Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by [email protected], Jan 4, 2003.
I'm looking for advice on which > 10rd cap Beretta 9mm mags work well, other than OEM.
A good place to start is asking the folks at www.berettaforum.net
I've owned several Berettas over the years and tried several diiferent aftermarket magazines. Nothing worked well for me except the factory mags. YMMV.
I've only been using factory mags. I had a really bad experience w/ a couple of after market mags. Plus, you never know when you'll need your gun for self defense, why buy weak links?
I think Mec-Gar made the mags for Beretta.
my brother in law uses the mec-gar mags and they have worked well, he has also used asian military mags from cdnn with good success and they are cheap in price, cdnn runs out sometimes but they always seem to get them in again soon...tom
The only ones that I know work consistently are OEM and Mec Gar. If you want to experiment with others, you'll only be out the price of the mag if they don't work. If this pistol is for "social work", I highly recommend getting some factory mags, and saving the aftermarket stuff for the range.
Taiwanese military contract mags are cheap, and feed ball just fine. Won't feed hollow points worth a damn though. Did I mention they're CHEAP? Like $20, seriously.
I like Mecgar myself they make mags for Sig and Berretta.
I ordered 2 "asian-military" mags from CDNN. They seem fine. I DID replace the springs with "+10%" springs from Wolff. (The ones that came in the mags seemed a bit weak.) - Maybe it was just me, but I replaced them anyway. No problems.
Mec-gar makes a perfect mag for the 92fs. I think they make the oem mag..
With out a doubt. Mec-Gar they make many of the OEM mags to begin with. Have a couple for my Taurus 92 and Walther PPKS and work just like factory
I've heard good things about asian military contract mags, but haven't gotten a chance to play with them yet.
All Beretta factory mags are and have been made by Meccanica Del Sarca a Beretta Holding's Company.Mec-Gar is an OEM manufacturer for many pistols just not Beretta.BUSA makes the Made in USA ones.Mec-Gar's are the most reliable aftermarket mag for Berettas that I've found.
I just received two the asian military magazines from CDNN, paid $20.00 a piece for them plus $10.00 shipping. I fired a hundred rounds through them yesterday and neither of the magazines would lock the slide open when empty. I also had one failure to feed. Keep in mind that I have fired 1,000+ rounds through this gun with the 10 round Berreta factory magazines without a single failure of any kind. I am not happy with the magazines but find that there will be a 15% restocking fee if I return them and they must be returned in three days after receipt, well today is Sunday so no way I can return them in the three day period. When I placed the telephone order, the salesman told me the magazines were made by Beretta. When they arrived, they have sticker on the bottom indicating they were made in Tiawan. I guess I was just a sucker but I do hate being lied to. Yours may be fine but the ones I got suck plus were misrepresented to me.
I drove to a gun show yesterday afternoon looking for factory BERETTA magazines and was prepared to pay $100.00 for a new high capacity. Not a factory Beretta magazine in the whole show, much less a high cap. Only one I saw was part of a new $800.00 Beretta package.
you can usually find beretta mags in the Equipment Exchange forums here or at ar15.com, or at gunbroker.com
Stubby, if you are stuck with the mags you might try replacing one of the springs with a spring from one of your "good" magazines. If that fixes it, just order a couple of springs from Wolff.
My "Asian" mags from CDNN functioned OK as they were but I felt better after putting stronger springs in there.
I emailed CDNN with my complaint about the "Asian Military Magazines" and was told to call customer staisfaction. I called and spoke with Randall who told me to send both of the magazines back along with a copy of the invoice. He said they would credit my account or exchange, whatever I want to do. I was really surprised by how cooperative they were. Apparently their three day policy is not written in stone. Customer satisfaction appears to be important to them. s
Hey Stubby, that is good to hear. I might keep ordering stuff from them then.
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