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Posted: 8/16/2005 5:13:56 PM EDT
I found some mags for the S&W 59 series made by Eagle Industries, are these mags any good?
Are they pre-AWB mags that are no longer manufactured, like the Ramline pistol magazines?

Thanks for the help

Smitty
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 6:53:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/16/2005 8:03:07 PM EDT
i'll let you know next week

got a couple of em coming from CDNN

eagle mags are mostly a mix-mix bunch (works for my 10/22, less than reliable for ARs), but CDNN had em for $7, so what the hell

Link Posted: 8/17/2005 9:55:37 AM EDT
I'd skip the Eagles and go with Mec-Gars. I know they work because that's what I use in my 5906.

BTW, I'm not sure what model you have, but I've found the 5906 to be a reliable pistol, more so than the earlier S&W designs such as the 459 or 659.
Link Posted: 8/17/2005 12:59:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/17/2005 1:00:02 PM EDT by Cross_Steel]
Don't buy them. Eagle mags are junk.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 2:29:58 AM EDT
I have some eagle mags for my 92fs and they work just fine with FMJ. They do not do as well with HPs. I also converted one for my XD and it fed every thing but stuck out the bottom. The eagles are not as thick as the metal on my factory mags though. I do not think they are junk but if I had the money I would go factory or MecGar unless you just want some range mags.
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 4:06:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 12:47:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/18/2005 1:38:38 PM EDT
Before learning my lesson and just paying the money for factory mags (this was during the ban), i had some for my beretta. they would hang up on the magazine catch. Just buy factory mags
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 10:36:05 PM EDT
jsut got my SW 59 mags from CDNN (GREAT company to deal with btw)

anyways: i got 2 of thier EAGLE mags ($7) and one of the MEC-GAR ($16)

DO NOT get the eagle--they are very cheaply constructed; the feed lips are kinda tight; the plastic floor plate is flimsy; the body/metal is cheap, its stiff, but not very well made and it seems to be pressed and sealed on the back; it says 17rnd capacity, but i could only get 16 in and it was a PITA to load as the lips were tight; furthermore, it goes in very tight in my magwell and will not drop free......

i did some manual cycling in my SW 469--they all ejected and fed, but some of the rounds seemed kinda 'tight' to chamber--i expect problems at the range.....

spend the extra and get the Mec-Gars or factory mags; the mecgar is well constucted--good metal/construction and heavy plastic floorplate--held all 15rnds to full cap

will recommed to use the eagles ONLY for range mags ( but i cant do tactical/speed reloads b/c it wont drop free), or better yet, dont use/get em and get the Italian mec-gars or other

Link Posted: 8/26/2005 12:43:15 AM EDT
they feed reliably--100% for me so far (~50rnds apeace)

still a PITA to load w/ bullets and into the mag
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