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    Gen 4 Magazine Design Change?

    Received a gen4 (maybe) Glock 17 mag from Midway USA today.
    The packaging the new one came in is in the middle, on the left is one of my older gen4 (at least what I thought was a gen4, notice metal window and metal tab on the right notch) and on the right is one of the new mags I received (no window, no metal tab).
    Both are metal lined.
    All of my other mags are labeled Glock AUSTRIA on the back...the new one is labeled Glock 1587-01.
    Both floor plates look the same.
    What do the newest Glock 17 mags look like?
    I think ol' Larry is tryin' to slip one by me.....
    Thanks for any input.


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    I haven't bought any new magazines in quite a while so I don't know if there have been any changes since then. I did read an article not long ago that several thousand fakes had been seized by customs on their way into the U.S. Call Glock and ask them to be sure.
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    From a quick search :

    The one with the numbers is the latest version. They got rid of the ambi metal tab on front.
    Same as Magpuls Glock mags.

    Metal in front is deleted.
    that's the newest mag version being produced today.

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    I have mags with the exposed metal and mags without exposed metal. They both work.

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    Seems to be new factory from what I read. I bought 4 of them, just didn't want an older version/gen. If there are any issues with them, I will certainly be back on here bitchin...errr....giving an impartial review.

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    The differences you notice are correct for the current mag, I have some still in retail packaging that are the same. Glock dropped the ambi notch some time back. If we can't trust Midway or Brownells to be buying from legitimate sources we're in trouble.

    The question is, how good are the fakes that were recently seized? Is there anyway to spot them?

    What I don't get is why fake the current mags? They could have made a bunch more money with pre-ban looking mags and wouldn't have to fake the packaging.
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    I bought 2 -15 round mags from Midway for my G19 that were delivered today.
    They are the same as the mags that came with the pistol. Which I bought February 17th brand new.
    They all are numbered 1594-01. Including the mags that came with the G19
    My package is the same as the OP.




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    I bought some new G17 mags when they had that one day sale.

    The package is same as yours.

    I compared the mag to my newest mag that came with the newest
    gun I bought and their the same. The gun was released in Fall of 2016 BTW.

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    The question is, how good are the fakes that were recently seized? Is there anyway to spot them?
    This news to me. There are fake Glock mags?

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    Did Larry Potterfield Screw Me? Gen 4 Magazine Design Change?

    Quote Originally Posted by OHgaz View Post
    This news to me. There are fake Glock mags?

    Gaz
    Yes. I read the story about a week ago. 2 million estimated worth seized at Savannah Port of entry.



    U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Savannah Port of Entry inspected a container of manifested firearm magazines and discovered 591 cartons of pistol magazines bearing the Glock trademark.

    The importation of the magazines with the Glock trademark on the packaging was found to be unauthorized and in violation of the registered trademark, said Mark Varga, CBP spokesman.

    The company was given the opportunity to make alterations. However, alterations were not completed and the shipment was seized for violation of the Glock trademark.

    The pistol magazines have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $2.1 million.

    “Counterfeiting is often viewed as a victimless crime. The theft of intellectual property and the trade in counterfeit and pirated goods threatens America’s innovation based economy, the competitiveness of the nation’s businesses, the livelihoods of U.S. workers, and, in some cases, national security and the health and safety of American consumers.” said Lisa Beth Brown, Area Port Director, Savannah. “Seizures like this keep those goods out of the American supply chain—protecting our economy and consumers from potentially harmful products.”

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