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Posted: 9/27/2004 5:15:22 AM EST
Are the USGI Mags by Checkmate good or are they trouble? What about Mec-Gar brand mags?

Please advise and Thanks!
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 5:20:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By AccurateOne:
Are the USGI Mags by Checkmate good or are they trouble? What about Mec-Gar brand mags?

Please advise and Thanks!



They work okay for range mags. These are the mags the military was/is having trouble with in the desert. A little dirt/sand and they jam. This is because they're parkerized inside the tube and use a platic follower unlike a genuine Beretta mag which is polished inside and they're follower doesn't catch on the finish.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 10:52:52 AM EST
meggar= beretta
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 2:23:38 PM EST
A local shop has factory MecGar made Beretta mags, used, in great condition for $14.95.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 2:26:33 PM EST
Checkmate is the shit that is failing in the sandbox, by OEM.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 7:58:19 PM EST
Go with MecGar mags...good quality control and consistency in their products. Beware that most USGI used mags will require a new mag spring. The mags for the SPs & MPs stay loaded constantly in the armory. Just a hint...hope this helps
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 8:12:47 PM EST
If none of our industry partners have them try an involved search on Google.com

I found some new 15 round factory mags for about $40 each a few years ago. They were perfect and new and definately Beretta!

If you do get some used mags go with new Wolff springs. . . the best in my opinion!
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