Friday Faves: Clear Glock Magazines
If forks and spoons can be refined and pretty, why not gun magazines. So far I've only seen this with Glock and AR-15 magazines(Glocks get all the fun playing dress up) but perhaps one day we'll see it reach other models.
Each magazine is about $20 and made of a high-grade TRANSLUCENT polymer. It's a light smoke colored, lucite-like casing. Other than looking pretty, it allows you to see how many pieces of ammo you have in there. It's clear enough for you to read the print and therefore the caliber stamped on the casing. For this reason, it's popular with competition shooters who are overtly conscientious about that kind of thing. It's tough to read those pinpoint holes on the side of a standard, solid black Glock magazine. ("Is that 5 or 6 rounds I have left?")
It won't crack or break when dropped and it's "very resistant" to harsh chemicals, ultraviolet rays, and extreme temperatures. It also comes with a lifetime warranty.
The company that makes these is called Elite Tactical Systems Group or "ETS" for short and is based out of Knoxville, Tennessee. They make these magazines for a variety number of rounds. I have quite a slew for both my Glock 19 and 17. They worked just as well as the factory-issue magazines. I liked them so much that I wanted to share the delight and packaged up some mint ETS magazines as a birthday gift for a friend.
Whether you indulge yourself or some other Glock lover in your life, these ETS magazines are a treat.