This is a discussion on Magazine help... within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Moved from NY to Vegas and am replacing my LOW capacity 10 round mags with REGULAR capacity 16 round mags on my 9mm SA-XD. currently ...
April 21st, 2012 02:02 AM
Moved from NY to Vegas and am replacing my LOW capacity 10 round mags with REGULAR capacity 16 round mags on my 9mm SA-XD. currently I have the Springfield brand magazines but was wondering if anyone could recommend or would they even bother trying a non-OEM brand like Pro Mag or Mec Gar for carry, not just practice. Are they reliable enough in case the SHTF?
Also any suggestions on where i can purchase mags at the best price? It is just finances are really tough right now and I am trying to maximize my savings. Thanks for the help!
April 21st, 2012 02:07 AM
I would never recommend a non-OEM magazine for any pistol especially if employed for defensive purposes.
April 21st, 2012 04:11 AM
Mec-Gar is actually an OEM of magazines for several Companies to include Sig and I believe Beretta. Mec-Gar makes an excellent product. Promag is 2nd rate with a propensity to soft feed lip metallurgy.
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April 21st, 2012 05:48 AM
If you go with aftermarket go with the Meg Gar.
My suggestion is buy one Hi Cap original XD mag, just looked on gunbroker and they are about $30 each. Make your 10 rounders spares until you can get more.
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