Mec Gar 1911 8rd 17-7 stainless


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biggameballs
June 15, 2012, 12:37 AM
Wondering how reliable the Mec Gar 1911 8rd 17-7 stainless magazines are? I just picked up a Ruger SR1911 a few weeks ago and want to order some aftermarket magazines for it. I love my Mec Gar magazines for my Sig so figured I'd give these a shot if I can get a few people to vouch for them.


Here is a link to the magazine.
http://gregcotellc.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=97_120&products_id=659

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biggameballs
June 15, 2012, 11:34 AM
59 views and no responses. I take it these are not popular 1911 mags?

mesinge2
June 15, 2012, 12:25 PM
My three top 1911 mags in order from best to very good are Tripp Cobra (http://www.trippresearch.com/store/store_1911.html)'s, Wilson Combat Elite ETM (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/720215/wilson-combat-elite-tactical-magazine-etm-with-base-pad-1911-government-commander-45-acp-8-round-stainless-steel), and Chip McCormick Power Mags (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/783573/chip-mccormick-power-mag-magazine-with-base-pad-1911-government-commander-45-acp-8-round-stainless-steel),

biggameballs
June 15, 2012, 12:44 PM
What kind of prices are most of those magazines running? I'm planning on buying 4-5 and dont want to be dropping $200.


Edit: never mind I see you posted links

1KPerDay
June 15, 2012, 12:52 PM
Mec-Gar 1911 mags are just as good as the mags they make for everything else. They'll work for you.

Striker
June 15, 2012, 01:01 PM
Mec-Gars are quality mags and I have a dozen or so of their 1911 mags. I use them for carry and have never had any issues.

mesinge2
June 15, 2012, 01:01 PM
Tripp Cobra mags are awesome but quite pricey. I have more of the Powermags than any other type because they are pretty cheap and they can be found cheaper than the prices on Midway. I think I got a bunch of mine on either CTD or Natchez for something like $18 or $19 a piece, but that was a while ago. .

I found them in Stock at Natchez for $21.99 (http://www.natchezss.com/Category.cfm?contentID=productDetail&brand=CF&prodID=CF14131&prodTitle=Chip%20McCormick%20Corp.%201911%20Power%20Mag%20.45%20Acp%20SS%208%20Round)

biggameballs
June 15, 2012, 01:09 PM
I dont like the metal follower that bends in the power mags. It looks like the same style as the ruger has. I like the solid plastic follower.

mesinge2
June 15, 2012, 01:15 PM
I dont like the metal follower that bends in the power mags. It looks like the same style as the ruger has. I like the solid plastic follower.
Then IMO your best choice would be the Wilson Combat mags. I have never had an ounce of trouble from one of these either.


Found it at CTD for $31.92 (http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/2WC500-1.html) and I found a Wilson Match Mag at Natchez for $27.99 (http://www.natchezss.com/Category.cfm?contentID=productDetail&brand=WC&prodID=WC47D&prodTitle=WR%20MATCH%20MAG%20GOVT%20.45ACP%208RD)


The price on the WC Match Mag is pretty good considering the quality. Good luck on your search :)

Certaindeaf
June 15, 2012, 03:34 PM
Browning Hi-Power Mec-Gars are top notch.

DrDeFab
June 16, 2012, 04:22 PM
Not sure how many threads I've posted this on now, but for me the MecGar's are the most reliable 1911 mags I've found. Specifically model MGCG4508PF. I've compared them to several other mags in several brands, including Colt, Springfield, and Taurus. The Wilson 47-D's did NOT lock back on empty reliably in the Colt or Springfield for me.

As always, your mileage may vary, but I've sold all my Wilson's and McCormick's and bought Mec-Gars.

wally
June 16, 2012, 07:12 PM
The only real knock on the Mec-Gar 1911 mags are the base plates are too fat to fit in a lot of magwell funnels, other than that I've never had an issue with them in any of my 1911s.

schmeky
June 16, 2012, 08:04 PM
Mec-Gars are simply one of the best 1911 mags on the market, highly under-rated.

Yes, I've tried all the mags mentioned in this thread.

Snowshoe
June 16, 2012, 08:26 PM
Most of my magazines are the Wilsons.
Mec-Gar makes some of the best out there though.

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