Drop free Mags - G23

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by sglide05, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. sglide05

    sglide05 Very Cool Member Supporter

    I have two 13 round magazines for my G23 and they are not drop free. They are factory Glock mags too. Does Glock make a drop free 13 round mag for the G23? If they do how can you tell the difference between them?
     
  2. What does drop free mean?
     

  3. sglide05

    sglide05 Very Cool Member Supporter

    Well on my 10 round mags when they are empty I press the mag release the mag falls from the gun without any help. My 13 round mags don't do that. I have to physically pull them out with my hand after I press the mag release.

    I hope I explained this right.
     
  4. Hmm
    Just tried my Gen4 G23. Just to make sure, I really never payed any attention to that. I hit the mag release button and the mag just fell out. Maybe a call in to Glock or something would fix that.
     
  5. Levelcross

    Levelcross New Member

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    Do they look and feel the same? :eek:I have used my 15 round mags in my FIL G 27 and they work fine. Are your 13 rd. mags Glock or aftermarket? Pics???
     
  6. I have no problems with the factory mags in my Gen 4 23 with having to pull them out after mag release has been pressed when empty.
     
  7. Learn something new every day... all 5 of mine drop.
     
  8. sglide05

    sglide05 Very Cool Member Supporter

    Both 13 round mags are Glock factory mags. I will take pictures and post them on here soon. Thank you for all of your input.
     
  9. sglide05

    sglide05 Very Cool Member Supporter

    What's the number?
     
  10. Colorado_Outdoorsman

    Colorado_Outdoorsman New Member

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    Early mags weren't drop free. I don't remember all the details but maybe yours are early model mags. Have u compared them to a mag that falls freely? If they are earlier mags the body will be different.
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012
  11. Augi

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    Is the G23 a Gen 3 or Gen 4? Gen 3 or 4 mags?
    I thought I heard about Gen 3 mags in a Gen 4 gun don't play nice together. I'm not sure if it has anything to do with the right or left side mag release option or not.
     
  12. Colorado_Outdoorsman

    Colorado_Outdoorsman New Member

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    Gen3 mags works in Gen4 if it remains a righty. If you go lefty they won't.
     
  13. voyager4520

    voyager4520 New Member

    What are the numbers on the followers, specifically the part of the follower that engages the slide stop to lock the slide back?

    Early Glock magazines didn't drop free. The newest magazines are supposed to drop free, but with some of them there seems to be a quality control problem where the metal liner wasn't sealed properly and the magazine will bulge, making it so it doesn't drop free. If they're newer magazines, your only choice is to buy new ones and hope they drop free.
     
  14. sglide05

    sglide05 Very Cool Member Supporter

    My G23 is a Gen 3. I am going to compare the 13's to my 10's and see if I can tell the difference. Pics to follow soon.
     
  15. sglide05

    sglide05 Very Cool Member Supporter

    Ok, Here are some pics and I hope the clarity is good. I took them with my phone.

    IMAG0002.jpg

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    IMAG0003.jpg
     
  16. korrybassinger

    korrybassinger New Member

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    the mags were designed by Gaston Glock not to drop free! It was the US market that made this request and he buckled to it. They would bulge slightly when full or partial loaded so you wouldn't drop the mag accidently with live rounds in it.
     
  17. sglide05

    sglide05 Very Cool Member Supporter

    So, do they make a drop free 13 round mag now? Just curious. I would much rather use the 13's than the 10's.
     
  18. hdwatki

    hdwatki New Member

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    They may be pre-ban mags.
     
  19. Two-Guns

    Two-Guns New Member

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    Yes they make drop free 13 round mags now.
     
  20. Glockmaster

    Glockmaster New Member

    Yes they make them. I have 5 so far. ;)