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Sig P226 TacOps 9mm

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by rctimmy, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. rctimmy

    rctimmy Portland, OR Expert Shooter USMC

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    Any Sig P226 TacOps 9mm owners out there? I just bought one and then started reading that they have some mag problems since switching from Mecgar. Anyone have any issues? I'm waiting for mine to arrive from a dealer on Gun Broker and I hope I don't have issues. If anyone out there is an expert, let me know the do's and don't and where to get good gear (like replacement mags).

    I'm new to Sig and other than this mag issue on the 20 rounders, I've never heard anything bad. Any advice, comments, etc would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Benny503

    Benny503 Grants Pass Well-Known Member

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    I just pick up P226 MK25 brand new, thinking of keeping it brand new till my son shoot it :) Now making me wonder.
     
  3. rctimmy

    rctimmy Portland, OR Expert Shooter USMC

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    I should have considered the MK25 since both of my Daughters are serving in the Navy. Hmm... My oldest is on the USS Shoup and my youngest is on the USS Ronald Reagan.
     
  4. Scott

    Scott Battle Ground Well-Known Member

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    Thank your daughters for me. God bless them....

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  5. sauerwilly

    sauerwilly Portland, OR New Member

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    Top gun supply is gonna be your best bet for factory SIG parts and mags. I really doubt you'll have any issues with the mags. Sounds like there were a few bad apples for a spell and the internet blew the problem out of proportion.
     
  6. AnthonyL

    AnthonyL Tacoma, WA Member

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    Not to worry, the Sig MK25 comes with the good italian made Mecgar mags. Take a look for yourself, you will see down the side in very small print "Mecgar Made in Italy".

    The crappy mags are the newer Checkmate ones made here in the USA unfortunately. With that said, it's not like your new pistol won't function at all. Heck it may never exhibit a single symptom.

    Stop worrying so much and put some lead through it! If it worries you a bunch, replace the Checkmates with Mecgars. I would wait and verify which in fact you get with the pistol first.

    BTW, I get most of my pistol magazines from 44mag.com.
     
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  7. 206thsense

    206thsense Seattle, WA, USA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Bought a brand new MecGar mag (18 rounds) a couple of months ago and quality seems good - runs perfectly fine in my old SIG P226. Way better than a crappy ProMag I made the mistake of buying... which I promptly returned to buy another MecGar mag. :) Viva Italia.
     
  8. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I got a bunch of Beretta 92FS mags on the cheap (<$10) last year (not for sale). Two mods is all it took to get them to work flawlessly on my P226. If interested and you can get some, PM me and I will give you the instructions.
     
  9. rctimmy

    rctimmy Portland, OR Expert Shooter USMC

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    I hope you are right and the comments seem to be limited to a few sites and is not completely wide spread.
     
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    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I attached a pic to show the modification to the 92FS follower needed to make the mag hold slide back on last round on a P226.
    mod_mag_follower.jpg

    mod_mag_follower.jpg
     
  11. Screwy

    Screwy Suburban Clackamas County Active Member

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    My new MK25 is unbelievable. Makes my other guns seem like crude little plastic toys.