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Posted: 5/25/2005 6:11:14 AM EST

I'll try this here:

Do you use / or prefer Factory OEM mags or are Novak's dependable (quality?) ?

Please explain :
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 6:12:57 AM EST
I have factory mags, never used Novaks.

The 220 rules.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 6:27:29 AM EST
I want a P220.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 6:28:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 6:34:09 AM EST
I just have the factory mags also.

It doesn't help you any but I upped my post count by 1.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 6:35:20 AM EST
I use the used Sig magazines from CDNN.

The Pro-mag 8 rounders suck. I one once before it stopped working.

Link Posted: 5/25/2005 9:00:55 AM EST
They are both good... The Novak's are GTG.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 9:03:52 AM EST
I have the Novaks and the Sig factory mags, and both have worked flawlessly for me so far.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 9:03:54 AM EST
Only use factory mags. Never had a single failure to feed.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 9:05:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 9:08:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By Top_Secret:
Only use factory mags. Never had a single failure to feed.

Same here
The P220 rules!
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 9:10:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By echo459:

Originally Posted By Top_Secret:
Only use factory mags. Never had a single failure to feed.

Same here
The P220 rules!

Me too
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 9:15:18 AM EST
Just bought a P220 (used), love it!
I have 4 of the factory 7 rounders, but I have 4 Novak 8 rounders on order.
I'll let you know how they function.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 9:18:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 5/25/2005 9:19:33 AM EST by NukeThemTillTheyGlow]

Originally Posted By echo459:

Originally Posted By Top_Secret:
Only use factory mags. Never had a single failure to feed.

Same here
The P220 rules!


And glad to hear about the 245...I am thinking thats a summer purchase

BTW, not trying to highjack this thread...but, my 220 is an older one with the fixed front sight. Any suggestions for putting night sights on it?
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 9:18:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By rifleman2000:
I have factory mags, never used Novaks.

The 220 rules.

Same here.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 9:20:48 AM EST
I have some type of 8 round mags. The brand is not marked but they have worked well so far.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 9:22:50 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 9:28:10 AM EST
Never had a problem with factory mags.
Pro-Mag magazines have been nothing but trouble (8 and 10 round mags).
MecGar 7 round mags have always worked well.
ActMag (supposedly used to be MecGar) 8 round mags have worked flawlessly so far (2-3 months).
Never tried Novaks.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 9:41:58 AM EST
I just bought 4 act/Novaks for my p220, and ran rounds through them without any problems whatsoever. they were 19 bucks instead of the 35-40 that SIG mags usually go for, and though these are nickel plated steel instead of stainless, I fail to see how that will make a difference.
Bought them online from Copes distributing.

Now if i could just shoot worth a shit with my SIG...master in service rifle across-the-course and long-range, but I shoot with a pistol about like old people fuck.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 10:19:12 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 10:41:16 AM EST
I have a P220ST and a few Novaks. I've put about 300 rounds through 3 Novaks and never had a malfunction. Normally I never buy aftermarket mags, but I bought this P220ST used and it came with the 3 Novaks. The Novaks look equal in quality to the factory Sig mags. However, if it's for personal protection, I would only rely on factory mags for that, as you never really know what shortcuts aftermarket mag companies take.

One note: I believe the Sig 1911 .45 (GST?) comes with a Novak mag, so Sig must trust them pretty good.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 10:47:12 AM EST
I have only factory mags. They have been flawless so far. Others may be good too, but I haven't used any of them.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 10:56:13 AM EST
Sig Mags.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 11:14:45 AM EST
I carry a P220 every day. I have a Novak stuffed in the shute and 2 factory 8 rounders on standby.

I trust the Novaks as I have shot somewhere around 800 rounds with it and the factory mags without fail. I also did my last CCW qual with it.

I trust it. Plan to get more.

I wish they would have used 1911 mags. I have tons of those.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 11:45:52 AM EST
In 8,000 rounds my P-220ST has fired, I've used both the Novak Act Mags and Sig factory mags. They all perform flawlessly. If it were me, and I needed some more mags,but didnt have much moula, I'd go with the Novak Act Mags in a heartbeat. If money was not a problem, I'd still go with the Novaks.

New P-220s will be coming with Novak Act Mags as standard.

Link Posted: 5/25/2005 12:04:07 PM EST
I have a P220 with 2 factory 8 rd mags and 4 Act/Novak (2 nickel, 2 blued) 8 rd mags. Unlike many aftermarket mags, I think the Novaks look & feel virtually identical to the factory except for finish.

I have never had any problems with my Novaks after hundreds of rounds. In fact, my two Sigs are a couple of the very few pistols I own that I have never had any problem with.

That being said, I still keep the factory mags loaded with defensive ammo and use the Novaks for the range.

Link Posted: 5/25/2005 12:10:27 PM EST
Sig Factory - best
Novak/MecGar - second best
Pro-Mag - Throw your money away, it'll be better in the end.

But this is just my experience with the P245.

I've still got a P220 on the list.
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 12:23:07 PM EST
My factory mags won't drop free, has to do with their finish I think. Novak mags are shiny and smooth, no problems after hundreds of rounds
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 3:33:25 PM EST
shameless bump
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 4:07:15 PM EST
Got about 700 or so rds through my three Novaks and have had zero problems. One of the few non factory mags I trust completely
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 4:08:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 5/25/2005 4:21:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/25/2005 4:24:10 PM EST by anothergene]
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