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1911 Magazines????

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by azhunter122, Feb 15, 2009.

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  1. azhunter122

    azhunter122 Member

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    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?
     
  2. rcmodel

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    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
     
  3. azhunter122

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    Thanks for the help RC.
     
  4. john1911

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    Wilson 47D is the answer to all 1911 mag questions.
     
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    Try the Wilson ETM models. They work great.
     
  6. colemanw

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    military mags marked on the base with manufacturer 19M21 are very reliable-
     
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    Mecgar 7 rounders,Wolff,Nighthawk Custom...just unstoppable.
     
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    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.
     
  9. john1911

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    I bought one of those recently, haven't really tried it out. How do they compare to the 47Ds? Are they worth the extra $$$?
     
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    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.
     
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    I suggest reading this before making any 1911 magazine purchases.
     
  12. Meadows117

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    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.
     
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    That's a good read rbernie! Thanks. I like using the Kimpro Tac Mags. Never had a hiccup with them at all.
     
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    CMC power mag work fine for me. The 10 rounders are great for the range.
     
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    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.
     
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    Quote;"Wilson 47D is the answer to all 1911 mag questions."

    +1 Absolutely great Mag By leaps and Bounds over Kimber Mags.
     
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    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.
     
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    Colt CMC and Wolff for me No to wilson or Kimber. Hey this almost as much fun as a caliber war.
     
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    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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