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Old 03-26-2008, 03:46 PM
Adirondack47 Adirondack47 is offline
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Best 9mm magazines?




Ive got a government length 9mm 1911 project in the works and im looking for magazines. Metalform seems to be the patron saint of 9mm 1911 magazines but its been my experience that they are hard to find at a reasonable price (reasonable being under $35-$40).

9 rounders dont bother me but I tend to favor the 10 round version's like the tripp's. In saying that, I cant seem to find much info on their reliability, durability or general function. I also like the base pad configuration on the tripp's much more than the metalform/kimber style.

Anyhow, for those of you with 9mm 1911's what kind of magazines have you found to be most reliable? Any insight is greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-26-2008, 03:54 PM
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The new Tripp Research 10R-9MM-RG mags are working great for me in a Kimber Tactical Pro II. I haven't used them long enough to comment on long term reliability, but they are working 100% of the time so far.
My Kimber 9 round mags wouldn't lock the slide open when empty.

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Old 03-26-2008, 04:34 PM
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The new Tripp Research 10R-9MM-RG mags are working great for me in a Kimber Tactical Pro II. I haven't used them long enough to comment on long term reliability, but they are working 100% of the time so far.
My Kimber 9 round mags wouldn't lock the slide open when empty.

Good luck.
You've got good taste in guns (Ive got a Tac Pro II in 45.). Do they tripps have a plastic type follower? The Tactical series having alloy frames, it was reccomended to me that I use only such magazines as metal followers could expedite cracking in the frame.
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:13 PM
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You've got good taste in guns (Ive got a Tac Pro II in 45.). Do they tripps have a plastic type follower? The Tactical series having alloy frames, it was reccomended to me that I use only such magazines as metal followers could expedite cracking in the frame.
The top of the follower is plastic. I had a Tac Pro II in .45 also, but I ended up selling it after getting the 9mm. The only thing a gave up was recoil and ammo cost.
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:05 PM
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BTT for the day crew.
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:50 PM
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the best 9mm mag, without a doubt, is the tripp 10 rounder. the metalforms work fine (the springfield ones too), but tripp's are the best.

i have a 9mm tac pro II...everything has worked fine, but my vote is for tripp!
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:28 PM
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9 & 10 round Metalform mags have been flawless for me.
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:13 PM
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Best 9mm mags

I have both the "Springfield" Metalform mags and the new Tripp 10 rounders. Both work great in my Loaded 9mm Springfield. If I had to choose one over the other, it would be the Tripp. They are almost jewel-like in their build quality and finish.
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:57 AM
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