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Old 12-11-2011, 07:02 AM
melendez69 melendez69 is offline
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I have a .45 Colt Defender (7-round mag) and just recently bought a .45 Springfield Micro Compact (6-round mag). Being relatively new to 1911's (and now a big fan), I prefer higher-capacity magazines and I want to use the Colt mag in my Springfield. The Colt mag fit snugly into the Springfield, but after cycling a few rounds, one attempt didn't cycle completely, causing a jam. This keeps happening every now & then (I've never fired the Springfield). I'm hesitant to risk any damage, misfires, stovepipes, etc. Regardless of brand, are 1911 mags interchangeable?
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:26 AM
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Mags are pretty much interchangeable for guns with the same frame size however some guns may have issues with certain brands especially when the gun is new. Also, hand cycling won't always tell you whether a mag will work. You need to shoot it a bit to see for sure.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:21 AM
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Good... thank you for the advice. That's why I come to the experts! Happy holidays...
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:26 AM
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Old 12-11-2011, 01:58 PM
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Hey 69

Do you have any pictures of your SA Micro Compact ? I am buying one on layaway for carry. I have always had 5' 1911 pistols, never had a 3" 1911. I have heard that the 3" pistols feed especially well with Wilson Combat and Kimber magazines.

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Old 12-11-2011, 02:00 PM
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:14 PM
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I like Tripp magazines myself but I only own full size 1911's.
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