Picked up a Springfield Armory Mil-Spec 1911 .45 this past weekend, and I have a Crossbreed Holster on the way, as I intend to carry this weapon. I am shopping for magazines, At this point, I am leaning towards 8rnd Wilson Combat 47D's, 8 rnd Wilson Combat ETM's, or Chip McCormick 8 rnd Power Mag Plus magazines. Can anyone offer suggestions, or confirmations? Thanks,
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October 20, 2010, 02:02 PM
I've used both for years with exactly zero problems from either in at least a dozen different 1911's. The Wilson's have the rep. for being the best, but at considerably less cost, the Chip McCormick's have worked as well for me.
October 20, 2010, 03:10 PM
Tough to beat the 47d's, but I really like Metalform mags as well. I have a half dozen or so of the Metalforms, but I carry the 47d.
October 20, 2010, 04:06 PM
If this was a new SA it came with a one time offer sheet to purchase a variety of magazines and accessories. I would recommend taking them up on their generosity, you will be buying them at WAAAY below dealer price. I picked up 6 of them when I bought my 'Loaded 1911' a few years back. 7 and 10 rounders. Both have been 100% reliable with both ball and SWC in all 6 of my 1911's.
ps if the sheet wasn't there, I'd be back at the store that sold it, demanding it.
October 20, 2010, 04:08 PM
I prefer tapered lip 7rd 1911 magazines, as they have proven to be the most reliable in a variety of 1911's. I usually just bought the Colt branded 'hybrid' units made by Checkmate, although you now can also buy them (and proper USGI fully-tapered lip units) directly from Checkmate.