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Old 06-14-2012, 01:29 AM
Cliobogger Cliobogger is offline
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Hi all, I am currently deployed to Afghanistan and just purchased a new Custom Covert II. It will be waiting at my house when I get home in a few months. I am brand new to the .45 world but not new to guns by any means. I have read a few threads on aluminium frames and saw that Wilson mags are favored. The gun comes with 7 round mags and I was wondering if Wilson 8 round mags would work and if anyone could provide direct links to or s/n to good mags.

All in all I can not wait to get home and enjoy my new investment.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:37 AM
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Welcome to the forum and Thank you for your service.

Congrats on the new gun, as far as mags go I like Kimber's KimPro-Tac mags. Here is a link to the mags I am talking about, though I believe you can find them cheaper on other on line stores.

http://store.kimberamerica.com/Produ...7/Default.aspx
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:20 AM
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Welcome to the forum, and congratulations for purchasing such a fine firearm. I use a Wilson Combat 47D mag, which holds eight, in my Stainless Pro TLE II. No problems there.

Thank you for serving our great nation.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:13 AM
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Thank you for your service!

Like many others I use Wilson mags. in my Super Match and RO. They're my personal favorite over McCormick which are the only other 3rd party mags with which I have experience. You should have no problems with 8 round Wilsons as that's what all of mine are.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:20 AM
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welcome to the Kimber club

I've had -0- problems with the Kimber mags that comes with the pistol. I ordered extras when I bought the pistol and they all work great.

thanks for your service
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:44 AM
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Ive been using Wilson 47Ds in my Kimber TLE for years with absolute reliability. Wilson makes a great product, you wont be disapointed.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:47 PM
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Welcome to the crazy house here. With a new kimber you will be like the rest of us in no time. My wife says I have gone off the deep end talking about my kimber of about 3 months. We all thank you for your service. Let us know when you come home.


Thanks Kevin
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:24 PM
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First of all, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. God Speed for a safe deployment.

Second, welcome to the forum.
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:53 PM
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my tactical entry II likes cobra mags the best.

http://www.trippresearch.com/store/store_1911.html
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:31 PM
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Thanks all. Mags are expensive, but if you want the best, you have to pay. Thanks all for the feed back.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:52 PM
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new Kimber. As others have said, thanks for your service to our country. I use Wilson mags in all my 1911s
and have never had any problems.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:28 PM
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I bought a custom covert II about a month ago ( after a 3 month wait ). I use both Kimber and Wilson mags with no problems. Good luck and have fun with your Kimber. You won't be disappointed.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:44 AM
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Welcome...

If I'm not mistaken. You are refering to the use of magazines with a plastic/nylon follower vs. a magazine with a metal follower, in a gun with an aluminum frame.

The "stock" magazine (with a metal follower) may work fine, but that doesn't mean that you can't "upgrade". With that said, I also use Wilson 47D's in my TLE, and have never had an issue.

When you get back, pick up a couple mags and enjoy that pistol!
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:21 AM
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Rob, you are exactly correct. I intend to have a few mags and about a thousand rounds waiting for me when I get home.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:24 PM
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Thank you for your service and congrats on an excellent purchase. I run the KimPro mags in Tactical Ultra Carry II for the most part but have started to purchase the Tripp's Cobra Mags and will probably do a mass swap out at some point.
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:34 PM
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On behalf of me and my entire family, thank you for your service!
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Old 06-16-2012, 12:15 AM
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On behalf of the 5 generations in my family who served... we thank you. No vet ever left our house hungry. You'd be welcome to dinner and drink.

Shoot that gun a lot before you make changes. No sense in chasing your tail.
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:17 AM
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Thanks again all. And trust me, I plan on getting years of use out of the Kimber.
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