i need a little enlightenment on aftermarket magazines. i usually stick with factory made since i got burned with cheapo non-factory mags in the past. which brands are good and which are junk? which manufacturers make the mags for big gun companies? thanks
I agree. MecGar are quality brand magazines. In fact, they may be the prime supplier of factory magazines. But, if you purchase one and compare it to the factory magazine and they look different, don't freak. Here is a picture of a factory Sig 229 magazine on the left. The MecGar is on the right. If you look closely, the follower cutout on the top is slightly different. The bottom base is different as well. Both function perfectly. Except for one difference. The factory 10 rounder mag holds nine. The tenth has to been forced and is very diffucult to load with a mechanical handheld loader. The MecGar loads flawlessly, all ten rounds. Go figure...
I have heard nothing but good things about Mec-Gar. So, I bought two of them. (Blue, 7-rounders.) Both near 100% UNreliable. With hardball. In all guns (which work fine with all other magazines). Money down the drain.
Sorry to hear that. Your the frist guy I know that has had trouble with Mec-Gars. My 8 and 10 rounders have been flawless. I would get some Wolff springs and try in them. There not that expenseive and it might help you find out what the problem is. Good luck.