Mec-Gar 1911 mags?


September 24, 2011, 02:49 PM
I see a lot of folks speak highly of 1911 magazines such as Wilson Combat, Chip McCormick, etc.

Anybody use Mec-Gar 1911 mags? Seems like they make a good product for many other pistols.

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September 24, 2011, 02:51 PM
I've got a couple of 8 rounders that came with a Charles Daly several years ago and after tuning the followers a bit they work just as well as my Chip McCormicks.

Cocked & Locked
September 24, 2011, 04:57 PM
I've got 10 or so Mec-Gar 1911 Super .38 magazines that function perfectly. I've never tried any 1911 .45 ones.

harmon rabb
September 24, 2011, 05:21 PM
Based on how the mec-gar mags I have for a variety of other pistols work, I'd wager their 1911 mags work just fine. Don't have any personal experience with any though.

September 24, 2011, 05:58 PM
get metalforms. they're $12 and work great.

September 24, 2011, 06:00 PM
I ahd three 8-rounders from Mec-Gar for a Colt Double Eagle. They worked flawlessly.

Let them go with the Double Eagle in a sale because the base plates were too wide to fit in the mag well of my Kimber, for which I have several Wilsons.

September 24, 2011, 09:56 PM
Without a doubt the most under-rated 1911 mag on the market.

September 24, 2011, 10:17 PM
I have not used them but have heard mixed reviews kind of like most 1911 mags. LOL

September 25, 2011, 10:05 AM
I have a few 7 rounders and a few 6 rounders for my LWOM.They have worked well and I haven't had any issues with them.I use the 7 rounders in my Kimber series 1 custom classic after the factory mag stopped locking the slide open reliably.

September 25, 2011, 10:16 AM
I don't know about their 1911 mags but I have 2 of their S&W Model 59 15 round mags I use in a Kel-Tec P-11 with zero problems in 2000+ rounds.

September 25, 2011, 11:18 AM
I have used MecGar magazines in 1911's (9mm, 40 S&W and 45 ACP), and Para Ordnance wide bodies (9mm, 40 S&W & 45ACP). All functiioned reliably the only problems were with those designed for the PO would not hold the slide back after firing the last round.

Recently I have switched to Metalform magazines for my 1911's in all three calibers. CDNN was selling them at bargain prices and they function relaibly in my Dan Wesson PM-9 (9mm), STI Trojan (40S&W) and several 1911's in 45ACP.

September 25, 2011, 04:28 PM
I find the Mec-Gar 8 rounders to work very smoothly, well made, and like them quite well.


September 26, 2011, 09:53 PM
I swear by MecGar mags - have them for 1911, Sigs and CZ pistols - all work flawlessly.

September 26, 2011, 10:50 PM
They work great for me, but I prefer a flush fit mag in a 1911. They OEM the mags for an awful lot of guns and I've never heard anything bad about their "aftermarket" mags.

bdb benzino
September 27, 2011, 08:40 AM
Mecgar mags are the only way to go for any double stack semi-auto IMHO. I had a Mecgar mag for an Officers 1911 I had a year or so ago, and it was the best of the ones I had for the Officer model. I also traded into a mid size Charles Daly recently, that came with 2 mags. One of them is a stainless Mecgar full size 7 round mag and it is awsome, feeds smooth as all get up.
Normally for my 1911's I run CMC's or Wilson Combat's, but the 2 Mecgar mags I have run into have been great!

September 27, 2011, 06:19 PM
Nice, thanks! Next time I order anything from Midway I'll add a couple to my cart.

September 29, 2011, 05:58 PM
I'm one of the rare few who have had problems with a Mec-Gar mag. My P226 Mec-Gar mag developed a divot in the follower, which leads to FTF. I only fired maybe 100 rounds through it. My Sig Sauer factory mags have had no such problem.

September 30, 2011, 12:31 AM
FWIW, Sig Sauer factory mags were actually manufactured by MecGar.

Hk Dan
September 30, 2011, 08:18 AM
I have 15 of them. Never had a mag-related problem.

September 30, 2011, 08:57 AM
MecGar are the factory supplier for Browning Hi Power pistols and several other manufacturers. Their quality is well known and respected.


September 30, 2011, 11:51 AM
i have a couple, and they work fine.

September 30, 2011, 12:09 PM
Another happy Mec-Gar user here.

September 30, 2011, 01:09 PM
I just bought 2 Mec Gar 8 round 1911 mags from Bo Tactical. They perform flawlessly. My P11 came with 2 MG mags that are also great. $20 free shipping.

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