View Full Version : Will 226 mags fit in an older 229?

March 03, 2014, 15:50
can i sue 226 mags in a 229? i was thinking of a higher cap backup mag for carry.

Retired Bum
March 05, 2014, 18:12
After reading your post I was curious about this. So I opened the safe and got out my 1995 made P229 and two different P226 mags. The oldest mag came with my 1986 made P226 and the newest mag was purchased two years ago.

Both mags locked securely in the 229 and held the slide back. Both of the 226 mags are 15 rounders by the way. Don't know what a Clinton era AWB ten rounder would do.

And so it goes.

The Retired One

March 06, 2014, 19:45
Yes, but they will be longer than the grips

March 07, 2014, 16:46
Thanks all, I plan on a 12 round mag for carry buy 15 round backup mags.

March 08, 2014, 15:04
I will buy Mec Gars (They are awesome), just wanted to know before buying them.