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Posted: 1/24/2006 4:31:23 PM EDT
how many rounds do the so called pre ban mags hold.
i only have the 10 rounders
thanks
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:46:11 PM EDT
13 rounds I believe. A great place to check is www.topgunsupply.com They are really nice to deal with and I just ordered a 17 round mag for my 226.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:52:18 PM EDT
I have a 10 rounder 228 mag, but I also have a 15 rounder (I think it is 15, might actually hold more) from a 226 that fits just like the 10 rounder.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:15:12 PM EDT
Factory 228 mags hold 13 rounds of 9mm. You can use 15 or 17rnd 226 mags but they don't fit flush. Mec Gar makes 15rnd 228 mags that fit flush. 10 rounders work well for range mags but you might want to pick up some of the 15 rounders for the house or carry, if you carry it.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:58:10 PM EDT
ill take 13 rounders. are factory one available??

thanks guys.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 9:28:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BSOG1:
ill take 13 rounders. are factory one available??

thanks guys.



Yes, that's what the gun was designed for.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:25:07 PM EDT
Factory mag capacitys for P228's.

10rd mags made by Mecgar. Blah, due to capacity. $10 is all I'd pay for one.

13rd mags made by SigSauer. Cool. $20 used in good condition, $30 NIB.

15rd mags for P226's made by SigSauer. Cool, but don't fit flush. Freeds Desgins makes a collar that goes over the floorplate to give it a flush fit look, which is nice. $30 NIB, the collars are available from Brownells, and are kinda pricey($12 ea I think??)

20rd SWAT mag by SigSauer. NOT flush at all, definte cool factor. $45-$50



Aftermarket mags for P228's.

13rd Promag. Ugh. Waste of money. <$10. Don't buy.

15rd flush fits by Mecgar. The best of the best. $20. Buy lots.

17rd P226 mags from Mecgar. With the Freeds X-Grip collar, pretty cool. Also $20.


Mecgar makes most of Sigarms factory mags nowadays. Shiny blue mags with 'Made in Italy' on them, with a smooth back, are Mecgar. Flat black parkerized mags with a dovetailed or 'zipper' back are SigSauer german made mags. Both are equally good.

Helpful hint. If you somehow get stuck with 'ban mags' that only hold 10 rounds, swapping the follower from those mags into normal capacity SigSauer mags will add a +2 capacity to the mags. This doesn't work with Mecgar mags, but it does with P228 13rd SigSauer mags, 15rd P226 SigSauer mags, and 20rd P226/P228 SigSauer mags.
Link Posted: 1/28/2006 4:38:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/28/2006 4:39:04 PM EDT by P-245]
Whatever you do or buy, DO NOT buy Promags. POS.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 3:19:57 PM EDT
Mecgar 17 round P226 mags are flush fit. $18.50 with trade discount at Brownells.
Link Posted: 2/11/2006 8:03:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/11/2006 8:16:37 PM EDT by King_of_All_Tyrants]
Drew-

Thanks for the info on the mags.

Where can one get the mecgar mags at those prices?

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