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By Drew Bryant
May 16th, 2022,

A short time ago, Shield Arms released their wildly popular S15 Magazine for the Glock 43X. Giving G43X users the ability to carry 15 rounds ammunition in a magazine, which was unheard of when it released to the market. On Wednesday, Shield Arms will be releasing the G43X Z9 Magazines to the market. The new magazine will hold 9 rounds of ammunition and come with a built-in pinky extension.

Below, is the product page for the Z9 Magazine from Shield Arms.

Product Information

The Z9 magazine is a 9 round magazine for the Glock® 43. The Z9 is a steel magazine, and is the same length as the OEM Glock® magazine with pinky extension, but holds an additional 3 rounds.


Glock® pistols and magazines are known for reliability – the Z9 maintains that same Glock® reliability, while giving you a 50% increase in magazine capacity in the same overall footprint.

We accomplished this increased capacity with our patent-pending magazine geometry, allowing the rounds to stagger, thereby fitting more in the same amount of space.

Proudly made in the USA by Check-Mate.


We recommend swapping out your plastic OEM mag catch with either our standard steel mag catch or our premium steel mag catch. Here’s why. If you don’t swap your mag catch you may have reliability issues. If you use another manufacturer’s mag catch you may have reliability issues.



Powercron is a cationic epoxy coating that offers excellent corrosion resistance and low VOC in a lead-free film electrocoat surface finish. If you are in a humid or salt water environment, or if you sweat a lot, we recommend Powercron, Electroless Nickel, or Black Electroless Nickel finish.

Note: because we have multiple Powercron vendors, there may be slight cosmetic variations in the finish. This is cosmetic only and does not affect performance. If you are concerned about a “matching” finish from mag to mag, you might be happier with one of the electroless nickel finishes.


Like all Shield Arms products, our S15 magazine comes with our 100% lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects. Additionally, we also offer a Spring for Life Guarantee – wear out your spring, get a new one for free, for life.


• 9 round capacity
• Same length as an OEM Glock 43 magazine with pinky extension
• Easy to remove, impact resistant base pad
• High lubricity finish, Black Oxide coating
• Made in the USA

Shield Arms G43X Z9 magazines release Wednesday, May 18th. For more on Shield Arns and thieir products, click here.

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