Preview: Mec-Gar 17-Round High Power Magazine & Floorplate

posted on March 24, 2024
Mec-Gar 17-Round High Power Magazine & Floorplate

Acknowledging the proliferation of classic High Power, or P35, handgun clones on the market, Mec-Gar USA—the respected OEM supplier and retailer of Italian-made pistol magazines—is upping the ante for the resurgent Browning/Saive design with a new 17-round offering and a retrofit +2 baseplate for its existing 15-round model.

Only the complete magazine will be available initially, and the coming floorplate will not add capacity to the previously dominant 13-round dimpled-tube magazines.

The new SKU (MGBRHP17B), has a baseplate machined from 7000-series aluminum with a black-anodized surface treatment and a tube body formed of blued steel.

Protruding only 7/16" farther than the flush-fit 13- and 15-round models, the magazine’s spring was thoroughly stress-tested—including extended periods in compression—and volume firing proved it could flawlessly feed different bullet weights and shapes.

MSRP is $55 (magazine); $34 (floorplate only). For more information, visit


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