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Mete mags

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 9:28 pm
by garypo
I'm shopping around for some extra mags for my Mete SFT. I thought I remembered reading that TP9 mags worked but had issues with the METE extended mag well. While searching around here in the older posts I saw one reading that the Mete uses the TP9 MA548 and MA550 mags. Is that true?

Also from what I read Mec-gar makes the Canik mags. Why is Canik not listed on their web sight as a manufacture that they make mags for?

Re: Mete mags

Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:34 am
by BlasterRick2
Ok, one more time with feeling...

METE uses MA548 and MA550 magazines, which are made by Mec-Gar. The MA550 mag sold on the canikusa website has a bevel on the front edge of the +2 base plate that accommodates the magwell. If you buy a mec-gar MA550, the +2 base plate will not have the bevel but since it is plastic, it is no big deal to put one on. As I recall, you may have to sand down the back corners some as well. See the picture for the difference - the middle (gray) base plate is an unmodified mec-gar MA550 and the other two are Canik.

As to why the Mec-Gar website leaves off the Canik mags, that is a good question. My guess is Century Arms/Canikusa has some type of drug deal with them. You can ask them on their contact page, but everything seems to be out of stock anyway, so probably won't get you anywhere.

Re: Mete mags

Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2022 12:03 pm
by BlasterRick2
Just got this answer back from Mec-Gar:

"Thank you for your interest in Mec-Gar magazines. Mec-Gar Italy is an OEM supplier of magazines direct to Canik. Due to Canik owning the tooling rights to their magazines Mec-Gar Italy is unable to offer them or their parts in their consumer aftermarket line. You should contact the importer stamped on the pistol for additional magazines or parts. None of our magazines can be modified to work with the guns."

Like I said - drug deal.

Re: Mete mags

Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:53 pm
by garypo
Thank you for the info.

Re: Mete mags

Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2022 10:57 am
by usphisics
Did you a place to buy the magazine? I could not find it and I need to buy one, 18 or 20.

Re: Mete mags

Posted: Sat Feb 05, 2022 6:54 pm
by garypo
usphisics wrote: Sat Feb 05, 2022 10:57 am Did you a place to buy the magazine? I could not find it and I need to buy one, 18 or 20.
No. But, when I serched "Canik MA548", the 18 round, I did put myself on the notify me when they are back in stock of most of the major retailers. They did have some on gunbroker for like $60 each.

Re: Mete mags

Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2022 5:22 am
by Mikebaker1129
89.99 at the gunshow this weekend for a 20rd magazine. They only had a few.

Re: Mete mags

Posted: Tue Feb 15, 2022 6:41 pm
by usphisics
I bought a ProMag but it has a really bad quality. It worked but I would not trust on it for sure.

Re: Mete mags

Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2022 8:53 am
by Mikebaker1129
The response from MecGar about no other magazines will fit if modified is inaccurate.
Mecgar 18 & 20 rd.are the exact same body and internals minus the mag catch slot and the minute differences in the baseplates.
Cut the catch slot on the MG 92 mag and you are "Golden ".

Re: Mete mags

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2022 10:37 am
by BlasterRick2
I think that whole message was produced or at least approved by the Mec-Gar legal department!