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Posted: 1/6/2006 6:47:30 PM EDT
Alright let me ask.....anyone know if the G18 33 round magazines will function in the .40 cal. guns......i could swear I read a gun gun rag about a year ago wear some high drag low speed outfit was using this combo..........any input would be apprec.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 6:49:11 PM EDT
I hope to god someone says yes. I have a Glock 22 and I'm in Central AR. I'll provide the ammo and test gun for anyone that wants to loan me the mag.
Link Posted: 1/6/2006 7:19:42 PM EDT
I read that someone has done it. They opened the feed lips on the mag to match the 40 mags. I have not tried it because I have the mags that are made by Scherer(29rd). I may give it a try but I would like to run a couple thousand rds in it before I would trust it.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 12:00:06 AM EDT
I know it's not orig. question. But I had same one and answered it by putting Dawson ext. bases on three mags and a +8 from Brownells on another. I get 23 in the +8 and it's totally reliable. Dropped it on cement a bunch

IPSC 170mm legal also

Is this a solution?? although you should be able to get a few more rounds in the modified 33 rounder...

Link Posted: 1/7/2006 5:57:16 AM EDT
what mags did you modify with the +8 base. Stock 15 rounders?.........................
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:14:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2006 6:14:35 AM EDT by HotRod9mm]
Taylor Freelance makes one of the +8 kits to fit the 40. It works well.

Link Posted: 1/7/2006 6:38:05 AM EDT
sweet lookin....still will the feed lips and angle of the current production G18 33 round mags fit and function in a 40 cal platform?
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 7:06:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By beware1gun:
sweet lookin....still will the feed lips and angle of the current production G18 33 round mags fit and function in a 40 cal platform?



It might take a little trial & error to get the mag feed lips opened to the correct point, but with that and changing the follower to the 40 I don't see why not.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 12:24:13 PM EDT
I tried it once with a new G18 33rnd mag. I opened up the lips to about the same size as a .40 mag and put a .40 follower in it. The best I could do is get 17 rnds in it!!! A little over half way down the mag it started to bulg at the sides and could not get anymore in.
Link Posted: 1/7/2006 12:38:51 PM EDT
www.topglock.com/catalog/mags.htm

Scherer 29 round .40 mags.
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