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M1911 Extended Magazine?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CmdrSlander, Jan 28, 2012.

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  1. CmdrSlander

    CmdrSlander Member

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    I'm looking for a quality M1911 magazine that has a capacity of at least 12 rounds. I know it will stick out of the grip and that is fine. It is for a Springfield Armory Mil-Spec .45.
     
  2. Earlsbud

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    No such reliable mag out there IMO. The McCormick 10 round mags work well for me but not for everyone.
     
  3. Rail Driver

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    I have an unmarked 10rd mag that hasn't failed me yet. No idea the maker, it came with a pistol I traded for awhile back.
     
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    Most single stack "hi cap" 1911 mags I've seen are only 10 rounds, Chip McCormick and Wilson make some I think. I have no experience with them personally, but I consider those two companies to be pretty good at making 1911 mags for the most part.

    Here and there I've seen larger capacity mags, here's some 15 rounders I've found...

    http://www.1911pistols.com/item/721...ine_NATMAG_P150023_MAG_COLT_1911_45_15RD.aspx

    http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/...CSE-SPG-9-BING&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cse

    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/2MGPMCOLA5-1.html

    But I have no idea who made these mags (except for the last one, and I don't trust ProMags), and honestly I wouldn't trust them as anything more than range mags.
     
  5. TonyT

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    I have not seen any single stack 45 ACP magazines of greater than 10 round capacity.
     
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    10 round tripp mags.
     
  8. Jim Watson

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    I had a couple of MecGar 11 shot .45 magazines. They did ok when in good condition but the metal was soft and if you dropped one on a speed load, you were likely to have to straighten out the lips before they would feed again.

    I think they are still being made - or made again after the AWB sunset - maybe they are of better material now. Most MecGars are pretty good.
     
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    Interesting number, 12. How did you come up with a need for a mag that holds 12?
     
  11. 1KPerDay

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    If you really want a 1911 with 12+ round capacity, get a widebody that uses double stack mags. Para-Ordnance, STI, etc.

    For my single stacks, I've found the Chip McCormick Power Plus 10 rounders work well.
     
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    My CMC Powers 10rders are good, no 12s yet though.
     
  13. Patrice

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    10 round tripp mags.
    My CMC Powers 10rders are good, no 12s yet though.

    Hhmmm....[Flush fit 10mm 1911 magazines are 8 or 9 rounds, whereas in the .45 flush-fit magazines are 7-8 rounds.]....

    Purchased 6 Tripp 1911 10mm 10rd magazines; None work. I have 4 CMC 1911 10mm 9rd magazines...2 work reliably; 1 works, sometimes; 1 doesn't work. [The CMC's are Shooting Star's, though; if I could've found the CMC power-mags...function might have been better.]

    I've seen a few 15rd .45 1911 magazines. They stick out of the magazine-well a country mile.--Patrice
     
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    I trust my single-stack 14 rounders, that's 7 X 2. Reliable and sticks out that much sound mutually exclusive to me.
     
  15. Carl N. Brown

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    Larry Ruth in his book on development of the M1 Carbine has material on a long slide .45 Colt with detachable shoulder stock and extended magazine offered by Colt as an alternative to the .30 carbine. The barrel was eleven inches, with the bushing extended to make a ventilated barrel shroud. Magazines capacities were 7 and 20.

    Reliability of the 20 round magazine developed by Colt for the Army tests was IIRC reported as good. So extended magazines that work with the 1911 have been done. The extended magazines I have tried have been disappointments.
     
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    +1, they make good mags. All my mags that I bother using are Tripp now, both the 7 and 10 rounders.
     
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