Anytime you can add a bit of capacity to your handgun without having to sacrifice anything; it is worth doing. Mec-Gar has introduced a seventeen round flush fit magazine for the CZ 75B. It was about a month ago I received two samples in the mail for review. Since I still had the CZ 75 B Omega I reviewed about four years ago I was all set. You can read the pistol review by following this link. 

Since the 75 B Omega has been 100% reliable through the review and ever since I knew I was working with a known quality, so I had an excellent host to wring out the Mec-Gar magazines. We started out running the magazine dry from capacity quite a few times then intermingling defensive and ball rounds within the magazine from capacity. Once that proved reliable I began to run the magazine empty less than capacity from sixteen rounds, ten rounds, five rounds, three rounds, then one round. I also intermixed ball and defensive rounds in that test. Throughout the review, the magazines worked flawless locking the slide back when the mag was dry, as did the 75 B Omega. As the magazine begins to run dry, and spring tension lessens, there lies your best chance for a malfunction.


The Royal Blue follower and 17 round witness hole makes this magazine easily identifiable over the factory 16 round magazine.

After a couple hundred rounds through the two test samples without failure, I was plenty satisfied these Mec-Gar magazines were up to the standard of the other Mec-Gar magazines I have worked with. If you have one of the CZ 75 B variants, you would be well served by these seventeen round flush fit magazines and if you do not have one of the 75 B variants, you would be well served by that pistol.  Oh, and for the record after a couple thousand more rounds through the test pistol, she is still running without a problem.


  • Caliber 9 mm
  • Capacity 17 Rounds, Flush Fit
  • Increased capacity to 17-rounds while remaining flush-fit
  • Redesigned tube to improve functionality, heat-treated for strength
  • Anti-Friction Coating allows for easy loading and superior anti-corrosion
  • High tensile music wire spring
  • Polymer follower
  • Interlinked internal components



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By Hunter Elliott

I spent much of my youth involved with firearms and felt the call early on to the United States Marine Corps, following in my father's and his brother's footsteps. Just after high school I enlisted and felt most at home on the rifle range, where I qualified expert with several firearms and spent some time as a rifle coach to my fellow Marines. After being honorably discharged I continued teaching firearm safety, rifle and pistol marksmanship, and began teaching metallic cartridge reloading. In the late 1990s I became a life member to the National Rifle Association and worked with the Friends of the NRA. Around that time my father and I became involved with IDPA and competed together up until he passed away. I began reviewing firearms for publications in the mid 2000s and have been fortunate to make many friends in the industry. Continuing to improve my firearms skills and knowledge is a never ending journey in which we should all be committed. I am also credited as weapons master on a few independent films.

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