It was first my understanding that any single stack magazine would fit into my Kimber Pro Carry II (commander size) and I bought and extra 8 round gov't sized mag and it works just fine. I was going to buy some wilson combats from midway USA but when I was searching on their website it asked me if it was for a gov't model, commander, or officer's model. What does this mean? Is their any difference between them?
Also what is a good brand of magazine for a 1911?
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February 15, 2009, 02:01 PM
The Government model & Commander both use the same original 7-round, or newer 8-round mag.
The Officers model uses a shorter 7 round mag that won't work in a GM or Commander.
I have had very good luck with Colt OEM 7-round mags, as well as Wilson 7-rounders.
I am not a big fan of the 'new & improved' 8 round mags, because many of them over-compress the spring to get the extra round in them.
February 15, 2009, 02:58 PM
Thanks for the help RC.
February 15, 2009, 05:43 PM
Wilson 47D is the answer to all 1911 mag questions.
February 15, 2009, 06:38 PM
Try the Wilson ETM models. They work great.
February 15, 2009, 06:47 PM
military mags marked on the base with manufacturer 19M21 are very reliable-