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Pistol Magazines

About Pistol Magazines

When it comes to essential components, magazines are easily ranked among the most critical, and having the right magazine or clip for your pistol is incredibly important.

Whether for target practice, concealed carry, or home defense, having a dependable magazine can make all the difference in the smooth operation of your handgun.

Given the vast number of models, calibers, and capacities in today's market, Ammunition Depot is proud to offer high-quality Pistol Mags from the manufacturers you trust. Shop our online catalog to find deals on Glock Mags, Taurus, and Sig Sauer, at a price point that won't break the bank.

Common Names for Pistol Magazines

With the development of new ammunition, firearm models, and firearm manufacturers over the years, we have seen (and heard) many different name variations for their accompanying magazines. Some of the most common names include:

• Pistol Magazines• Pistol Mags • Pistol Clips
• Handgun Magazines• Handgun Mags• Handgun Clips

Pistol Magazine Features

Although each pistol mag or clip can differ in size, capacity, and material according to its designated firearm, the primary components will remain the same.

  • The body
  • The Spring
  • The Baseplate
  • The Follower

Most pistols sold in the United States include one, two, and in some cases three magazines that have round capacity of 6 – 20 rounds.

Pistol models with 6 – 10 rounds are generally referred to as compact, subcompact, and micro compact models.

Standard full-sized pistols, like a Glock 17, M&P 9, and Taurus G3 typically include magazines with a 15 – 20 ​round capacity.

Modern advancements have enabled most firearm models to upgrade various parts, and the magazine is no exception. For example, with a modified or extended floor plate, pistol magazines can achieve higher capacities or even add finger loops for quicker reloading.

With several options available, owners should review their owner's manual or magazine manufacturer recommendations before installation.

Steel Pistol Mags tend to be very durable and often have reliable tensile strength springs and precision machined feed lips to aid in feeding rounds. These mags also tend to have a polymer follower, which will help keep the magazine's spring from binding inside the body.

Polymer Pistol Mags tend to be built exceptionally well and are extremely durable. Over the years, the advancements in polymer have led to numerous developments in magazines to include additional color options and replacing components like the baseplate.

Pistol Magazine FAQ

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Do all Pistols use Magazines?

Are all Pistol Magazines interchangeable?

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Can I purchase a Pistol Magazine online in my state?