Good news from the folks at GLOCK. The plastic fantastic gun maker has released a new 24-round factory 9mm magazine. After all, you don’t want to run out of bubble gum in a gun battle. Without a doubt, plenty of GLOCK owners in free America will welcome the new offering.
The new mags are for those days when you might wish for greater capacity than the 17-round mags give you. But those 33-round happy sticks don’t really conceal well. Nobody likes to hear, “Is that a GLOCK magazine in your pants or are you just happy to see me?” The new GLOCK factory 24-rounder will serve as a nice compromise.
By happenstance, just yesterday I re-read the story of Sergeant Timothy Gramins who now carries 145 rounds on his person every day. Right there in Skokie, Illinois, too. Here’s a teaser from Police One if you missed the story:
At the core of his desperate firefight was a murderous attacker who simply would not go down, even though he was shot 14 times with .45-cal. ammunition — six of those hits in supposedly fatal locations.
Gramins’ story rattles around in the deepest recesses of my mind. Without fail, every morning I transfer two reloads for my gun from the previous day’s belt. Yes, I know John Correia’s research shows that in civilian gunfights, reloads virtually never happen. Yet I still carry 53 rounds each and every day.
In fact, I’ve written about carrying extra ammo: Why don’t you carry a reload or two?
Regardless of Correia’s research, my mom and wife (and soon twin boys) will never put me into the ground because I ran out of ammo in a fight for my life.
So for those days when 17 doesn’t feel like enough in your G17 (or G19 or G26) and 33 feels like too much, two dozen may strike the perfect balance. And with a street price of under $35 (for now), you won’t need to mortgage your first born to pick up a couple.
And let’s face it, OEM factory magazines generally have greater reliability than aftermarket pistol mags. Well, with the possible exception of Magpul products.
So stock up and never be left wanting. Your GLOCK pistola will thank you for it.