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Old 12-22-2012, 03:21 PM   #1
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I'm looking to buy a couple spare mags for my Beretta 96A1, I haven't bought any handgun mags before, are there any brands to stay away from? Or any that are worth mentioning as being very good quality other than factory mags?

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Old 12-22-2012, 03:30 PM   #2
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mecgar has a decent rep for making beretta mags as from what i understand beretta uses them to make their mags that ship with the beretta stamp.

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I would only buy factory mags (with the exception of Chip McCormick Shooting Star 1911 Mags which WERE Colt "factory").

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I would only buy factory mags (with the exception of Chip McCormick Shooting Star 1911 Mags which WERE Colt "factory").
do you have experience with mecgar or any others malfunctioning?
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I had some MecGar 96 mags that were function flawless in the 12 rounds configuration.

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I put in all my info to order the Mecgars then I decided to check the Beretta page again for some reason, in the time I was at the Mecgar site Beretta posted a sale on the mags for the 92/96. Normally $43 now $34 something but if you buy 2 or more they're 29.95 with free shipping! That's a helluva deal from what I've seen. The mags on the sale are 9mm 17 round or 40 12 round.

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do you have experience with mecgar or any others malfunctioning?
I've had nothing but good luck with MecGar magazines.
I have them for my CZ (the are the OEM maker as well), Tanfoglio Witness (If they aren't the OEM maker, I'd be surprised) & for my Dan Wesson 1911 in .40S&W (head & shoulders better than the Metalforms that came with it.)
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I've had nothing but good luck with MecGar magazines.
That seems to be the thought from what I am finding out, seem like a good product, I wouldn't hesitate to order them in the future. The Mecgar actually offered slightly higher capacity than the Beretta, its 12 and I could get either 13 or 15 in the Mecgar, but for the sale price I figured I'd be best to stay with the Beretta mags, who knows maybe they are Mecgar, I haven't been able to find that info out for fact yet.
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on the left is one of my mecgar 20round mags right is the 15 rounder that came with the gun as you can see the follower is a little different and it gives a better feed angle.



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Check out the Beretta forum. From what I've read, even the Mecgars are a crap shoot. I have had a ProMag, stay away from them! Their reputation is junk. I would go with Beretta 1st, used Beretta 2nd, and Mecgar 3rd. There are always people in the Beretta forum wanting to sell used mags.

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