Elite Tactical Systems SHOT 2019, SIG, HK, and More
ETS, or Elite Tactical Systems, is mostly known for making affordable and transparent Glock magazines. I’ve reviewed these mags and generally really enjoyed them. I’ve found them reliable, affordable, and attractive. They function in Glocks, Glock based carbines and my little Glock 80 Lower. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled into their booth and saw words like SIG Sauer, HK, and Smith and Wesson. Following those words were a multitude of new magazines. Magazines for the HK VP9, the SIG P320, and the S&W M&P and Shield lines. On top of that, we even had new Glock magazines. Elite Tactical Systems brought out quite the surprise to SHOT Show 2019.
The Elite Tactical Systems New Line Up
When it comes to the HK, SIG Sauer, and Smith and Wesson magazines we are all used to seeing metal magazines, but ETS doesn’t make metal magazines. They make transparent polymer magazines and these new models are no different. They found a way to make polymer magazines work in platforms designed for metal magazines. What surprised me is that unless you walk into their booth and read the placards you’d have a hard time telling them apart at first glance. They all look just like the standard ETS Glock magazines.
When you get closer you see that ETS isn’t just producing magazines for each platform but a variety of magazines for each platform. Elite Tactical Systems will be producing magazines with varying capacities for each platform.
The SIG P320 will have 9mm magazines that will feature capacities of 15, 7, 22, and 30. The HK VP9 will be getting magazine capacities of 12, 17, 22, and 30, the S&W M&P series will get capacities of 17, 22, and 30 Lastly the Shield will be getting 7, 9, and 12 round magazines. The magazines will be incredibly affordable with an MSRP of 21.99 apiece. That’s often less than half the price of OEM magazines.
What About Glock?
Glock is still a big market and Elite Tactical Systems will be producing magazines for 10mm and 45 ACP Glocks in various capacities. This finally gives these Glock owners high capacity magazines with rounds counts of 13, 18, and 30 for the double stack 45 ACP guns, and 15, 20 and 30 rounds for the 10mm guns. Outside of that ETS is also doing magazines for the Glock 29 at 10 rounds and the Glock 30 at 9 rounds. Again the pricing is very competitive and you can expect a 21.99 MSRP.
Elite Tactical Systems has also remembered the classic 9mm magazines and is giving us a 40 round 9mm Glock magazines. For those of us who just love options.
I’ve never had issues with ETS magazines and at this price, they won’t just sell magazines, but they’ll help sell guns. Who likes paying upwards of 50 bucks for a single HK magazine? Especially for a gun you call the People’s Pistol. Speaking with the folks at the booth we could see even more magazines hitting the market for brands like CZ and even possibly Walther in the future. This is a big step forward and I hope to have some in for testing very soon.
What do you suppose they’ll have for us at SHOT Show 2020?
(We carry ETS magazines you know.)
Travis Pike is a former Marine Machine Gunner, a lifelong firearms enthusiast, and now a regular guy who likes to shoot, write, and find ways to combine the two. He holds an NRA certification as a Basic Pistol Instructor and is the world’s Okayest firearm’s instructor.