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Posted: 12/24/2003 5:57:30 AM EDT
I have a couple pre-ban magazines for my G19 (drop free) and I was wondering if it would be wise (and possible) to swap the followers out so they are the same as the followers in my 10 round mags?  

Would there be any benefit or would it be a waste of time?
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 6:10:07 AM EDT
I have several and see no need whatsoever to mess with mags that function 100% reliably, ya might want to sell them one day as they bring a healthy sum in thier "original" condition.

Mike
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 9:02:58 AM EDT
I'd have to agree with mr_wilson. However, if you do decide that you just have to change the followers, make sure that you keep the original followers in case you decide to sell the mags.

Jamie
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 9:07:33 AM EDT
In my 19 I had to put the "9mm3" followers in both my 10rd & 15rd mags to get reliable feeding.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 9:24:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2003 9:26:22 AM EDT by fijfi]

Originally Posted By Gary-G23:
In my 19 I had to put the "9mm3" followers in both my 10rd & 15rd mags to get reliable feeding.



I bought a refurbished 19 a couple of years ago and the 2 15rd mags that came with it already had the "9mm3" followers in them. I was under the inpression that these were the original ones. hummm. The 10rd mags have "2183-1" followers and have worked fine. In the couple of years that I've had the 19 neither mag/ follower has given me any trouble. In fact the only time that I had a problem with it was when I 1st started reloading. Kinda forgot to put powder in a couple of shells. But I guess better that than too much powder.

Jamie
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 10:03:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gary-G23:
In my 19 I had to put the "9mm3" followers in both my 10rd & 15rd mags to get reliable feeding.



So what are "9mm3" followers, who makes them, and why are they better?
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 11:30:21 AM EDT
The "9mm3" is the latest design hi-cap follower (or it used to be). I've heard tales of a #4 but haven't seen it yet, and don't know if the #4 is for 10rd or 15rd mags. It is made by Glock. Glock is always changing their followers. I've seen 3 different types for 9mm, 4 for 40cal, and 2 for the G21. The main difference is probably the feeding angle. According to the people over on Glocktalk if you send a G19 mag to Glock with feeding problems they replace the follower with a 9mm3 regardless of whether it is a 10rd or a 15rd. All I know is my gun went from 97% reliability to 100% reliability in a hurry.
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 6:29:43 AM EDT
The magazines I picked up look like the one on the far left: www.glockmeister.com/3genmags.shtml

They are not drop free after all and the floor plates are stamped 455.  I'm hoping these will work in my G19 but I'm not sure they will at this point.  Only one way to find out!
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 9:44:09 AM EDT
M4arc,
What markings are on the top of your followers?
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 10:22:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gary-G23:
M4arc,
What markings are on the top of your followers?



Would they be visable while the mag is together?  If so, they have no markings but I haven't taken them apart yet.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 3:25:36 PM EDT
Yes. They will be on top. Let us know how they work.
Link Posted: 12/27/2003 3:30:36 PM EDT
Thanks.  They don't have any visible markings.  Hopefully I can get to the range soon and try them out.
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