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This is a discussion on aftermarket mags within the SA-XD/XD(M) Accessories forums, part of the XD Talk category; what brand of mags are the best ones for a xd 9 service model,or is it best to stay with springfeild mags...


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Old 04-17-2010, 08:26 AM   #1
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what brand of mags are the best ones for a xd 9 service model,or is it best to stay with springfeild mags
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Old 04-17-2010, 08:29 AM   #2
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Personally, I don't use off-brand magazines in ANY of my weapons. It's just NOT worth the risk...
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Old 04-17-2010, 12:27 PM   #3
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I have some Promag magazine for my XD9 V10 4" but that is just a range weapon. As Thesorb said, not worth the risk. Just pay the extra $5 or whatever and get the factory mags. They look better two in my opinion.
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Old 04-17-2010, 04:14 PM   #4
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i have 3 Mecgar mags for my XD and it adds 2 rounds on the xd9 and its flat black, the bottom plate is thicker. It functions flawlessly
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Old 04-17-2010, 07:37 PM   #5
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this is where i went to get my extra mags for my XDm40..
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I have two mecgar mags for my xd9, they hang up a bit when empty, but some time with a scotch brite pad, and they loosened up nicely. Depending on you application, use your best judgement. It may be your own life in your hands.
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i have 3 Mecgar mags for my XD and it adds 2 rounds on the xd9 and its flat black, the bottom plate is thicker. It functions flawlessly
Do you have any problems with the MecGar Mags. I am having feed problems with my mecgar with all types of ammo. The round doesnt feed all the way up the feed ramp.
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With my MecGar in my 40SC, I frequently end up sling shotting twice before it feeds the first round - even with a partially loaded mag. After that first round, it seems to feed OK.

However, normally, I feel a bang-thud (round firing - slide slamming shut) when I shoot. With the MecGar, I sometimes feel a bang-thud-thud. No idea what the extra thud is.

I do know the profile of a MecGar lip is different from a factory mag. I have read that grinding the end of the lips to match the factory mags will help with problem MecGar mags but I haven't tried that yet.

Never had either problem with factory mags.
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:54 AM   #9
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what brand of mags are the best ones for a xd 9 service model,or is it best to stay with springfeild mags

Mec-Gar or factory mags?
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Welcome to the forum operator742, a little search goes a long way....

From 2 days ago..
http://www.xdtalk.com/forums/general...ml#post2428068


Since the stock SA XD mags are not really that expensive I'd stick with them over an aftermarket mag.
With one big exception...
The only aftermarket mags I buy are made by Mec-Gar.
These mags are made in Italy.
Mec-Gar makes stock mags for most Sig pistols.
I usually sell my stock Sig mags and replace them with Mec-Gars.
Better finish and more capacity..

I see they make an 18 rd for the XD9.
The same size as your stock 16 rd mag.
Advantage of Mec-Gar is a black finish over the stainless stock mags.
Also holds 2 more rounds over stock mags.




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I've done business with PistolGear, never a problem of any kind.
If you need these mags for an XD9sc, then PistolGear sells the plastic sleeve for $10.

Mec-Gar 18rd $27.50
PISTOLGEAR | YOUR ONE-STOP SHOP FOR ALL THINGS PISTOL

Stock 16rd with sleeve $32.99
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Greg Cote, I buy from this guy quite often..
Mec-Gar 18rd $23.95
Springfield XD 18-round 9mm anti-friction coating [MGXD918AFC] - $23.95 : Greg Cote, LLC


My favorite parts supplier on the entire Internet is Top Gun Supply..
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Stock XD9 16rd $27.95
XD 9 9mm 16 Rd Magazine - Top Gun Supply
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