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Old 03-04-2020, 07:43 PM
flechero flechero is offline
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9mm mags - rear spacer or front dimple?

My DW came with the folded front/dimpled mag and it pinched the heck out of my thumb while loading, so when I bought more, I went with rear spacers... the issue with them is that when I load the gun then eject mag to top off, it drops a loaded round, almost every time.

What do you prefer and why? Other than those experiences, any other considerations or things to think about?
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Old 03-04-2020, 08:59 PM
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Recently, I have had good luck with the Metalform FRONT dimple style of 9mm mags.
I discovered having the dimple/crease at the front help keeps the 2nd round in its place better, and allows the 1st round to travel forward without it trying to 'drag' the 2nd round along with it...
meaning, on the first few rounds of a fully loaded magazine, the rim of the top round sometimes wants to hook itself on the base/rim of the next round down, causing the top round to nose-dive into the feedramp.
With the dimpled front, the 2nd and remaining rounds are mostly forced to the REAR of the magazine, and the top round's rim is clear of the 2nd round's base 'recess' by the time it encounters the feedramp/barrel.
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Old 03-05-2020, 06:01 AM
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My DW came with the folded front/dimpled mag and it pinched the heck out of my thumb while loading, so when I bought more, I went with rear spacers... the issue with them is that when I load the gun then eject mag to top off, it drops a loaded round, almost every time.

What do you prefer and why? Other than those experiences, any other considerations or things to think about?
Get a Magula mag loader from UpLula. The Leatham style mags are fine.

https://pmpoutdoors.com/products/mag...hoC-LMQAvD_BwE

Link to show product only. It was the first page that popped up. Not a recommendation of the vendor.
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Old 03-05-2020, 02:28 PM
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I use mags with the spacer at the back. All my 9mm 1911s are Colts except one SA RO and all came with mags with the spacer at the back. Below compared to 38 Super mag (also Colt).



And with 9mm and 38 Super bullets in them....



One thing I note is Colt uses an extra long ejector with 9mm. Below on my Defender in 9mm. Maybe one reason the spacer is at the back. Some folks have reported problems with the Colt ejector but so far I have not had any in the four Colts I have that have it.

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Old 03-05-2020, 02:52 PM
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i like the CMC XP front crease spacer 10x9mm but when Chip sold out to Wilson, they dropped the type and went to the 1950 rear spacer. It works, too.
My Tripp Cobramags (rear spacer) feed reliably but the low cut front makes them prone to stripping rounds coming out of the mag carrier or magazine well.
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Old 03-05-2020, 09:13 PM
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I've been using Wilson ETM's for quite some time without issue. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to push the second round out with your thumb.
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Old 03-05-2020, 10:11 PM
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Springfield solved the problem - EMP frame is 9mm sized not .45 sized
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Old 03-07-2020, 10:10 AM
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I originally had the CMC front crease 10 round, but found that when fully loaded they were hard to seat under a closed slide. I now use the Brownells rear spacer mags that appear to be by Metalform.
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