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Old June 25, 2019, 03:34 AM   #1
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Mec Gar P226 magazine problems (Taurus G2C)

Picked up a G2C recently, and the Mec Gar P226 magazines I have FTFEED often. This isn't just these magazines. I have owned Mec Gar magazines for a 92fs and a Mark 3 and it does it on ALL of them.

Anyone know how to fix this? 3rd time is not the charm with Mec Gar in my experience.
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Old June 25, 2019, 10:50 AM   #2
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I have never seen a failure of any kind with a Mecgar.
No offense intended, but I would blame the Taurus or shooter's grip first.
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Old June 26, 2019, 01:53 PM   #3
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Mec Gar makes top-quality magazines and is an OEM manufacturer for many manufacturers' pistols, including some from SIG Sauer, Beretta, Walther, Ruger, S&W, Canik, and others. As far as Mec Gar-branded magazines, I have them for my P226, P228, Hi-Powers (MK. II & Mk. III), and CZ-75, and they all work.

As mentioned, I own a few Mec Gar-branded P226 magazines and they function flawlessly in my West German P226. My brother has a few for his Mk.25, and they function flawlessly as well.

My guess is that Taurus has oversold the mag compatibility of the G2C.


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Old June 26, 2019, 02:22 PM   #4
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I have Mec-Gar magazines for my Beretta 92 FS and for multiple different SIG Sauer pistols. I have never had a problem with any of them.
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Old June 26, 2019, 02:44 PM   #5
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I've owned a number of MecGar magazines and never had any issues yet.

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Old June 26, 2019, 04:38 PM   #6
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All my mec gar mags have worked just fine in the guns they were intended for.
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Old June 26, 2019, 09:16 PM   #7
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Never had a problem with Sig, S&W, or Kel Tec Mec-Gar standard capacity magazines.

The only Mec Gar problems that I've ever had were with the flush +2 mags for the S&W 59 series and the flush +2 mags for the Kel Tec P11. Once the springs get a little wear on them, they have a problem with fully loading to 17 (S&W) and 12 (Kel Tec). It's not only due to the spring that compresses INTO itself, it's also the follower that is smaller than OEM for the extended mags.
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Old June 27, 2019, 08:28 AM   #8
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Picked up a G2C recently, and the Mec Gar P226 magazines I have FTFEED often. This isn't just these magazines. I have owned Mec Gar magazines for a 92fs and a Mark 3 and it does it on ALL of them.

Anyone know how to fix this? 3rd time is not the charm with Mec Gar in my experience.
The great majority of us have never had issues with Mec Gar and you have had issues with three different guns. Maybe the issue is not the magazine but the user.
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Old June 27, 2019, 06:32 PM   #9
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Mec Gar makes top-quality magazines and is an OEM manufacturer for many manufacturers' pistols, including some from SIG Sauer, Beretta, Walther, Ruger, S&W, Canik, and others. As far as Mec Gar-branded magazines, I have them for my P226, P228, Hi-Powers (MK. II & Mk. III), and CZ-75, and they all work.

As mentioned, I own a few Mec Gar-branded P226 magazines and they function flawlessly in my West German P226. My brother has a few for his Mk.25, and they function flawlessly as well.

My guess is that Taurus has oversold the mag compatibility of the G2C.
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I haven't seen Taurus even mention it. And MecGar explicitly says those mags aren't for the G2C (here, and here).

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It's folks on the Innernet saying it works. And you know how that goes.

Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't. I may try it, one of these months, if my shniny new G2C holds up.
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Old June 27, 2019, 07:03 PM   #10
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Actually, I had been warned about MEC not doing well with Taurus. (I think I had read on the Taurus boards, was quite a while ago) I too own a G2C and purchased spare magazines from Taurus, same with my 709. Sorry but your answer is to buy direct from Taurus. They just don't play well with third party vendors.
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Old June 28, 2019, 02:09 AM   #11
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Never any issues with mine ever!
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Old June 28, 2019, 06:10 AM   #12
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Me neither. Even the well used Meg-Gar's have been perfect.
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Old June 28, 2019, 07:55 AM   #13
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I haven't seen Taurus even mention it. And MecGar explicitly says those mags aren't for the G2C (here, and here).
Well there you go.
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Old July 12, 2019, 05:16 PM   #14
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Sorry for the late post.


But the issue is the same with all my magazines in all my guns.
The bullet aims up and gets stuck. It doesn't chamber, it misses the feeding ramp. I read online it was the follower causing this problem.

For a few weeks I left the magazine loaded for the p226 magazines. Will be going to the range in a week or two to test it again.
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Old July 13, 2019, 08:32 PM   #15
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Leaving P226 mags loaded should not be a problem at all, and it is not the cause of your issues.
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Old July 16, 2019, 12:37 AM   #16
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I didn't get to shoot the g2c today but I shot the mark iii and both of the mecgar magazines did this and also stoved piped into the roof of the chamber area.
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Old July 16, 2019, 09:17 AM   #17
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Are we discussing a 9mm or a .22 here???
They are two totally different planets.
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Old July 16, 2019, 12:20 PM   #18
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I think the point by the OP is that he has multiple MecGar magazines for multiple pistols and besides not working in the G2C they also don't work in the pistols they were meant for. The malfunction shown is, from what I gather, indicative of the malfunctions he's getting with the other pistols and serves as a reference for us.

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Old July 16, 2019, 07:59 PM   #19
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You cannot extrapolate .22 mag issues into a discussion on 9mm semi mags, way too many different variables at play.
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Old July 16, 2019, 08:04 PM   #20
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You cannot extrapolate .22 mag issues into a discussion on 9mm semi mags, way too many different variables at play.
It's not extrapolation if he's getting the same issues with both. He simply has a picture of the 22 to show us, but not the 9mm.

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Old July 17, 2019, 07:14 AM   #21
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Completely irrelevant.
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Old July 17, 2019, 07:30 AM   #22
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Okey dokey.

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Old July 17, 2019, 09:27 AM   #23
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In regards to the the Ruger .22 mags; have you reached out to Mec Gar?

They're a pretty stand up company.
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Old July 17, 2019, 06:08 PM   #24
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Two questions, first are your guns clean? Second have you had someone else shoot your guns you are having problems with, may be shooter induced?


FWIW I have never had a problem with Mec Gar mags and use them in 5 or 6 guns of mine.
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Old July 18, 2019, 02:58 PM   #25
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Picked up a G2C recently, and the Mec Gar P226 magazines I have FTFEED often. This isn't just these magazines. I have owned Mec Gar magazines for a 92fs and a Mark 3 and it does it on ALL of them.

Anyone know how to fix this? 3rd time is not the charm with Mec Gar in my experience.
In my Ruger Mark III the factory mags work better than my Mec-gar mags. They look pretty much the same but the factory mags feed better. Overall though Mec-gar mags work fine my other handguns.

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