why does sig only ship guns with ONE mag?


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30 cal slob
January 25, 2008, 02:43 PM
just picked up pistol last night. only came with one mag.

called up sig to confirm this policy.

they said they only ship with one mag, but would be happy to send me another one for the everyday low price of $43 + s/h. :rolleyes:

i don't think i'll fall for that extortion.

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Steve C
January 25, 2008, 02:48 PM
A few companies ship with more than one magazine. Its nice to get two mags but its not an industry standard by any means.

Boulder
January 25, 2008, 03:02 PM
is this a recent thing? my 239, 220, and 228 all came with 2.

George Hill
January 25, 2008, 03:03 PM
SIG and Kimber are awful for this. Cheap bastages. They do this so you can pay 40 more bucks for another one when it should have been included for 5 more.
Springfield XD's and FNH P series guns are the only ones getting it right. They both are offering 2 spare mags, and means of packing the kit.
Wait a second... Most SIGs come with two - the SIG 1911 guns only come with one. Just a clarification.

1BLINDREF
January 25, 2008, 03:09 PM
All of the new Sigs that I've bought came with two mags.
Was is it a CPO? I've seen some of them come with only one mag even though they are supposed to come with two.

Menel
January 25, 2008, 03:14 PM
Additionally, regarding the comment about SA getting it right with XD's. You get 2 mags, OWB holster, OWB doubly mag carrier, mag speed loader, barrel cleaning snake, slide/grip key lock chain thing all in hardshell case that already has a hole pre-drilled for a padlock of some sort. I was impressed with their package.

Then, you can either buy additional mags at $25 each... Or buy a 3 hi-cap magazine kit that comes with yet another double mag holster, also in a plastic case for only $42. But price varies, seen anywhere from $38 to 53.

CountGlockula
January 25, 2008, 03:18 PM
New guns should come with at least 5 magazines.

You can't have enough mags.

jhco
January 25, 2008, 03:25 PM
my sig 229 i bought in july came with two but the mosquito i bought in dec. only had one

D-Man
January 25, 2008, 03:46 PM
I would hope the purchase was a P250, as these are only coming with one mag to try and keep the price lower. All other Sigs should come with 2 mags, and some models like the SCT's or Blackwater come with more.

Blue Brick
January 25, 2008, 03:53 PM
Ruger sends two with the exception of the special edition which only comes with one.

snewbie
January 25, 2008, 03:57 PM
If there is any problem with the gun, the first words out of their mouth will be, "was it the magazine?" The only way to answer that is to have a spare, so you can just add $40 to the price of your pistol. Have a nice day.

D-Man
January 25, 2008, 04:01 PM
For additional Sig mags, a great place is Top Gun Supply. Do not buy directly from Sig unless they are running a sale.

Though if this is for the new P250, there may not be many deals around.

MAKster
January 25, 2008, 04:17 PM
Sig Sauer is selling the P250 with only one mag in an attempt to keep the price down. Keeping the base price in the high $500s is designed to make it comparable to the Glock, XD, and M&P. If the P250 sold in the $600s many people would automatically write it off.

harmonic
January 25, 2008, 04:25 PM
A dealer I used to do biz with in southern Indiana would take one of the mags before the sale, yet charge full price. Sig found out and jerked his distributorship. (This was back in the day.)

yongxingfreesty
January 25, 2008, 04:29 PM
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Chem Geek
January 25, 2008, 04:43 PM
I bet it's a P250 as they're only supposed to come with one mag, all others come with two. And yea, the new mags are like $40 from Sig, but seeing as they were just released, that's the only place to get them. :rolleyes:

ArchAngelCD
January 25, 2008, 04:48 PM
they said they only ship with one mag, but would be happy to send me another one for the everyday low price of $43 + s/h.:rolleyes:
30 cal slob,
It seems you have already answered your own question, doesn't it?

Mainsail
January 25, 2008, 05:15 PM
My Sig P239 came with three.

Shadow1198
January 25, 2008, 05:30 PM
The Taurus PT92 I bought awhile ago must have been a good deal because it was NIB from the dealer for $480 with 5 unopened mags. ;) That's what pisses me off about some companies like Sig and Kimber (I love them both though), a few dollars more for 1 more mag and customers would be a heck of a lot happier.

Crow1108
January 25, 2008, 05:31 PM
Must be a recent development. I can't speak for my 229, since it was used, but my 226 was new, got it in August, and it came with a spare.

MEH
January 25, 2008, 06:06 PM
My SIG P229 ST came with two magazines.

30 cal slob
January 25, 2008, 07:48 PM
yup, it was a new 250.

Blackbeard
January 25, 2008, 07:52 PM
they said they only ship with one mag, but would be happy to send me another one for the everyday low price of $43 + s/h

I think you just answered your own question.

The Lone Haranguer
January 25, 2008, 08:55 PM
Keeping in mind that this was ten years ago, a double-stack, full/standard/high (whatever you want to call it) capacity model might only come with one magazine. When I got my P228 there was just one mag (13 rounds), with a piece of paper inside the box saying this. The only SIG I've bought since then was a GSR 1911, and it had two. Of course, neither of them worked:rolleyes: and I replaced them with Wilson 47Ds, but they were there.

DENALI
January 25, 2008, 09:13 PM
:barf: I've always found Sig pistol's overated, overpriced and over-available! Well thats with one exception, I've always had a soft spot for the 225, a sweet little 8-shooter indeed, but at the prices these folks are commanding, and in this day and age, sending out defense pistol's with less than 2-mags and hitting the customer up for $800 or more pretty much puts it in perspective dosen't it! :eek:

The Lone Haranguer
January 25, 2008, 09:15 PM
FWIW: my compact CZ came with two 14-rounders. :)

OH25shooter
January 25, 2008, 09:21 PM
It's even too early for MecGar to offer the P250 mags, but even they are $30.00 and higher plus S&H. Sigs are great guns, but man the prices are high. I can only afford my one P229.

AndyC
January 25, 2008, 09:36 PM
One word - beancounters :rolleyes:

Bennett Prescott
January 25, 2008, 09:46 PM
The last SIG I saw (yesterday) had a sticker in the box...

"IN THE USA INCLUDES 1 MAGAZINE
IN EUROPE INCLUDES 2 MAGAZINES"

motorheadjohn
January 25, 2008, 09:51 PM
SiGs are the BMW of the handgun world..."the ultimate shooting machine". They are not the cheapest but they are great shooters. Overrated? Not in my opinion.

All my SiGs came with 2 magazines new, but I can't speak to the P250. My Kimber only came with one. I would definitely agree with the comment all new guns should come with 5 mags :D

TopGunSupply has the best customer service of any company I've ever dealt with on the Internet, and they have great pricing on SiG magazines and parts. Give them a shot.

TNT.45
January 25, 2008, 09:51 PM
With a Sig you only need one Magazine...lol They are just that good!

AK103K
January 25, 2008, 10:06 PM
I have 14 SIG's, and only one, my Mosquito, came with one mag.

cslinger
January 25, 2008, 10:23 PM
I have heard that not only the P250 but several of the custom shop guns are shipping with only one magazine and that it is likely they are going to start shipping all their guns like this.

Number 52 why I hate the fact that Kimber guy went to SIG.:cuss:

roccoracer
January 25, 2008, 11:02 PM
I bought a smith&wesson today and it came with two mags But has a rebate of $50 and two more mags for free. So a total of 4 mags and $50 back :D

10-Ring
January 25, 2008, 11:05 PM
Really? :confused: the SIGs I've seen lately have had multiple mags..ie the Blackwater. Could it be your shop trying to make an extra $$

bluto
January 26, 2008, 01:35 AM
Some people aren't reading the posts in this thread.

Yes, apparently the new P250 is shipping with only one magazine to keep the price down. I'm waiting to pick up my latest Sig which comes with two magazines just like ALL my other Sigs including used CPO's. If you're purchasing any other P-Series Sig and it comes with only one magazine I'd be suspicious of the dealer not Sig-Sauer.

Oh, and FWIW, I just bought a CZ 75B and prices for new CZ magazines out here in ********** are $40. About the same as Sig's.

30 cal slob
January 26, 2008, 06:33 AM
just an aside ... the mag on my new 250 is stamped "Made In Italy."

cslinger
January 26, 2008, 12:59 PM
just an aside ... the mag on my new 250 is stamped "Made In Italy."

The mag is made by Mec-Gar who makes all of SIG's factory magazines, as well as a great many other manufacturers factory magazines.

Deacon Blues
January 26, 2008, 02:13 PM
FWIW: my compact CZ came with two 14-rounders.As did my PCR. Factory CZ mags are about as expensive as Sig, so that's an important extra, IMO.

As for the P250, Sig needs to think hard about how they are going to be perceived. When I think Sig, I think quality, not price competitive. I don't think they really want to get into that game.

Lonestar49
January 26, 2008, 02:27 PM
...

All my NIB Sigs came with 2 mags, with the exception of my Sig P220, which came with two 8 round mags, and one 10 round mag..

What type of Sig did you buy, and was it new?

I've heard of some sellers (gun shops) that take one of the mags, to sell, and maybe this is what happened.


Ls

Jim K
January 26, 2008, 02:37 PM
"Why does sig only ship guns with ONE mag?"

Because they make lots of money selling magazines.

Jim

kd7nqb
January 26, 2008, 02:49 PM
My M&P came with 2, plus the rebate offer gave me 2 more. But if I go to buy one they are like 40/mag which I think is nuts.

evan price
January 26, 2008, 03:30 PM
I've always found Sig pistol's overated, overpriced and over-available! Well thats with one exception, I've always had a soft spot for the 225, a sweet little 8-shooter indeed, but at the prices these folks are commanding, and in this day and age, sending out defense pistol's with less than 2-mags and hitting the customer up for $800 or more pretty much puts it in perspective dosen't it!


Yup, puts it in perspective. You don't like Sigs (Except the 225). There, is that better?

Once they get the market price worked out figure they may start offering a free mag rebate like other co's do. Right now they want to maximize the desire for the new gun.

Storm
January 26, 2008, 04:11 PM
Only providing one mag is despicable. While I love my Baby Eagles it really pissed me off. If Beretta could give me three with my 90-Two, and Sig could give me three with my 2340 Blueline (three mags is standard with Bluelines), then they should sure as heck provide two.

Chem Geek
January 27, 2008, 12:51 AM
I've always found Sig pistol's overated, overpriced and over-available! Well thats with one exception, I've always had a soft spot for the 225, a sweet little 8-shooter indeed, but at the prices these folks are commanding, and in this day and age, sending out defense pistol's with less than 2-mags and hitting the customer up for $800 or more pretty much puts it in perspective dosen't it!

They're not charging $800 for the P250 which is the only Sig that's supposed to come with 1 magazine. With any of the others, if it's only got one magazine, it could very well be the seller taking the extra(s) out.

The P250 is shipped with one to keep the street price around $550-600, the point being to be competitive with the night sight equipped Glocks. Besides once Mec-Gar gets magazines into production you'll be able to get the Mec-Gar branded ones, which are the same as factory mags, on average for $20. On par with many other pistols. So once they're in full production run and not just a limited release like they are right now, you'll be out maybe $20 for that extra magazine. Maybe they'll include another one was full production is under way.

But hey, that's my perspective.

arflattop
January 27, 2008, 01:06 AM
I just purchased a Sig P220 last week from a local gun shop and it came with two 8 round magazines.

30 cal slob
January 27, 2008, 09:06 AM
also an aside. i overpaid - $700 before tax. i guess if i was a more careful shopper i would have understood at checkout why there was only one mag.

dang impulse purchases. :D i mean :uhoh:

PhillyGlocker
January 27, 2008, 01:39 PM
The Glock Homeland Defender model comes with 4 mags.
http://san1.atlanta.gbhinc.com/GB/090697000/90697506/pix1194297484.jpg

hankdatank1362
January 27, 2008, 02:01 PM
My P226R TT came with two mags.


I always liked the idea that with every Nighthawk Custom 1911, you get a coupon to buy 6 more high-quality mec-gar 8 rounders for $100, which is a pretty good deal. Wish more companies would go that route.

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