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Old March 20, 2017, 08:41   #1
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HP 40SW - Anyone know where to find Hi Cap Mags?

With my recent failed attempt at getting a EAA SAR K2 45ACP from CDNN behind me now, I am hoping to find a way to increase the capacity of my FN HP in 40SW beyond 10 rounds.

Does anyone know of any magazines out there that go beyond the factory limit of 10?

I looked 17 round mags I have for my 9mm HP and see other similar platforms have them available (think CZ75).

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old March 20, 2017, 10:26   #2
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I don't think anyone has gone beyond 10 rds. for the .40 sw that I have seen but, I am most likely wrong. Climags, http://www.climags.com/categories/Browning/ list a 11 rounder for AE but, that may not interchange between boolits.
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Old March 20, 2017, 10:51   #3
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I am thinking about trying these:

Mec-Gar Extended Magazine Base Pad +2 Optimum Series Magazine
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/319...ck-to-top-link
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Old March 20, 2017, 19:58   #4
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From what I understood/remember, the hi-cap mags Browning was going to sell with the .40 version were a total of 11 rds. The '94 AWB happened and they went with 10rd due to the law.

.41AE mags *may* work, CDNN had some years ago, but I never got around to buying any.
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Old March 21, 2017, 19:30   #5
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I've been told (by somebody I trust) that Beretta 96 mags can be made to work. I bought some, and they do go in my .40 HP but I have not modded the catch slot on the mags yet.
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I bought my Browning High Power Standard Model .40 S&W shortly after the '94 AWB went into effect. It came with two ten round magazines which I believe were made by MecGar. I purchased three more so I could load up 50 rounds at a time.

To the best of my knowledge no one produced any HP .40 magazines that hold more than ten rounds. I have a Beretta INOX 96 .40 with the factory eleven round magazines. Maybe the 96 magazine could be made to fit the HP but frankly I see no point in doing so. Ten rounds or eleven. Not enough difference to matter to me.

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Old March 24, 2017, 12:52   #7
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Sounds like there is not much available "off the shelf", now I just need to decide if I really want to try do make something.

I sounds like the most likely option to work would be added the "Mec-Gar Extended Magazine Base Pad +2" to the standard 10 round magazine or possible a 41AE mag, but I am just not sure if it is a worthwhile effort.

Thank you for all of the input.

I think the best way to end the thread is with a little Hi Power porn.

It shows my FN 40S&W HP and my FM 9mm HP detective model, both great guns to have and shoot!

http://s350.photobucket.com/user/fle...1.jpg.html?o=4

http://s350.photobucket.com/user/fle...i.jpg.html?o=2

I just wish they prices for these had not gone so darn crazy so I did not need to work about actually using them.
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Old March 24, 2017, 17:34   #8
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I have a Beretta INOX 96 .40 with the factory eleven round magazines. Maybe the 96 magazine could be made to fit the HP but frankly I see no point in doing so. Ten rounds or eleven. Not enough difference to matter to me.
You made me go look, as I agree going to any trouble to gain one round is folly. What I have are 15 round Mec-gar Beretta 96FS magazines. Model MGPB9615AFC. Box says Beretta 96 .40S&W 15rd AFC. It is a 13 round mag with a "factory" (Mec-gar) Plus 2 extension. See here: https://www.midwayusa.com/product/13...friction-black Does have mixed reviews, I don't know as I have not used mine yet.
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