View Full Version : What pistol takes this Mag?

07-01-2008, 4:12 PM
Ok, in the mid 90's I started obsessing over the upcoming hi-cap magazine ban in Calif. So, I bought magazines for pistols I might one day own (along side the boxes of Sig and S&W mags [as those were the pistols I already owned]). I made it a point to get 5 or 6 of each for Glocks, CZs, TZs, BHP, pretty much ANY hi-cap double stack pistol I could imagine.

Fast forward ten years...

Once in a while I am digging through storage boxes and come up with something that;
A. fits nothing I own
B. I have no idea what it even is.


the one on the right fits a Sig 226... I have no clue what the one on the left fits. Anyone have a good guess?

here's a reverse view;


It has this inspection hole(?) on it's lower right side.
Also, the mag catch slots are almost an inch lower on this mystery magazine.

07-01-2008, 4:17 PM
Ruger P89 maybe??

07-01-2008, 4:29 PM
Ive never owned one, but I bought all kindsa hi cap mini14 and 10/22 mags... Here's a thought; would it be weird or semi-legal to try it in someone's Ruger?Or only if I forgot to take it back afterwards?

The one pistol I thought of at first was a Beretta 92 (never got one).

07-01-2008, 4:40 PM
yea i remember them gun show tables cheap ugly barely functional 9mm magazines often with the wrong follower for the gun

piles of the same looking 15 /20 /30 round magazines for different guns

ruger has the catch on the front i believe

so it could be one of these that seem to have the standard 9mm doublestack

berretta 92
taurus 92
s&w 5900
sig 226

i remember the glock 17 ones they either had enlargement stamping grooves or dimples to make up the difference in size

i think the clue here is the lower catch hole is reminicent of the 1951 beretta
so it may be for a beretta or the taurus pt92

07-01-2008, 4:43 PM
ruger has the catch on the front i believe

I think you're right about that.

07-01-2008, 5:10 PM
I did the same thing and I'm now having the same problem identifying some of my generic magazines.
I have some Beretta 92 magazines that look like the one on the left and hold 17 rounds of 9mm. They even work with out jamming....

Matt C
07-01-2008, 5:13 PM
I'm think 92 as well, but it does not look quite right..

07-01-2008, 6:15 PM
Ya I would also agree with the 92 F but the floor plate doesnt look right.


07-01-2008, 6:38 PM
Definitely not CZ75 9mm

07-01-2008, 6:44 PM
I have that same mag it fits a Taurus 92 or 99

LAK Supply
07-01-2008, 7:16 PM
Take those crap mags and rebuild them with quality factory parts... they you'll know exactly what you have. :)

07-01-2008, 8:18 PM
I have several mags that look very similar to the one on the right in your pics. They fit my Sig 226 and barely function.

07-01-2008, 8:33 PM
I think those mags fit the Beretta 92FS series of firearms. The reason why I state so.. the mag catch is the typical Beretta "thin" cut, and there is a cut at the bottom of the mag body for the heel-release style mag catch of the older Beretta generation.

Just my opinion!


07-02-2008, 12:01 AM
If it's not Ruger it looks very Beretta or Taurus.

07-02-2008, 6:32 AM
Thanks guys... I have a CZ as well as a 226. I'll phone up my brother who owns a Taurus. As I don't own either pistol I'll bet you guys are right and it's a Beretta or Taurus.

Many thanks...

If I purchased a rebuild kit for it, could it accidentally get replaced with CZ parts, if things were dire enough?

07-02-2008, 6:42 AM
I'm gonna bet its a Taurus 92 series mag. The mag catch is slightly different shapped than a Berretta mag (I have both in front of me) but its hard to tell for certain due to the shadows in the pics.