Best aftermarket mags for p3at?

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by 2000silverz28, May 4, 2011.

  1. 2000silverz28

    2000silverz28 New Member

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    May 7, 2009
    I'm looking for a couple extra mags. Which cycle the best in the p3at?
     
  2. Stargazer40

    Stargazer40 New Member

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    Mar 24, 2011
    Not sure anyone else makes them but KelTec. Added one of theirs and it works as well as the first one (6 round, the 9 round sounds flukey).
     

  3. penguin327

    penguin327 New Member

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    Jun 8, 2010
    The factory mags are made by Mecgar.  Stamped right on the mag.  The 9 round mags work ok in my P3AT. Not too good for concealed carry. The gun is really a last resort weapon and at that point a couple of extra rounds are not much use IMO. I just use the 1 round extender for the stock mags
     
  4. Stargazer40

    Stargazer40 New Member

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    Mar 24, 2011
    Granted, but when I picked one up at my local shooting shop it was in KelTec packaging. Can you buy it in any other way?
     
  5. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Texas
    All Mecgar P3AT mags come from Kel-tec and are packaged accordingly. Kel-tec does sell them to other vendors.  Promag is the only maker of aftermarket mags for the P3AT.  They don't have a stellar reputation but it appears that their P3AT mags aren't too bad.  However, I would only use them at the range.
     
  6. 2000silverz28

    2000silverz28 New Member

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    May 7, 2009
    Thanks for the help. Where is the cheapest place to get factory mags?
     
  7. penguin327

    penguin327 New Member

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  8. billjohnso20

    billjohnso20 Active Member

    Dec 7, 2008
    Do a Google search. I buy mine from my LGS.
     
  9. inmate

    inmate New Member

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  10. Toney_D

    Toney_D Active Member

    Aug 14, 2010
    Oklahoma
    I've been buying most of my mags from cdnn.
     
  11. cls12vg30

    cls12vg30 New Member

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    Feb 14, 2005
    I bought a 10-round ProMag for my P3-AT last year.  I hadn't had good luck with ProMags in the past, but this was before the 9-rnd factory mags were available, so I took a chance.  Well for once, ProMag made a good one.  I've used it extensively at the range and it has always worked flawlessly.  It looks goofy sticking out of the mag well, but it actually works quite well in the hand when shooting.

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    Now I carry it as a spare, loaded with 10 Winchester flat-nose FMJ's, with my primary factory mag loaded with SD ammo, currently Critical Defense.
     
  12. surfrider007

    surfrider007 New Member

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    Nov 12, 2006
    the factory mags are so cheap as it is why go any other route. Its not like we are talking about $60 HK mags here.
     
  13. cls12vg30

    cls12vg30 New Member

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    Feb 14, 2005
    Agreed, surfrider. Now that the 9-rnd factory mags are widely available, that's the best bet. If anyone has their heart set on a 10-rnd though, I have had a good experience with mine, as stated above.
     
  14. 2000silverz28

    2000silverz28 New Member

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    May 7, 2009
    I use mine in w pocket holster so I'll probably just get some factory mags. Thanks for the help!
     
  15. Ka6otm

    Ka6otm New Member

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    Sep 12, 2007
    I agree with this also and, I found a vendor at one of the local gunshows who was selling 'em new in wrapper for $15.00/no tax. Bought all he had-4 of 'em.