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9mm 1911 mags

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by smalls, Mar 4, 2012.

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  1. smalls

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    For those who own 9mm 1911's; what mags are you using? Where are you buying from?

    I'm ordering an STI Spartan next week, and I'll need a few more mags. I'd prefer them to be 9 rounders, but most of those I keep seeing are close to $40 :eek:!
     
  2. Sauer Grapes

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    9mm mags are not as widely made as .45 acp. I bought Tripp Cobra mags. No they aren't cheap, but worth the money.
    If you want cheap {ie; inexpensive}mags, buy a Glock!
     
  3. gc70

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    I use Colt or Metalform 9-round magazines in my 9mm Colt Government Model. The blued Metalforms are $19 at Midway.
     
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    Stay away from Wilson. I've had 2 of them and they never did feed right. The metal form mags have been great.
     
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    I just saw Mec-Gar 9 rounders on midway for 17.99. any good?
     
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    Mec-Gar magazines are generally excellent; the company is an OEM supplier to a number of gun manufactures. However, I have never tried their 9mm 1911 magazines and am unfamiliar with the type of follower they use. As rbernie noted, followers can/do make a difference in 1911 magazines.
     
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    I'm thinkin I'll buy one Mec-Gar, and one Metalform, and test 'em out.
    Thanks for the advice.
     
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    The one Wilson I picked up for ~$40 won't feed the first round reliably, and wont feed HP's at in general. The four checkmate mags I picked up for $15 a piece run great with anything that will fit in them (okay I haven't tried wadcutters, but you never know....).

    -Jenrick
     
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    So far, I haven't read much good about the Wilson Combat mags in my research. I've read mixed reviews on the checkmate mags. But, if I can find one cheap enough, I might give them a try.
     
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    I use the Metalform stainless steel 9 & 10 rd mags in my 9mm Rock GI. They work well.
     
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    Metalforms all the way. I've used both the front and rear spacer systems. Both have worked excellent for me.
     
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    The three Mec-Gar's I purchased worked great. The two Checkmate mags that came with my RIA's work just fine, too.
     
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    Have been quite satisfied with my MecGar mag for my Taurus PT-1911 9mm so far...
     
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    Bullfrog Ken, what spacer system are you reffering to?
     
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    I have been using Colt mags for many years now and have never had a problem with any of them.
     
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    The Kimber 9mm mags have worked flawlessly for me in my ATI and Taurus. at 19.95 each relatively inexpensive and I believe but cannot confirm they are made by mec-gar.
     
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    I've never had a Mecgar for any caliber fail to feed yet. Since the Colt mags are so expensive - Mecgars are the extras for my .38 Super and 9 X 23.
     
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    The "front spacer" system is the one rbernie referred to in post 5.

    There is also a "rear spacer" system that contains a piece of metal the length of the mag that is tac welded into the rear.


    Both serve to reduce the space in the magazine, which is what you get when you take the shorter 9mm round and put it in a 38 Super magazine.

    I've also used Metalform 38 Super mags with no problems other than the top right might pop out during a tac reload in an IDPA event.
     
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    Oh, alright. I think I get it now.
    Please excuse my lack of knowledge, this'll be my first 1911.
     
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    I use the Metalform from CDNN. I've got 30 of them and they work great in our RIA and Taurus 9mm 1911s. A while back they had a buy two get one free sale on them, I took advantage since my wife and I shoot mostly steel plates, having mags pre-loaded when we get to the racks beats the heck out of standing in 95+ degree heat stuffing mags.

    I didn't have much luck using my 1911 .38Super mags in either 9mm pistol, works for some folks, probably depends on your choice of ammo -- we use mostly 147gr hardcast reloads. Certainly worth trying if you already have 1911 .38 Super mags as I did.
     
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    +1 for CDNN. If you subscribe to their email specials, they regularly put the Metalform 1911 9MM mags on sale for $9.99 each.
     
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    Thanks! I forgot about checking CDNN.
     
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    You can't go wrong with Tripp.
     
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