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After finally diagnosing the problem w/ a friends XD last night, I decided that it is time to look into making the tooling for some stronger magzines. This will NOT be a cheap endeavor, but I think I could produce a stronger magazine body than those currently being offered from SA. I need to judge the interest in such an undertaking before I go ahead w/ this.

Initially the plan would be to just make the bodies and people could swap out the baseplates and internals from their existing magazines.
 

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Sounds like an alright idea.... i dont have any problems with my XD magazines though
 

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hopefully someone will realize that swapping out the followers of the 9mm and .40 magazines will give the 9mm mags more capacity too. :)
 

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Dragoon44 said:
I wish someone with a CNC machine would make replacement parts for some of the pot metal on the XD, like the ejector.
I've offered but no one seems willing to do the required legwork, for which I simply don't have time.
 

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With respect to the original post, I think that you might have more success with mega-cap magazines for competition than with expensive upgrades to the factory design. To the best of my knowledge, there are currently no XD offerings in that area, and if MecGar is in fact tooling up for stronger mags, you're already facing stiff competition from a known (reputable?) supplier.
 

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stealthsniper said:
Dragoon44 said:
I wish someone with a CNC machine would make replacement parts for some of the pot metal on the XD, like the ejector.
I've offered but no one seems willing to do the required legwork, for which I simply don't have time.

What do you need?
 

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If Meg-Gar is doing it, they will probably be good.
 

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stealthsniper wrote:
Dragoon44 wrote:
I wish someone with a CNC machine would make replacement parts for some of the pot metal on the XD, like the ejector.

I've offered but no one seems willing to do the required legwork, for which I simply don't have time.



What do you need?

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Been told by my gunshop friend that some guy brought in his split wide open Glock magazine. The holes in the back that indicates the round-count failed somehow and the back opened up like a zipper. :shock:
I didn't get to actually see it because it was sent back to Glock for a replacement. Probably did happen, my friend isn't a storyteller.
 

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stealthsniper said:
With respect to the original post, I think that you might have more success with mega-cap magazines for competition
+1

I'd trick out my tact for the limited division in USPSA if I could find some mega-cap 140mm mags for it.
 

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I thought the latest release of magazines had the peep holes all the way down the mag. I do like the mags the way they are. I think they are stronger than my Beretta mags. IMHO too many holes and the metal will fail like the previos post said, a zipper. I also am a welder and have been working in metals for 14 years now, but I am no expert. 8)
 

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949GUNZ said:
Yea, but the Glock magazines are polymer. Do you really think that would happen to a metal magazine?
Must have been an non-full metal lined glock mag (read: old). Also that dude must have had freaking incredible hulk thumbs to load it that much, I have enough problems putting the last round in my brother's 10mm 15 rounders.

ONe ting that surprised and sort of pissed me off was my HK USP 9mm fullsize. Those mags are ALL plastic, no metal anywhere and were friggin expensive to boot.

I guess it fits the HK profile, way too expensive.
 

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I will wait to see what MecGar produces, but if I am unhappy with them, I will go ahead w/ this. My experience w/ Mecgar mags has been less than stellar.
 

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I have been using Mec-Gar OEM mags in my XDs and have no complaints. I have a really smooth and fast mag change that has made the difference in several competitions so far. Are the mags you are suggestign going to feel like thos horrible BLOCK (read Glock) Mags? UGHHH!!! I like my stainless mags.
 

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nogoa said:
I also am a welder and have been working in metals for 14 years now, but I am no expert. 8)
I'm an expert JB Welder... :lol:
 

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manygunner said:
I have been using Mec-Gar OEM mags in my XDs and have no complaints. I have a really smooth and fast mag change that has made the difference in several competitions so far. Are the mags you are suggestign going to feel like thos horrible BLOCK (read Glock) Mags? UGHHH!!! I like my stainless mags.
IIRC mecgar does not make the XD mags, and the mags they are making are not available yet.

I HATE my OEM mags, both the 10 rounders and 12 rounders.

the only mag I have never had a problem with is my 10 round promag. The OEM do not hold the round at a proper angle and cause a nosedive FTF, even when after being adjusted.

my trusted mag that sit in my gun when I CCW is the promag
 
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