If you own a Glock handgun, you are likely more than a novice shooter since the brand is more a top-of-the-line name rather than one for beginners. If you like to shoot competitively or just for the enjoyment of hitting the bull’s eye on targets, you will want to spend more time shooting and less time reloading. For this reason, you may have purchased a magazine with a larger capacity than what came with your gun.
Putting a larger magazine in your gun leaves you with one issue. The magazine sticks well below the stock by which you hold the gun. While this may be more of an aggravation than a functional issue, it is one that many people want to resolve nevertheless. Suppliers like Militaria Press can supply you with items like a Glock magazine sleeve to take care of the issue.
Magazine spacers work by taking up the space between the bottom of your handgun’s frame and the floor plate on the end of the longer magazines. This gives the appearance of an extended stock rather than an out-of-place item sticking out of the end of it.
These spacers are typically held in place by a single Allen screw, making them easy to install and remove whenever necessary. They are made of injection molded polymer. They are also designed to match the handgun’s frame.
These spacers are relatively inexpensive, so if you use a longer magazine for your shooting activity, it may be well worth your money to invest in one of them.
Whether you use the standard size magazine or invest in one or several of the larger ones, you will always want to practice gun safety. If you do not already have a concealed carry permit, it is likely that your state will require you to successfully complete a gun safety class as a prerequisite for qualifying for the permit. Whether required or not, completing the class is still a good idea. After all, one reason many people purchase a gun is to be protected by it. The last thing you want is for you or a family member to be injured by it.