Let me tell you about a guy I know (me)....
Looking to save money when I was younger, I found what I thought was a deal on magazines.
Old GI issue for $4 buck a pop. I bought 10 of them.
By the time I finished swapping parts, threw out the cracked ones, cleaned up the rust, and function checked what I thought was good, I had 2 mags.
So I ended up with a total of 2 mags for my $40 (or $20 a piece). At that time, quality brand mags went for $20.
I would have been time ahead if I hadn't been so cheap.
Magazines are the Achilles heel of the semi-auto handgun. When they go bad, your gun is no more than a rock. Buy the best quality mags you can, and you will have fewer problems later.
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Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)