Why price diffenence between 10 round mag and larger caps?
I can't figure out why I keep seeing 10 round versions of a particular semi-auto model that are more expensive and less available than larger cap versions of the same model. Is the demand, due to mag cap restrictions in some areas, higher for the 10 round mag versions?
Further, on many of various manufacturer's websites, both 10 round and higher cap versions have the same butt width. Does this sound correct, or is it just lazy website management? I assumed that double stack mags would require a slightly wider butt. Is that correct? Yes/no?
Any info would be great!
Cost question on 10 round vs hi cap mags. . . .
Possibly what you have been seeing are factory OEM 10 round mags that are generally more costly than aftermarket hi-capacity magazines. That would account for the price difference. As to the indents in the side of the mags, I got shafted by the Beretta USA e-store on 10 round MDS magazines which had indentations about 3/4 of the way up from the bottom and were sold to hold 10 rounds, they wouldn't hold over 8 rounds and were very cheaply made with part number MS86001. Fortunately we have a Police/Class 3 dealer nearby and they have multiple boxes of hi-cap and OEM used mags from department trade-ins. I average paying $15.00 ea for 17 round magazines for the 92FS and the same for 11 round mags for my 96FS. Anyway, the OEM mags are a little costlier, but make sure they are the genuine article. The magazine is one of the, if not the most critical part to proper operation of a semi-auto handgun, don't skimp.