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Whats a good 1911 magazine?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by MrIzhevsk, Dec 14, 2008.

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  1. MrIzhevsk

    MrIzhevsk Member

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    doing a little research for my friend who just picked up a kimber custom II. Whats a good magazine for it? I recommended him Chip McCormick off the top of my head and also Wilson since I've heard they improved the design on the new ones. Any that I'm missing? I'm sure there's more.

    Thanks,
    Stuart
     
  2. Geneseo1911

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    Well, I was gonna jump in and say CM, but I guess you already knew that. I've got a two of them and two factory Springfield mags, and have never had a FTF. I hear people say the 8 rd. mags are no good, but I've never had a problem.

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  3. MrIzhevsk

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    Thanks Geneseo, I have one of the older Wilson 8 rounders and use it in a very finnicky SA 1911 and have not had any problems with it. Any other brands I should let him know about?
     
  4. zammyman

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    I know they're not the greatest in the world, but I've never had a factory Kimber magazine cause any problems in a 1911. That being said, the Wilson magazines are awesome, too.
     
  5. cbm1948

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    Wilson Combat 7 & 8 rd, and Chip McCormick suit my needs.:)
     
  6. FoMoGo

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    I use the wilson combat 8 rounders.
    Working fine so far.


    Jim
     
  7. The Bushmaster

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    Willson, McCormick and Kimber Pro. Not necessarily in that order.
     
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    I only use the Kimber Tac Pro mags. They have always worked fine for me. I have not tried any others since these have caused no problems for me. I like the interchangeable base plates too.
     
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    Never had a problem with MecGars and they're inexpensive as well.
     
  10. possum

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    chip mcormick, they are inexpensive but they are by no means "cheap" they are 1/2 price of teh wilson mags, and i think just as good. I have had great luck with the kim pro tac mags as well.
     
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    Chip McCormick Power Mag.
     
  12. Mad Magyar

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    Did someone say "COLT"? :)
     
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    Why not go with the best?

    Wilson Combat 47Ds
     
  14. Macmac

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    Can someone ID a MecGars mag by seeing if the follower is different than standard? I think this is the type if mag that works best in my Kimber CDP Pro II.

    I am just not sure and never was, since I bought these 3 mags not in any boxes.

    A CDP ProII has a soft alloy feed ramp, and the OEM mags made by Kimber began to chew the ramp up. I stopped using this gun and hunted down mags, and found these MecGars I think which have a turned down follower and don't cut into the feed ramp.

    Where the cuts are made is below the nose of the round, but still there is no sence chopping up a feed ramp.

    Do wilson and Chip McCormick mags have any choice of follower types?

    I searched here and still can't tell if my mags are MecGars
    http://www.mec-gar.com/main.html
     
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    I have a Novak 8rnd that I use in my RIA GI thats been perfect for me. Ive heard nothing but good things about them.
     
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    +1 on MecGar...

    Nick
     
  17. BikerRN

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    That's all I carry.

    They may not work in your gun though, and you will need to function test them. Of eight that I've recently purchased, one doesn't work to my level of satisfaction. That one is in the stack of mags for "Training Purposes".

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    In my Government and Commander size 1911s, I use Wilson Combat 8 round magazines. For my Springfield Loaded 1911-A1 in .40 S&W, I use MecGar magazines.
     
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    Wilson Combat Works For Me

    Wilson Combat 8 Round Mags work flawlessly in my Colt Government Model..
     
  22. KyJim

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    I tend to use the 7-round Checkmate mags with hybrid lips and dimpled follower. Reasonably priced if you buy them in lots (6 or 7 and more) directly from Checkmate.
     
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    +1 factory mags, so far no problems.
     
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    +1 on 47D
     
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    Hard to beat for reliability. I have one finicky 1911, and that 7 round Checkmate and an old Colt mag are what will make it run.
     
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