1911 Magazines????


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azhunter122
February 15, 2009, 01:52 PM
Hi,

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?

Thanks!

Also what is a good brand of magazine for a 1911?

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rcmodel
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.

rc

azhunter122
February 15, 2009, 02:58 PM
Thanks for the help RC.

john1911
February 15, 2009, 05:43 PM
Wilson 47D is the answer to all 1911 mag questions.

Supertac45
February 15, 2009, 06:38 PM
Try the Wilson ETM models. They work great.

colemanw
February 15, 2009, 06:47 PM
military mags marked on the base with manufacturer 19M21 are very reliable-

BHP FAN
February 15, 2009, 06:49 PM
Mecgar 7 rounders,Wolff,Nighthawk Custom...just unstoppable.

sm
February 15, 2009, 07:05 PM
rcmodel is correct.

I differ with him in one aspect, I do not do anything Wilson.

Me personally-
USGI, and Colt 7 round mags, with dimple on follower is what I prefer.
I actually prefer the sealed base plate, and blue mags, though I will use Colt's steel ones.

That said, Chip McCormick 7 rounders Kimber OEM 7,rds, Springfield 7 rd, and Metalform has a 7 rd very very similiar to USGI that work well, and sometimes there is a group buy on the Metalforms.

Then again I prefer bone stock 1911s, and I don't top off mags, so take my "druthers" with a grain of salt.

john1911
February 15, 2009, 08:34 PM
Try the Wilson ETM models. They work great.

I bought one of those recently, haven't really tried it out. How do they compare to the 47Ds? Are they worth the extra $$$?

Oro
February 15, 2009, 08:39 PM
Les Baer mags are also on par with Wilsons. I have had them and found them to be excellent. Same quality level and cost range.

rbernie
February 15, 2009, 08:41 PM
I suggest reading this (http://how-i-did-it.org/magazines/) before making any 1911 magazine purchases.

Meadows117
February 15, 2009, 09:11 PM
I"ve had good results with my Kimber Pro Mags 8rds. I do not know much on them but my experience and they have worked well so far.

EHL
February 16, 2009, 02:32 AM
That's a good read rbernie! Thanks. I like using the Kimpro Tac Mags. Never had a hiccup with them at all.

tlen
February 16, 2009, 03:12 AM
CMC power mag work fine for me. The 10 rounders are great for the range.

CWL
February 16, 2009, 06:00 AM
Wilson 47D is the answer to all 1911 mag questions.


Um, not really. Chip McCormick 8-rd Powermags have one more spring coil than the Wilsons, and the feed lips are much less prone to cracking.

MT GUNNY
February 16, 2009, 02:00 PM
Quote;"Wilson 47D is the answer to all 1911 mag questions."

+1 Absolutely great Mag By leaps and Bounds over Kimber Mags.

schmeky
February 16, 2009, 02:20 PM
Les Baer mags are also on par with Wilsons. I have had them and found them to be excellent. Same quality level and cost range.

Oro,

I'm glad your LB mags have been good, my experience was the opposite. In fact, my LB mag caused slide damage on my 1911. Seems LB mags can go either way.

I have good service with Colt factory, Wilson, and CMC.

MICHAEL T
February 16, 2009, 05:03 PM
Colt CMC and Wolff for me No to wilson or Kimber. Hey this almost as much fun as a caliber war.

9mmepiphany
February 16, 2009, 05:23 PM
here's a good article from Hilton Yam who sees alot of 1911s go through his shop and carries one for serious use

http://www.10-8performance.com/id17.html

mmartin101808
February 17, 2009, 01:46 AM
I'll be the odd man out and stick with Springfield 8 round mags. So far no issues in two Springfield 1911's. Cheap, reliable, and I prefer to keep everything the same as the manufacturer of the gun.

That being said, I have shot 1911's with Wilson mags and it was sweet.

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