Mec-Gar Goes Full 2nd Amendment on a 1911 Magazine

I’ve been surprised by the recent spate of niche and sometimes highly polarizing specialty offerings. Don’t get me wrong, in any industry those “moto” items come in spades, but the firearms industry is typically more conservative in their approach. Of note, the Spike’s Crusader comes to mind. Other options include customized AR-15 lowers with special safety/selector markings. (On a personal note – I rather like the “Pew Pew” versions. They make the child in me giggle).

I guess it should come really as no surprise to see the latest Mec-Gar 1911 magazine. Instead of picking a polarizing message, Mec-Gar has opted to engrave the full American Constitution’s Second Amendment onto the sides of their 8 round .45 ACP 1911 magazine. I am perhaps only surprised by the manufacturer – expecting Wilson, Chip McCormick, or another American company to offer the option.

Outside the engraving, the magazine is largely Mec-Gar’s standard and reliable offering. The magazine is manufactured from blued carbon steel, includes a Type D music wire spring, features a polymer follower, and has numbered witness holes to determine rounds remaining.

The retail price of the magazine is set at $29.20. 10% of the proceeds will go to pro-second amendment organizations. The press release does not go into detail on the chosen organizations.

 

FEATURES

  • Caliber .45
  • Increased capacity of 8-rounds
  • Text of the US Consitution 2nd Amendment laser engraved on the magazine
  • Carbon Steel tube, heat-treated for strength
  • Internal components are linked together to offer easy disassembly and reassembly
  • Lubricated nylon polymer follower with metal insert where the slide stop activates properly aligns all types of ammunition for the most reliable feeding.
  • Spring is manufactured from from higher tensile music wire with a drawn phosphate coating for easier coiling properties and longer service life
  • Redesigned high impact polymer removable butt-plate is tapered to to fit funneled mag wells




Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


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  • hoof

    Does your magazine even operate bro?

    • Shankbone

      WTF, how did a comment from 2015 end up here?

    • USMC03Vet

      No, but can malon some labe!

  • txJM

    The “pew pew” nonsense is played out. Pretending to be retarded is only funny for so long.

    • Shankbone

      I’m sorry if the rest of us don’t take it is as serious as you.

      • txJM

        A small handful of nincompoops does not “the rest of us” make.

        • iksnilol

          Huge handfuls of nincompoops, thank you very much.

    • SpartacusKhan

      I had no idea anyone was butthurt over the pew pew life. Now I like it even more.

      • txJM

        “Butthurt” is another stupid millennial thing that needs to die.

        • RocketScientist

          Ohhhhh, it makes sense now. You’re just butthurt that you’re growing old, so you’ve decided to be unreasonably grumpy about anything the kids are doing these days because its different. Very original!

          • txJM

            Can’t tell if you’re projecting or just dense, but either way you are not what your handle purports you to be.

          • RocketScientist

            Well, my multiple graduate degrees in science and engineering fields and my job in the space industry working on launch vehicles would tend to argue to the contrary…. but ok. Whatever you say gramps (I can speak up if you’re having difficulty hearing, they say the ears are the first to go).

          • txJM

            I am vindicated by a dearth of commas and proper capitalization in your asinine comment, which subsequently is a massive betrayal of the farce you’re pushing.

            That’s a nice pair of run-on sentences you have there, genius.

          • RocketScientist

            Hehehehe. Lets see, you’ve questioned the accuracy of my username, critiqued my grammar (on a comment on a blog, no less), whats next? Lemme guess, gonna go for the hat trick and call me a Nazi next?

          • txJM

            Congratulations on exemplifying Godwin’s Law.

          • iksnilol

            Not really, being a rocket scientist doesn’t really demand being good at grammar.

            For that you need a grammar scientist.

          • txJM

            I disagree, whole-heartedly.

          • RocketScientist

            That’s probably why I’m a rocket scientist, and you’re not.

          • txJM

            You’re not a rocket scientist. You’re an aerospace tech.

          • RocketScientist

            Hmmm, degrees all start with “Master of Science in …”, position is “Lead, Research and Sciences, Propulsion Systems Division” and my title is “Principal Engineer”. Yup. Definitely an aerospace tech. Got my job doing oil changes on Cessnas after attending one of those 6 month aviation academy courses. Maybe some day I’ll even get my A&P!

            You know its a good sign that your ideas/opinions aren’t really all that robust when, in their defense, you’re almost immediately forced to resort to un-proveable assertions about, and ad-hominem attacks against, your opponent. Have a great night grandpa.

          • txJM

            “…you’re almost immediately forced to resort to un-proveable assertions about, and ad-hominem attacks against, your opponent.”

            “Have a great night grandpa.”

            Irony so easily escapes the dimwitted.

          • RocketScientist

            Its almost as if it were intentio….. you know what? Nevermind. It’s obviously wasted effort.

          • txJM

            Oh, look… The self-declared genius is pretending to be coy; how disarmingly relatable…

            …or, not.

          • iksnilol

            Hey, what do I know? I’m just a blood scientist.

        • SpartacusKhan

          Kinda square, aintcha daddy-O. That’s groovy, man, you just gotta get with the times and keep on truckin’. 23 skidoo!

    • James Miller

      Damn these young people and their lingo, and their pokemens, and their MTV!

  • Rick O’Shay

    Not my can of worms, but I understand the appeal.

    As to the remark about the Crusader, personally I don’t get the controversy of the Crusader lower. I own one, I only got it because of the war/peace/god wills it selector markings… I like them. I don’t hate muslims and don’t feel any irrational anger when i interact with any, and I don’t feel like the lower suggests I’m out to kill any. It amuses me, and that was enough reason to purchase it. Judging from my Insta feed, comments on other gun blogs, you’d think the only way to make that thing fly off the shelves any faster would be to rename it the Infidel.

    • ostiariusalpha

      Deus Vult is as old as Latin-speaking Christianity; it certainly predates Islam. It ultimately comes from Paul’s first epistle to Timothy. Medieval crusaders used it as their battle cry, hence the name of the receiver.

  • gunsandrockets

    Patriotic, yet classy too. Good for Mec-Gar.

  • SP mclaughlin

    Isn’t Mec-Gar Italian?

    • Anonymoose

      Yeah. God forbid they put this on a 9×19 magazine (9×19 is illegal for plebs in Italy).

      • USMC03Vet

        Those filthy casuals!

  • 48conkli

    Nothing like an italian company celebrating the 2nd amendment to make a few bucks. I guess at least 10 % proceeds go to pro 2a organizations , although it doesnt specify which ones.

    • john huscio

      It’s a pretty common thing going back centuries. Sheffield knife makers engraved various patriotic/constitutional slogans on bowie knives they shipped a cross the atlantic between 1838-1900.

      • Shankbone

        Yeah, I mean, it’s not like selling stuff and making money is a new idea, or anything.

    • USMC03Vet

      Prolly everytown for gun safety. 🤣

    • John Yossarian

      Just because Italy has succumb, doesn’t mean all Italians have.

  • Jim_Macklin

    The Second Amendment was ratified by the States with ONLY ONE COMMA. Three commas became popular or perhaps mandated by government circa 1970 because the right of the people is excluded. The amendment with three commas can be read as -a well regulated militia, ,,shall not be infringed.

    Prior to 1968 publishers of encyclopedias and textbooks used one comma. When Alaska and Hawaii became States in 1959 they copied the United States Constitution Bill of Rights with one comma.
    The correct punctuation, as written in 1789 is,
    “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

    The “regulation of the militia” was written into law by the First Congress in 1790 and has been amended over the years to update the standard militia arms to include modern military rifles.

    • Giolli Joker

      With three commas the whole sentence becomes weird and hard to properly read.
      I guess I’ve always seen it with a single comma.

  • iksnilol

    Why? Pistol mags are either in pouches or the gun. You can’t see the writing on them.