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1911 Magwell

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by DeletedUser1, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. DeletedUser1

    DeletedUser1 Member

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    any opinions on a magwell for a 1911? and preference for brands of magwells? looking at a Smith & Alexander. i like the idea of a one piece magwell. is there a advantage of a two piece? or would a one piece be better. thanks.
     
  2. mortre

    mortre Yelm, WA Active Member

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    I have a two piece. The only advantage I have seen is the ability to remove the magwell without having to own a second mainspring housing. Honestly I don't worry about printing enough to remove the magwell anymore.
     
  3. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    It will depend on what your needs are. If you want the ultimate check out the Chen magwell
    Chen Magwell Suite
     
  4. FullCaliberII

    FullCaliberII Pierce County, WA Active Member

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    It sort of a pain to remove the MSH/Magwell anyway... I installed my two piece (I honestly cant remember if its Nighthawk or Wilson, thats sad) and have never removed it. I also don't try to conceal the Springfield Operator its mounted on though, so the above mentioned benefit of seperating the magwell from the MSH is not utilized by me.
    The 1911 is a great gun but you have almost endless options on how to modify it. I've spent more than I've intended finding out things I dont like on my guns ;)
     
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  5. mortre

    mortre Yelm, WA Active Member

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    Actually, it was a large enough pain to remove that I just got a second mainspring housing. I would opt for a one peice.
     
  6. DeletedUser1

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    thanks for all the input. it wil not be a removeable item once installed and not a carry piece. has anyone installed the Smith & Alexander magwell? one more thing, did anyone find a Good Pair of magwell grips to install as well?
     
  7. humdrum

    humdrum Lakewood Active Member

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    No matter which route you choose to go it will no doubt require contouring, blending and refinishing the well to fit your frame properly. Otherwise it will look as though a cookie-cutter magwell was just stuck under your frame and won't match the rest of your pistol, so don't be alarmed if at first it doesn't look like it grew there! As far as stocks go, Hogue is always a good option but will sometimes leave a slight gap (1/32" - 1/16") between the top of the magwell and bottom of the grip panel. Altamont grips are another good source of quality stocks.