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Posted: 5/27/2002 2:04:13 PM EDT
I have been looking at the hi-cap pre-ban pistol mags made for the Beretta 92 and Browning Hi-Power. The Beretta mags are Asian military contract and the Browning mags are made in South Africa for their military. I have heard some people say these are good quality, I just want to confirm that here before ordering any.

Also, I have heard that the Mec-Gar brand magazines are also very good quality. What's the scoop on these?
Link Posted: 5/27/2002 2:26:37 PM EDT
I have no experience with either the Asian or South African mags, but I can tell you that the Mec-Gar mags are great. I have a few for my 92-G and they function flawlessly. I believe they are OEM for a few of the higher quality pistols made today. If you can find them, get'em.

Link Posted: 5/27/2002 2:41:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/27/2002 2:47:25 PM EDT
I have quite a few 17rd SA mag's, and non of them have failed me either at the range or at the few IPSC's I've shot.  These SA mags throw rocks at pro-mag.  They fit flush and are not made of soft steel.  They stick out about a 1/2" from the bottom of the gun, but 17+1 is worth it.  I am fully confident in using these for carry as well.  

DO NOT, I REPEAT....DO NOT BUY THE S.A. MAGS FOR YOUR 1911!  I thought since the Hi-Power mags were so reliable and well built, that the 1911 mags would be too.  Total crap!  I dunno how they could make such a good 9mm mag then FUBAR a .45 mag.  I feel sorry for the troops who got issued those!
Link Posted: 5/27/2002 4:54:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/27/2002 5:54:03 PM EDT
Good deal, thanks for all the info guys.
Link Posted: 5/30/2002 7:16:34 AM EDT
factory beretta mags ARE made by mec-gar, same with SIG
and at 1/2 the cost.
Link Posted: 5/30/2002 7:52:08 AM EDT
Charging_Handle, if you don't mind my asking where did you find the SA mags for the HiPower?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Big Gun
Link Posted: 5/30/2002 11:38:42 AM EDT

Go to www.cdnninvestments.com and check out the selection of mags there. Some such as the SA 17 rd Hi-Power can bought on sale at this time. For those who may be interested I will post some of their inventory and prices that I consider to be a good deal:

South African Mil Browning Hi-Power 17 rd mag = $19.99 each.

Browning Hi-Power 9mm 10 rd blue Mec-Gar mags = $14.99 each

Browning Hi-Power .40 S&W 10 rd blue Mec-Gar mags = $14.99 each

Ruger P-89/94/95 9mm 10 rd nickel Mec-Gar mags = sale $9.99 each

Beretta 92F 9mm 15 round Asian military contract = $28.99 each

Beretta 96 .40 S&W 10 rd blue Mec-Gar magazine = sale $14.99 each

Glock 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 factory 10 round drop-free mags = $15.99 each

Smith and Wesson 59 series 9mm 10 rd nickel Mec-Gar mags = sale $9.99 each

Colt 1911 .45 ACP 8 rd w/pad stainless Chip McCormick mags = $12.99 each

Colt 1911 .45 ACP 8 rd blue Mec-Gar magazine = $8.99 each

Those are some pretty darn good prices on some of those mags. They have a bunch of other stuff there as well for other pistols as well and even rifles, although their rifle selection doesn't have much that interests me. I will copy this and paste it to a new post on this forum where everyone can see it. You never know when someone would like to add a few new mags to their collection. Hope these help you out.
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