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Old 11-05-2019, 01:19 PM
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Duty Magazine Thread

I just wanna get this out of the way upfront: I am not a member of law enforcement. However, I wanted to create a dedicated thread on magazines to see what people who carry the 1911 occupationally choose in terms of magazines. I looked around for a thread worded this way and found some specifically about the 10 rounders but couldn't find one just about magazines in general.

Any comments/discussion down below on magazines would be awesome!
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Old 11-05-2019, 02:32 PM
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I have been very pleased with 8 round CMC Power Mags.

I haven’t yet tried the new ones with the rolled feed lips.

I do not use 10 round magazines.

-Tim

Last edited by Tim B; 11-05-2019 at 02:34 PM. Reason: Added comment about 10 round magazines.
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Old 11-05-2019, 06:16 PM
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I use Wilson Combat 500A-HD magazines. It has a super strong flatwire spring. The spring and magazine are guaranteed forever. I've had these loaded as Duty magazines for years and the spring is still super strong. They perform perfect.

https://shopwilsoncombat.com/1911-El...tinfo/500A-HD/

I do not use 10-round magazines.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:43 PM
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I stick w/ Wilson mags (four on my belt and one in the gun), especially the flatwire ones named above.

And for the record, I hate Wilson's mag naming system. It is the pits.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:57 PM
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Kim Pro Tac Mag 8 rounders have been totally reliable for me.
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:35 PM
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CMC PM 8s and a few 10s

Worked for years. Recently changed to fresh factory springs.

I bought a few RPMs 8/10s, but donít have enough time behind them.

I have some Wilsonís but no real time behind them. I prefer a metal follower in hard use 1911.
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:21 AM
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ChipMC mags for the last ten years. Use to be 8 now 10's when using a single stack.

I buy new magazines for my duty pistols every January. I relegate the old ones to training mags and mark then as such.
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Old 11-06-2019, 02:14 PM
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CMC for the 6 years then at the first of this year I switched to Ed Browns, 8 rounds, when they had their exchange sell. I sent in some old GI and misc others that flat out did not work.

I've been happy with them so far.
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Old 11-06-2019, 02:21 PM
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CMC and Wilson 8rds
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:16 PM
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The 2 extra mags on my belt were 8 round capacity and about 3/8 inch longer than the flush fitting 8 round mag in my pistol. The extra length mags made for more positive insertion if I ever needed them in a situation gone bad. Fortunately it never happened. I carried the extras in an open top pouch and never could understand the velcro or snap closures that so many guys had on their mag carriers. I also had 6 G.I. mags loaded with 230 FMJ rounds in my bag of necessities. Today there are so many choices available that I would suggest 'field testing' them before deciding on which one to rely on.
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Old 11-08-2019, 06:37 AM
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I use Wilson Combat 500A-HD magazines. It has a super strong flatwire spring. The spring and magazine are guaranteed forever. I've had these loaded as Duty magazines for years and the spring is still super strong. They perform perfect.

https://shopwilsoncombat.com/1911-El...tinfo/500A-HD/

I do not use 10-round magazines.
Ditto, in a 45 1911, I would't trust my life to anything else, not as long as these are available. I have had mine since they were first introduced, haven't had even one feeding failure on any of my 1911's since. And have never change the springs.
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Old 11-08-2019, 12:42 PM
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I'm using D&L Sports mags.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:14 PM
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Wilson 47D's 8 rounders for the last 30+ years
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:40 AM
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I've had Colt 1911s since the early '90s. Never had a problem with Wilson 47D 8 rounders or ETMs.
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Old 11-09-2019, 09:49 AM
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Wilson 47D's 8 rounders
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Old 11-23-2019, 07:47 PM
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Tripp Research 8R-45-RG
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Old 11-24-2019, 01:18 AM
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When I was carrying my STI Duty One I would use nothing but Tripp Research 8R-45-RG. I had three on my belt and one in the gun.
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Old 11-28-2019, 08:10 AM
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CMC exclusively. Stopped using Wilson 47D and ETM mags for failure to lock back on my Commander.
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Old 11-28-2019, 11:35 AM
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Wilson has all their mags on-sale for Black Friday. Just ordered three more along w/ a bunch of little stuff.
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Old 11-28-2019, 11:42 AM
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Tripp Research 8R-45-RG
Never heard of these. Just ordered three of them for evaluation. Thanks!
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Old 11-28-2019, 12:57 PM
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I used Tripp Magazines. Never had a problem.
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Old 11-28-2019, 03:35 PM
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Wilson Combat

Iíve been happy with WC 47D for 21+ years.
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Old 11-29-2019, 08:09 AM
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... I am not a member of law enforcement. However, I wanted to create a dedicated thread on magazines to see what people who carry the 1911 occupationally choose in terms of magazines. I looked around for a thread... but couldn't find one just about magazines in general.

Any comments/discussion down below on magazines would be awesome!
Would this thread be helpful?

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=344509
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Old 11-29-2019, 03:30 PM
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An 8-year old thread is ancient history when technology is concerned.
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Old 11-29-2019, 04:07 PM
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An 8-year old thread is ancient history when technology is concerned.
A somewhat valid point, but it is a "sticky" with the most recent post in 2017. It probably would be more current if the thread had not been locked. I don't think anything has been mentioned here that isn't in the other thread.

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Never heard of these. Just ordered three of them for evaluation. Thanks!
Had you read that 8 year old thread, you may had heard about them prior to yesterday.
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