Sig factory mags made in Italy/Germany

Discussion in 'SIG Sauer Forum' started by HeatSpitta510, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. HeatSpitta510

    HeatSpitta510 New Member

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    I've been on the hunt for extra mags for my p229 and I prefer sig factory made mags .. Is there a difference between Italy and Germany made factory mags as far as quality ?
     
  2. SigArmored

    SigArmored New Member

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    Sig doesn't often make their own mags but contracts that end out to companies like Mec-Gar.I'm gonna say that if you have some mags made in Italy they came from Mec-Gar.Italy is where Mec-Gar is based and they are general the main contractor that Sig employs to provide their mags.
     

  3. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Here are the mags that came with my German manufactured P226....
    Lots of rounds and no problems....
     

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  4. HeatSpitta510

    HeatSpitta510 New Member

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    Both mags that came with my Sig says..made in Italy and the ones for sale online that are listed as factory sig mags say made in Germany .. that's why I was asking but I guess they are both trusted and reliable
     
  5. HeatSpitta510

    HeatSpitta510 New Member

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    Yes these are the kind I've seen for sale online and the ones that came with my sig p229 say made in Italy ..thanks I will grab the German made mags if I can
     
  6. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    mecgar is the gold standard of magazines.

    they make mags for colt, ruger, berretta, S&W, and every other major manufacturer out there. odds are the german sig mags are made in italy shipped to germany assembled there and stamped made in germany...

    if my pistol mags say "made in italy" i KNOW im not going to have mag issues.
     
  7. HeatSpitta510

    HeatSpitta510 New Member

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    Oh okay ..see being new to the fire arm community I try and learn something new everyday .Appreciate the info!
     
  8. Amsdorf

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    Do NOT buy any Checkmate mags. They are TOTAL crap.

    Buy ONLY MecGars.
     
  9. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    My mags do not say "made in ...." at all. Do I have Macgar, or is Sig making mags now in Germany?
     
  10. Amsdorf

    Amsdorf New Member

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    If you have MecGars they will very clearly be stamped:

    MecGar

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    Made in Italy

    Checkmate is too ashamed to put their names on their pistol magazines.

    :)
     
  11. miamivice

    miamivice New Member

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    The checkmate mags just say made in the USA. Too bad Sig changed to checkmate. I was able to move my 4 and pick up 4 Mec-gar's with money left over for ammo. Lol
     
  12. HeatSpitta510

    HeatSpitta510 New Member

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    My sig did not come with check mate .. The mags say made in Italy on one side and sig sauer .40 s&w 357 on them ..the check mate mags are stamped "made in USA " right ?
     
  13. HeatSpitta510

    HeatSpitta510 New Member

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    Yea I just received my P229 last fri.. The mags say made in Italy on them
     
  14. Amsdorf

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    Hmmm....so, maybe SIG switched away from Checkmate? My 226 Combat was made only a couple months ago. Seems folks getting new Sigs are getting them with MecGars.

    I'll post a question over on the SIG forum and see if I can get more details.

    May even just give SIG a call and ask.
     
  15. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    I got an answer back from Sig Sauer USA about my mags....

    Hey,

    This is what those mags are

    JP Sauer. Original German Zipperback Magazines. Old school magazines.

    Email me if you have more questions have a good day.

    Thanks

    Kyle



    Kyle McAuliffe

    Customer Service Representative

    Direct Line: 603-610-3846



    18 Industrial Drive

    Exeter, NH, 03833
     
  16. equinox412

    equinox412 New Member

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    If u have some made in Germany mags they are dead stock and older , the made in Italy mags are Mac Gar mags that SIG pays Mec Gar to make.