GUN Quality 1911 mag recommendations?

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  1. Calhoun Burns

    Calhoun Burns ...and the gunslinger followed.

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    I've read that the Wilson Combats are good. Any others? Any differences in reliability with the different capacities? Looking for some with low profile or no base pads for my S&W Gunsite.
     
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    Chip McCormick
     
  3. I love the Wilson 47D, but it has a base pad.
     
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    Tripp Research
     
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    BROKE Mr. Selfdestruct

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    those are the ones i have, no complaints
     
  6. Calhoun Burns

    Calhoun Burns ...and the gunslinger followed.

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    Thanks. What capacity do you guys like? I noticed that the 47D is 8 rds, which is also what my factory mags are.
     
  7. What are you looking to do with them? If you're just plinking at the range, it really doesn't matter what capacity you have, but if you're looking to shoot in competitions, then capacity and magazine length come into play.
     
  8. Calhoun Burns

    Calhoun Burns ...and the gunslinger followed.

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    Plinking for sure, but I'd also like to add it to my carry rotation.
     
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    capacity, I'd like a 15, but I'll settle for 8. The more the merrier.

    As for good mags, if you want effective, buy some Chip McCormick power mags and tune them for your gun. If you want what is considered the best, Tripp Research cobra mags will also fit your bill.

    Caveat: Not all 1911's are fitted the same. And not all mags are built the same, for best results, learn to tune your mags. Magazines are easily one of the most overlooked, undervalued mechanisms in a guns design. And yet it plays one of, if not the most important roles in an automatics function.
     
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    BTW, they sell "carry" model Wilson pads that is considerably smaller. I like Wilson mags, they have a very durable tube, but I swap out the springs twice a year.
     
  11. Calhoun Burns

    Calhoun Burns ...and the gunslinger followed.

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    Thanks, guys. I'll try to pick up one of each brand and see how it goes.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    I've had good luck with Wilson's and Metalforms for 7 rounders, the FBI's in particular.
     
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    If you do decide to get some 10 rounders get the Wilson Combat 10 Round Stainless Magazine. They have a tab so if you can't over seat them if the gun is in slide lock.
     
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    I have 8 of the Tripp gen 2 mags and love them. All my other 1911 mags have had the tripp springs and followers installed. Been 100% for me.
     
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    I agree, the Wilson 10 rounders work great in my 1911's, but I've busted 3 of those tabs off during reloads. :wtc: In fairness they are several years old and I reload rather "agressively".

    I wish they had the half jacket design of the CM 10 rounders.
     
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    Well imageine what would of happened if you didn't have that tab. We got a knucklehead here that shoots L10 that would lock up his 1911 big time whenever it went to slide lock overseating his mag.
     
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    Yup, I've seen it happen twice. Both times it was a bitch to take apart and clear. They should really reinforce them more than just that tab.
     
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    Are there any negatives to the Chip McCormick mags? I really want the ten round mag and the base plate is a big plus. Anything else that you all can throw my way on the CM's would be great! Thanks




    Semper Fi
     
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    I have a few of the McCormick 8rd PowerMags and I like them pretty well.
    Haven't had any problems yet that I know were mag-related. Or any real problems at all...scratch that. I think I may need to put some stronger springs in them, by now.
     

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