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Old 01-11-2020, 12:58 PM
voodooranger voodooranger is offline
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looks only

this isn't really a magazine question

it is more of a preference in the "look" question


what do you prefer for your 1911--looks only


flat and even magazine?

or

a mag with a base pad that sticks out more?

I grew up in the late seventies and early 80's where every 1911 in the gun mags seemed to have the bumper---so that is what I prefer at least looks wise

wondering what the rest of the community thinks? is it because of what you grew up with looking at? or why?
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:03 PM
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Looks-wise, I prefer the flush mag.

However, I hate pinching my palm on reloads, so nearly all of my mags have a bumper pad on them, and the look doesn't bother me.
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:15 PM
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Doesn't matter to me but most of my mags are 8 rounders so they stick out some.
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:46 PM
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For looks alone, I prefer flat/flush.
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:54 PM
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I prefer the bumper on my mags since it seems to assist in seating the magazine better than one without the bumper.
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Old 01-11-2020, 02:06 PM
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Pure looks would be a jeweled flush stainless mag
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Old 01-11-2020, 02:08 PM
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For looks and daily carry in the gun we prefer the flush fit. Spare mag for carry and all competition mags have had pads since the days of glue on leather pads and cut up foam flip flop soles.
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Old 01-11-2020, 02:18 PM
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For my 1911's with a mag well, the extended mags. For those without a mag well I like flush fit.
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Old 01-11-2020, 02:41 PM
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For my 1911's with a mag well, the extended mags. For those without a mag well I like flush fit.

what determines you putting a magwell on or not?
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Old 01-11-2020, 02:47 PM
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I prefer bumpers.....better for dropping the mag on a hard surface, if you have to.
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Old 01-11-2020, 02:49 PM
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what determines you putting a magwell on or not?
I like the looks of a magwell, it is not a necessity for me. I have a Valor, a Baer SRP, and a Ruger that I bought that do not have magwells because that is the way they came. I bought a Wilson CQB used that has a magwell and a Baer PII that I put a Brown magwell on. I have a Alchemy Prime coming in a few months that will have a magwell, again because I like the look.
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Old 01-11-2020, 03:27 PM
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Strictly for looks I prefer a plain base mag. I also don't like extended magwells. They add bulk.
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Old 01-11-2020, 04:05 PM
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I like both types, but for a modern combat handgun , I'll take the extended base , flared magwell, ejection port , etc

for the original WW2 GI M1911A1 , I prefer flat base and old style low profile sights, plastic grips
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Old 01-11-2020, 04:35 PM
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Old 01-11-2020, 05:38 PM
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Old 01-11-2020, 05:49 PM
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Bumper pads on a stock mil-spec 1911 look extremely odd to me so I don't run any on my classic 1911s. I have two semi-custom 1911s with beavertails and such, and they look fine to me with pads so my Wilson mags are used exclusively in those.

If it was purely about function I'd run nothing but bumper pads, because like others have said you only need to get the palm of your hand pinched once to become a believer.
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Old 01-11-2020, 06:01 PM
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I carry 8-round mags, so no flush-mags for me. And I am good w/ that, as it helps seat the mags quickly and positively.
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:45 PM
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Flush on my EDC, bumpers on house guns.The EDC is an officer model while the house guns are a full size and a CCO.
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Old 01-12-2020, 05:04 AM
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arrrghhhhhh, my eyes!!!!
LOL (literally)
Ya gotta admit though it's sick, looks like the inside of my shotgun action plus it adds a little bling when you are carrying a chrome Nighthawk in shark leather.
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Old 01-12-2020, 08:03 AM
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I prefer the looks of flush mags.
For carrying, itís flush in the gun and bumper on the reload for certain mag seats.
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:01 AM
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On 7 Rd mags I use only the short bumpers to keep from pinching my hand. Canít stand the look of the taller ones.
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Old 01-12-2020, 11:48 AM
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Purely aesthetics? Flush fit. Just looks clean.
Actual use? Magwell & extended mag w/pad.
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Old 01-12-2020, 02:07 PM
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maybe I am in the minority

growing up and seeing the wilson combat bumper plate just seemed like how it was supposed to be?
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Old 01-12-2020, 02:35 PM
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For my purposes bumpers are baggage on the 1911s here.
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