Which 9x19 Hi-Cap pistol has the cheapest magazines?
One of the things I feel burned on when I bought my CZ 82 is the cost of a new magazine. The CZ itself cost around $250 after taxes, shipping, and FFL. But the magazines are over $45 a piece. You can try your luck with CZ 83 magazines, which range from $29.99-$39.99, but they do not work well in my CZ 82.
So when shopping for a new pistol in 9x19 my biggest concern is that I'm not going to be spending 1/5 the cost of the gun on new a new magazine. I consider $20 reasonable for magazines, mainly because I can find rifle mags for AR's, AK's, SKS's, and just about every bolt-rifle in production for that much.
So here is the format:
Pistol Name: X
Cost of a new magazine: X
How often you see them: X
Yes, I'm deciding the future hi-cap 9x19 I'll own on the cost of it's magazines. Why? Because every 9x19 out there has a review stating its reliable, accurate, and lightweight. But when it comes to to have a second or third magazine for it, I don't want to be disappointed by shelling out 1/5 or 1/4 of the cost of the gun for a single new magazine. And God help me if I have to look as hard to find a mag like I did for the CZ 82.