MagGuts +3 Conversion for Smith & Wesson Shield Plus-10 Round Magazine

(169 customer reviews)


This MagGuts conversion updates your 10 round factory Shield Plus magazine to 13 rounds and adds only a pinky extension at the front which tapers to almost nothing at the rear.  You get a much better grip by getting full pinky engagement with almost no sacrifice in concealment ability.

  • Extremely reliable feed and slide lock
  • Improved grip
  • Excellent ergonomics and appearance
  • Highest quality materials
  • 100% Made in USA

Uses our Patented ZeeSpring (#11,079,192) and Patent Pending hybrid follower.

This item is not available for shipment to California.

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169 reviews for MagGuts +3 Conversion for Smith & Wesson Shield Plus-10 Round Magazine

  1. Justin (verified owner)

    Ran 200 rounds through them today at the range and they worked flawlessly!

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

  3. John H. (verified owner)

  4. Gary M. (verified owner)

    This was for a Shield Plus. Although I use the standard SW 13 round extended magazines the 10 round is slightly smaller, but I needed a pinky extension. So when the +3 came out and had the pinky extension AND +3 rounds that matched the extended mag, so much the better. I just wish there was a + for the 13 round mag that did not add a physical extension.

  5. Paul F. (verified owner)

    Couldn’t wait for this product to be available. Installed very easily – completely filled magazine with 13 rounds. Going to cycle at the range to see how it empties and reloads. 👍👍👍

  6. Scott Delio (verified owner)

  7. JonPaul (verified owner)

    Guess it’s a good product but bought it for my EZ Sheild that holds 10 rounds of .30 super carry and it doesn’t fit. Grandson owns a Sheild will see if he can use it.

  8. David A (verified owner)

    This “ generation” of magguts much easier to install then older extensions. The faceplate means easier/ quicker install.

  9. Travis H. (verified owner)

    MagGuts have to be just about the best thing since sliced bread. When you’re used to carrying 14+1 in a 365XL, the standard 10+1 of the Shield Plus doesn’t feel quite adequate for daily carry. This brings the Shield Plus up to par without affecting concealability and even saved a magazine that I had lost the lock plate from. Definitely a must have.

  10. mike s. (verified owner)

    Very easy to install. Works smooth as silk.

  11. PHILLIP (verified owner)

    Does what it claims. Excellent fit and finish; better than OEM. Pay attention to the installation instructions.

  12. Greg (verified owner)

    This unit was a little bit more difficult to insert into the mag than are the Shield single stack units. Getting 13 rounds into the mag was easy the very first time. I have only had one outing so far to use this unit, and feed, function and slide lock all worked every time.

  13. Anonymous (verified owner)

    I ordered the +3 extension as soon as it was available and receive it just a few days later. Install was a little fiddly but not terrible. Mainly just keeping the spring compressed while installing the base plate. Loading up the full 13 rounds was easy. I put ~200 rounds through the magazine without any malfunctions.
    The extension adds just enough length up front for a full grip and greatly improved handling. Since I was expecting to pay around $20 for just a regular extension anyway, the price to also add 3 more rounds to the mag makes the $34 worth it.

  14. George (verified owner)

    Excellent conversion in the 10rd magazine making it 13rds. I never liked the 10rd magazine before since it left my pinky hanging off the bottom. Now with the MagGuts kit, the 10rd has a full grip with the bonus of 3 additional rounds.

  15. Ed Anderson (verified owner)

  16. Teddy Rivera (verified owner)

    Great product made an amazing shield + better very easy to install in the stock mag. Now I have 12+1×2 definitely a must have

  17. Ronald Drews (verified owner)

    The Brass screw or rivet that holds the mag plate in place has a tendency to let the plate slip over it. You should look into it and see if a screw with a larger head would help. Otherwise I like the flat spring.

  18. Randy Widdis (verified owner)

    Work great!

  19. Randy Eggleston (verified owner)

    Installment was easy and the fit is perfect. The spring and base plate are very well made and fit very well. The magazine loads well and the gun operates perfect with the conversion.

  20. Terrence M (verified owner)

    Awesome concept BUT you can manually push the baseplate over the detent without depressing it first. Shield plus 10+3 mag ext.

  21. Michael Labus (verified owner)

  22. Robert Burrows (verified owner)

  23. Kevin (verified owner)

    Very happy so far. Ran it in a class and it performed fine. I am taking it to the range later this week to run some drills with it and see if it is getting closer to be able to fall into my carry routine mag.

  24. Christen P. (verified owner)

    Great product, looks good, fast shipping and functions without any problems at all👍👍 highly highly highly recommend!

  25. Anonymous (verified owner)

  26. Jay D. (verified owner)

  27. Isaiah (verified owner)

    So far the conversion kit has been excellent. No issues with 115gr or 124gr.

  28. Eric Bagdikian (verified owner)

  29. Len G. (verified owner)

    Works beautifully, as expected, and shipping was fast! Just ordered 2 more for a different handgun.

  30. Anonymous (verified owner)

  31. Joe C. (verified owner)

    Converts standard 10 round mag to 13 rounds in addition to providing an enhanced grip vis a vis a place for your pinky finger.

  32. Wesley (verified owner)

    VERY finicky install but once it’s in there it works as advertised. Really wish the spring and follower were more easily attached/jointed to make installation easier.

  33. Patrick M. (verified owner)

    Fit and function is great. Magguts always work flawlessly in my experience.

  34. Robert W. (verified owner)

  35. Keith (verified owner)

    Easy to install. I was able to load 13 rounds into the 10 round magazine with no problems.

  36. Neil (verified owner)

  37. Luke (verified owner)

    Awesome product! Over 200 rounds fired using it and I’ve had no issues. The fact I can carry 14 rounds in a firearm of this size is frankly mindboggling.

  38. Rob G. (verified owner)

    Don’t wait, get this for your standard capacity magazine. It replaces the internals with an improved spring and follower, plus you get the bonus of 3 more rounds and an extended pinky rest.

    It’s stupid easy to install too.

  39. Eric B. (verified owner)

    Ordering is easy and shipping is quick. Relatively easy to install and works well. Although you can only contact them by email, customer service is relatively quick to respond and helpful.

  40. Myles C. (verified owner)

    Awesome. Love it fits my hand perfect.

  41. Patrick M. (verified owner)

    Works perfectly

  42. Anonymous (verified owner)

  43. Derek (verified owner)

    Quality product. Improves capacity and function of OEM mags. Now have the Magguts extensions on all my Shield mags. Well worth the price.

  44. Calvin (verified owner)

  45. Chalton V. (verified owner)

    Awesome product
    Reliable shot 500 rounds with no problem
    And I went from 10 rounds to 13 rounds and one in the chamber 14 rounds on my Shield plus

  46. David S. (verified owner)

    Easy to install and works perfectly. I really like the pinky extension. It gives me a better purchase without compromising concealability.

  47. Paul Willis (verified owner)

    Shield Plus, was carrying with the factory 13rd mag. Switched to +3 conversion for the 10rd factory mag. Initial impressions: much more comfortable to carry and to shoot. I’ve put 5 mag reloads, using Critical Defense 115gr or 115Gr FMJ, no issues or failures! Love the look and feel of the pinky extension.

  48. RONALD P. (verified owner)

    Wasn’t hard to install, and works !

  49. Asaf Shoham (verified owner)

    Brass button too low, bottom plate is opened and spring pops out after few rounds and mag change

  50. John L. (verified owner)

    Easy to install worked perfect

  51. Jonathan (verified owner)

    Outstanding – installed easily, loads easily, and carries 3 extra rounds with negligible loss in concealability. Stippling and finish match factory grip exactly. Put 100 rounds through without issue. Be sure to follow directions closely – I think some others that mentioned the baseplate coming off didn’t catch the note about ensuring the spring catch is on the outside of the magazine.

  52. Richard Wolfe (verified owner)

    This mag and follow run perfectly. I have shot about 200 rounds with no troubles! 👍👍👍

  53. Michael (verified owner)

    The +3s work great as I expected. Good job.

  54. Jarred B. (verified owner)

    Awesome product!

  55. Anthony Bahde (verified owner)

    Fast delivery. Easy directions. Great product. +3 rounds with minimal print.

  56. Brandon Smith (verified owner)

    Great product, highly satisfied

  57. Paul Campbell (verified owner)

    So far with 260 rounds not one issue I carry it in my most impossible firearm the one I use for self defense!

  58. Charles (verified owner)

    Excellent product for shield plus.

  59. Andrew M. (verified owner)

    Was a very easy install. Fast delivery.

  60. Robert (verified owner)

    Love this product!

  61. Taylor (verified owner)

    Bad before the good. Follower is kind of janky and can pop out of the top of the magazine a bit. With use it should loosen up and chill out. Installation was also a bit screwy. But it works as intended and does so reliably so far (about 200 rounds through the mag).

    This gives you the capacity of the OEM 13 round magazine but with a good bit trimmed off the backside. It’s easier to conceal and gives me a full grip. I recommend this for anyone that wants a smaller profile without sacrificing capacity.

  62. Steve B. (verified owner)

    I can put 13 rounds in the shorter 10 round mag is awesome! Function and reliability are great. I’ve put quite a few rounds through it with no issues. I will be upgrading all my 13 round mags with MagGuts as soon as they are back in stock!

  63. Tracy (verified owner)

    Install was easy enough. Next stop is the range…

  64. Roy Rhodes (verified owner)

    I received the product very fast. Installation was simple and easy with the detailed included instructions. I did have a minor issue and emailed my concern with quick response. They walked me through a few details to check to make sure I had installed the piece correctly. They determined it was a faulty part and was sent out a replacement part with a few days. Very happy with product and will purchase more items in the future.

  65. Michael Gallagher (verified owner)

    Haven’t tested it yet, but quality is good, easy install, loaded all rounds easily, really like the grip of the base plate..

  66. Anonymous (verified owner)

  67. Michael Knepley (verified owner)

    Good product, works as advertised. Wish they would get the +2 product for the 15 rd in stock.

  68. James Bellue (verified owner)

    Hand written thank you letter was unexpected and appreciated, especially the Bible verses that were quoted. Hope to be a return customer soon

  69. David C. (verified owner)

    Works amazing, better than the stock 13 round mags.

  70. Brian G. (verified owner)

    Shot 3 full mags without incident. So far so good, will continue testing.

  71. Jason (verified owner)

    Only ran the kit in one class but it didn’t break or pop apart when it was dropped on rocks repeatedly. Had one double feed when the mag was down to 2 rounds. I will continue to run the mag in classes and during training before trusting the system for carry. It seems promising. Unlike the factory 13 round mags, this kit leaves some compressabilty of the rounds when the mag is fully loaded, BIG PLUS.

  72. Nick R. (verified owner)

    Great product. Added just enough space for my pinky finger. Finger wouldn’t fit on grip before part installed. And the extension looks like it should have came from the factory on the pistol it matches well.

  73. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very difficult to install. Once installed the base plate kept coming off. Returning them.

  74. Oday Thabteh (verified owner)

  75. Danny (verified owner)

    Works great. Simple install and ran a few clips through my gun with no issues.

  76. Kevin O. (verified owner)

    Seems well made and feeds reliably. I wish it came with a flush base plate instead of with a pinky extension. The extension makes it similar in length and concealability to the OEM Shield Plus 13 round extended magazine. I will just use the OEM 13 rounder instead. I would buy a flush base plate if it was available.

  77. Kory (verified owner)

    Best upgrade for shield plus. I love my stock 13 round mags but find they print in my carry position. This extension allows me to carry 13 rounds without the issues or printing more and have had zero issues with feeding so far. Will be buying more.

  78. Michael N. (verified owner)

    It’s a have must accessory. Turn that 10rd mag into a 13rd mag without adding any additional length (that’s if you don’t already have a Pearce grip extension on it). Considering getting a few more in the future.

  79. Rodney (verified owner)


  80. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great product! Works exactly as advertised, thank you!!!

  81. Frederick (verified owner)

    I gave it 4 stars only because I haven’t shot the pistol yet. I did manually eject the rounds out the magazine and everything ran fine. I had an issue with the pinky rest sliding off. I reached out and they responded very quickly with an enlarged photo showing me what I had did wrong, so that issue was on me. After that the pinky rest is held on Rick solid. After I shoot this pistol I’m sure I will be looking to purchase more extentions from MagGuts

  82. Craig DeCelles (verified owner)

    This product is awesome! I get 2 extra rounds in the mag and I have big hands, so now my pinky can help me grip my gun lots better!

  83. Dean Curtis (verified owner)

    This the first mag I have ever disassembled. By using the MagGuts instruction sheet it was a breeze. My 10 round mag now holds 13, but the real bonus is the extension which gives me much more control. Very happy with my purchase.

  84. Miguel Rivera (verified owner)

    Exact fit

  85. Dmitri (verified owner)

    Installation was easy, awesome results

  86. Paul V. (verified owner)

    Quick delivery and an excellent product. My third magazine spring set purchase and I’m sure it won’t be my last. Love it.

  87. Jay S. (verified owner)

    Awesome as usual.

  88. James Janiczek (verified owner)

    I haven’t been able to run the magazine through my Shield yet, but I had no problem loading 13 rounds using an UpLula mag loader.

  89. Josh (verified owner)

    Bought for a buddy and it works great in the 10rd mag – allows for a pinky hold unlike stock mag

  90. Chris (verified owner)

    Haven’t had a chance to shoot yet but everything seems fine. Easy change out, cycles just fine by hand and much easier to load.

  91. Michael Gillespie (verified owner)

  92. Dave (verified owner)

    I love these 10+3’s. They are the same size as the Pierce pinky extenders, and yet you get an extra 3 rounds. Phenomenal! My only complaint is that I’ve had them come apart during IPDA matches when hitting the ground/floor during mag changes….. the little spring that holds the baseplate on could be a little stronger, as my Magguts mags blew up on me (upon hitting the ground) a bunch of times at my last match. Silver lining – I got really good at putting them back together! Regardless, I love having 13+1 in a little 3″ shield plus. Hoping they can make the new 15 rd mags into a 17 without adding any extensions (like the did on the 13+2’s).

  93. Doug PACKARD (verified owner)

    Your service was quick and the changeover was easy.

  94. Henry (verified owner)

    This review is winded but thorough. Had never heard of Magguts until a user mentioned them on YouTube, specifically the Shield Plus 10 rounder +3. Immediately became highly interested. and purchased. I carry the 10, the 13 is slightly too long causing it to print. Have medium size hands so a pinky extension is a requirement on the 10, if not my pinky does not cover. Not a fan of replacing any internal OEM parts with aftermarket for obvious reasons. However the spring on the Magguts is beefier and better made IMO than the OEM S&W. So this was an exception. Also before writing this review 200 successful rounds without a single issue was good enough for me, open slide every time when rounds completed. I have a very expensive habit of buying the latest and greatest carry pistol every 1 to 2 years. In my mind this sub $40 kit saved me over $600. I’m very pleased with it, was worth every penny. Installation tip: not only wear safety glasses, but would take it a step further with protective gloves. The metal edges on the spring are very sharp.

  95. Tammy W. (verified owner)

    too tight. can only get 12 rounds

  96. John B. (verified owner)

    works great,fed flawlessly

  97. Tyler L. (verified owner)

    Great product and fast shipping definitely a good recommendation!!🙏🏽

  98. Ross McKenney (verified owner)

    Great product that delivers on what it claims to do as tested on the pistol range. It is a little fussy to install, but knowing the little tricks now should cut installation time down dramatically for next one!

  99. Jason DeVito (verified owner)

  100. Rafael Ocasio (verified owner)

    Easy to
    Install. Will buy the kit for my 13 rouder

  101. Gabriel J. (verified owner)

    It’s not a bad product. It’s well built and does indeed put 3 more rounds in. I wanted to love it. But… What it does not do is save you any appreciable space over the OEM 13 rounder. On the rear side it’s a smidge shorter, but on the front it’s actually a bit longer. It ends up a wash. And your mag will no longer stand up straight (it wobbles) making loading more difficult, and now your gauge holes that tell you how full the mag is don’t line up. If it were $10-$15, it would be a nice cheap way of getting extra shots in. But at this price, you can just buy an extra OEM magazine (and have another mag in your kit). If it actually saved the size, or was much cheaper, this would be an amazing product. As it is, it just gives you a slightly worse version of what you can already buy OEM. I’m not returning it… but I also don’t think I’d recommend it (again, at this nearly-$40-after-shipping price).

  102. Michael S. (verified owner)

    Works like a charm. Happy with purchase. Highly recommend!

  103. Steven O. (verified owner)

    I ordered the wrong one for my gun I have a s&w 9m shield w/single stack, my fault thanks

  104. Anonymous (verified owner)

    This kit turned the 11 round magazine from one I would never use to one I do. The only thing I can complain about is the cap moves a lot. Even when the magazine is loaded it moves. I don’t forsee this being a issue but it is note worthy. This is probably a magazine I’ll only use at the range.

  105. Tim Lanier (verified owner)

    Prompt service , fast delivery, easy assembly whats not to like!

  106. Joseph N. (verified owner)

    Fit and finish as expected. Adds three rounds to Shield Plus ten round magazine which is also a magazine for my S&W Equalizer. Function is perfect. Now if you would produce a Magguts kit for the Springfield Hellcat!

  107. Ronald Deragon (verified owner)

    Quality product
    Well made, easy installation and works flawlessly. Would order again.

  108. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Easy install, quality integration and super fast shipping! I don’t anticipate any issues at the range, but I’ll update once I test drive.

  109. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Works flawlessly.

  110. David Smith (verified owner)

    Product as described. Assembly was easy. Packaging is very good. Even with standard delivery, received it 2-3 days. Will definitely purchase more .

  111. Paul Weeden (verified owner)

  112. Larry Y. (verified owner)

    Haven’t used it a lot yet. Seems good to go like the several other springs I have gotten from MagGuts.

  113. Edwin Collazo (verified owner)


  114. Robert (verified owner)

    Increased capacity & a much better grip w/ my large hands so that all fingers can be used.

    ONLY drawback, be careful when itstallling. the metal edges are very sharp & I got several cuts on my hands as a result. WEAR GLOVES when installing.

  115. Gary (verified owner)

    Easy install, works flawlessly. Already put 200 rounds out of this mag with no issues after initial install. What a great upgrade!

  116. Brandon (verified owner)

    Everything was great, shipping was fast and install was easy with directions. Fired a couple hundred rounds of range and defense ammo with no issues. Purchased multiple times from magguts in the past and am always satisfied.

  117. TyJuan L. (verified owner)

    This new +3 convention kid is amazing!!

  118. Daniel E. (verified owner)

    Works as advertised. Simple to install, and easy to use. Amazing I can get three more rounds in the stock 10rd magazine.

  119. Mike S. (verified owner)

    Tried like crazy, but there is no way I am get +3 in this mag. +2 is all I can get. I do still like your product. It’s a nice looking piece of equipment that complements the pistol.

  120. Rolando H. (verified owner)

    It’s not easy to install, but as long it works I’m good with it, only disappointed with USPS taking twice as long to deliver the package.

  121. Jose R. (verified owner)

    product works as advertised, converted my 10 round magazine to a 13 round magazine, with simple instructions and straightforward I was done in no more than 20 minutes.

  122. Craig Reel (verified owner)

    Great product. Shipping was quick.. It was easy to install. I’ll definitely buy from MagGuts in the future.

  123. Antonio S. (verified owner)

    Absolutely loved it, like all your other products. Easy to install, if I had an issue it’s because I didn’t fully read directions thoroughly. Once I did piece of cake. I ran 150 rds. without one single issue, so I ordered another. I’m confident like the other Magguts products I purchased these will perform great. Thank you … waiting for the plus for 15rd shield plus magazines.. Tony ..

  124. Charles (verified owner)

    MagGuts was easy to install in my Shield Plus mag. Worked perfectly at the range.

  125. Grayson (verified owner)

    Very pleased! Super easy to install. Grip texture on the pinky extension is nice. 14 rounds in a shield plus with a pinky extension is something else! Don’t hesitate to Try one of these before purchasing another 13 round magazine from Smith.

  126. Greg (verified owner)

    Works just as described

  127. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Simple installation, reliable in use, unbeatable addition to capacity. Worth the money for sure

  128. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Like all previous kits, this set worked perfectly.

  129. Peter C. (verified owner)

    When I got an email that this was available, I actually bought a shield plus again. Fantastic product!

  130. NICHOLAS (verified owner)

    Very solid and easy to use.

  131. Laurie H. (verified owner)

    Very impressive design. I would suggest you tumble the springs to break the sharp edges. I did cut myself installing the spring kit. It also takes some time and finess to install. I may not have done it quite right as I can only get 12 rounds in the 10 to q3 round conversion.

  132. Anonymous (verified owner)

  133. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Really great product and easy to install

  134. RYAN (verified owner)

    Functioned flawlessly through 300+ rounds today, huge improvement!

  135. keith fern (verified owner)

  136. Mike Taylor (verified owner)

    Really good option for converting 10 round magazines to 13 rounds. Love the pinky finger extension! Cycles and ejects well. I recommend MagGuts to anyone wanting better performance from their limited capacity magazine.

  137. David McDonald (verified owner)

    The 3+ rounds for the 10 round mag is a instant purchase. I bought the original Shield in June 2017, pocket carried every day for 6 years. I had purchased MagGuts for my Shield and Bodyguard. I had no idea there was MagGuts for the Shield Plus, to find a +3 for the 10 round clip making it equal to the 30 Super Carry but in 9mm blew my mind. Truthfully I’d spent $200 for this conversion and certainly $99 at $33.95 it’s must have. Now I’m back to a very capable pocket concealable PC Shield Plus with 13+1. Can’t be more thrilled with this MVP upgrade. The pinky extension is perfectly understated, low print and grip enhancing. PHENOMENAL improvement.

  138. Joshua Martin (verified owner)

    Zero issues so far. The best pinky extension available for Shield plus

  139. Matt Long (verified owner)

    Everything looks and feels good, haven’t tested them out yet though.

  140. David P. (verified owner)

    Very nice setup! Install was easy and instructions were no problem at all to follow. Have ran 1000+ rounds through this and have had 0 issues at all. Carry this daily and have complete confidence in it.

    As a side bonus it gives you a really cool look as well, very tough looking.

    A+, absolutely worth it.

  141. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Works as advertised. If you can easily remove the baseplate without depressing the brass button, you have assembled it wrong. Reread the instructions and try again. Will buy again.

  142. Phillip S. (verified owner)

    Great as always: much better than OEM. I’m an instructor and competitive shooter, and the zee springs are vastly superior. I just wish they had a different baseplate option since that taper doesn’t feel right.

  143. Trent (verified owner)

  144. Alexander T. (verified owner)

    Excellent product works exactly as it’s supposed to added 3 rounds to my 10 round flush mag and only added a pinky extension which fits my had perfectly! It still keeps the grip shorter then the factory 13 round mags so total win!

  145. Nicolas Wilbanks (verified owner)

  146. Anthony (verified owner)

    Made of quality material and my magazine load went from 10+1 to 13+1.

  147. Douglas W. (verified owner)

    Installed and went to the range. Shot over 200 rounds and the Magguts worked flawlessly. I look forward to every new release that fits guns that I own or am considering buying.

  148. matthew schroeder (verified owner)

    Thank you

  149. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

    fast shipping. works great

  150. Joseph (verified owner)

    Fast Shipping, Excellent Product, 100% reliable, 13+1 in small package. Nice pinky rest too. A+++

  151. Joseph M. (verified owner)

    Fantastic product, quick shipping

  152. Thomas E. (verified owner)

    These are the best thing you can do to your Shield Plus magazines. The OE 10 rd mags that were (at best) difficult to get 10 rds in, even after modifying the OE followers, now easily hold 13 rds and function well at 13+1. Getting the MagGuts Conversions was money well spent!

  153. Jim D. (verified owner)

    Shipped lightning fast and works perfectly. Extremely happy.

  154. Phillip (verified owner)

    nice and easy install.

  155. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

    Works as intended. Hands down one of the best upgrades for your edc.

  156. Ron S. (verified owner)

    I’ve ordered two +3 extensions for Shield Plus. One has worked flawlessly, the other has had a few malfunctions. I’m still working with it and it may be my fault. The extra capacity in a tiny extension is well worth the money!

  157. Joseph V. (verified owner)

    These are so impressive that I ordered another OEM 10rd magazine, just so I could upgrade it to replace the far inferior OEM 13rd magazines from S&W.

    I already use Magguts’ kits in all 5 of my Sig P238 mags; and each has been 100% reliable (which is much better than the OEM or aftermarket P238 mags).

    I am glad to say Magguts have continued this trend in quality with this latest upgrade kit for the S&W Shield Plus magazines. The Shield Plus upgrade an EVEN BETTER improvement over the OEM mags than then even Magguts’ flawless P238 upgrade kits were over their OEM counterparts.

    The Magguts-converted 13rd magazines, created using the S&W OEM 10rd mags, are FAR more ergonomic than Smith & Wesson’s own 13rd mags. The lipped pinky extension pushes the gun into my palm with much greater force, and creates a grip with much greater consistency (especially when drawing), than the S&W 13rd stock magazine.

    And Magguts has worked their usual magic with the magazine’s round-capacity: in a total height less than the height of the factory 13rd Magazines, yet you get the same capacity thanks to the leaf-spring that telescopes into their custom follower. And thanks to the angeled exterior-edge of the Magguts’ mag-extension, you get far less obvious gun-geometry printing on your shirt (every manufacturer should copy this idea of leaving a flat base in the mag, but obscuring its angle by using angle edges on the side of the mag. This let’s the spring sit securily on level base-plate, but cause the edges that touch your shirt to be angles, and reduce printing (also it just looks better than a flt base, IMO).

    So much thought went into every aspect of these parts’ engineering, that I am impressed beyond words. These features would be praised as ground-breaking if a firearm-manufacturer came up with any of them themsleves – yet Magguts, a relatively small third party parts-manufacturer, hardly gets any attention from the industry, or even guntubers (I wish Magguts sent samples to every gun-tuber using a firearm Magguts makes a kit for, so more people could know about these).

    Keep up the amazing and innovative work. Thank you Magguts!

  158. Joseph V. (verified owner)

    My second order, and there will be a third (read my previous review).

    If you are an engineer like me, I strongly suggest you look up the dozen or so patents Magguts uses in their products (most of their products, especially the double-stacked extensions, use far more patents than are listed on the packaging) – truly impressive, and insanely innovative.

    The amount of patents, and patents-pending, used in every single unique design aspect of their products will astonish you. In “Google Patents” look up one of his patent numbers listed on the packaging, then just click on the inventor’s name. You will then see the true amount of patents used for Magguts, and the crazy amount time+effort that must have went into making every one of their products 100% reliable (not to mention ground-breaking).

    When these patents ultimately expire (which admittedly could be a while, since improvement patents and other means of patent-extension exist), I truly hope this technology becomes the standard (sorry Magguts). For right now though, I am shocked that Gun manufacturers arent beating down Magguts’ doors to license the technology from them – because, as we all know, capacity is king in the current concealed-carry market. This is especially true in the relatively new double-stacked Micro 9’s (check out his patents that make the double-stack Magguts work, its awesome). Imagine if Glock, Sig, S&W, etc included this increased capacity standard, or even as a performance option… they would kick the competition’s rear in terms of magazine capacity. After reviewing the patented tech, its clear that if the Manufacturers worked hand-in-hand with Magguts to engineer their mag-bodies to work specifically with Maggut’s technology from the get go, they could achieve +3 without adding really nearly any significant mag height. Right now the flat-spring has to taper in width as it gets taller, and Magguts has to use a custom base-plate on the doublestacks (that’s for multiple reasons that you can look into – but heck, even the tab of the spring that folds around the back of mag body to lock-in the baseplate is patented tech… so much more could be done if the mag body itself was designed to work with Magguts’ tech). Anyways I am geeking out on the potential.

    Back to my purchase, yet again my 2nd purchase of the Shield Plus +3 is 100% reliable. Also, the 13rd Magguts-created Magazine has a stronger spring than the OEM 13rd mags (especially noticeable when Mag is low/empty) – thus Magguts-modded mags are far more reliable since the greater spring force helps when the bullets are pushed up nto position for feeding, reducing the chance of feed problems (especially when the slide short-strokes at all, in such cases you need as a strong a spring as you can get to lift the round into position before the slide begins its foward-travel). And despite this, loading the 13th round (if you assembled everything correctly) is no challenge at all.

    I am 100% convinced this is the future of handgun magazine technology – in which every single additonal round of capacity is vital.

    Great work Magguts.

  159. Wesley Caldwell (verified owner)

    Honestly this is the best mag extension, having 13 rds in a 10rnd platform is amazing for ccs, rounds feed perfectly, slide locks back as it’s supposed too. I could not be happier!

  160. Elijah S. (verified owner)

    Was looking into pinky extensions when I came across this. Great price, perfect grip extension, and three extra rounds. I have no complaints!

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  162. Richard B. (verified owner)

    Great design, easy to install! Will buy again

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  164. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Overall very solid and good quality product. Drawbacks are that getting 13th round in the magazine, without use of a mag loader, is extremely difficult. This issue may lessen as the magazine is used and broken in, but that’s not guaranteed. Also, assembling the magazine is a bit tricky. The pinky extension is great for my grip, but, as other reviewers have said, does make the magazine print practically as much as the 13 round magazine.

    • admincorso (store manager)

      Thanks for the review! The last round should not be difficult to assemble and should certainly not require a loader. Please see the message we sent to you via email containing information to help get it loading more easily as it should.

  165. George (verified owner)

    I bought these for my 30 super carry 13rd magazines after seeing a FB post that they worked. They fit and everything seems to function perfectly so far. Increased capacity from 13 to 17rds of 30sc.

  166. George (verified owner)

    They work in both my 10rd 9mm magazines as well as my 13rd 30 Super Carry magazines. Capacity is 17rds after installing the MagGuts in the Shield Plus 30SC magazines. I’m looking forward to trying the +2 in my 16rd 30sc magazine, and maybe get a 19-20rd capacity?

  167. Kenneth (verified owner)

    Difficult to keep spring and follower together and, difficult to collapse spring into housing.

  168. David B. (verified owner)

    Great option and quick delivery.

  169. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent service.

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