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Old 09-23-2018, 01:10 PM
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Tripp Research. Carried for on and off duty in all my 1911s exclusively.
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Old 12-08-2019, 06:25 PM
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An old thread that needs updated. I have had good luck w/ Wilson, Nighthawk, Chip McCormick, and Baer. Not so much so far w/ Tripp.
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Old 12-08-2019, 06:53 PM
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Checkmate or Ed Brown work great.
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Old 12-24-2019, 05:59 PM
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Good thread, I have the same questions as the OP. Picked up my first 1911 last weekend, Springfield Defender Mil Spec. A no frills gun for sure but I just want it to be reliable and accurate.
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Old 12-24-2019, 06:49 PM
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We have a "Best 1911 mag" sticky

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=344509
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:44 PM
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I bought 8 round flush mount CMC Shooting Stars 8 years ago and have had no problems with them.
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:26 AM
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For me there is only one mag and that is Mec-Gar and the place to buy them is Greg Cote LLC. I use them in my 1911s, CZs, Sigs,, both 45ACP and 9MM. They have always been trouble free and are reasonably priced. Once you use Mec-Gars you can forget about wilsons, Tripp, McCormick and all the rest.
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Old 01-08-2020, 10:33 AM
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I gave not had any problems with my Wilsons or Nighthawks.
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Old 01-08-2020, 04:05 PM
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Wilson 47D. Never had any issue in my SA mil-spec.
So, I recommend you look at the Wilson line.
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Old 01-08-2020, 09:21 PM
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From my past research I've been lead to believe that Checkmate makes 8 round mags for Sig, Ruger, Kimber, Colt(?) and others. My Ruger branded Checkmate mags are the ones I always end up grabbing for the range and carry but my Chip McCormick 8 round flush mags have been flawless except with some hollow points in the 45s. The only mags I have that I consider junk mags for the 1911s are the promag 10 round I bought during the scare and the ACT mag my Fusion CCO came with. All my others are perfect in execution.
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Old 01-08-2020, 09:32 PM
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Tripp Research. Carried for on and off duty in all my 1911s exclusively.
I agree, Tripp Cobras are all I use anymore.
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:14 PM
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8 rd Mags

Recommend Wilson and Tripp
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:06 PM
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Opinions vary. Ive used ACT, mec gar, and tripp with good results. Chip Mc gets good reviews but i like stiffer springs than they run. I use act for training but not for carry. Tripp and mec gar for carry and i like the trip 10rnders best of the big sticks.

But for an 8rnd carry/duty mag, imo there is no question: The wilson/vicker’s duty mags with steel base plates are king. Everything else is a distant second to this magazine.

https://shopwilsoncombat.com/1911-ET...oductinfo/800/


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I'm think of adding a .45 1911 to my CCW and I'd like to see if 8 rd magazines are worth using. To date I've had no issues with 7 rd Check Mates----are the 8 rounders as well behaved?

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Old 01-15-2020, 09:57 PM
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I've been using my CM Shooting Star 8 round mags for a few years regularly through several different guns and they've never had a hiccup other than the spring wearing out. I bought the mags in 2014 and have used them steadily since only replacing the springs once with some Wolff +5% power springs.

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