If you have trouble with quick mag changes, Rival Arms’ 2-piece magwell kit may be the answer

by Rob Reaser

Have a case of the fumble fingers when loading mags under pressure? Well, you need to practice those mag changes just like you need to practice dry-firing and malfunction drills. In an emergency situation, fumbling can get you hurt or worse. That’s why it’s important to develop a smooth, efficient routine and build muscle memory for all aspects of firearm deployment.

That said, some folks seem to have a more challenging time than others when it comes to mag changes, usually in the form of tripping the magazine as it is positioned to enter the magwell.

One aftermarket solution for this is to install a flared magwell extension to the bottom of the pistol grip. A flared magwell extension acts somewhat like a funnel to help guide the magazine into the magwell. A good example of this is the 2-Piece Magwell kit from Rival Arms. These kits are made for GLOCK pistols, and are easy to install.

How easy? Check out this video…


Shoot On Editor-in-Chief Rob Reaser is a lifelong outdoorsman, former magazine editor, columnist, and contributing editor to numerous national publications in the automotive and outdoor segments. He has also authored and co-authored several DIY gun building books. His shooting and hunting passions cover everything from traditional archery and big-game bowhunting to the latest in handguns, rifles, and reloading. Rob has a troublesome habit of pulling guns and things apart to see how they work; occasionally, he manages to get them back together...

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