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Which magazines would you choose for a 1911

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by jrprich, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    I am going to buy four additional 8 round mags for my SR1911.

    I currently have the two stock Ruger mags and two additional Chip McCormick Shooting Star SS 8rd mags.
    The Rugers and CMs have performed flawlessly for me so far.

    I am trying to decide between buying four additional Chip McCormick Shooting Star SS 8rd mags or four Kimber KimPro Tac-Mag SS 8rd mags.

    The shipped cost is $6 more for the 4 Kimbers.

    Which would you select between these two choices and why? :confused:

    Thanks, :thumbup:

    Jim
     
  2. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    I would say Checkmates but I do not know squat about SR's...

    A little research can save you some headaches. The type of follower you pick is part of the right mag also in the 1911 platform. My one SA LW Loaded does not like the Kim Pro's

    Lot a info here: The M1911 Pistols Organization Forums Site
     
  3. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    Thanks,

    i have read quite a bit on both the CMs and Kimbers.....just looking on thoughts about these two mags.
     
  4. Longshot34

    Longshot34 Moses Lake Member

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    I really like the McCormick power mags. Used them exclusively when I was a reserve deputy.
     
  5. Mr.B

    Mr.B Hippyville Active Member

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    I bought a couple of the kim tac-pro mags for my Kimber, and it did not seem to like them one bit. Could not get the first round to chamber unless I was pushing up on the bottom of the mag while releasing the slide. Finally gave up and bought CM and Wilson combat mags. Both work great, but I like the Wilsons better overall.
     
  6. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    I run Wilson ETM's

    The problem with a lot of today's 1911's, they seem to be picky about the magazines that will allow them to reliably function.

    Stick with a competent magazine maker...Wilson, Checkmate, Metalform & McCormick...and of course Colt orginal GI magazines. But beware of Colt fakes, there's a lot of them out there.
     
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    WillMunny NE Portland Active Member

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    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    jake2far Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  10. Ought Six

    Ought Six Snoqualmie Valley area Active Member

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    I got a great deal on a ten-pack of Kimber mags from Osage County Guns. I just checked their site, and now they seem to be selling ProTac mags.

    Shop for 1911 .45 ACP Magazines
     
  11. BillCh

    BillCh Vancouver Active Member

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    I'm done experimenting with magazines. I've got a pile of them that I should sell for cheap, but can't in good conscience. Some of them I bought because they were a bargain and some because they were supposed to be 'the best'.
    The ones I use exclusively are Cobra Mags by Tripp Research. They always function properly.
    A good point to consider is that the magazine is an integral part of the pistol. It is no less important than the recoil spring, trigger or hammer, etc.. If you want your pistol to function reliably, don't put junky parts in it.
    B
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I always buy the wilson and every once in a while a Chip 10 rounder

    NEVER triple K. All their mags I have had were junk.
     
  13. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    I run chip McCorkmick Power Mags (2 of them) and several Kimber Tac-Pro. I have no problems with them. I have ACT but I find that to be less then a 100 percent reliable.

    P.S. Triple k is the top of the heap. The GARBAGE HEAP.
     
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  14. netsecsys

    netsecsys near: Bellingham, WA Active Member

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    +1 on Tripp

    If you are using the 1911 to protect your life, why would you not get the best you can?
     
  15. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    Spend the most you can, throw the retailer a few extra bucks. Then you will be sure of getting the best, right?

    Sarcasm aside, I have used G.I. mags from vietnam era with the NSN stamped on the bottom, never a problem. If you are concerned about capacity you shouldn't be shooting a 1911 anyway.
     
  16. jsa

    jsa N. Seattle New Member

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    My first 1911 was a Kimber and the only local mags I could find near me were KimPro TacMags 8 rds (from Discount Guns and Sams) with the thin tap pad on the bottom. Since I've gotten two more 1911's and have picked up 4 total 8 rd KimPro mags. I have had very good luck in both the Kimber and the Springfields with them. Also have 2 Colt mags. No difference in feed or performance though the KimPros feel a little heavier than the Colts though maybe not as heavy as the Springfield mags.
     
  17. Kentucky Windage

    Kentucky Windage WA State Active Member

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    If you cannot find good magazines locally, order them. It is not worth your time, money, or life to run junk.

    Wilson and Brown are the best in the business.

    The Wilson 47D's are very good magazines. The #500 ETM's are better. They have a longer and stronger tube and feed lips than the 47D's and a lengthened skirt on the follower.

    Wilson 47D

    Wilson #500

    Brown 8-Pack
     
  18. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the thoughts.
    I ordered 6 Checkmate 8 rounders which appear to be identical to the Ruger 8 round mag.