Full transparency: the truth about the new ETS mags

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ETS see-through magazines

In the interests of full transparency, we must admit that GunMag Warehouse is shipping lots of new ETS magazines to its customers — and they’re almost all see-through. ETS, of course, stands for Elite Tactical Systems, which of course is known for the clear walls of their magazines. GMW is selling them almost as fast as they’re getting ’em in.

Transparency.

See-through…

See what we did there?

M&P 9mm magazines from ETS

Now, you might be thinking to yourself, “Self…this looks like an advertorial.”

Well, yourself is right. The entire point of this article is to let you know about the new kinds of ETS mags that GMW has in stock so you’ll consider buying some — because, you know, that’s the whole point of GunMag Warehouse.

Hurray capitalism

 

ETS mags

Here’s the new lineup.

 

New ETS Magazines

Crafted from clear advanced polymer with ergonomic baseplates and steel internal springs, ETS pistol magazines offer extreme resistance to impacts, harsh chemicals, weather effects and UV—ensuring superior performance and reliability in even the most extreme environments.

are built with a “…cutting-edge advanced polymer” for maximum resistance to tough impacts and chemicals, and (with their ergonomic baseplates and tough steel springs) for reliable feeding under just about any conceivable circumstance.

ETS magazines are made in America and shipped with a lifetime warranty to ensure years of ultra-reliable performance.

ETS 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

 

ETS polymer pistol mags

 

HK VP9 9mm

• VP9SK, 12-round 9mm HK VP9 magazine from ETS

These 12-round mags are for your H&K VP 9.

ETS VP9 magazine

ETS says:

Building on decades of expertise building uncompromising combat pistols, Heckler & Koch’s VP9 is their latest striker-fired design, combining an integrated accessory rail with a crisp, lightweight trigger and dozens of grip configurations to deliver one of the most versatile combat pistols on the market today.

 

 

• HK VP9, 30-round 9mm extended magazine

These 30-round mags are for the H&K VP9:

In development for years, HK’s VP9 is the “people’s pistol,” a perfected striker-fired design with dozens of customizable grip configurations and an integrated accessory rail for maximum versatility. With a crisp, lightweight trigger pull and rugged HK construction, it’s a whole new generation of combat pistols … and ETS magazines take their performance to a whole new level.

 

VP9 magazine

 

 

Glock 9mm Magazine

 

• Glock 18, 40-round 9mm extended magazine

Also fits Glock 17, Glock 19, Glock 26, and Glock 34 pistols in 9mm.

Glock 18 magazine

40 rounds of 9mm on tap for training, competition, self-defense, or extended social work.

 

Glock 20 magazine

Glock 20 Magazine

Also fits the Glock 29 and Glock 40.

• Glock 20, 30-round 10mm magazine

  • Extended 30-round capacity
  • Due to the wide variety of extensions for Glock, this mag’s base was designed to be compatible with Glock extensions
  • Easy disassembly with specially designed ETS base plate
  • Ergonomically designed floorplate makes it easy to grab from mag pouches
  • Lifetime Warranty

 

• Glock 20, 15-round 10mm magazine

  • Standard 15-round capacity
  • Due to the wide variety of extensions for Glock, our mag base is designed to be compatible with Glock extensions
  • Easy disassembly with the specially designed ETS base plate
  • Ergonomically designed floorplate makes it easy to grab from mag pouches
  • Lifetime Warranty

polymer magazines from ETS Group

 

Glock 21 Magazine

Also fits the Glock 30 and Glock 41.

• Glock 21, 13-round .45 ACP magazine

  • Due to the wide variety of extensions for Glock, this mag base has been designed to be compatible with Glock extensions
  • Easy disassembly with their specially designed base plate
  • Ergonomically designed floorplate makes it easy to grab from mag pouches
  • Lifetime Warranty

 

• Glock 21, 30-round .45 ACP magazine

  • Extended 30-round capacity
  • Due to the wide variety of extensions for Glock, this mag’s base was designed to be compatible with Glock extensions
  • Easy disassembly with specially designed ETS base plate
  • Ergonomically designed floorplate makes it easy to grab from mag pouches
  • Lifetime Warranty

 

ETS magazines in various colors

SIG P320 Magazine

• Sig P320, 15-round 9mm magazine

Fifteen rounds for your SIG SAUER P320, all in a high-quality see-through magazine. That’s almost better than a wet tee-shirt contest.

ETS magazines - various colors

 

Building on decades of expertise building uncompromising firearms, Sig Sauer’s P320 is the latest striker-fired design, combining a modular fire control unit with a crisp, lightweight trigger and multiple grip modules to deliver one of the most versatile pistols on the market today.

 

• Sig P320, 17-round 9mm magazine

It’s juuuuuust like the 15-round Sig P320 mag…except it carries two more rounds. Which, unless you’re Dewey “Ox” Oxberger, means it carries seventeen.

  • Flush-fit for full-size Sig Sauer 9mm P320
  • Standard 17-round capacity
  • Base plates interchangeable with ETS line of 9mm double stack magazines.
  • Due to the wide variety of extensions for Glock, this mag base is designed to be compatible with Glock extensions
  • Easy disassembly with the Elite Tactical Systems base plate
  • Ergonomically designed floorplate makes it easy to grab from mag pouches
  • Lifetime Warranty

 

• Sig P320, 21-round 9mm magazine

Imagine the 15-round ETS mag for the SIG P320, then add five more bullets. This = their 20-round magazine.

 

  • Flush-fit for full-size Sig Sauer 9mm P320
  • Extended 22-round capacity
  • Base plates interchangeable with ETS line of 9mm double stack magazines.
  • Due to the wide variety of extensions for Glock, this mag base is designed to be compatible with Glock extensions
  • Easy disassembly with the Elite Tactical Systems base plate
  • Ergonomically designed floorplate makes it easy to grab from mag pouches
  • Lifetime Warranty

 

• Sig P320, 30-round extended 9mm magazine

We’re not gonna continue the counting exposition. You get it.

  • Flush-fit for full-size Sig Sauer 9mm P320
  • Extended 30-round capacity
  • Base plates interchangeable with ETS line of 9mm double stack magazines.
  • Due to the wide variety of extensions for Glock, this mag base is designed to be compatible with Glock extensions
  • Easy disassembly with the Elite Tactical Systems base plate
  • Ergonomically designed floorplate makes it easy to grab from mag pouches
  • Lifetime Warranty
S&W M&P magazines from ETS

 

M&P Magazines

 

• M&P 9mm magazines, 17-round 9mm

Smith & Wesson’s M&P pistols build on over 165 years of expertise to deliver a combat-ready pistol that’s trusted by veteran law enforcement professionals and top competition shooters from all over the country. Combined with ETS polymer magazines, you get the ultimate workhorse for range shooting, training days and home defense.

  • Flush-fit for Smith & Wesson 9mm M&P
  • Standard 17-round capacity
  • Base plates interchangeable with ETS line of 9mm double stack magazines.
  • Due to the wide variety of extensions for Glock, the Elite Tactical Systems mag base is designed to be compatible with Glock extensions
  • Easy disassembly with their specially designed base plate
  • Ergonomically designed floorplate makes it easy to grab from mag pouches
  • Lifetime Warranty

 

• M&P 9mm magazines, 21-round 9mm

  • Flush-fit for Smith & Wesson 9mm M&P
  • Extended 21-round capacity
  • Base plates interchangeable with ETS line of 9mm double stack magazines.
  • Due to the wide variety of extensions for Glock, the Elite Tactical Systems mag base is designed to be compatible with Glock extensions
  • Easy disassembly with their specially designed base plate
  • Ergonomically designed floorplate makes it easy to grab from mag pouches
  • Lifetime Warranty

M&P mag from ETS

• M&P 9mm magazines, 30-round 9mm

  • Flush-fit for Smith & Wesson 9mm M&P
  • Extended 21-round capacity
  • Base plates interchangeable with ETS line of 9mm double stack magazines.
  • Due to the wide variety of extensions for Glock, the Elite Tactical Systems mag base is designed to be compatible with Glock extensions
  • Easy disassembly with their specially designed base plate
  • Ergonomically designed floorplate makes it easy to grab from mag pouches
  • Lifetime Warranty

 

Elite Tactical Systems – check out everything they have to offer.

 

Elite Tactical mags in a range bag

  • http://www.3guysupply.com Darryl Hadfield

    Really not impressed with the p320 mags. Poor follower design means that it consistently hits slide lock when there’s still a round left in the mag.

    ETS, when asked about this, indicated – and I quote – “Once the spring is set, there will be less tension on the follower and I believe that will eliminate your issues.”

    I asked why that was, and their reply – again, quoting directly – “The follower was intentionally designed that way to ensure the mag drops free on empty. We do not have any plans to redesign the follower.”

    • mtp415sf

      I just put 100 rounds through mine, and no failure to feeds or hang ups.i know that’s not alot of rounds but hey I’m liking it so far. I have the ETS Glock mags and no issues with them either.

      • TheantiSJW4u

        The ETS were designed for use with Glocks so those should be good to go. I can personally attest that the P320 mags do not function properly

        • mtp415sf

          Well I’ve put more rounds and loaded them up all the way on my 320 mags and no issues here.

    • Xanderbach

      Just did a competition with 3 of their 30rnd P320 mags in an X-01 PDW. 100% reliable. I did leave them loaded for 2 weeks to set the springs before the competition though.

      • Leon Amer

        I tried their G43 and G19 9mm mags, wasn’t impressed. Never could get the claimed number of rounds into the 43s, even ruined a few springs trying to get that last round or 2 in by trimming. The 19s behaved better, but both models were inconsistent with slide lock on empty, so they were demoted from carry candidates to range-only status.

  • Russell Sperber

    Based on the word around the internet, ETS mags are garbage (odd, but everyone I see with ETS mags I question and they like them). To test this claim, I bought several big sticks for my 9mm PCC. After an entire season of competition as well as practice sessions, I’ve found ZERO problems with them. I’ll now be testing the longevity of them. But so far, I’m sold!

  • TheantiSJW4u

    Hey guys, I wanted to let everyone know to STAY AWAY from these mags. I bought (4) from DK firearms for my P320. Got them in and loaded them up to go down to the range. Soon as I went to put the first mag in the gun it was tight and didn’t wanna go in easily. I figured maybe I got an out of spec one. Nope all like that and also wouldn’t drop free with more then 4 rounds in it. Also checked them in (2) other P320s same issue. Ok I contacted both DK Firearms and ETS. DK Firearms claimed this isn’t a defect because they are aftermarket mags. ETS had me load the mags up and wait 24 hours. This made the issue worse. ETS said I could send in the mags for different ones but there was no guarantee the new ones would work differently(claimed dropping free isn’t required to be considered functional!!!). I called and Emailed DK firearms for a return and refund, told me it’s a minimum 15% restock free plus 3% credit card free and obviously I’m paying shipping back. However now they seem to be unwilling to return them at all!!!!

    Moral of the story don’t buy ETS or do business with DK Firearms