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Glock Magazine Compatibility

5D Tactical - 6th May 2022

Do all Glocks use the same magazine? With so many different Glock models on the market these days it can be a daunting task trying to sort out which magazines to buy for which handgun. Unfortunately, no, not all Glock magazines are interchangeable. But there is fantastic magazine compatibility across multiple models. Today we'll be showing just which magazines will work with which guns and save the hassle of buying the wrong mags!

Gen 1 Magazines

We begin our Glock magazine generation comparison at the beginning. Generation 1 Magazines for Glock pistols will be notched on the right side for the magazine release. These should be purchased for the specific model Glock you own to ensure magazine compatibility.

Gen 2 Magazines

If you own a Glock that is a Generation 2 you will notice the same notch on the right side for the magazine release. Again, purchase the magazine for the Glock model you own and you should be just fine.

Gen 3 Magazines

Glock Generation 3 magazines are notched for the right-handed magazine release as well and can have another notch in the front for ambidextrous models. Gen 1,2, and 3 magazines will be compatible in all magazines up to Generation 3 for individual models as long as the magazine release is set up in standard right-hand configuration.

Gen 4 Magazines

Good news Glock fanatics! Generation 4 Glock magazines will work with all previous Generations! These mags are notched on both sides and have an additional notch in the front of the magazine for the ambidextrous magazine release.

Gen 5 Magazines

5th Generation Glock magazines will not interchange with any previous Glock magazines. Gen 5 are notched on both sides for the reversible mag release and include a raised feed lip, orange follower and a base plate that is slightly extended and has the front curved.

Glock Magazine Compatibility for High Capacity

More is more right? Whoever said less is more was clearly not a gun guy. Having higher capacity magazines for our Glock concealed carry pistol or even for our duty guns can be the difference between life and death. Side note - loading mags constantly isn’t fun and takes away from our range time! Luckily, you have plenty of options, including many extended capacity magazines we currently have in stock here at 5D Tactical.

The chart below is by no means a complete list of what all magazines can fit with these Glock models as there are plenty of aftermarket products such as drum mags which are not listed. However, if you can understand and familiarize yourself with this compatibility chart you'll be good to go.

Pick up Extra Glock Magazines Today!

Thanks for checking out this brief overview of Glock magazine compatibility with your friends at 5D Tactical. We hope it was helpful! Did you know we carry a large selection of Glock Magazines? Check them out and let us know if you have any questions.