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Old 05-02-2007, 10:02 AM   #1
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SIG rubber base pads?

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In all th is bruhaha about the new P226 I forgot to ask this question: Whose rubber base pads are you using on your P226 magazines and where did you get them.

Brownell's catalogs one (p/n 732-000-213), but has no pictures of them AND it's $14.59! I can get new Mec-Gar mags for $19.18 dealer price!

Is Pachmayr making glue on's a la the BHP pad?

Inquiring minds!



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Old 05-02-2007, 12:50 PM   #2
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Cheap and easy is to go to the local hardware store, mega-store or whatever and buy some rubber floor matting, an exacto knife, and double-sided outdoor carpet tape. Use a floorplate as a template, cut and paste.
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Old 05-02-2007, 02:27 PM   #3
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Howdy Mr. Wes,



The more I think about things the more I really like Mr. abninftr's suggestion.



The last time I ordered any of the Sig rubber base pads was probably something like 10 years ago now. I bought them on letterhead with individual funds, and paid the LE division $4.00 a pad. These units used to be like the old Pachmayr BHP units were - the pad is attached to a new base plate so you slip the old one off and the new plate/pad on in place of it. Now of course the Pachmayr BHP pads are a peel and stick on.



I think the BHP units by Pachmary are also listed as working for Sig and Smith mags too. I will check one and let you know how close it looks like it would fit.



When I noticed I was running low on my Sig pads I priced them, and discovered the factory now wanted something like $25 for a two pack, which nearly gave me a heart attack. Th last order I mentioned was for 50 pads, and it has taken me this long to start to use them all up. In reality I have also used them on several HP and CZ mags as well, but stopped doing so when I realized I was running low and they were now a bit more expensive.



Ok Mr. Wes, I just checked the Pach BHP stick on visually against a Sig base plate. It is not a perfect fit, but it would/will do me when I run out of the Sig pads. Unless I decide to try out what Mr. abninftr just suggested too. More and more I like his suggestion as it would work for any base plate/pad I needed.



I have not called the LE division to see what the LEO price on the pads are these days. I would hope it would be cheaper than $12.50 each, but probably not by much anyway.



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Old 05-02-2007, 08:49 PM   #4
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Thanks for the suggestions. abninftr, I've used your suggestion before and it works. Just not as finished looking. I like the style of the BHP Pads, but they don't even come close to fitting the large magazine base of the SIG. Will see what I have that will make a half neat installation.

May order 1 or 2 of the Sig pads just to see what they look like...

Twoguns, how many extra mags do you suggest. I was thinking about a half dozen to start...



All for now. Thanks for your help and comments.



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Old 05-03-2007, 10:36 AM   #5
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Howdy Mr. Wes,



Remembering that I prefer living in a magazine rich environment, I would probably be a bit embarassed to admit how many Sig/M-G mags I own for my various Sigs (10 Sig factory for the 229 as my folks required only factory marked mags; and several times that in 226 mags of both factory and M-G, with more M-Gs by far.)



Every 2 or 3 months I simply decide it is time to increase my magazine inventory for all of my potential carry pistols, and stock up on more M-G mags. To me it is like having a wife that is too pretty or too much money - really hard for me to define, but I reckon I will realize I have enough mags when I get there, lol.



Six would be a good starting point, but given the world we live in, having 10 would not strike me as being extreme in the least either. If you are looking to change calibers down the road, I suggest you get at least a couple of the M-G 17rd 9mm mags which will fit flush, and give them a try. Mine work perfectly in all calibers, but probably better to start with a couple of test mags before you buy a lot of them too.



The next time I go shooting I will bring some of the 20rd 9mm mags (Sig and M-G) along and see how they work unmodified (follower wise) and report the results here, as a few of us have debated that one recently. I know from previous experience the Sig mag with the 40 follower installed holds 17 40 rounds and functioned flawlessly for me.



We are looking forward to your range report when time permits sir.



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Old 05-03-2007, 06:00 PM   #6
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After some research I discovered that the SIG P226 magazine pads are sold in pairs of two. New information for me. Brownell's has them (p/n: 732-000-213) for $18.24 and a dealer price of $14.59. That makes the price a lot more palatable. I've enclosed a picture from the SIG web-site. As you can see they are a complete new base plate. Not just a sticky pad a la the Pachmayrs. Have ordered two sets and will let you know my opinion when they arrive.

Twoguns, ordered more magazines, too. Total will be seven...to start with...







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Old 05-03-2007, 10:16 PM   #7
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Mr. Wes,



Always glad to hear you have more mags coming. That may be a good deal on the pads also, especially for the two pack. You are right, much eaiser to tolerate than the other price for sure.



Thanks for the heads up, I may order some more from them now.



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