KCI Magazines Not Operator Approved (On Concrete)

Posted: September 26, 2013 in Reviews, Uncategorized
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We didn’t have a class last weekend so we decided to hit up the range and get some practice in before the next class. It was raining a little when we got there so we decided to give the new concrete in the indoor range a test run until the weather cleared up. As we progressed from drill to drill we ended up on a mag change drill and we had a little equipment failure.

Earlier in the year when things were a little crazy and it was getting difficult to find those ammo and magazines some people had to make sacrifices and pick up what they could find. My buddy ran across a deal that had two KCI mags and a mag pouch.

Mags and pouch

Mags and pouch

So far he has never had any problems with them. All his mags functioned without any issues until one met the concrete after being dropped during the mag change. Mag goes one way, spring and follower go another, and the base plate manages to escape in yet a third direction.

It turns out that the baseplates on the KCI mags are a little weak.




Good news is the fix is easy and a sturdier Glock brand baseplate will fit. So if you have any KCI Glock mags just keep in mind that you might need to keep a few extra baseplates on hand to keep a mag in the game.

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  1. Before the panic, I never really saw a reason to buy the KCI mags over the OEM Glock mags. OEM were reasonably priced and worked well. I have friends who have some KCI mags that they use for range use and some of them work and some of them don’t.

    I’ll have to tell them about the base plate. Cool blog you have here.

    • absolutebs says:

      We were able to find the glock brand but some of our local gun stores decided to mark things up a little. We were looking at prices around 40-50 dollars for one Glock mag.

      Thanks for the kind words on the blog. Im not getting things out as frequently as I would like right now like I was before. When the baby stuff slows a little and the snow starts flying people will be slowing down on handgun classes the frequency of posts will pick back up. I have a whole list of topics to cover that I think everyone will enjoy.

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