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mine came with a magpul glock 17 mag , but magazine had powder residue on it like it had been fired ... wondering if it was swapped out at the gun store ?

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It should be dirty, Kel Tec test fires every gun they make before it leaves the factory. And they don't clean them before they get shipped out.

I always said both of the ones I've owned came with swapped out mags. The factory even questioned one of them...they told me that no way did that mag come from here.

Several threads about this over the years...the latest one is still live here:

Which mag was included?
 

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I just picked up a new Gen 2 (in Glock 17) today and it came with a Magpul "PMAG 17".

It is also slightly dirty from being fired at the factory. My understanding is they come new with Magpul mags now.

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Mine came with a Magpul G19 mag, and yes, it showed evidence of being fired at the factory. Don't know if it was swapped out, but if so, the residue is a nice adder to keep me thinking it was not.
 

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Dirty Magpul with mine. Gen2 G19

I figured they test fired them at the factory like many other manufactures so it didn't bother me that much but, I was expecting a Glock branded mag vs. the Magpul.
 

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My Version 2, Glock 19/23 (picked up on 12/16/2016) came with a factory Glock 10 round .40 magazine.
 

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Why would a G19 version include a 40sw mag?
I should have said my new Gen 2 'Glock 19 / 23'.

The left side panel, right above the mag release, is marked "Glock 19 / 23 Mag" . The Glock 19 being a 9mm and the Glock 23 being a .40 S&W and with the mags appearing to have the same outer dimensions, I am guessing that Kel-Tec uses the same lower for both calibers just to streamline production and to save money...
 

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Why would a G19 version include a 40sw mag?
The caliber is ".40 Smith and Wesson" as it was they who developed that round while working with the FBI on a "reduced load" 10mm. Its like 9mm has many names: 9mm Luger (inventor of the famous pistol) or 9mm Parabellum (Latin word meaning "For War"), or a .380 is sometimes called a 9mm Kurz (German for 9mm short as opposed to 9mm Parabellum), or a 9mm ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol), or 9mm Browning after Mr. John Browning who developed it as the most powerful possible 9mm sized round to work in a simple blow-back pistol. etc. etc.

Read about the .40 here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.40_S%26W

Sometimes the name of a round tells a story.
 

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I should have said my new Gen 2 'Glock 19 / 23'.

The left side panel, right above the mag release, is marked "Glock 19 / 23 Mag" . The Glock 19 being a 9mm and the Glock 23 being a .40 S&W and with the mags appearing to have the same outer dimensions, I am guessing that Kel-Tec uses the same lower for both calibers just to streamline production and to save money...
You are correct. In fact the actual Glock 17/22, 19/23, and 26/27 all use the same lower grip. They just have slightly different slides and barrels for the different calibers.
 
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