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#46918
my state has reduced us to 10 round mags.

I have my name on the Canik website for when the 10 round mags come in, and I am not holding my breath.

I have found, thru my range, that Sig 226 mags will fit my METE SFx. (will Sig mags fit all Caniks???., I do not know)

they just arrived, and even with the magwell, they insert fully, keep the slide open, and eject with no issues.

my hope is to get to the range this coming monday, (Aug 8th) and try them out.

at which time, I will come back and report it.

the Sig mags are pricey, nearly $50 each, but I cannot keep holding my breath for Canik, as in the past, when I needed parts.

which is why I dumped my TP9SF...
#46922
Same problem here in NY. Couldn't find the right mags so I'm bought 2 10 round Mecgar Baretta M9 mags for my TP9SFX. If you've got 30 min, a drill some files and a little patience, cutting a new notch for the mag release is not too hard. The run around $25 and work 100%.
#46932
Way back when Biden was elected I anticipated this issue and fabricated 5oz weights that fill 20-round mags and limit them to 10 rounds. This ballast smooths recoil and solves the 10 round problem. I can remove the weights if I want, but that 5 oz of ballast really balances the gun, so I leave the weight in for shooting performance. (I don't compete or EDC/CC, so I don't need 20 rounds for target shooting and home defense.)
#46933
ok update..

sorta a good/bad thing

went to the range, took my Canik METE SFx, and those Sig 226 mags.

loaded up one mag, inserted it, heard the "click'

fired 1 rd, and mag pops out a bit.

tried another, same thing.

i removed the magwell, thinking this did not allow full insertion of the magazine.

nope.

compared the base plates on the Canik mags, and the Sig, Sig seemed to be a bit higher, where it should rest in the grip.

got home, did some more thinking, then took notice of the mag lock cut outs in both the Canik and Sig mags.

well, Sig was smaller.

so i figure i gotta try something.

took out my dremel tool, and made the Sig a tad bit wider.

inserted it, the mag locked, and even with a screwdriver, i could not get it to pop out.

i cannot get back to the range for another 2 to 3 days to test this out.

but i think it'll work, if not, then i only lose 1 magazine.

untouched Sig mag on far left..."reworked" Sig mag in the middle, and the Canik mag on far right..


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i should also point out that the snap cap was put in, to hold the mag spring down from the hole.
#46938
colonel00 wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:17 pm Keep an eye on this page. https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/787450426740
I think we're getting closer. I've seen sparatic appearances of the 18 rd tp9 mag. My guess is Mec-gar is ramping back up. Makes sense they would start with the most generic Canik mag first and later go back to the 15 rounders, etc.

It's been a long 2 years.
#46939
Dustdevil wrote: Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:04 pm
colonel00 wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:17 pm Keep an eye on this page. https://gun.deals/search/apachesolr_search/787450426740
I think we're getting closer. I've seen sparatic appearances of the 18 rd tp9 mag. My guess is Mec-gar is ramping back up. Makes sense they would start with the most generic Canik mag first and later go back to the 15 rounders, etc.

It's been a long 2 years.
Yeah, I think most of what Canik is really selling now with the Mete and the Rival lines, the 18rd mags are the highest demand. FWIW, I believe people make sleeves that would allow 18rd to fit flush and work until you found smaller mags.
#46940
Yeah, I've got a couple for my 18 rd Promags. The Promags work well. Would I trust them at the range? Absolutely. Would I trust yhem with my life? Well....

I can deal with the tradeoff of 3 less rounds for the increased portability. Would try to drill the 10 rd ones, but if I screwed it up, then I'm completely out of luck. I might try it if I knew I had a backup plan. Besides, it's just the principle of the thing. Walking around with Ca legal mags is annoying.
At our local Academy, there's a spot forthe MA595 mags, it's just empty. At least there's still a spot.
#46941
I've drilled out 10rd mags. It can be a pain due to the shape of the dimple on the mags. The drill bits wanted to jump around and didn't get a good bite. If you have some good bits, work up from small to larger and use cutting oil.
#46942
I ordered 5 x 20-round mags from CanikUSA.com last Thursday. They arrived today. I don't think they had 18-round mags in stock, but they had the 20s. I didn't check any other sizes, as I only have full-sized Caniks.
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