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Maybe I over reacted a bit but it seems like every time someone comes out with something new that is a huge improvement, negative comments practically kill the product itself. it doesn't take much to make end users shy away from anything. I guess I see the glass half full.

I carry them in my 43x and my 43 with an x lower, the chances I will be in a gun fight and they will fail are astronomical in my opinion so I'm not going to worry about the what if's. I'm just thankful that there are company's out there willing to spend the crazy amounts of money to bring these to market. changing out the mag release is just a non issue to me, hell if they wore the whole gun out I would just toss it and go buy another. they are tools like a hammer. of course some people have chrome hammers hanging on the wall they never use.

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I put the shield mag release in mine, and they work well. They feel like they're just barely engaging the magazine, as it takes very little thumb pressure, and very little release movement, to drop the magazine. I have't attempted to measure the amount of engagement or compare it to factory.

The factory magazine releases clearly engage adequately with factory magazines. I've never had a concern in a Glock pistol with a Glock magazine. My experience with the G43X and G48 and Shield combination is thus far inadequate to say much beyond that they've worked thus far. Time will tell.

I'm not concerned about running the Glock 10 round magazines with these releases, at least not with respect to magazine wear. Given other's experiences, I suspect that simply driving the mag in place and releasing it with the Shield mag, will chew up the mags. I don't do that: when I insert a magazine, I hold the mag release down with my thumb, eliminating the wear, and at the range, when releasing the mag, I press up with the support hand, depress the release, then remove the mag. Wear is eliminated.
 
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"the chances I will be in a gun fight and they will fail are astronomical in my opinion"

As was said in Princess Bride, "I do not think that word means what you think it means."

I'd have said "minuscule" but then, if I had a wife with a butt like that I'd probably not even be able to post complete sentences. Too much distraction.

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Any more updates from the early adopters of these magazines? Has shield arms upgraded the springs? How are the mag catches or lack thereof working? Are they still reliable after extended use?


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I ordered six from the first preorder. Coworkers bought two and I sold one. The three I have work fine. I have the steel catch. My two coworkers have stock catches. None of us are experiencing any issues. I do have six new plus springs from them if we run into issues.

I have the all black 43X, they both have the silver slide 43X.



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I have six of them. I immediately put the 10% spring in all of them. I have not had a single problem with any of them. I also have the aluminum mag catch in both my 43x and 48. No issues with the shield arms or OEM mags.
 
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No issues with mine. I still have the original springs in mine, have not yet replaced them with the improved springs which I have sitting on my bench. I don’t use the stock mags much anymore so can’t tell you about any excessive wear on them. I am using the metal mag catch.
 
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Bought a Shield Mag, it's been to the range a few times, hasn't failed once.... FWIW



 
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Borrowed a friend's mag at the range and shot it in my 43x. Gun/mag ran fine with no malfunctions. Just not sure if I'm ready to part with the cash to buy a couple of these. Ten rounds seems like enough in my 43x.


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I’ve got 600 rounds through my 43X with no failures through 6 S15 mags (3x15 + 3x20). S15 mags drop freely. No springs issues. I had the Shield Arms aluminium catch but swapped it out for the steel catch so I don’t have to think about it any time soon.
 
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Posts: 8948 | Location: Orlando, Florida | Registered: July 12, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Good report. Looks like I need to buy a few. Anybody have them in stock??


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Originally posted by ruger357:
Good report. Looks like I need to buy a few. Anybody have them in stock??


https://shieldarms.com/glock-43x-48-15-round-mag

Get some. Back ordered right now but will ship when restocked.


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