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Mec-Gar 1911 mags

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by txgunsuscg, May 27, 2011.

  1. txgunsuscg

    txgunsuscg Well-Known Member

    Anyone have any experience with Mec-Gar 1911 mags? I am looking for a reliable 1911 mag other than the Wilson (which tends to get a bit pricey for me). I have tried Act-Mag (makers of the Novak mags), but had a problem with the round diving. I have used Mec-Gars in my CZs and my Berettas without a problem and was hoping their 1911 mags were as reliable as well. I am trying to feed 230gr hollow points.
  2. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    Haven't tried them but from what I"ve read others like them fine.
  3. Sky

    Sky Well-Known Member

    Have not experienced any problem with mine for the 45 or 9mm.
  4. Quentin

    Quentin Well-Known Member

    I've used Mec-Gars in my 1911, Hi Power and Luger with absolutely no problems. Very high quality magazines.
  5. GZOh

    GZOh Well-Known Member

    For 1911s, without hesitation... CHIP McCORMICK Power Mags!...
    Alot of 1911s seem to be finicky feeding certain rounds thru (no matter what price the gun), NOT the CMs...
    IMHO these are the best mags for the price for a 1911!

  6. hirundo82

    hirundo82 Well-Known Member

    I use Chip McCormick Power Mags as well. I have some of the Wilsons, but they don't like to engage the slide stop of my Springfield Loaded when the gun gets dirty (known issue with Wilsons and Springfield 1911's from what I've read).

    No experience with Mec-Gar for 1911's, but they're the only aftermarket mags I'll buy for many brands of handguns.
  7. mbopp

    mbopp Well-Known Member

    BTW, Midway has the CM mags on sale.

    351 WINCHESTER Well-Known Member

    Mec-Gar makes some of the finest magazines in the world. They make mags. for Brownings and other's. I have used them in my 1911's with no problems whatsoever. As a matter of fact I've not had a problem with a 1911 and GI mags.
  9. txgunsuscg

    txgunsuscg Well-Known Member

    I've used CM with several brands, including my old Kimber, and current Colts, Springfields, and Remington. Had some issues with it with the Springfields and Colts, so I went with the Wilsons, and they seem to work fine, but like I said, they get a bit pricey.
  10. stormspotter

    stormspotter Well-Known Member

    I don't know anything about the 2 Act mags that came with my Desert Eagle 1911C that I got a few days ago, but I plan to use only factory 7 round Colt mags with the hybrid feed lips. Going to reserve the Act for range only.

    I bought some off gunbroker and have to wait a few days to try them and the DE 1911C out. I've been on storm watch and damage assessment since our tornado on the 25th.

    I found this interesting. http://how-i-did-it.org/magazines2/read-my-lips.html
  11. Grayrock

    Grayrock Well-Known Member

    I just got this sale notice fron CDNN.

    Anyone know anything about Metalform mags? These seem to be a decent price- but should I expect to get what I pay for (i.e. cheap)?
  12. schmeky

    schmeky Well-Known Member

    The Mec-gar 1911 mags are highly under-rated. Superb quality and reliability, as good as, if not better than anything out there.

    The Wilson/Chip McC./Other mag users have probably never used a 1911 Mec-gar. Buy with confidence.
  13. hanno

    hanno Well-Known Member

    I have used Mec-Gar 1911 mags for a couple of years and never had a problem. I also use them in my CZs and SIG. They are superb mags.

    "Mec-Gar is proud to be an Original Equipment Manufacturer of magazines to most of the
    prominent firearm manufacturers for the last 40 years. The following are a few of the firearm
    manufacuturers to whom Mec-Gar has supplied magazines to throughout our history:

    AMT Armscor Astra Beretta Bernadelli FN Browning BUL Charles Daly
    Colt CZ Girsan IMI Kel-Tec Kimber Llama North American Arms Remington
    Ruger Sarsilmaz Sigarms Smith & Wesson Springfield Armory STI Standard Arms
    Star Steyr Tanfoglio Taurus Tisas Walther"

  14. Grayrock

    Grayrock Well-Known Member

    How are the Chip McCormick Shooting Star mags?
  15. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    They're good for me grayrock. Never any trouble.

    The CDNN metalforms I got have not been 100% but I'm not sure if they're real metalforms. I got yelled at the last time I said that, but from everything I've read metalforms are supposed to be among the most reliable 1911 mags, high quality, etc. And they're a lot more expensive from other places.

    The ones I got seem a bit flimsy and I have had a couple FTFs with them. YMMV
  16. Ramone

    Ramone Well-Known Member

    A big thumbs up on the MecGars for the 1911.

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