Defensive Carry banner
1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,212 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Anyone have experience with these brands of magazines?

Thinking of buying a few for my new P226 from Midway. The prices are half what they ask for Sigarms mags.

Also, do the Mec-Gar 17rnd mags stick out the bottom?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17,352 Posts
pro mag useally = junk

mec gar useally = Factory mag not sure if they make sigs or not but since they do most oem mags i bet they do as for 17rd make one of the sig guys will have to answer that

so rember pass on pro mag

buy mec gars
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
25,615 Posts
tanksoldier said:
Anyone have experience with these brands of magazines?
I understand that Mec-Gar makes some of the "factory" mags for the SIG Company. I have one Mec-Gar for my 226 and use it like the SIGs.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
25,481 Posts
I think Mec-Gar are generally reckoned to be good after-market mags - they do make mags for some main manufacturers IIRC. Pro-mag not so sure. Seem to remember, avoid USA mags!

Do tho as well - check out to see if some used LE factory mags are available. I got my 15 rounders thru a search - CDNN was out of stock but a search found me a site (forgotten of course!) and the guy had some coming in - took three off him.

Not sure if the 17's stick out - my 20's sure do LOL!

Oh and BTW - Eagle mags which are dirt cheap - while not always at all good - can be with some tweaking be made well workable for range use - I have some and three were needy of slight tweaks - and they can drop all they like during IDPA shoots - keeps the good ones from getting full of crud sometimes.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,085 Posts
I bought a few ProMags for my Beretta way back when. They ended up in the garbage not long after receiving them. Several ftf issues and, IIRC, they didn't seat very well at all. Never again.
Jack
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
144,510 Posts
Mec-Gar

Yes, Mec~Gar makes the FACTORY mags for SIG.
They have made the SIG FACTORY mags for quite some time.

It's funny that the aftermarket Mec~Gar SIG magazines are better finished than the ones that they actually make for the SIG factory. Not Better Quality...just better cosmetic finish.
And Mec~Gar makes mags for many other firearm manufacturers.

I REALLY LIKE Mec~Gar Magazines & have quite a few of them for my Colts & for my SIGs.

Here Is The Link To Mec~Gar Magazines CLICK HERE

BTW...I do not like ProMag Magazines.
Fine maybe for the range but, not for defense carry...nope not me. I won't carry them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,868 Posts
Mec Gar's are excellent magazines.

I'd pass on Pro Mag for anything other than range use.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
7,068 Posts
My $20 Pro-Mag for my Sig P245 is a total POS. I actually waited until there was street construction going on near me and put it under the "wheel" of the steamroller. The guy in charge wanted to know why and I told him the mag was defective and I didn't want to sell it for fear that I might be responsible for somebody's death. He let me do it and had the guy run over it twice. I never saw anything quite so FLAT that was metallic. I'll never buy a Pro-Mag or recommend them to anybody. Mec-Gar isn't bad, but I don't think I own any of the guns for which they make mags. The only Sig stuff they seem to do is the 9mm stuff like the P226. Hey, if I win that P226 from the other thread, maybe I'll test out a Mec-Gar!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,085 Posts
ExSoldier762 said:
My $20 Pro-Mag for my Sig P245 is a total POS. I actually waited until there was street construction going on near me and put it under the "wheel" of the steamroller.

I like your style! :haha:
Jack
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
318 Posts
I don't know I had a few Mec-Gars for a .40S&W Browning HP that needed tweaking to run right. Even though they were supposed to be makers of the ones for Browning they just weren't as well done in this case, IMHO, just felt rougher.
Of course that was back in around 1996-97.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
19,011 Posts
Pro mag does seem to be junk. Seeing my friends Glock and my own problems with AR Pro mags I would not buy em.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
81 Posts
mags

I also would pass on the promags. I ordered two for a Kahr and they have never feed a entire magazine without a malfunction. Sent them back under Promags warranty and the second two are just as bad if not worse.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,519 Posts
rstickle said:
I understand that Mec-Gar makes some of the "factory" mags for the SIG Company. I have one Mec-Gar for my 226 and use it like the SIGs.
Megar makes mags for Sig..........also 'made in Italy" is stamped on the side of the mag, if it's not stamped "Sig Sauer"
I have a fewe for the 226 I recently aquired.........they work well, but keep an eye open for sloppy/tight fit on the mag catch slots..
If you can, measure the distance from the top of the mag, to the slot..especially if you have genuine Sig stamped mags.. :biggrin2:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,868 Posts
I have a couple of Pro Mags for my Star PD what seem to work well....but again, those are strictly range mags only.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,213 Posts
The only Pro Mag I've ever had that impressed me any was the one they make for the Bersa Thunder 380. I remember reading at bersatalk these mags were considered to be pretty good overall with a few specimens causing trouble. Basically a good one was gold and a bad one was worthless.

It makes sense though that a couple of their products should work fine... a single stack magazine for a pistol that doesn't have terribly tight tolerances as far as pistols go is pretty hard to screw up.

The rest I've seen struck me as odd and flimsy. The ones for the XD are just horrible.

Mec Gar OTOH I've had magazines for a variety of firearms from them. If I had to buy spare magazines for something pricey like a SIG, I'd opt for the Mec Gars without hesitation. I used to use them in my P89 too and they worked flawlessly.

Promag is bad.
Mec Gar is good.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,351 Posts
Beretta's use mec-gar mags as stock factory mags....
something to think about.
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
Top