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Old 03-05-2012, 05:45 PM
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:05 PM
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I thought the Les Baer mags were fine until i got a Wilson Combat. The wilson had no tilt on the follower. Such a small fix for Les to do.
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:07 PM
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Never had any problems with Baer mags, but I only buy Tripp or McCormick
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Old 03-15-2012, 05:09 PM
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I thought the Les Baer mags were fine until i got a Wilson Combat. The wilson had no tilt on the follower. Such a small fix for Les to do.
did the tilting gave you any feeding problems?
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:08 PM
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did the tilting gave you any feeding problems?
No feeding issues, but didn't lock back the slide twice. Only into 202 shots on a new 1911 though.
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Old 04-01-2012, 02:55 PM
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No feeding issues, but didn't lock back the slide twice. Only into 202 shots on a new 1911 though.
Update & Correction. I had another issue with a Les Baer mag not lacking back the slide. It ended up being my fault with not seating the mag properly. I was able to pull the mag right out without pushing the mag release.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:06 PM
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my 5" 1911 runs with just about any mag in the market. my CCO on the other hand likes stiffer magazine spings so I am using Wilson HD/+P mags for it.
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:53 PM
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I prefer Wilson mags. I hear good things about Tripps, but have no experience with them. Can't go wrong with Wilson.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:45 PM
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All I can attest to is that the Wilson Combat 47D Mag is the only one that works everytime in every 1911 I own.
I am slowly changing all my mags to those.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:05 PM
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magazines

Well I took the advice of most on here and used two Tripp Cobra mag's and two Wilson 47 mag's. I jut shott my 1500th round and have not had one FTF or FTE since the two during the first 300 rounds when using the Baer Mag's. 1200 rd's trouble free..!!!! And thats using four different ammo manufacturer's FMJ and HP.Problem solved.....
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:38 PM
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Doesn't really matter in my PII as long as it has Tripp upgrade guts. I only have LB, CMC power mags, and CMC power mag plus, along with a recently bought Tripp Cobra mag. Had a lot of problems with FTFs and slide lock back before upgrading, now well into 3K rounds without a single problem. This is with my reloads using H&G 68 clones 200 gr over 5 gr of TiteGroup and a 18.5 lb variable Wolff recoil spring - the overall combo has hit the sweet spot. I'm a happy camper
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:48 PM
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Really, the only weak point in the Baer mags is the follower. Take it out once and look it over. If he pays more than a quarter for each follower from his supplier he's getting took.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:16 PM
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Mec-Gar

I don’t own Les Baer (yet!) but I found this Mec-Gar magazine, which I believe to be the best value for money ($23 at Sportsman’s Depot) http://www.mec-gar.com/Magazines/1911 - works great with my Kimber Custom TLE II. Just another option for you…
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:32 PM
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If your gun won't work with those mags, there's something else wrong with it. Those are good mags. Nice follower, strong springs, and a nice finish. Most guys will poo poo them because they "only" hold 7 rounds.


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I don’t own Les Baer (yet!) but I found this Mec-Gar magazine, which I believe to be the best value for money ($23 at Sportsman’s Depot) http://www.mec-gar.com/Magazines/1911 - works great with my Kimber Custom TLE II. Just another option for you…
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:42 PM
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If your gun won't work with those mags, there's something else wrong with it. Those are good mags. Nice follower, strong springs, and a nice finish. Most guys will poo poo them because they "only" hold 7 rounds.
I am not sure if you are referring to the Mec-Gar magazines I brought up but mine is 8 rounds (with extended polymer plate). Disregard if your post was in reference to something else
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:14 PM
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Hey Joe,
I ran a pretty extensive test on magazines about two years ago comparing Wilson, Baer, Tripp, Kimber, Springfield stock, Colt, Novak and Wolff magazines in a couple of recalitrant 1911's that I had at that time. Yes, the feeding issues in both 1911's were magazine related, but the only magazine that was 100% in those two 1911's were the Tripp magazines (7 round, welded floor plate version). It was a long test (for me) and ate up a lot of ammo, but since then I've upgraded to 100% Tripp mags. A very close second were the Wilsons. Anyway, I probably didn't prove much, but the Tripps have worked perfectly in my other 1911's, too. However, my everyday carry PII seems to work with just about any magazine, including Baer mags. My bottom line feeling, though, is that in many cases, poor feeding can be traced back to the pistol itself....a good mag will sometimes get it to function in spite of itself. I'd always have a smith look at a problem feeder for any other potential issue before trusting it for the most important mission of keeping you and yours safe. Best of luck.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:05 PM
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Brand new 47D's won't fit reliably in my TRS. The 10 shot Wilson doesnt fit at all. Talked DIRECTLY to Mr Baer, and he said it wasn't uncommon, and that I should either go with his, or I can wait to have my gun serviced for it's 10yr anni, and order a bunch then & get 'em fitted. My shooting stars & cheap old kimbers work fine. My TRS was used, so it didnt' come with any mags. I have a Wilson 47D in it now, but it take finesse to get in.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:05 PM
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I don't think there is a best brand / mfg. The best magazine is the one that works best in your weapon.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:12 AM
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:24 AM
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CMC+ are my brand of choice... but Wilson's have worked fine, too. I have 3 Baer mags, which also work fine for me.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:40 AM
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Good Morning Dangelo,
I've found that most Wilson mags have a base pad that will strike the frame unless it's relieved a bit. The front of the base pad, where it strikes the front strap bottom of the frame, usually has to be filed down a bit. After that, they should insert just fine. Hope that helps. (By the way, file the base pad of the magazine, not the frame of the pistol).
Take care.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:35 PM
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