Is the Glock magazine from Elite Tactical Systems just another polymer mag? Not really. The ETS magazine has a few features not found on the run-of-the-mill options out there. Instead of using a black polymer like Glock and Magpul, ETS uses a smoked transparent polymer allowing the user to quickly visualize the status of the magazine. I know we’ve all scrutinized those tiny pin holes on the back of the factory Glock magazines trying to determine just how many rounds remain. Elite Tactical Systems has done away with those days.

I was given a pair of 22 Round 9mm magazines that will fit any of the double stack 9mm Glocks. It usually doesn’t take me too long to figure out if these are worth it or not. Costing $22 is by no means expensive but the price is of little concern if the magazine doesn’t function properly. At first, I thought these hard polymer magazines had a brittle feel to them. Convinced I could easily break them, I immediately started dropping them on the concrete. But they held up fine. I even froze one and dropped it with 22 rounds onboard from 8’…nothing. Durability is not an issue.

Elite Tactical Systems | Just Another Glock Mag?

Loading 22 rounds of 9mm is a bit tough though. Getting 21 in there is no problem. Shoving that last 9mm shell in the magazine took some effort plus the help of the factory Glock speed-loader. Which I’m happy to report is compatible with the Elite Tactical Systems magazines. That 22nd round did prove to be a little troublesome at the range later though. The tension was just too much for the slide to pull that first round out of the magazine. I used the magazine release instead of hand cycling the weapon so depending on how you operate, downloading 1 round might be the way to go to release a little pressure.