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Old 04-14-2012, 10:11 PM
New_World New_World is offline
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Best S&W e-series magazines?




What is the best magazine for the S&W E-series for my particular e-series model?

S&W 5" with rail

this is the 1911 i have. http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...SER+5+RAIL+2TN

Idk what kind of mags it comes with.
the dots zig-zag and it says 45 acp on them.


what mags should I get?
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:41 AM
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i was going to get some wilson mags, but I read that some people had some issues with them in the S&W e-series.

what works well with the e-series?
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:52 AM
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I haven't got any yet but Checkmate has the same patented follower and hybred feedlips. If you search there are some good pictures. Might be in the "parts" subforum.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:06 AM
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My E Series 1911TA doesn't like the Wilson Combat 47Ds and it won't run a single magazine of the original ACT magazines that came with the gun; but with Chip McCormick Power Mags, it has gone several thousand rounds of FMJ range ammo as well as hollowpoints including RA45B and P 45HST2, without a stoppage of any sort.

Hilton Yam tipped me off to the CMC Power Mags; he knows what he is talking about.


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Old 04-15-2012, 09:46 AM
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I believe they come with Checkmate mags and I've had no problems with running their 8-round extended mags with hybrid feed lips.
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:07 PM
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I just took my two-tone Sc to the range today. I noticed there was bit of play in the stock magazine that has the black base plate on it which does not seem normal. It seems to pop out about a mm. When I push it all the way in, it just pops back out. The welded bottom magazine one clicks all the way in. I had a few issues with the first round loading into the chamber with the magazine that was popping out by a mm. I'm not sure if that was the issue though.

I was going to order the Wilson Combat ones until I read this post. I think I'll give the CMC ones a look. Is there a difference with the ones that are made for the compact size or is it just the size of the base plate?
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:45 PM
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I'll second what OldSalt already said, my E-series Sc Round-butt malfunctioned with the stock mags, threw those out, and have been using the black Chip McCormick 8 round Power Mags since. They've been flawless through ~650 rounds, ~150 of those HPs.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:53 PM
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I just took my two-tone Sc to the range today. I noticed there was bit of play in the stock magazine that has the black base plate on it which does not seem normal. It seems to pop out about a mm. When I push it all the way in, it just pops back out. The welded bottom magazine one clicks all the way in. I had a few issues with the first round loading into the chamber with the magazine that was popping out by a mm. I'm not sure if that was the issue though.

I was going to order the Wilson Combat ones until I read this post. I think I'll give the CMC ones a look. Is there a difference with the ones that are made for the compact size or is it just the size of the base plate?
The rounded butt, Sc models can use the same magazines as 5" 1911s.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:28 PM
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I think I'm going to get a couple "Chip McCormick Power Mags" for my e-series 1911.

any others work great?
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:38 PM
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The rounded butt, Sc models can use the same magazines as 5" 1911s.
Thanks CMC it is.
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:46 PM
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whats the cheapest place to buy 2 of these mcCormick power mags online shipped?

anything cheaper than this?
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ItemD...1&pagenumber=4
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:04 PM
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I have 10 Wilson 47D magazines and my E series loves them. Haven't had a single FTF.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:33 PM
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My 5" SS "E" came with two 8 round Checkmate mags w/hybrid lips and removable bases. They work fine. No experience with any other make of magazine in the E, but good to see that several other mags work well also.
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:54 PM
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whats the cheapest place to buy 2 of these mcCormick power mags online shipped?

anything cheaper than this?
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ItemD...1&pagenumber=4
I've bought all mine directly from the Chip McCormick website http://http://www.cmcmags.com/. They may not have the cheapest base price but they offer free shipping, which makes them just as cheap or cheaper than most.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:48 AM
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Someone posted it somewhere, but there is a protocol with using the CMC mags in an alloy gun like the bobtail E-series. You can ding up your internals if you do it wrong.

I got this from an e-mail discussion about it from another user, named zebrajeb:


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About the PowerMags. I asked CMC that question and got a rather long answer back from their tech department. Basically it only creates "dings" if you use the slide release to let the slide slam forward over an empty magazine. If you remove the magazine before releasing the slide no dings. No dings if you have a loaded magazine and release the slide. Since I learned to always remove empty magazine before closing slide on an empty chamber I don't expect any problems.

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Old 04-16-2012, 01:18 PM
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I have 10 Wilson 47D magazines and my E series loves them. Haven't had a single FTF.
which e-series model do you have?
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:14 PM
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Whichever magazines you choose to buy; pick up 1 or 2 and run them in your own pistol to ensure they are as reliable as you need them to be before you buy too many only to find out your own gun doesn't like them.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:10 PM
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I picked up 2 CMC and 2 Wilson Combat 47D from Midway as they had both in stock. The 47D was a bit more expensive than anywhere else but if you buy enough items (not on sale) you can use their coupons. The CMC mag was on sale.

Shipping could be a deal breaker though but I finally got the Midway range bag and 2 Midway rifle bags which are heavily discounted. I was holding off on buying them until I really needed to buy something from them.
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:49 AM
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My E Series 1911TA doesn't like the Wilson Combat 47Ds and it won't run a single magazine of the original ACT magazines that came with the gun; but with Chip McCormick Power Mags, it has gone several thousand rounds of FMJ range ammo as well as hollowpoints including RA45B and P 45HST2, without a stoppage of any sort.

Hilton Yam tipped me off to the CMC Power Mags; he knows what he is talking about.

+1 chip and checkmate work good for me
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:57 AM
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I have the 1911sc e series round butt and Wilson 47d, black with slim steel base pad works perfect.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:24 AM
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i bought a wilson combat 47d to try in my e-series.
if it doesn't work well then someone should buy it off of me. $32 shipped. LOL
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:15 PM
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Wilson Combat
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:30 PM
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3 Wilson ETM mags. Never a ftf but slide wont lock open after the last round about half the time with one of them. I'm going to call Wilson tomorrow.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:24 PM
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how can I tell what "brand/model" of magazines came with my e-series?
they only say .45 acp on them.
no numbers or other markings.


EDIT: I just bought a CMC Power Mag.
I'm going to test with different mags to see which works best with my 1911. =)

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Old 04-19-2012, 08:38 PM
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