Sig P226 mags: Put a 12rd follower in a 10rd mag?

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    Sig P226 mags: Put a 12rd follower in a 10rd mag?

    Howdy folks,

    I hope this is the right place for my question...

    I came across a Sig P226 (.357 Sig) being sold for $450. The man selling the gun was a retired LEO and the gun was in beautiful condition. It came with modest but nice uncle Mike's OWB pancake holster, case, trigger lock, and 3 10 round factory mags. I thought it was an excellent deal and immediately connected my buddy with the seller, and the pistol was purchased.

    (All that wasn't too relevant, but I consider it a good enough deal that I share it with gun guys and gals when. I get the chance.)

    Anyway, my friend and I were wondering if we can turn those 10 Rounders into 12 Rounders by installing the followers from a 12 round may into the reduced cap mags. I only ask because the mags look the same to me, so I'm assuming the difference is internal.

    The followers are just $8 so if it worked, it would be a lot cheaper than buying the 12 round mags.

    Also, while I have your attention, does anyone know if the plus 2 baseplates work with the 10 round mags? And if swapping the followers works, could you add the plus 2 base plate to end up with a 14 round may? Even if it worked, do you folks think it may compromise the pistol's reliability? I've heard of feeding errors as a result of adding after market attachments to your mags.

    Thanks in advance for your expertise.

    God bless, take care.

    J.

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    Don't think that is possible. Most of the magazines that are 10 rounders' have a block in them that would prohibit alteration. I know Glock mags that were 10 round Crime Bill'ers can't be modified with the +2 conversions so I would say the Sig mags are the same. By the way, I applaud your choice of the 357 Sig...it is a great round and will get the job done nicely.
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    @ GhostMaker

    Hey, thanks for the help. I continued researching after posting here, and it looks like your right. I guess my friend is just going to have to cough up the dough if he wants more rounds per magazine.

    Thanks for recognition regarding the. 357 Sig, but I actually carry 9 or .40 myself (Glocktalk 23/19). The gun was for my friend who was looking to buy his first auto pistol. My friends other pistol is a Smith&Wesson. 357 Magazine, between that and the price and condition of the gun, I figured he'd be happy with it; he is.

    I do like a lot about the .357 Sig. I think it has excellent characteristics but I wonder if the increasing ballis
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    Thanks. That is a good deal on the Sig, at least from the stand point of my neck of the woods. Generally those will run in the high $500's to low $600's here, so the price is great and better if it is in as good a shape as you noted. You should think about getting a 357 Sig barrel for your G23. I carried one on duty (Glock 31) and it worked out well. The Tennessee Higway Patrol went to the 357 Sig via the Glock 31 and the results have been spectacular for them. More departments here are taking a look at the 357 Sig and some have transitioned over to them already. If it is not for you that is okay too....the G23 is a superb carry gun in its own right. The last department I was with issued them and they worked well.
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