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Old 04-28-2012, 05:35 PM
biskits biskits is offline
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1911 officer-compact magazine




I am new to the 1911s. I have the R.I.A. officer model with a 7rd mag and need to know if any 7rd mag for the 1911s will work or does the mag have to be for the officer - compact.
Suggestions for the best mag? Heard Wilson was great.
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Old 04-28-2012, 06:39 PM
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Only a compact size mag will fit flush with your grip frame bottom. A full size will work, but it will hang down below the grip frame, and you have to be very careful not to insert it too far into the mag well as there is nothing to stop it if the slide is locked back except the mag catch/notch. Wilson makes very good mags and they stand behind their product very well. If you use high quality mags in your 1911, you will have way more fun, as there will be less malfunctions to clear.
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:28 AM
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I would use Officer size mags. They are normally 6 or 7 rounders.

The mags you most often see recommended are Wilson, McCormick, Tripp, and CheckMate. I would not buy a bunch of any mag until you know it works in your pistol. I'd buy one and test it. If it works, then buy more.

However, if you want something different, Chip McCormick has a new mag available, actually just a new base pad really, that is an 8 round PowerMag designed for Officer models.

http://www.cmcmags.com/Powermags.html

I've bought mags from

Brownell's http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/cid=1...dgun-Magazines

MidwayUSA http://www.midwayusa.com/find?&sortb...ensionid=14774

Top Gun Supply http://www.topgunsupply.com/1911-magazines/
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:43 AM
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Only a compact size mag will fit flush with your grip frame bottom. A full size will work, but it will hang down below the grip frame, and you have to be very careful not to insert it too far into the mag well as there is nothing to stop it if the slide is locked back except the mag catch/notch. Wilson makes very good mags and they stand behind their product very well. If you use high quality mags in your 1911, you will have way more fun, as there will be less malfunctions to clear.
+1 ^. As long as you aren't slamming the mag home with the slide locked back you will be fine. Wilson Combat also makes regular mags with a conversion baseplate. I use these. http://shopwilsoncombat.com/1911-Mag...uctinfo/47DOX/
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