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Old 05-20-2018, 11:14 AM
dslas2349 dslas2349 is offline
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10 Round Magazine Question

I have been looking to purchase 10 round mags for my 1911. I have narrowed my search down to three manufacturers, Mec-Gar, Chip McCormick, and Wilson Combat. However, my search for information on each resulted in reviews that sounded like they were commercials for the respective companies. Hence, I am looking for honest reviews and recommendations for a quality 10 round magazine for my 1911. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 05-20-2018, 11:19 AM
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I carried the Chip McCormick on duty for about 4 years and didn't have any problems. I started with the Wilson, but I wasn't sold on the metal tab on it. I liked the look and the base pad on the Chip McCormick, but that being said I had no trouble with either
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Old 05-20-2018, 11:32 AM
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I started with the Wilson, but I wasn't sold on the metal tab on it. I liked the look and the base pad on the Chip McCormick, but that being said I had no trouble with either
For what it's worth, Wilson no longer uses the metal tab on the tube to prevent over insertion, they use the big bumper pad like McCormick does.

https://shopwilsoncombat.com/10-Round/products/372/
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Old 05-20-2018, 11:41 AM
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I kind of consider 10 round, .45 ACP, 1911 mags as novelty items, but if I had to pick one, I'd probably choose the new McCormick RPM 10 rounder.

https://www.cmcproducts.com/10RD-RPM...AGS_p_212.html

log man has done some work with the CMC RPM mags

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthr...ight=mccormick
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Old 05-24-2018, 08:57 AM
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I have had my two 10 round CMC mags loaded for years and when I pull them out for some range use thy work in both my commander and government 1911s.

I really want to try a couple 11 round Mec gars but can't pull myself to it.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:30 AM
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I've used and been happy with the CMC's - use them for speed steel.
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Old 06-03-2018, 02:46 PM
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Before I got rid of all of my 1911 pistols in .45 ACP I used Wilson Combat magazines and had the 10rd magazines. They came out with the newer Wilson Vickers magazines and I bought four of them. They cost more than regular Wilson magazines, but, they do have a more solid feel that I really liked. I then got rid of my .45 ACP 1911 pistols and switched to 10mm 1911 pistols. Unfortunately, Wilson does not make 10 rd magazines in 10mm. Otherwise, I'd definite get Wilson Vickers magazines in 10rd 10mm.
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Old 06-03-2018, 06:30 PM
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I have 7 Wilson Combat 10 rd Bureaucrat magazines. I purchased these magazines during the AWB to compete in Single Stack Division. I rebuilt 6 magazines with Wolff 5% XP springs once and left my original one stock.

I shot the living S#*% out of these magazines from ‘98-‘04. I dropped and stomped’em on grass, dirt, gravel and asphalt. I left them loaded and partially loaded. I ran 40K thru them with 99.99% reliability. My original #1 is still going strong after 23 years.

Does it sound like I’m a Wilson Combat 47D + Bureaucrat fan — Yes! Wilson magazines have preformed extremely well in my pistols.
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:49 PM
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I have had Wilson, McCormick and an Ed brown for years and never had a problem with ny of them. I had a single mag pouch made that carries a 10 rd with the same amount of mag showing as a standard pouch with a 7 or 8 rd mag.
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Old 06-04-2018, 12:06 PM
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I have been looking to purchase 10 round mags for my 1911. I have narrowed my search down to three manufacturers, Mec-Gar, Chip McCormick, and Wilson Combat. However, my search for information on each resulted in reviews that sounded like they were commercials for the respective companies. Hence, I am looking for honest reviews and recommendations for a quality 10 round magazine for my 1911. Thanks in advance for any help.

I happen to have exactly these three, although the MecGar are from 2002, so may not be the same as current design.

I rank them in this order;

1- Chip
2- Wilson
3- MecGar

The Chip is perfect, (if you can use the big blob of black plastic).
Functions in all the pistols I've tried it in. Last round hold open flawless etc. The big plastic magwell beveled blob is a bit much though. Certainly does speed reloads, but is in the way. If you consider it for range/competition use with a magwell equipped auto, well then it's back to being perfect.

The Wilson has also been prefect, but I don't like the feel of it as much. The stop is less pronounced, and the follower is plastic. It is much smaller than the Chip lacking the huge chunk of plastic, so could be more suitable for non range related carry.

The Mecgars seem pretty well made even if a little thin on niceties. They seem the most "GI"
I do have problems with last round hold open on some of my autos with these.
The "stop" is the least substantial, but I have not had one cause problems.

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Old 06-04-2018, 03:47 PM
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I have 3 of the new Wilson Combat ETM 10-round .45ACP magazines. They have functioned wonderfully with GI hardball, as well as with various JHP types. The new 10-round ETM's (thanks to Wilson Combat's acquisition of Chip McCormick) combine the advantageous features from the Chip McCormick 10-rounders (railed feed lips + plastic base) with the positive attributes of the ETM 8-round magazines. The result? IMHO - one solid, reliable magazine that is built to last... possibly the best on the market.
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Old 06-07-2018, 10:22 AM
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I use 2 Chip McCormick for bowling pin matches.
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Old 06-07-2018, 10:28 AM
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Duane Thomas has an article in the current Dillon Precision Blue Press on mag feed lip spreading. In the article he comments...

http://dillonhelp.com/bluepress/july2018.pdf

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I will also say if I were in the market for 10-round 1911 .45 magazines, I’d be looking hard at CMC rail mags.
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Old 06-13-2018, 12:15 AM
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I enjoy using a 1911 for bowling pin matches especially. Initially I was just using GI style 7 rounders, but sometimes I'd get a little too enthusiastic and run out of ammo before running out of pins. It was recommended to me to try out a Chip McCormick RPM mag and since that time I now run out of pins before ammo! I have 2 of them, and I've never had a single malfunction from either, so if I feel the need to add more that's the kind I'll be ordering.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:28 AM
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CMC hands down. I think I own 30 of them, zero failures ever.
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:17 AM
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I've carried a CMC in mine for 15+ years - never had a problem at the range with one.


I did recently get a Wilson... because the CMC's were sold out. Haven't had a chance to try it out at the range, but it seems sturdy enough.
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Old 06-15-2018, 04:15 PM
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I compete with CMCs for USPSA L10. They are fine mags, very reliable and rugged.
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:41 PM
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I have all Wilson and CMC, though in .38 Super. I have only Wilson in .45. The CMCs will not for the life of me lock my Dan Wesson Guardian to the rear on empty magazine so now reside on the DW Gurdian case and don’t get used. The 10 Wilsons have never failed.
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Old 06-17-2018, 02:01 AM
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Wilson Combat is always my first choice for any type of 1911 mag. If you're also not aware, Wilson Combat actually bought out Chip McCormick a little while back. I haven't tried CMC but I'm betting they're a pretty good mag.
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:16 AM
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CMC was actually making Wilson Combat's 10 round railed 45 mags under contract before the purchase was finalized. I have both railed 10 rounders and have not had a single issue with either.

I'm using railed mags exclusively now in all my 45's.
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Old 06-17-2018, 01:35 PM
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Use mec-gar 10 rounders in my house 1911 never a problem .
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Old 06-17-2018, 04:15 PM
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I shot IPSC for over 10 years. When I bought my first 1911 in 1997 I also purchased 10 CMC 10 rounders. Over the years I also got 4 more and 5 Wilsons. All worked fine.

I used the CMCs the most. After 1000s of rounds the last round sometimes would fail to feed. Now keep in mind that this is 1000s and 1000s of rounds. A friend had a Tab break off a 10 rd Wilson. Wilson sent him an exchange when he sent them the broke one. I never had any problems. All of these were dropped on the ground and concrete at Indoor matches. I put pads on the MCMs. I usually would not use the Wilsons on concrete. In my IMHO the CMCs held up the best.

A few other people used Mec gars 10 rounders. One was a Grand master with a Single stack 1911. So all in all any of the 3 manufacturers will be fine. As someone said Wilson did by CMC.
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Old 06-17-2018, 08:42 PM
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The 1911 is not a "plug-and-play" design. What works in one 1911 will maybe not work in another. What ammo you are using also enters into the equation. You can do an internet search into "GI", "wadcutter", and "hybrid" magazine lip design, and I would encourage you to do so.

If you are only shooting FMJ ball ammo, consider using USGI mag lip designs. If you are using anything else, try the hybrid.
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Old 06-17-2018, 10:05 PM
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If you are only shooting FMJ ball ammo, consider using USGI mag lip designs. If you are using anything else, try the hybrid.
In 10 round magazines, there may be one maker, CheckMate, producing a mag with hybrid feed lips, and there are probably no 10 round mags available with GI feed lips. Nearly all mags are made with wadcutter feed lips these days.
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Old 06-18-2018, 10:13 AM
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I have a half-dozen Power 10s that I used every weekend for ten years.
The only issue I had was the tubes spreading at the front corners, forward of the feedlips, requiring some regular maintenance (careful application of a plastic mallet).
The problem afflicts all six mags, but I've never seen or heard anyone else complaining about it.

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For what it's worth, Wilson no longer uses the metal tab on the tube to prevent over insertion, they use the big bumper pad like McCormick does.
That's worth a lot, because that was a real Achilles' heel of the earlier Bureaucrat 10-rounder. A shooting buddy was using a half-dozen Wilsons at the same time I was shooting my Chips, that little tab popped off every one of his mags, and never at a good time.
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