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SOFIC 2015 – Magpul Completes PMAG 17 GL9 Updates

Early versions of the Magpul PMAG17 GL9 magazines for 9mm GLOCK pistols had some issues feeding some hollow point ammunition.  They quickly acknowledged the issue and updated the bodies of the magazine.  Not only were all replacements sent out for those who had faulty mags, but every new magazine shipping is the updated model.


9 Responses to “SOFIC 2015 – Magpul Completes PMAG 17 GL9 Updates”

  1. mike says:

    First question people ask when they pick up the new G17 pmag “is this the broken one?”

    Of course it’s not. Magpul has their shit together.

    • T.H says:

      Seems like a legit question to me… I would want to know if the particular mag in question had been replaced. I just mentioned this to a coworker the other day and he had no idea that there was an issue with the 6 magazines he had. Of course I mentioned that if he ever went to the range he would have known.

      • mike says:

        We didn’t get ours until the fixed model came in. Most retailers didn’t get them until the fix was issued.

        If everyone had been following SSD, as everyone should, they would know that Magpul has been out in front of this and that retailers were notified ASAP not to sell the first gen and they replaced them pretty quickly. If any first gens are out there they are in the hands of individuals; I think it’s a legit question to ask an individual.

  2. M says:

    My Pmag 17s still have problems, even after installing the replacement bodies.

    Eight out of ten times, the slide will not lock back on the last round, when used in my Gen 4 Glock 19 with TLR-1.

    Also, I have experienced occasional failures to feed, with FMJ ball ammo, in this same gun.

    Strangely, however, they function just fine in my Gen 4 Glock 26.

    • Magpul says:

      Contact us directly on this issue. We test fired the magazines with thousands of rounds of different types of ammunition in over 40 Glocks, ranging from factory new examples to highly modified race guns without a single issue.

      • M says:


        I will get in touch with you guys, next week, after the Memorial Day holiday.

  3. Darrel says:

    They handled this extremely well. I hope this blunder doesn’t really impact their reputation.

    I understand why they released these, but Glock OEM mags are so reliable and solid that there’s really nothing to improve on, these are just a supplement to the hundreds of thousands of existing mags on the market.

    • Haji says:

      It won’t. Companies will make mistakes; that’s going to happen because zero defect is simply not possible. Its how the company handles the issue that’ll determine what happens going forward. Magpul jumped on it and fixed it, as they always have. That’s the most that can be asked of a manufacturer, and it’s been how they’ve always handled issues.

  4. Chuck says:

    I had no issues with the two I bought before the fix but figured I should get the new ones just in case. I contacted Magpul for the swap because the vendor I bought them from (Webyshops) never returned my emails. The only reason I bought from them at the time was they were the only place that had them in stock. Magpul took a few days to get back to me but were very generous with their terms as far as replacing the mags goes. Let’s just say, I’m coming out way ahead on this deal.

    For those who are interested, the gun I tested them on is a G23 using a Lone Wolf 40-9 conversion barrel. No issues shooting UMC 115 gr FMJ, Remington 115 gr JHP, Federal BPLE or Remington Golden Saber 124 gr +P.