Overall, I’ve had pretty good luck with the Amend2 brand of AR-15 mags. Especially with the advent of the Mod2, Amend2 has been solid for me, although I haven’t truly run them hard (we’re gonna fix that soon). So, when I saw the Glock 19 mags from Amend2, I naturally wanted to give them a shot, and see how they perform. I ordered up one of the 15 round Glock 19 mags from the warehouse and headed out to the range.
It seems to be a reasonably solid mag like the other Amend2 products. Maybe not quite as good as their Mod2 AR15 mags, but I’ve certainly seen a LOT worse. It’s an all polymer mag, without a metal liner like the factory OEM Glock mags. This in and of itself isn’t a terrible thing, as the Magpul Glock mags are also 100% polymer, but it does mean the other aspects of the mag need spot on. It also retains the factory capacity of 15 rounds of 9mm Luger.
One feature or oddity that caught me slightly off-guard we the massive basepad. It’s not an extended basepad or anything that adds capacity, it’s just… big. It has an exaggerated “hook” on the front which could be used to strip the mag out of the gun either by hand or on a piece of your gear, but other than that, I don’t really see a reason for it to be so large. It does also potentially create a reload pinch point for shooters with large hands, especially on the compact frame.
The Guns and Ammo Of Testing
This range trip was split equally between a Gen5 Glock 19, and a Wilson Combat AR-9G. It was also split between traditional round nose FMJ style bullets, and a flat nosed plated hollow point target round. Both types of ammo was shot through both guns as well. In the future, we’re going to add some additional guns, and even more types of ammo.
First Shots Out Of The Amend2 Glock 19 Mag
I only had time to put 100 rounds through the mag on the first range trip, but I plan on adding to that total a LOT in the coming weeks and months. However, for the 100 rounds I did shoot in this outing, feeding was perfect across the board. The only odd/wrong thing observed was that the Wilson Combat PCC would lock open with one round remaining in the mag. It happened with both types of ammo, and pretty much every time. I forgot to stick a Glock factory mag in to ensure that it was a mag issue, and not a gun issue, which I will do next trip out. That being said, that rifle has never done that before, so I’m betting on the mag being the problem. I’ll have to do some investigation to see what’s going on with the follower and bolt lock engagement.
Thoughts So Far About The Amend2 Glock 19 mag
Honestly? I don’t have a lot, because I just don’t have enough time with to really form an opinion. My gut says it will be fine as a range mag, but probably not solid enough to replace factory mags for duty or personal defense purposes. Time will tell!