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Posted: 2/22/2006 12:51:17 PM EDT
I reeeaaallly want a .45 upper for my M16 but the lack of hi cap .45 mags may force me to go the 9mm route. Do you guys know who has high cap .45 mags? Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:03:16 AM EDT
Tagged, as I'm looking as well. I'm not a big fan of 9mm and would prefer to go with .45.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:11:00 AM EDT
Glock hi cap mags in one of the Oly Glock lowers is all I could think of. They have them in 45ACP
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:11:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 9:43:17 AM EDT by u-baddog]
Most likely your m16 lower will not take 45 mags. .45 is too wide for 98% of lowers out there.Check out Cav arms in the industry sectionwww.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=2&f=61&t=146137

ETA: I forgot about uzi mags and link added
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:35:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 9:20:44 AM EDT by TN-MadDog]
If you look around you can find 16 round uzi mags and have them converted by Olympic arms to work with their uppers. They are expensive.

You should also see the post in this forum by qd4gtz. I am sending him funds for three of his GG mag conversions.

Here is a link to the thread:

GG mags
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 1:53:42 PM EDT
I have modified the GG mag for 10mm(35rnds) & 45(28rnds) except I use them with my sten block. The first one is the issue, after that it was a snap! I tested the 10mm over the weekend & it ran 100%. The 45 mag went out to someone & I am waiting to hear back from them. Ron
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 4:39:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ronaldmwilliams:
I have modified the GG mag for 10mm(35rnds) & 45(28rnds) except I use them with my sten block. The first one is the issue, after that it was a snap! I tested the 10mm over the weekend & it ran 100%. The 45 mag went out to someone & I am waiting to hear back from them. Ron



When you say you modified them, what exactly did you do? Thanks.

Link Posted: 3/8/2006 1:36:22 PM EDT
qd4gtz pretty well explains it. Squeeze in vise to fit in magwell & narrow follower to fit. I left the block off & notch back for sten block. I have more mags on the way to make some more Ron
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 4:21:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ronaldmwilliams:
qd4gtz pretty well explains it. Squeeze in vise to fit in magwell & narrow follower to fit. I left the block off & notch back for sten block. I have more mags on the way to make some more Ron


where can I get the sten block
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 8:05:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ronaldmwilliams:
qd4gtz pretty well explains it. Squeeze in vise to fit in magwell & narrow follower to fit. I left the block off & notch back for sten block. I have more mags on the way to make some more Ron



Squeezing them and moding the followers is the biggest PITA, but don't forget milling or drilling the spot welds and removing the "upper support" (FLOABT) is also adds time to the work.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 4:17:04 AM EDT
I knew I would leave somthing out. Thanks,qd4gtz! I cut around & left the metal around the feed lips for more support/strength. Kurt(KKF) has the sten block on his website for $65. I havent found them for less than that. It is not hard to do mag conversion considering the benifits. Ron
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