First Shots: TorkMag G17 Magazine
created: 10/9/2018 2:13 PM in GEAR

Torkmag recently sent us some of their magazines to test and review.

I can report that the G17/G19x mag that they sent holds 20 rounds in the same physical dimensions as the
factory Glock mag which holds 17. Thus far we have encountered zero malfunctions with this magazine,
despite the significant increase in capacity. The only abnormality was that it did not hold open on the last
round. However, this is extremely common and we blame our aggressive grip and thumb placement
which has a tendency to make that more likely. Additionally both the G19x and the G45 that we used to
test the TorkMag have ambidextrous slide releases, making it that much more likely that one of our
phalanges bumped that slide release.

See the video below:

We tried this mag at the range in the G19x and the recently released G45, which is functionally and dimensionally extremely similar to the G19x.

The TorkMag G17 magazine has a very reasonable price point of $19.95 MSRP.  That means street pricing is likely to dip below that.  We will continue to test the TorkMag for reliability.

So far it seems like a great addition to your G17/G45/G19x gear at an impressive price point.

Stay tuned for more on their AR magazines.  They have a GI style mag that is just slightly larger than a GI or Magpul 30 round mag, but holds 35 rounds.  They also make a 50 round mag that is quite a bit larger than a 30 round, but measures only about an inch larger than a 40 round AR mag.

More on these in the future.

Thanks for reading.

-Jon Gibbon

created: 10/9/2018 2:13 PM in GEAR

cciman commented on 10/14/2018 2:06 AM
No witness holes...another cause of worn springs= failure to hold open
cciman commented on 10/14/2018 2:05 AM
Need to open it up to see what the springs/plates/followers look like compared to Glock, Wolf, Asian...perhaps the follower ledge is the reason for hold open problem. Steel lined, c'mon on the cr@ppy review. For MSRP price, not competitive to Magpl, Korean, nor even OEM.
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