TorkMag G-Block And 20rd G17 Mag

TorkMag started out making a different AR-15 magazine. They focused on the spring and follower design. By changing the way the magazine lifts the rounds upwards, they were able to increase capacity in regular-sized AR15 magazines. So what would normally be a 30 round magazine now holds 35 rounds. They also make a 50 round magazine that is just a little longer than a traditional 40 round magazine.

TorkMag magazine

Well, now the company is targeting the Pistol Caliber Carbine world and handguns. Their G17 magazine holds 20 rounds. However, it does come with a +2rd extension. In that case, TorkMag was able to increase capacity by a single round since the Glock 17 magazines hold 17 rounds and a +2rd extension brings it up to 19 rounds. More importantly, though, is that the TorkMag G17 magazine will have a molded mag catch notch along with the standard Glock mag catch notches for use in their G-Block.

G-Block AR Mag catch - TorkMag

The G-Block is a drop-in AR-15 magwell adapter that allows you to use 9mm or .40 S&W Glock magazines.

TorkMag G-Block drop-in AR-15 magwell adapter

TorkMag G-Block drop-in AR-15 magwell adapter Glock magazines

The G-Block uses standard Glock magazines but they do need some modification. Since it makes use of the AR-15 mag catch, you need to cut a new notch in the magazine to work with it.

TorkMag posted this video.

The G-Block will retail for $74.95 and the G-Block compatible G17 magazine will retail for $19.95. Both are set to be released this Summer.

Nicholas Chen is a firearm aficionado. Growing up in California, He learned about firearms and hunted with his father growing up in Southern California. Once he moved out to Pennsylvania and then spent a few years in New York State, he learned to truly appreciate firearms and the second amendment. It was in New York State where he became a USPSA competitive shooter and learned about 3Gun. He is an avid fan of running and gunning. Nicholas is a fan of pretty much anything that shoots although the slicked-up race guns are what interests him the most. Having spent time with FFLs and other friends with NFA items he has begun his collection of NFA items and has learned that everything should be suppressed and full auto where possible and legal.

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4 thoughts on “TorkMag G-Block And 20rd G17 Mag

  1. Why am I NOT surprised that 9mm is the “NEW” go-to ammo and everybody’s (again) jumping on the 9mm bandwagon! I said 10 years ago that when the .40cal did not prove their claims of cost, effectiveness vs. .45 & 9mm, LE agencies & the public would go back to good ‘ole 9mm! So NOW the AR9mm is the hottest ticket in town. I’ve been shooting my AR9mm for years…way fun, way inexpensive and way accurate. This new product, albeit unproven, looks good and the price seems reasonable. I use the proven Yankee Hill drop-in metal AR9mm adapter block and UZI magazines in my conversions with NO modifications (, Brownell’s, Cabelas, etc.). They ain’t cheap (about $180) but excellent quality and never a problem. Drops in and pulls right out by simply depressing the bolt-catch release. Brownell’s has mag specials 2 UZI mags and a speed loader several times a year. You WILL need a speedloader after 10 rounds! Also Ten Ring Precision in Texas ( sells a complete AR9mm upper with CH & BCG two mags and speedloader for $595..a deal, but they’re busy these days so get on their list! So when you go to the range, take one AR lower and three uppers (9mm, .22 & .223/.556)!…easy peasy! Good Zombie hunting!

  2. Sounds pretty need,but you need already a 9mm AR-15 to make this conversion workable or it won’t work , to difference of the barrel,right? So it’s only interesting for a small group of customers,right? Or, do I miss ,something in this advertisement?

    1. No. This is to convert a standard lower to use 9mm magazines.
      You WILL need a complete 9mm upper, but that makes sense, just like how you need a complete 7.62×39 upper receiver if you want to shoot 7.62×39.

      This is cool for people who have a registered Short Barrel Rifle, full-auto, or simply a really nice lower, nice trigger, etc. This means you only need to buy the top half to have a 9mm AR, instead of buying a whole new gun.

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