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Old 12-31-2019, 11:07 AM
leo5517 leo5517 is offline
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Mag well recomendations

Hello I have a few Kimber 1911's and like the look of a finished magwell on some I have seen in various photo's. Since I have never owned a 1911 with a magwell I am asking for your opinions, recommendations and pro's-con's.
The weapons I am interested in installing them on are Kimber Eclipse and Kimber TLE RL both in 10 MM. Thanks
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Old 12-31-2019, 01:50 PM
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Wilson makes several but if you just want to try one out they have one that clips on to the bottom grip screws for about $30. I had one and it was a real tight fit and never moved on me. I decided I didn't want one on my carry guns due to printing so I sold it. It was good quality though, like everything from WC.
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Old 12-31-2019, 02:02 PM
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My favorite is the Smith & Alexander one piece mainspring housing and magwell. That's what I have installed on my relatively new Stainless Target II.
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Old 12-31-2019, 06:15 PM
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Chen SI
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Old 12-31-2019, 10:05 PM
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Thanks for information I was thinking about Wilson, just seeking qualified opinions first.
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Old 12-31-2019, 10:35 PM
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Thanks for information I was thinking about Wilson, just seeking qualified opinions first.
I had one installed (Wilson round butt mag well) on my Eclipse 10mm; they did a stellar job of blending the Wilson Bullet-Proof one-piece mag well and blending it and refinishing the frame for a reasonable price. I also had the "reliability package" done to it, but it is not necessary for a mag well modification.
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Old 01-01-2020, 12:30 PM
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Wilsom's or S/A ++

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My favorite is the Smith & Alexander one piece mainspring housing and magwell. That's what I have installed on my relatively new Stainless Target II.
The economy option: The Wilson "clip on" has worked for me on several gamer guns without fail. For a better fit. I have relieved the inside of the grip panel for a better fit and appearance.

The S/A is well S/A! They blend well on the three I've installed. They work and look great too.

Of course there are times minor fitting may be required.

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Old 01-01-2020, 01:34 PM
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Second Chen SI - a magnificent single piece magwell.

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Old 01-01-2020, 03:10 PM
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Chen SI...beautiful product!
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Old 01-06-2020, 10:55 PM
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Agree! Chen SI...very fit, finish, function!
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Old 01-12-2020, 02:59 PM
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I recommend the magwells made by Ed Brown. I have three installed on a Warrior, a CDP Pro and a Raptor Pro. All were easy to install, fit nicely and do the job intended of helping with reloads.

Good luck!
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:26 PM
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Stan Chen SI Magwell.
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Old 01-14-2020, 03:02 PM
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Thanks I ordered from Stan Chen SI your recommendations and reviews were in favor.
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Old 01-14-2020, 05:39 PM
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Thanks I ordered from Stan Chen SI your recommendations and reviews were in favor.
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I think you will be pleased. Hope you provide pictures when you get it installed.
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Old 01-19-2020, 11:42 AM
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Not much experience with 1911 but wanted to start with a well and mainspring combo on my new Gold Match. I went cheap for the first modification and bought a Klonimus combo to try. Not bad for inexpensive, fits and functions very well.
Will need time to check durability, but seems fine, looks good. KM

PS; Forgot to mention it came with a hammer spring already installed. Lighter than the Kimber original, maybe a few pounds say 21-19 lbs. km

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Old 01-20-2020, 03:13 PM
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An add on to above, the trigger now breaks just under4 lbs. KM
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