arms has been producing magazine extensions for some time now and include a variety of color and capacity options. Their main offering looks to be a plus 5/4 (+5 for 9mm/+4 for .40S&W). However, they are currently taking pre-orders for their newest additions for the Glock 43X and Glock 48. The 43X/48 has two options, one extension will add four rounds to the magazine’s capacity and the second extension offers an additional three rounds. Shield Arms have listed the 43X/48 extensions for $39.99. The extension for the standard Glock 43 is listed for $29.99 and adds two to the magazine’s capacity. The specs below are for the upcoming Glock 43X/48 extensions.
The Shield Arms Glock 43X/48 Magazine Extension adds 4 rounds to your OEM Glock 43X/48 magazine. Our unique, easy access floor plate design allows you to quickly access the spring and follower without having to remove the extension from the magazine body. Comes with a 100% lifetime warranty, and the Shield Arms Spring for Life guarantee.
- Unique easy access floor plate design to service or clean the magazine body without the need to remove the magazine extension from the magazine body.
- Index cuts on the extension body to increase grip when coming out of a magazine pouch.
- Machined from billet 6061 aluminum
- Type 2 anodized
- Adds 4 rounds to Glock 43X/48 9mm
- Comes with a +10% power spring
- Fits OEM Glock 43X/48 10 round magazines only
- Proudly made in the USA
- Patent Pending Design
- Fits most aftermarket flared mag wells
- Lifetime warranty
As previously mentioned, Shield Arms has also been offering magazine extensions for other popular pistol models as well. They currently have extensions for 9mm and .40S&W Glocks (17, 19, 19X, 22, 23, 26, 27, 34, 35, 43, 45), CZ (P10c, P07, P09) and the Sig P320. Shield Arms lists that they sell extensions for Smith & Wesson, however, I was not able to find any current product images or specification pages.
Last year, Shield Arms also released their SA-9 carbine and pistol. Their Glock magazine extensions were also featured in the photos.
You can check out the Shield Arms’ installation video for the Glock models below:
Let us know what you think about the Shield Arms magazine extensions in the comments section. Have any of you already been using them?