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Old 04-21-2012, 10:30 AM
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Ed brown special forces carry magazines??




I just picked up my Ed brown special forces carry. Love this gun!!

I also pre bought some wilson combat 47 oxc magazines.

Now the magazines fit properly IF I depress the magazine release then insert. Otherwise the mags only go halfway in and get caught on the magazine release. In other words they don't fit properly.

Now my question would be is this a magazine issue? (I tried all 5 I bought). Or is this a pistol issue with the brown? Which by the way the factory magazine operates perfectly.

If it's a magazine issue. What wilson combat mags should I be using?

Also, if this is just a wilson combat issue what other manufacturers of outstanding magazines suitable for this brown are out there.
So far I've never had a problem with wilson's and it pisses me off to have one now.

A pistol that doesn't accept magazines designed for it is useless to me. If it is a slight mod I need to make to the mag release itself that is fine.
But it needs to accept all magazines designed for it.

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Old 04-21-2012, 10:48 AM
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The mag release needs a tiny bit filed off it...just a real little bit at a time until they fit like normal. Should be all it takes...
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:49 AM
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have you tried the seach button above - this topic has been talked about quite a bit
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:12 AM
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No I hadn't tried the search button.

I have to wonder if this is a frequent thing what the problem over at brown is.

Now if someone could tell me exactly what part of the mag release that needs filed I'd be glad to!!
thank you guys.
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:30 AM
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After closer inspection and after disassembly of the magazine catch and comparing the wilson combat 47 osx to the factory magazine it is very easy to see that filing the magazine catch would do nothing to fix this problem.

quite simply the wilson combat 47 osx is too short. Unless some serious alteration is done to this magazine (as in relocating the magazine catch hole completely) this model mag will not fit.


Now aren't I glad that I didn't just start filing away at the catch.
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Old 04-21-2012, 11:38 AM
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Or calling Ed Brown to complain. You mentioned their suppplied magazine works fine. Maybe buy more Brown magazines?

On their site under ordering they have this with prices:

(1) 7-round magazine tested with gun
(1) Ed Brown 8-PackŪ magazine tested with gun
Additional 7-round magazine
Additional 8-PackŪ magazine

I have both maker pistols and both maker magazines. Sometimes they work without a mod and sometimes you just get the file out.

But it's frustrating to find it out at the range.
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