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Old 12-22-2011, 06:13 PM
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Best 1911 Mag?

Which is the best and most reliable 8 round 1911 mag?
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:19 PM
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I like my Metalform elite 8's. I also like my Wilson's
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:55 PM
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Checkmate 8-rounders work just fine for me and are reasonably priced:

http://www.topgunsupply.com/checkmat...size-magazine/
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:00 PM
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The one that works in YOUR gun! Seriously.... not all mags work in different guns and I feel you have to match them to specific guns. After you shoot them of course.
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:04 PM
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i love 7 round USGI mags with strong mag springs and dimple followers....
also 8rd Wilson 47Ds.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:21 PM
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The one that works in YOUR gun! Seriously.... not all mags work in different guns and I feel you have to match them to specific guns. After you shoot them of course.

^^^^this^^^^

A guy was at the range a couple months ago with a brand spanking new SA loaded. He bought 2 Wolff 8 rounders and discovered they didn't work in his gun. I have a SA range officer and they worked flawless. Go figure.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:48 PM
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Yes, You have to find the 8-rounders that work in your gun. As for 7-rounders, it's much easier to find a match. The 8's are pushing the envelope a bit.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:56 PM
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Wilson mags have always worked well for me.
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:25 PM
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Wilson ETMs
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:27 PM
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I actually am about to sell my checkmates to buy more Tripp's
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:56 PM
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Tripp & Wilson in that order.
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:04 AM
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My factory Kimber Mags
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:32 AM
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I like Wilson's but as said above I'd see what works in your gun.
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Old 12-23-2011, 03:38 AM
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Whatever works in your gun.
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Old 12-23-2011, 05:46 AM
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:51 PM
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Chip Mccormicks have done me very well
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:30 PM
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Chip Mccormick mags work great in both my pt1911 and RIA.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:36 PM
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Chip McC. mags work just fine in both of my Springfields.
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:22 AM
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Old 12-31-2011, 02:25 AM
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Tripp Cobra mags.
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Old 12-31-2011, 04:00 AM
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I really loved my Wolff 8 rounders.

However my gun started chewing in the "Ears" around the top bullet primer in the top rear of the Wolff Magazines. It is NOT Wolff's fault. Wolff made me whole and I am more than satisfied with them and their products.

With that said, I have a couple of Checkmate and Tripp mags in 8 rounds with the plastic/metal flat hybrid follower that loads well and a metal baseplate.
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Old 12-31-2011, 09:25 AM
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Chip McCormick power mag plus's are great mags for mine.
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:33 AM
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I really loved my Wolff 8 rounders.

However my gun started chewing in the "Ears" around the top bullet primer in the top rear of the Wolff Magazines. It is NOT Wolff's fault. Wolff made me whole and I am more than satisfied with them and their products.

With that said, I have a couple of Checkmate and Tripp mags in 8 rounds with the plastic/metal flat hybrid follower that loads well and a metal baseplate.
I thought Wolff used Checkmate tubes? Maybe it's Metalform?
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Old 12-31-2011, 10:48 AM
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Which is the best and most reliable 8 round 1911 mag?
No such thing. Like holsters you simply have to spend the money, try them, discard those do not work for you and hold on to the ones that do.

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Old 12-31-2011, 12:32 PM
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I've had very good luck with the Tripp mags.
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