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Old 05-10-2019, 07:50 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready to purchase some mags for my 226.
Is there any advantage of the ones sold with an anti-friction coating?
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Yes, it slides out easier and more effortlessly.
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Yes, it slides out easier and more effortlessly.
Umm, ah, but does it slide in easier and more effortlessly . . . that is the question.

I don't have problems with regular non-anti friction OEM or Mec Gar mags.
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[QUOTE=bumper;4929890]Umm, ah, but does it slide in easier and more effortlessly . . . that is the question.

I don't have problems with regular non-anti friction OEM or Mec Gar mags.[/QUOTE

In my experience shooting in production division of USPSA wherein 3-4 of my magazines get dropped to the ground during a stage, the anti-friction coating allows the mag to slide out easily. It also minimizes dirt sticking to it and makes it easier in wiping off the dirt. It doesn’t slide in easier during a moving reload since I slam it with my palm once the tip is inside the magwell.

It alls depends on what you’re trying to do. If your just going to the range and do some casual shooting and no reloading while running/moving, then there will be no difference for you. But if you shoot in matches 3-4 a month, Dry Fire 5-6 times a week plus Live fire with practice stages 1-2 times a week, it does make a difference.
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What Caliber ?
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Considering what these cost in comparison to "Sig Branded" magazines, it's a "No Brainer" in terms of the selection. http://gregcotellc.com/cart/sig-saue...afc-p-614.html

The "Anti-Friction" are easier to clean, and you never need to introduce "lubricants or preservatives" that can attract fouling. Just dis-assemble and wipe down with a clean rag!
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Yes, it slides out easier and more effortlessly.
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As Willard said, clean up is effortless with the AFC coating. I will also add durability to the list of advantages, that AFC coating is some tuff stuff.
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Umm, ah, but does it slide in easier and more effortlessly . . . that is the question.
I see what you did there.
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Considering what these cost in comparison to "Sig Branded" magazines, it's a "No Brainer" in terms of the selection. Sig P226 18 RD 9mm anti-friction coating Mec-Gar MGP22618AFC [MGP22618AFC] - $24.95 : Greg Cote, LLC

The "Anti-Friction" are easier to clean, and you never need to introduce "lubricants or preservatives" that can attract fouling. Just dis-assemble and wipe down with a clean rag!
Especially considering that even the brand new 21 round P320 magazines I got are stamped Made in Italy. (Mec-gar) I always get Mec-Gar if I can help it, as they are the same magazines just missing the Sig stamp that Mec-gar puts on when they make them for Sig.
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Especially considering that even the brand new 21 round P320 magazines I got are stamped Made in Italy. (Mec-gar) I always get Mec-Gar if I can help it, as they are the same magazines just missing the Sig stamp that Mec-gar puts on when they make them for Sig.
And going through their Customer Service, you can actually get "repair parts" for magazines, in some cases better, or more advanced than OEM.
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I'd go with the mecgars.
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