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View Poll Results: 7 round mags or 8 round mags?
I use the 7 round mags, stick with the original. 43 28.67%
I use the 8 round mags, that extra round might come in handy. 95 63.33%
Just wanted to see the poll without messing up the results. 12 8.00%
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:46 AM
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7 round or 8 rounds?




So, which mags do ya'll use, the 7 round original versions or the 8 round versions and which do you find the more reliable. I noticed that CDNN has the Metalform 7 round mags with the fixed base plates on sale for $7.99 and the removable base plates were $9.99. Metalform 8 round mags were $12.99 so is it worth the extra few bucks for one more round or do ya'll think 7 is enough(with one in the chamber of course so it'd be 8 total).
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:56 AM
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get the 7rder(fixed base) for a flush fitting magazine or Wilson 47d for a true 8rd magazine.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:58 AM
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Colt 7 rounders for all my 1911s, cheap and reliable.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:01 PM
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8 rounds here. why buy a seven it makes no sense to me, to pistol fits eights with out and extension. i use wilson combat and kimber tac pro. spend the extra money and get something reliable. BUY ONCE............CRY ONCE
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:14 PM
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I have 7, 8 & 10 round mags. Never had a problem with any of them. Most are from Springfield Armory, in a SA GI. In home I keep it loaded it with 10+1, with spare 10s handy....
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:20 PM
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I've been using the eight rounders since the conversions first became available for IPSC/USPSA. No problem with them at all, they were perfectly reliable.

IPSC targets are normally double tapped, so engage four targets, reload and start over.

My carry 1911 has an 8 round Wilson and one up the spout. Having an extra round can't hurt!
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:20 PM
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8 round CMC
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:25 PM
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Mine are all 8 rounders. Todays designs (with extended tubes, as opposed to only a modified follower) are all very reliable. No real reason to not use one unless you really feel a flush fitting one is necessary for concealment. Come to think about it, my flush fitting 8 round Check Mates are very reliable as well, if not a little harder to load.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:30 PM
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Ah, I see the thread has been moved to a remote part of the site to die.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:41 PM
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Ah, I see the thread has been moved to a remote part of the site to die.
If it was moved here, it was moved to the accessory forum, where it belongs. It's only remote to those that don't frequent accessory discussions.

7 or 8? Yes.
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:30 PM
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i still only have 2 factory SA 7 round mags for my loaded. I want to get mags with a bumper on the end because i have pinched my finger throwing another mag in. I don't care 7 or 8...I will probably buy 8 round wilsons just because its available. I don't really need an extended mag 10 round for range shooting. My range rules say only load 6 rounds in a mag at a time (indoor no rapid fire range). I typically just load 5 at a time when i am at the range

now you got me wanted to order wilson mags
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:45 PM
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I use Wilson 47D and CMC Shooting Star 8 round mags. I have not owned a 7 round mag for at least 20 years.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:51 PM
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8 and 10 rd's
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:55 PM
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I have Wison 47Ds and McCormick Shooting stars, all 8 rounders and all function great. I use my 1911 in IDPA so I really need that extra round to be competitive.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:03 PM
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I use a flush 7 rounder that came with the Volkmann for carry, Wilson 8 round ETMs for carry spares, and Nighthawk Custom 8 rounders for IDPA. Flawless function.
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:06 PM
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I mostly just buy the 7 rounders for practice or match shooting.
If I were shopping for an 8 round magazine for carry. I'd probably go with CMC.
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:36 PM
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7-rounders. Mostly Checkmate and Metalform, with a few very old USGI thrown-in for good measure. I also have 2 8-round CMC Shooting Stars which have been 100% reliable since I got them almost 20 years ago. I guess I've been fortunate, but my 1911s (all Colts) work with any magazines I have ever tried in them.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:21 AM
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Well, I just couldn't resist the price so I went with 5 of the Metalform 7 round mags that CDNN has on sale right now for $7.99. They also still had their $5.99 weekend shipping deal going on and I wanted a set of Double Diamond Grips that they had so I'm getting grips and 5 mags for $66 bucks shipped, can't beat that deal with a stick.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:01 AM
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I've used both, but prefer 7 rounders.

Here is a blog post from the late Mr. Camp on the issue.

http://hipowers-handguns.blogspot.co...11-45-acp.html
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:15 AM
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I've used both, but prefer 7 rounders.

Here is a blog post from the late Mr. Camp on the issue.

http://hipowers-handguns.blogspot.co...11-45-acp.html
Excellent read, makes me glad that I ordered the 7 round mags now.
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Old 03-11-2012, 05:32 PM
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8 rounders for IDPA, but for carry out of my Wilson Professional I use the new 7 rnd 47D +P mags. I use those becasue the shorter slide and velocity of this gun sometimes does not feed the last round in the 8 rnd mags. These new mags work great. 100% relaibilty.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:22 AM
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I just ordered six of the S.S. 7 round mags myself for $9.99 each. Great price.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:38 AM
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I've personally fired 40K rounds of .45 through Wilson 47D's in the last two years with no mag issues.

I'm an 8 round guy.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:28 PM
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I ordered several of the 7-round metalform magazines with the welded bottom from CDNN several months ago when they were on sale. I found that they would not reliably activate the slidestop on any of my 1911's. The springs seemed to be very soft. I purchase some of Tripp's Super 7 upgrade kits for them. It was tricky to get the Tripp follower in the tube since it has a welded bottom, but they work really well now. The springs are much stronger and they work well in all of my guns. I also like the hybrid plastic and metal follower. For about $15 each, they are great mags now. Fit flush and still reliably hold 7 rds.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:40 PM
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I'm not picky, I use 7, 8 and 10 rounders.

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