I assume you are talking about CDNN, and their used Magazines. The "Law Enforcement" Magazines will all have the Restricted Markings from the 1994 - 2004 Federal Ban...Hello Sig Talk members. I recently bought my 1st Sig Sauer a P229 Dark Elite .40 off of GB. It only came with 2 magazines both say made in Italy. When I was searching the web I found a sight that has used like new factory magazines. One option are Law Enforcement turn in that are "parkerized ". The other are regular factory magazines. Both options are factory magazines from Germany and both cost the same amount. I'm looking to buy 4 magazines and I thought about buying two of each. I thought it would be best to come and asked members that have experience with 229 magazines before I buy any magazines.
My questions is there any advantages of one over the other?
Which would you buy and why?
Thank you in advance for your answers.
The "German" made Magazines are from J. P. Sauer & Sohn, and will have either a dovetail back, or "zipper" back where the Magazine is spotwelded together.
The "Italian" made Magazines are from Mec-Gar, and may be either "Ban Era" with the Restricted Markings, or "Post-Ban" without them.
There are US Made Magazines by Checkmate, which outwardly look similar to the Mec-Gar made units, that may be the used versions not marked as "Italian".
You can actually add +2 "Magazine Extensions" to the Mec-Gar or Checkmate magazines, but the German magazines, will be impeded by the lower "dimples".