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1911 Magazines

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by vmkeith, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. vmkeith

    vmkeith Vancouver, Washington, United States Member

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    Hey all...I'm looking to get some magazines for my RIA Tactical .45 ACP. I got a couple of Colt magazines and I wanted to see how good the spring in the mags were. So I loaded them up and stored them for a couple of days. I then unloaded the mags and found that when I rack the slide back, it wouldn't catch. I did the same thing with the Novak mag that came with my 1911 and noticed right away how much stronger the mag spring felt when loading it. After a couple of days, the slide still locked back.

    A friend of mine said he doesn't use anything but Wilson Combat or Mec-Gar magazines in his 1911, but there are so many different mags available I thought I'd ask.

    Thanks...Vince
     
  2. Z-PDX

    Z-PDX Clack Member

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    -Z
     
  3. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    With the different tolerances in 1911's these days, use whatever works.

    But...the above recommendations are the top.
     
  4. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Midway has both on sale currently. I haven't had any problems with either. The wilsons are probably a little better but the chip mccormick ones are about $10 less.
     
  5. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    +4. Both have been worked well for me.
     
  6. Bodyguard

    Bodyguard Portland Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I use the wilson combat. I rally like the quality and to date, they have not failed in any way.
    The do what they are supposed to do. Plinking is one thing, defense, I want to make sure that everything works everytime.
     
  7. Bajablast

    Bajablast Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Wilson Combat 47D.

    'NUFF SAID!!!

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    Capitalism is BO$$!!!
     
  8. coltnewbie

    coltnewbie earth New Member

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    is there a chip mccormick outlet/where can I get it cheap?
     
  9. 22many

    22many PNW Well-Known Member

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    Judging by your location, you tell us.
     
  10. coltnewbie

    coltnewbie earth New Member

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    Well, if there is one here I wouldn't be asking, right?.....
     
  11. amcardon

    amcardon Mustang, OK Member

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    Not sure which size 1911 you have, link for mags is for any 1911 and compact, link for springs is for commander 1911s but easy enough to navigate to other size...

    Over on m1911.org forums a lot of people speak highly of Joe's Mags. I am also looking at getting some new mags (just purchased my first 1911). Might need to just replace the mag springs, again on m1911.org forums a lot of people recommend Wolff Springs for mag springs and also for recoil springs... Plan on upgrading my mag springs as well as installing a 18.5lb recoil spring to see what that does for me.

    Anyway, good luck and please post with what you end up going with and your review of the product!
     
  12. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Midway has some good sales now and then if you watch for them. Brownell's seems to have pretty decent prices as well.
     
  14. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    +1 When I bought my SA1911A1, I also got two Chip McCormick mags that never worked well. Sold them and have been stocking up on milspec Colt 7-rd mags for ~$9ea ever since. They work w/o a hitch. Go figure!
     
  15. Dirty Needle

    Dirty Needle Silverton, Oregon Member

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    I Am a big fan and user of Chip McCormick mags. Haven't failed me for 15 years.
     
  16. Wenis

    Wenis Tri-Cities, WA Member

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    My Kimber won't run McCormick mags. I tried 5 different ones.

    The Wilson Combat 47D runs flawlessly.
     
  17. Dirty Needle

    Dirty Needle Silverton, Oregon Member

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    That is strange. I have a Kimber Tactical Entry II that I have ran nothing but McComick's through. There was a time when they had the contract for making the magazines for Kimber. Sorry they are not working for you.