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Posted: 1/24/2006 4:50:19 PM EDT
I saw a few people posting about magazines so I figured I would post this. www.topgunsupply.com is a great company to do business with. They sell brand new SIG magazines for a great price (about $20) I just ordered a 17 rounder for my 226 and was pleased with their service. In case you are looking check em out.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 5:20:33 PM EDT
Charlie I think those were the 17rnd Mec Gar mags you got. The Factory Sig mags are about $29. The Mec Gar mags are good I just bought 4 myslef from another source because they were on salew for $15 a piece. I'll second that TGS is a great company. I bought 4 of the used 229 mags and they work great. I also got a Versa Max II for ny 229 there. They are nice people and ship fast. Don't hesitate to buy from them.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:26:27 AM EDT
I thought Mec Gar has been making the Sig mags for years now. If you buy a new Sig you will see Sig Sauer on one side and Mec Gar on the other.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:41:29 AM EDT
They have been as well as many others but they also make thier own. They don't make the Sig factory mags at 17rnd capacity. The Mec Gar brand are a better deal as you get 2 more rounds and save money. That's why I got them.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 12:45:36 PM EDT
While touring the Sig factory in 2002, I was told that MecGar was bought by Sig. There was a storage area filed floor-to-ceiling with boxes that said 'Mec-Gar' on the sides.

You will also notice a scarcity of Sig magazines sold under the Mec Gar name.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 5:12:15 PM EDT
Ok. Mecgar is an independant company that makes OEM mags for Sig and others. They also sell mags on the aftermarket. They have a no-compete agreement with Sig. Mecgar mags cost about $20 on the aftermarket. Sig charges $30+ for thier mags because they can, and because no one else makes reliable ones. The Mecgar mags available for Sigs are ones that -don't- come with factory guns, ie the 17rd P226 mags. So there you have it. Mecgars are outstanding mags, and $20-$25 is a great price.
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 6:31:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/1/2006 6:35:16 AM EDT by TA]
Thank you Charliehorse for the kind words and your patronage.

The higher capacity Mec-Gar (+2) magazines use a different follower allowing the extra capacity. The follower and markngs are the only difference between the factory Sig Mec-Gar and the Mec-Gar magazines.

Tom Allen
Top Gun Supply
http://www.topgunsupply.com
(440)729-7273
Link Posted: 2/1/2006 12:53:55 PM EDT
Have your SIG dealer get the SIG Refurbished mags. I'm paying$15 for them.
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