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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ex, May 4, 2012.

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  1. Ex

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    Being virgin to 1911s, mine comes with one 7 rd mag. Is it compatible with 8 rd mags? Can I order just about any brand and not worry about compatiblity?

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    Yes. They'll all physically fit.
     
  3. IlikeSA

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    They will work, but you get what you pay for. I would opt for some high quality mags, like Chip McCormick, Wilson, or some of the others.
     
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    With all the different designs and makers, every 1911 and magazine is virtually a law unto itself as to which will function in which gun.
     
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    I like the 7rd SA factory mags the best, 100% function in all my 1911s. The Tripp kits are awesome, with the strongest spring I've ever installed in a magazine.:D
     
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    I have about 18 factory magazines in the 7 rd capacity for my 1911's. Since my 1911's are springfield you get a coupon for a huge discount on magazine which comes to about $7 per mag. They have never failed me. Did get two 8 rd magazine from a very reputable manufacturer for my birthday from my brother and was surprised to have malfunctions with those two mags.
     
  9. coalman

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    8rd Tripp, CMC, Wilson and Kimber Tac Pro all run for me. No reason to drop a round IMO.
     
  10. TonyAngel

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    I agree with coalman. If you stick with the better makes, you won't have any trouble. If I had to choose a favorite, it would probably be the CMC mags, which are also available in ten rounders. Check out cdnninvestments.com they usually have pretty good deals on mags and grips and stuff.
     
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    You outta be in politics. :D

    Good to see you got er home, Ex. Sling some lead first and when you're ready for more magazines don't order more than one of any brand until you confirm it works in your pistol. I'd start with a 7-round Colt.
     
  12. TonyT

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    I use either the Metalform or Act-Mag/Novak magazines purchased from CDNN.
     
  13. Ex

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    mag-specific from the "other thread":
     
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    I don't use anything but Wilsons and they work. Guaranteed too.
     
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    I also use Wilsons and Les Bears eight rounds mags.Both run great,in all my 1911's.:cool:
     
  17. Steel185

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    my Kimber Gold Match(used) came with 2 chip McCormicks. they work ok for a while (3 years) then i started getting jams. Went with Wilson and i'm never going back, they weren't much more (on sale every other week at midway usa) and they are great!
     
  18. bob kk

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    I use Wilson's in my Kimbers. Bought some GI's once at a gun show for 3 bucks apiece. Used them and no trouble with them so far. Guess I've had them close to 30 years. Also have a Packmyar and it works good.
     
  19. Ex

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    So much appreciate the good, experienced info you guys give. If I win the lottery, we're all goin' to the bahamas! ;-)
     
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    Wilson in my Colt Commander along with factory.....
     
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