I have, have extensively used, and like both. The 18-rounders are a little more flush to the bottom of the pistol frame and are marginally easier to fit in magazine pouches. That's it. There's not enough difference in weight or balance to matter.
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P226 Mec Gar Magazines: 18 vs 20 Rd. Which do you prefer, and why?
Both are reliable. So, take that out of the equation.
Preference: 20-rounder. I don't carry the P226, so, just more capacity for range use. And, it's a good mag to load up 100 rds (= 5 mags). Weird, I know, but I don't like oddball number (like 17, 18, 19).
If I were carrying the P226, then I'd take the 18-rounder.
I keep a 226 with WML & a 20 rounder in a lock box as my go to pistol beside my bed and have 2 more 20 rounders as reloads. I keep another 226 loaded with an 18 rounder in a lock box at my office desk with a 20 and 18 rounder as roloaders.
I have never had any problems with any them. As others have stated the 18 rounders will fit fairly flush but I like the fact that 20 rounders will carry the 2 extra rounds plus you can not help but seat the mag in an emergency.
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