5 Must-Have Products for Pistol Mag Maintenance

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posted on May 22, 2019
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When it comes to maintenance products, cleaning implements and solvents, there's a wealth of information regarding proper cleaning tools and techniques for guns. However, when it comes to magazines, the same kind of attention isn't nearly as great. That's a shame, because having a clean, well-maintained magazine is absolutely essential to proper functioning in any firearm. The following products are designed to address the most-essential (but often overlooked) part of your pistol.

A. The high-pressure spray found in Lucas Oil Products’ Extreme Duty Contact Cleaner consists of an exclusive blend of solvents and scrubbing agents designed to remove powder residue, grease, oil and other forms of reliability-hindering debris from actions, barrels, slides and other parts. It also displaces water and is safe on polymer and metal finishes. MSRP: $19.04 lucasoil.com

B. The additional spring tension of Wolff Gun Springs +10 Power Springs stabilizes the follower for improved feeding of your G19, G21, G23, G26-30, G32 and G33 magazines, especially when used in standard-capacity variants. MSRP: $17.29 (3 pack) gunsprings.com

C. Similar to the company’s popular Ranger Plate for the AR-15/M16, the Magpul Speedplate facilitates rapid magazine handling and extraction of fully metal-lined 9 mm and .40 S&W double-stack Glock magazines. The built-in loop on the floorplate also protects the base of the magazine from harmful impact. MSRP: $14.95 (3 pack) magpul.com

D. Quickly disassemble your Glock magazines for cleaning/maintenance with the GTUL Magazine Brush System. The hardened-steel brush handle fits over the bottom of the magazine and the built-in punch is designed to depress the floorplate’s retaining pin without damaging the locking tabs or denting the metal liner. The brush’s spiral-wound nylon bristles easily scrub away dust, dirt and fouling that can induce stoppages. MSRP: $21.95 mygtul.com

E. Molded from high-visibility, heavy-duty orange polymer, the Glock Magazine Follower is compatible with the Gen5 G17 and G19 and makes it easy to verify your pistol’s status—loaded to capacity, partially loaded or completely empty—at a glance, even in low-light conditions. MSRP: $3.49 brownells.com

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