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Best mags for Beretta 92FS?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Glock1963, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Glock1963

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    I am pretty new to the Beretta scene. I've always thought that the 92FS and/or M9 was a fine looking pistol and I got a chance to trade with a friend so I did.

    Mine is an Italian version. I've read enough to know that it makes little difference if it's an Italian or American gun overall. However, I want to pick up some extra mags and I see that there are Italian mags available. Should I lean toward picking up "Italian" magazines from Beretta or would either work just as well?

    I went to the Beretta Forum and buzzed around there for a while but I didn't see anything mag-related.

    I also see that their stainless mags are quite a bit higher than their blued versions? Mine is a blued gun but I want the best mag for my $.

    If you were in my situation and looking to pick up 4-5 of the best factory magazines you could get, which one(s) would you get? Is it worth getting the 17 rounders over the 15?

    Thanks!
     
  2. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Mec Gar. 18 rounds flush fit or 20 with a small extension. Perfectly reliable, and the price is generally on par or a bit less than Beretta branded mags.
     


  3. 427

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    I'd get some mec-gars and call it a day. Mec-gars are high quality and OEM for some manufacturers.
     
  4. Glock1963

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    I'd prefer to stick with factory magazines. I am neurotic about that sort of thing.
     
  5. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    Bought my father in law two of the Mecgar 18rd mags for Christmas last year. They have been 100% reliable. They are also very affordable. I bought them on sale from Cheaperthandirt for $17.99 each.
     
  6. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    You're missing out.
     
  7. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    I have no problems running Mecgars in Sigs and Berettas as they are the magazine manufacturer for them.

    Other than that I side with you and only run factory mags.
     
  8. The_Gun_Guru

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  9. ranger1968

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    This.

    Mec-Gar mags are top of the line; as good, or in many cases, better than OEM mags.
     
  10. banger

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    You and me both...factory only...

    Except Beretta's, I also like the M.D.S. (which is actually factory, simply different markings).
     
  11. MDS is Beretta's mag supplier as they are owned by Beretta and of course work like they should. MecGar mags are excellent. I have them for my Beretta's and CZ's and have never had a fit or function problem. I belive they are CZ's mag supplier. Checkmate, at one time USGI issue mags, are not thought highly of but the 2 I have have never had a problem. Right now Midway has Beretta factory mags for $17.99.
     
  12. bigchuck83

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    can't go wrong with mec-Gar mags.
    nothing wrong with finding used Beretta mags or getting new ones on sale.
    i need to get more come to think of it
     
  13. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Mec-Gar with the anti-friction coating. I don't usually go for froofroo coating, but this anti-friction coating is slicker than snort.
     
  14. TJx

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    Factory 15 round mags are on sale at Midway for $17.99. Hard to pass up factory mags for this kind of money.
     
  15. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    Only three mags to use in a 92.

    "PB" (Beretta branded)
    MDS (same thing, different label)

    Mec-Gar. Not Beretta made, but Mec-Gar is an OEM mag manufacturer for many brands, they are reliable.
     
  16. Shipwreck-The-Sequel

    Shipwreck-The-Sequel Beretta 92 Nut!

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    At one time, Mecgar made factory mags for Beretta. Not anymore. Been a while. But, they are definetly on par with factory mags.

    I generally just prefer factory mags, however. If you know where to look, you can get them cheap. Don't pay the $40 that gun shops charge for Beretta mags
     
  17. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Yep. SIG is one of them.

    Yeah, the anti-friction MecGar mags are excellent.
     
  18. zhix

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    I'd get factory/MDS wherever You can find them for a good price (about $20).
    I also have a bunch of Airtronic GI mags for my M9 that I've picked up mostly from guns shows for as cheap as $10. There have also been some GI mags available even cheaper made by Check-mate but I've never tried them since they were known to be problemetic.