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Old 09-20-2013, 06:35 AM   #21
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Oops, double post.

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This is a thread about the magazines that come with SIG pistols, either Checkmate or MecGars, not HKs.

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This is a thread about the magazines that come with SIG pistols, either Checkmate or MecGars, not HKs.
I realize that. I was referencing the way USP mags look with the zipperback. I was trying to determine if there was a correlation between SIG factory mags not being up to "standard" and HK magazine production.
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With magazines, I have found very little difference in the way any of the "premium" magazines function. With my 1911 or Beretta I have found that if I spend $25.00 or so on a brand name magazine they all seem to work equally as well, because they function perfectly.

The opposite is equally true. I have bought cheap magazines for my 1911 and while they do function most of the time, that is not good enough for serious business. With every magazine I own I mark the bottom with fingernail polish either "P" for practice only, or "D" (defensive) based on their individual performance on the range. Regardless of the brand, every magazine is performance is tested before it leaves the house on my hip.

My "P" marked magazines also have some range training value when they malfunction. I use them in my CCW classes. I like it when a student gets a jam, or failure to feed, it tells me if they paid attention in the classroom.

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Old 09-21-2013, 04:51 PM   #25
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Good tip, and good point! I've learned too, the hard way, not to try go "cheap" on magazines. You just end up regretting it. Even if you are only training, it's pretty darn embarrassing to have a weapon go down because of a crappy magazine and can really screw up an excercise or drill, fortunately the "penalty" is just some wounded pride as opposed to a wounded, or dead, body.

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I recently purchased a magazine from midway usa for my sig p229 enhanced elite with the e2 grip.

the two magazines that came with my pistol clearly has a tiny "made in italy" stamping on it however this one magazine I purchased from midwayusa which is a sig sauer genuine part has no stamping anywhere on the magazine.

I looked everywhere and there is nothing. I called sigsauer and they said they don't know and can't tell unless they have the magazine in their hands to inspect, i called midwayusa and was told that in their systems it says the country of origin is "italy."

Is there any way of verifying what country it was made in without a stamping/marking on the magazine indicating it?

anyone familiar with this? thanks

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Steve, no idea what you have there. MecGar magazines are MecGar magazines and will say so on them.

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I have 1 MecGar 18 round 226 mag stamped with the sig logo & 226 as the factory mags are.

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