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Old 03-21-2010, 05:24 PM
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Default Aftermarket 39 series mags. Any good?

Picked up a 3913 the other day, unfortunately only with two factory mags, so the search for extras is on.

Now, factory mags range anywhere from $34 to $45 depending on what website you check, but I noticed that ProMag makes one priced at roughly half that. ($19-$22) They would make good range mags and save me close to a 50 bucks. I'm not intending these to be carry mags.

Anyone have experience with these things? I do have Some Beretta 92 Promags, and they have worked fine over the years, but I bought those a long time ago.
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Next to original S&W mags, MecGar makes the best IMHO. Promags seem to put out both good and lousy, you take your chances.

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+1 for Mecgar.
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One of the third generation's strong points is the factory magazine's very high durability and feed reliability. I would never consider using an aftermarket mag in my 3913, even at twice the price for the factory ones. When I feel a need to practice malfunction clearing, I can always load dummy cartridges...
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I have a couple Promags I use for range mags. Both have worked without problems. Even so I still use them only for the range.
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I have several factory mags and 2-3 Promags for my S&W 4506-1. The gun is for range use only, but I have never had any issues with the Promags. But my experience with Promags in double stack guns is very different. Complete garbage. So like Raider said; hit or miss.
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:18 AM
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Can I used 3913 mags in my 39-2? If not what mags can I use? TIA

Never mind, found the answer.

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...3304&training=

Any less expensive, quality mags?

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I have always used the factory mags, no problems ever, i think that jusifies the extra money, JMO, George.
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But my experience with Promags in double stack guns is very different. Complete garbage. So like Raider said; hit or miss.
Ditto. Bought one a while back (1999) for my Beretta 96 Centurion. It started having problems feeding after approx 200rds. I didn't even bother getting a refund or giving it away to someone. I just threw it away.

You get what you pay for. I'd might still use them for range use but NEVER for carry.
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