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Adding weight to Magpul Glock Magazines

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8.1.8 Non-IDPA-Legal Features and Modifications for All Divisions:

          B. Add-on weights. This includes (but is not limited to) weighted magazines, tungsten guide rods, brass magazine wells, weighted grips, and weighted grip plugs.

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8.2.1.2 SSP Permitted Modifications (Inclusive list):

          Q. Aftermarket magazines may be used provided they do not weigh more than 1.00 oz. over the same capacity factory magazine.

          R. Aftermarket magazine base pads may be used provided they do not make the magazine weight more than 1.00 oz. over the same capacity factory magazine.

          S. Magazine base pads may be modified by reshaping, texturing, or adding bumper pads provided that they do not make the magazine weigh more than 1.00 oz. over the same capacity factory     

              magazine.

          T. Magazines that are longer than stock may be used provided they meet all other division requirements.

 

Onto the question:

 

The weight difference between factory glock magazines and the Magpul replacement magazines averages just under .17oz.

 

Can 0.25oz be added to the Magpul magazine in the form of lead tape under the baseplate or would that qualify as a weighted magazine?

 

The only issue I've run into with the Magpul mags is that they dont always drop free, but if I add a little weight to the bottom they work great.

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Your own quote contains this rule:

 

" R. Aftermarket magazine base pads may be used provided they do not make the magazine weight more than 1.00 oz. over the same capacity factory magazine."

 

So if someone makes a basepad for the magpul mags you'd be fine so long as you don't weigh more than 1 oz over the same capacity factory setup when you are done.

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18 hours ago, elguapo said:

Sand down all four sides until it drops

 

16 hours ago, jhgtyre said:

Your own quote contains this rule:

 

" R. Aftermarket magazine base pads may be used provided they do not make the magazine weight more than 1.00 oz. over the same capacity factory magazine."

 

So if someone makes a basepad for the magpul mags you'd be fine so long as you don't weigh more than 1 oz over the same capacity factory setup when you are done.

 

I figured these two combined would be my best option but was trying to get out of buying $20 basepads for $10 magazines.

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34 minutes ago, Icecoast said:

 

 

I figured these two combined would be my best option but was trying to get out of buying $20 basepads for $10 magazines.

Yeah, I try not to think about the $$$ I spend on stuff like that because I really DON'T want try to make sense of it :)

 

Apex makes some pads that are a little heavier and don't quite cost $20 each ($15 maybe?)

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2 hours ago, jhgtyre said:

Yeah, I try not to think about the $$$ I spend on stuff like that because I really DON'T want try to make sense of it :)

 

Apex makes some pads that are a little heavier and don't quite cost $20 each ($15 maybe?)

 

Like most hobbies, if you enjoy doing it the money is worth spending.

 

This was more of a "since I have the materials, do I need to spend the money?" situation.

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I use the Apex bases on the 19 mags and they work great with a little more wider platform to make grabbing them better .

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I know this doesn’t answer your question, but I’ve switched to ETS mags and haven’t looked back. The surface is smooth and slick. They fall right out every time and they are very durable. 

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Ended up just going with another half dozen factory magazines and I’ll leave the magpuls for range use. 

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