New guy to forum. Have a bunch of pistols, Kimber, Glock, Ruger, Browning, but just ordered my first Sig today.
I was at the gun shop last week and handled a Sig 220 Equinox and a Sig 226 Equinox in .40 cal. I loved how they felt in my hand, but wanted a 9mm. Almost pulled the trigger on the .40 cal, but hated to have to inventory another caliber and trying to restrict future purchases to either 9mm or .45
The more I researched on them, the more intrigued I became. Real tough to locate a high capacity 9mm in todays enviroment, but finally located one and completed the paperwork at my FFL. Hopefully, I'll have it in my hand early next week. If I had the serial # I would just call Sig.
The pistol is a Sig P229 Elite Dark in 9mm E29R-9-DSE
It must be a recent production and will come with the 13rd mags. I'm trying to locate some more mags and aware that MEC-GAR makes the 13rd mag for Sig with the Sig Stamp on them. I would take those, but would like to find the Mec-gar 15rd mags.
I haven't found either in stock, but will keep looking. I wanted to verify that I am looking for the right magazines. I know that Mec-gar has the flush fit 15 rd and allows (2) additional rounds because of improved and patented spring and follower.
Question- Can anyone confirm that the P228 and P229 magazines are compatitable?
I viewed some Sig P229 mags on the web in 15rd and they were stamped Sig? It is my understanding that only Mec-gar can sell the 15rd? They are under contract with Sig to produce the 13rd for the P229 and only those should show the Sig stamp?
Item # was sigp229915 and they also showed sigp229913 which seem accurate but the photo didn't show the Sig stamp and the 15rd one did, which seemed odd.
The mec-gar item # was mgp22815b (blued) and mgp228915n (anti-friction)
The Mec-gar #'s seem right, but makes me wonder about compatability of mags that fit the P228 and P229 in 9mm.
I burned more time than I want to admit locating the gun and just want to make sure I'm searching for the right magazine(s). I can't even find the mags on gunbroker and most shops aren't even accepting back-orders. I live in Ct and feel I have a short window, possibly early March, where they might restrict future purchases of high cap mags. Would hate to have that beautiful gun and only two mags. I searched for info in the forum and couldn't find the exact info I'm looking for. Thanks for any assistance.