Edgar Sherman Designs Glock Gen 5 Magwell

Since the start of ESD Edgar has been working on perfecting the handgun reload. From hours of dryfire to numerous classes and observation of professionals he’s set out to achieve the sub second reload and increase his efficiency as a shooter. Through training and experience Edgar learned a lot about how users reload, the issues they encounter, and how we compensate for them. The primary lesson learned is that it comes down to efficiency and consistency as a shooter. Training both day and night in all weather conditions brought new experiences to the table.  Another lesson learned is that while skills are important, the equipment used can either optimize or detract from the experience. Shooters in icy and sandy environments struggled with stripping magazines when magwells were added, and we took note. We listened to shooters working in no light/low light conditions struggling to locate their pistol grip and properly align mags. We watched competition shooters fumble their mags after removing their index finger early to avoid hitting the magwell during reloads.

After years of shooting, observation and dryfire Edgar set out to solve the problems he observed and experienced first-hand. With the expertise of Patrick Law from BP Knives we began development of the first ESD Glock gen 5 magwell. This is the first pistol magwell that’s design understands human ergonomics and motion. A magwell in a class of its own that not only looks like a Ferrari but it performs like one too.

Every curve, every angle, every feature on the ESD magwell is intentional and aligns with our mission to enhance a shooter’s capabilities using human centered design. Featuring symmetrical side cut outs for stripping magazines, the ESD magwell allows for easy removal of flush fitting magazines as well as those that have an extension. Additionally, a third cut out is located on the front of the ESD magwell. This third cut out is especially useful in low light/ no light conditions and serves as a reference point for the shooter which allows them to focus on the task at hand rather than worrying about fumbling a magazine during a reload. The angles on the inside of the magwell allow for a greater margin of error when inserting mags and will “course correct” if they are ever inserted at an off angle.

The ESD Magwell is proudly manufactured with the help of our good friends at Parker Mountain Machine in New Hampshire. We want to support American manufacturing as well as our local community at every opportunity, so for us this partnership was a no brainer. For us, It’s important to not only source a quality product, but also work with a company we trust to maintain strict quality standards at every step of the manufacturing process. The magwell is made of high quality 6061-T6 aluminum and anodized black. The ESD Magwell is currently available for Glock Gen 5 double stack 9mm and .40cal pistols, with support for other handguns coming in the future.

We’re very excited for the launch of the ESD magwell, and hope you are as well. The ESD magwell launches Friday 02/11/2022 and will also be available with our dealers. We can’t wait to see them out there in the wild!

The ESD Team

Contributed by Thomas Burton

Black Side Solutions LLC

One Response to “Edgar Sherman Designs Glock Gen 5 Magwell”

  1. Robert says:

    Where can I buy one and how much are they