Elite Tactical Systems (ETS) Glock 22 .40 S&W 16-Round Magazine
ETS offers some of the best Glock magazines on the market. Their transparent smoke polymer enables you to see your rounds making for a stunning visual. These magazines have been torture tested without fail.
Fits the Glock 22, 23, and 27
ADVANCED POLYMER BENEFITS
- Extreme Impact Resistance - Won't crack or break when dropped
- Very resistant to harsh chemicals Superior heat, cold and UV resistance - Won’t become brittle over time even when exposed to harsh environments or extreme cold
- Translucent body - Allowing you to see your ammo count and type
- Creep resistant - The feed lips and body won't spread when being stored long term even when fully loaded
5 customer reviews
If you want FTF training mags, these will DEFINITELY do the job
I don't write reviews often, but on this product I had to. I really gave these mags a chance, but alas they are total garbage unless you intentionally want to have Failure to Function (FTF) training.
To give a heads up, I was a military small arms instructor and still shoot on a regular basis at my local USPSA & IDPA matches. I'm no "Grand Master" but lets just suffice to say that I'm trained. I was running these mags through my Glock 22 RTF that has easily shot 25,000 rounds or more and is well maintained.
I bought 6 of these mags months ago for both training and competition shoots. First time I used the mags as factory fresh / new they ran pretty well. Had one of them fall apart on me at the range, but that's because the baseplate came off (there is no retaining pin to hold the spring to the baseplate). Easy fix and no jump up and down biggie because of what I was using the mags for.
So after my first use, I wanted to stress test these mags by leaving 15 rounds loaded in them for a month before running them again. Just got a chance to take them back out and shoot this weekend. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE MAGS HAD FAILURE TO FUNCTIONS OVER AND OVER AGAIN. The most common error was failure to feed. After taking the mags apart and analyzing them, it is clear that the springs that are used for these mags are insufficient to handle extended loads for long durations (likely inferior manufacturing process, design, or material). As a heads up, I had no issues with the weapon as soon as I switched back to my factory Glock mags.
So in summary, these get 1 for quality, 3 for price (they are somewhat cheaper than factory Glock mags), and 1 for value. If you're looking for a mag that will make you practice "Tap and Rack", these are what you're looking for. Otherwise STAY AWAY!
I bought one to try and the first thing I noticed was the spring was extremely strong and also the magazine did not want to lock into my gun. I tried my glock factory mags to make sure it wasn't something with my gun and the factory mags worked flawlessly
I have a beater po-po trade in G22.2. This mag must be forced in and stripped out when full or empty. It is extremely tight in the Gen2 but fits and drops free in other full size Glocks. Feeds fine. I won't be buying any others, even as range fodder. Fits the full 15 even when new.....
Got 3 of these for my glock 31, you can squeeze the mag in the middle with your fingers and it will bend inwards, I had 2 - 4 FTF with each fully loaded mag (15 rd. )... these are garbage...
Bought 6 of these mags a month or so ago for training. The bottom portion of the base plate of the mags are not actually "attached" to the springs within the magazine. Instead they are held in place by tension. Short story is that the base plate can shift on the mags when loading and/or during impacts while moving and break loose. Good example is a tap and rack I had to perform on the range to clear a stovepipe. The entire base plate of the mag fell out when I hit the bottom of the magazine and the rounds flew everywhere...
if you are like me and beat the hell out of your mags because you train for real world scenarios, these aren't winners by any standard and I wouldn't rely on them in combat. However, if you're shooting on a budget these will work fine for the average Joe.