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Old 03-07-2012, 10:51 AM
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Welded bases are pretty tough until the welds break, and then the spring and all your rounds end up on the ground. Removable pads, not the screw on to the welded base kind, are usually less likely to give you such a catastrophic failure.

I do like 7 rounders too, but I like base pads so my hand doesn't get pinched on a quick reload and they allow me to seat the mag easier.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:25 PM
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Welded bases are pretty tough until the welds break, and then the spring and all your rounds end up on the ground. Removable pads, not the screw on to the welded base kind, are usually less likely to give you such a catastrophic failure.

I do like 7 rounders too, but I like base pads so my hand doesn't get pinched on a quick reload and they allow me to seat the mag easier.

Yep. It's what happened to me. Brand new metalform mags.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:38 PM
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The 47D works and works and works, in all of my 1911s with all ammo I've shot.
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Old 03-07-2012, 03:20 PM
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Unfortunately the 47D looks like it has a bumper on the bottom. I am looking for a flush fitting mag. How are the 7 round Wilson Service Mag Plus magazines compared to the Metalform 7 round mags?
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Old 03-07-2012, 05:17 PM
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The Wilson service mags should be good.

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Old 03-07-2012, 08:24 PM
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Go to brownells. Get some chip mccormick power mags, 8 rounds, and get the concealment base pad. Perfect set up.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:55 PM
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CMC PowerMags, regardless of the base pad will not fit flush. The PowerMag tube is longer than the Shooting Stars or a typical 7 round mag.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:46 AM
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Unfortunately the 47D looks like it has a bumper on the bottom. I am looking for a flush fitting mag. How are the 7 round Wilson Service Mag Plus magazines compared to the Metalform 7 round mags?
Wilson makes low-profile steel base pads that only protrude very slightly from the frame. These are what I use, as they still conceal well and having that little bit of extra length helps with positively seating the magazine in the gun.

I have never found a standard length 8-round magazine that I found to be 100% reliable. Even the venerable Wilson 47D that many people swear by has given me issues before in various guns. The Wilson #47 7-rounder, on the other, seems to work flawlessly in every 1911 I have ever tried them in. I buy the 47C, which comes standard with the low-profile base pad. These are my carry mags. All of my range mags, regardless of make, have the Wilson 7-round spring/follower kits and run with the same level of reliability as the Wilson $7C mags. Every so many years I will get a failure to feed on the last round and that's when I know it's time for a new spring.

I just got one of the new Wilson ETM 8-round mags with the low-profile base plate to try out. The verdict is still out as to reliability. One thing for sure is that they are not as good for concealment since the mag tube extends from the frame about the same amount as a 47 series with a standard base pad. That might be the deal breaker for me as I carry concealed 95% of the time.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:11 AM
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CMC PowerMags, regardless of the base pad will not fit flush. The PowerMag tube is longer than the Shooting Stars or a typical 7 round mag.
CMC power mag, 8 round with concealment base pad




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Old 03-09-2012, 05:54 AM
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Unfortunately the 47D looks like it has a bumper on the bottom. I am looking for a flush fitting mag. How are the 7 round Wilson Service Mag Plus magazines compared to the Metalform 7 round mags?
I bought one Wilson service mag and the HD+p mag a few month's ago for my Springfield Champion. From what I understand Springfield ship with Metalform 7 rounder's .
The spring seem's stiffer on the service mag and has been 100%.
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:16 AM
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I bought one Wilson service mag and the HD+p mag a few month's ago for my Springfield Champion. From what I understand Springfield ship with Metalform 7 rounder's .
The spring seem's stiffer on the service mag and has been 100%.
Thank you. I think I'll go with the Wilson Service Mags.
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:16 PM
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:56 PM
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Wilson ETM is my choice
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:25 PM
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Which is the best and most reliable 8 round 1911 mag?
I've been using Wilson 47Ds for decades. Those are my favorite and have always worked great.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:35 PM
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Smile act eightrounders...

i use act mags in my kimber for ipsc shooting; they work perfectly...
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:34 AM
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I have always used Wilson Combat's 8 rounders. My new gun came with PSI/ActMag 7 rounders. I've heard some bad things about them. Was this the older ones or current mfgr? (Mine have the two size springs(small top half-large bottom half)
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:57 AM
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:05 PM
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I have been very satisfied with the Wilson 47Ds in my Colts.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:24 AM
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Wilson Combat and Chip McCormick for me.
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:22 AM
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:54 PM
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:41 PM
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If the manufacture makes a good magazine like Kimber, Sig Sauer then I go with their mags. I have had others that were not as good and had to go to a reputable after market.
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:58 AM
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I've got about 25 of the 7 round mags on the Loaded Coupon from SA($12) and they'll never been a problem.
I've only put about 300 rounds through the two that came with my RO, but so far they've been 100% reliable.

I'm gonna fire a few hundred more this week, & if they continue to be reliable - I'm gonna stock up on these as well.

I figure that if the factory mags work this well, why mess with it?
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:22 AM
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I have been happy with chips and wilsons in my RIA
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:15 PM
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Chips' and Wilson 47Ds. I had a couple of Nighthawk Custom mags' but I had some issues with them (which was a surprise for me).
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