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Posted: 12/13/2005 7:38:33 PM EDT
Does anybody know where i can find 15 rd mags in .40 cal for the 226?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 2:01:05 PM EDT
In the Sig manual that just came with my 226 in 9mm, it says that for the .40 and .357 optional 12 round mags are available. Perhaps they don't make a 15 for the 40/.357?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 3:46:42 PM EDT
yeah i actually called sig customer service and they specifically said that they only make a 12rd mag for 40/357.

I was toying with the idea of trading in my 226 9mm for a 226 in .357 and buy a 9mm conversion barrel so i could still practice in 9mm.

The thing is, Meg-Gar makes a 17rd mag in 9mm, but they only make a 12 round .357/.40 mag and i can't find anybody who makes a 15rd, .40 mag. If somebody did make one i was gonna trade.

But i'm thinking now that if I cant get one, I would rather have 17 rounds of +P+ 9mm than 12 rounds of .357... any thoughts?
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:46:15 PM EDT
Why not Factory 20 round 9mm mags?

http://www.cdnninvestments.com/sig2269mm20e.html

If ya can't beat um join um. 20+1 rounds of pure lovin!
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:05:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By marshallarms:


I was toying with the idea of trading in my 226 9mm for a 226 in .357 and buy a 9mm conversion barrel so i could still practice in 9mm.

9mm and .357 Sig have different case head diameters, just changing the barrel in a .357 Sig pistol to a 9mm barrel won't work.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 8:42:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By OhioEd:
Originally Posted By marshallarms:


I was toying with the idea of trading in my 226 9mm for a 226 in .357 and buy a 9mm conversion barrel so i could still practice in 9mm.

9mm and .357 Sig have different case head diameters, just changing the barrel in a .357 Sig pistol to a 9mm barrel won't work.



Are you 100% sure that wont work?
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:23:14 AM EDT
Barsto makes conversion barrels specifically to allow firing 9mm through .40/.357 uppers. I've heard they work very well on the range, but I'd never trust my life to such a conversion...

Regards,

Kevin
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:26:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By marshallarms:
But i'm thinking now that if I cant get one, I would rather have 17 rounds of +P+ 9mm than 12 rounds of .357... any thoughts?


I actually just came to the same conclusion. I have a $100 rebate coupon from Sig for attending one of their schools this year, but there's nothing in their lineup that I really want. I can't see switching from my P226R 9mm, which is wicked accurate and soft shooting, to go to a .40 or .357 version which is heavier, kicks harder, and has 30% lower capacity per magazine. I know .40 and .357 are more "effective" than 9mm, but that much more?

I'm sticking with my 9...

Regards,

Kevin
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 10:50:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2005 10:52:01 AM EDT by lu380]

Originally Posted By marshallarms:
yeah i actually called sig customer service and they specifically said that they only make a 12rd mag for 40/357.

I was toying with the idea of trading in my 226 9mm for a 226 in .357 and buy a 9mm conversion barrel so i could still practice in 9mm.

The thing is, Meg-Gar makes a 17rd mag in 9mm, but they only make a 12 round .357/.40 mag and i can't find anybody who makes a 15rd, .40 mag. If somebody did make one i was gonna trade.

But i'm thinking now that if I cant get one, I would rather have 17 rounds of +P+ 9mm than 12 rounds of .357... any thoughts?



You can put OEM post-ban followers into OEM Sig mags (normal capacity), and they will fit and function as flush-fitting 17 round mags. The post-ban followers are shorter. I have not had a single problem with this setup. There is no need to buy aftermarket mags in order to have a 17-rd 226.
Link Posted: 12/17/2005 3:57:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kjdoski:
Barsto makes conversion barrels specifically to allow firing 9mm through .40/.357 uppers. I've heard they work very well on the range, but I'd never trust my life to such a conversion



Checked out Barstos' site, sure enough, .40S&W to 9mm conversion barrel, doesn't go into detail about how they compensate for the .40 slide being set up for a larger diameter case head, think I'll let someone else try one out first.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:03:07 PM EDT
Over on Sigforum there's quite a few satisfied customers for this setup. I don't see the point, myself. The barrel costs about $200. The cost savings for 9mm ammo over .40 ammo isn't more than a couple of dollars per hundred, so you'd have to shoot A LOT of 9mm on the range to make this a cost effective setup...

Regards,

Kevin
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