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Old 04-22-2012, 09:06 AM
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What is your favorite mag for the Kobra Carry?




There are so many good mags in the market. What is your favorite magazine for your the Kobra Carry? I also noticed alot of people prefer the 8rd over the 7rd, why? Aesthetically, the extra length of the grip is not as pleasant.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:31 AM
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For carry, 8 round McCormick with 10-8 angled base plate. This combination fits beautifully with the bobtail frame.

For reload after shooting the above, Wilson ETM 8 round.

For shooting at the range, anything I grab out of my spare mag box. None of these mags get carried, but they work great.

No really right or wrong answers here, whatever works reliably for the user/owner is the right answer.

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Old 04-22-2012, 09:37 AM
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There are so many good mags in the market. What is your favorite magazine for your the Kobra Carry? I also noticed alot of people prefer the 8rd over the 7rd, why? Aesthetically, the extra length of the grip is not as pleasant.
8 round gives you 14% more mag capacity over 7 round.

Some people prefer 7 round in a Kobra Carry over 8 round due to flush fit and better reliability if you have an 8 round in a standard, shorter tube.

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Old 04-22-2012, 10:04 AM
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My personal carry gun is a KC, I have had GREAT service out of Brown's newer 7 round mags. They have been very reliable to me, tough and well made, no complaints and if it is not broke......

Now while I carry 7 rounders in the gun (7+1) for CCW, I alway carry a 8 rounder or two as a backup. If the need should ever arise you have to reload, flush fit is not going to mean much.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:26 AM
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And if ordered with the build, Brown checks them out with your pistol to make sure there is no issues.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:21 PM
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I have used Metalform mags exclusive for my Kimber and Browns with Never a problem

I would Never start grinding on my Brown or mag release 'First'

http://www.metalform.us/collections/pistol-magazines
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:38 PM
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Many folks here have seen this KC grip picture before but it gives you a great idea of how well the CMC Match Grade 8rd flush fitting mag looks in my KC. Haven't any issues with it so far. I might add the EB 7rd flush mag also works well with it and no issues either...
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:34 PM
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ED Brown 7 round flush...usually carry 7+1
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:49 PM
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I put a Brown 7 round flush fit in the gun and carry two spare 7 round mags, also Brown 7 rounjd, but not flush. The 7 round Browns work the best in my gun. 100% reliabile. Wilson 47D 8 rounders aren't too bad, but I have had a few problems with the Brown 8 packs.

For reloads I like something with a bumper. In training drills it is not uncommon to have a mag not seated well on a reload if the mag is a flush fit. This is even more of a problem if you have a speed-chute.

Make sure whatever you carry with has had enough rounds through it to convince you that it is a reliable mag in your gun.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:02 PM
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I carry a SF rather than a Kobra but that shouldn't matter in magazine selection. I carry 100% of the time with Tripp Cobra mags and have done so for over 10 years.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:46 PM
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Favorite mag is the Ed Brown 7rd. "Checkmate" mag.
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:41 AM
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Ed Brown's current 7 magazines with the Checkmate patented follower are excellent. Don't fix what ain't broke. They also fit flush, which is better for carry.

Flush-fitting 8 rounders are not consistently reliable. That's why people making 8 rounders have moved away from them and they all stick out now (Wilson, CMC, Brown's own "8 pack", etc.)

Not sure why everybody thinks they're smarter than Brown on this one...though you might be smarter to buy the identical Checkmate magazine and save some money.
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:54 PM
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I love the look of the flush fit.
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Old 04-23-2012, 03:39 PM
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EB 7's flush for carry & 2 7's with a bumper for mag carrier. My Wilson's don't work reliably in my EB.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:13 PM
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I just ordered two 7 rounders from Ed Brown. I figured the manufacturer should be selling mags that work with their guns. This is not always the case, but Brown makes a high quality gun so, the mags should be good, right?

Anyway, I'll test that theory in a short while when the mags come in.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:46 PM
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Just because Brown make a great 1911 - I really don't feel that he has the ONLY/Greatest mag for his weapon - Lots of very good mag makers out there
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:30 AM
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I carry the supplied Ed Brown 7 round mag in my Kobra Carry and Wilson 47D 8 round mags as spares but I also have several older Springfield Armory 7 round magazines that work very well.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:09 PM
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MecGar. BUT, they changed their design, which I do not like.

The closest mag is ACT-MAG.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=4...I-AUTO-ACT-MAG

The nice thing about the ACT-MAG is that it allows MagWells, where MecGar did not.

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Old 04-24-2012, 11:31 PM
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Ed Brown marked 7 rounder in the gun, and a Wilson 47D spare.
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