It’s no secret that GLOCK is one of the hottest brands on the market.

We saw a record in first-time gun owners in 2020, 2021, and 2022 – and you can guess what they bought.

Glock 19 magazine guide

GLOCK 19 Gen4 pistol

The GLOCK 19 is a doublestack 9mm compact pistol. With a 15+1 capacity and resilient performance, this is a great option for home defense and everyday carry (EDC). 

But with hundreds of aftermarket options (and more on the way), it can be tricky figuring out which magazine is best for your G19 pistol. 

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Worry not! We gathered a few of our favorite magazines – let’s hit the ground running.

Please note these magazines will work with any Generation GLOCK 19 pistol.

While we’ll go into greater detail in each section, here are my favorites:

But let’s dig in more and talk about the best magazines for your GLOCK 19!

Best Magazines for the GLOCK 19

1. Home Defense

One of the best parts of owning a 9mm GLOCK is the reliable, extended factory magazines.

Do you want a 17-round capacity? You can use a G17 17-round magazine.

What about a 24-round capacity? Yep. GLOCK even makes a 33-round “big stick” mag that many AR9 / PCC owners love.

AR9 with GLOCK magazine

AR9 with GLOCK’s 33-round “big stick” magazine

But when it comes down to it, there are two solid options for home defense.

We highly recommend the factory GLOCK 19 15-round Gen 5 magazine – it’s reliable and sits flush in the magwell.

FACTORY REPLACEMENT
glock 19 magazine
Glock 19 9mm 15 Round Gen 5 Magazine
$24.99
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GLOCK factory magazines stacked

GLOCK factory magazines

If you’re looking for an extended magazine, consider the factory GLOCK 24-round stick mag or 33-round big stick mag. Have some extra rounds to keep the bad guys at bay. 

ADDED CAPACITY
Glock 9mm Gen 5 24 RD Magazine
Glock 17, 19, 26 9mm 24 Round Gen 5 Extended Magazine
$34.99
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THE BIG STICK
Glock 33 round black magazine
Glock 17, 19, 26 9mm 33 Round Gen 5 Extended Magazine
$34.99
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If you’re restricted to a 10-round capacity, we recommend the GLOCK 19 10-round Gen 5 magazine.

 

 

GLOCK 19 15-round vs 10-round magazine

GLOCK 19 15-round vs 10-round magazine

RELIABLE BLOCKED MAGAZINE
Glock G19 Gen 5 9mm 10 RD Magazine
Glock 19 9mm 10 Round Gen 5 Magazine
$24.99
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2. Everyday Carry

Are you interested in carrying your G19? Many people do, especially when the weather allows for bulkier clothing. 

Glock 19 with holster

Glock 19 Gen3 pistol with loaded magazine and holster

We recommend the factory GLOCK 19 15-round Gen 5 magazine – it’s reliable and won’t poke you in the side. Plus, it features the newest high-vis orange followers.

It’s as simple as that.

FACTORY REPLACEMENT
glock 19 magazine
Glock 19 9mm 15 Round Gen 5 Magazine
$24.99
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3. Range days!

Whether you’re training for everyday carry, the apocalypse, or just blowing off steam, you’ll need some mags.

The range is an excellent setting to test out new firearms, drills, and gear. If it isn’t reliable at the range, count it out.

Don’t let this be you

Nothing can truly replace factory GLOCK mags reliability. At the range, however, you can get some reps in with Magpul PMAG GL9 mags.

Magpul GL9 magazines

Magpul GL9 magazines

Magpul carries several GLOCK PMAGs for the G19, from a 10-round mag to a 50-round drum. Quite the spread.

At the range, we recommend the Magpul PMAG GL9 15-round magazine – it’s lightweight and can take a beating. This will “keep some miles off” your factory GLOCK magazines. 

RELIABLE AFTERMARKET CHOICE
Magpul PMAG Glock 19 9mm 15 Round Magazine
Magpul PMAG 15 GL9 9mm 15 Round Magazine for Glock 19 Pistols
$13.99
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Looking for extra firepower? Take a look at the new factory GLOCK 9mm 33-round Gen 5 magazine. Spend less time loading and more time shooting. 

The BIG STICK
Glock 33 round black magazine
Glock 17, 19, 26 9mm 33 Round Gen 5 Extended Magazine
$34.99
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SGM Tactical glock magazine

SGM Tactical 33-round magazine vs. factory GLOCK 33-round magazine, left and right

Want a budget extended magazine? SGM Tactical provides 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, and 10mm extended magazines – and they’re great.

RELIABLE EXTENDED MAGAZINE
SGM Tactical Glock 9mm 33 Round Magazine
SGM Tactical 9mm 33 Round Extended Magazine for Glock Pistols
$19.99
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Of course, if you’re looking for that ultimate range companion, you should consider the Magpul PMAG D-50 GL9 50-round drum. It doesn’t get much better than this.

MAXIMUM FIREPOWER
Magpul PMAG D-50 GL9 9mm 50 Round Drum Magazine
Magpul PMAG D-50 GL9 9mm 50 Round Drum Magazine
$99.99
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The Bottom Line

The Glock 19 pistol leads the industry with its superb reliability. Use factory magazines you can trust for home defense and everyday carry, and save the aftermarket mags for the range.

 

DISCLAIMER: Aftermarket magazines are not manufactured, authorized, endorsed, or warranted by GLOCK. GLOCK does not warrant or represent that this product is compatible with GLOCK pistols.

Sam Lyons
Sam Lyons is a passionate firearms enthusiast with a keen eye for detail and a love for all things ballistic.
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