Looking for a way to get more bang for your buck? I have it figured out. Don’t ask what possessed me to tear down my perfectly good GLOCK 42 mags and start hacking on the springs. But I’m glad I did.
The process is simple enough. Spring tension presents rounds and feeds the gun. Spring tension also stacks up, preventing the addition of extra rounds of ammo. Take off too much spring, and you may not feed reliably. So go slow.
The balance I discovered can be seen in the photos below. Knock off close to 3 coils and you get an extra round. As of air time, I’ve put more than 100 rounds through on this new configuration. And I haven’t had a single failure.
And just to be clear on all of this, we’re not suggesting you begin modifying your GLOCK. Modifications jeopardize the pistol’s performance and void warranties. But it is nice to know that it is possible. And eighth round may not be important. Than again, it might be.