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Old 07-06-2013, 10:53   #61
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WELL! My favorite 1911 is a Kimber Stainless Pro Carry II. You will notice that Kimber tech sheet says 7 rounds also.

http://www.kimberamerica.com/1911/co...s-pro-carry-ii

I am on my fourth box of 1K UMC 230 gr hard ball so it is broken in. I took two Power Mag Chip McCormick Custom mags to the club. I ran 5 mags thru at 7 + 1. ran like a top.

at 8 + 1 I had to use a bit of force to get the mag to seat (Barney load). We pulled the magazine to inspect #1 (top round) round. the brass has been marked pretty well by the force used to seet the magazine. Unless the slide was well lubed it did not like to load #1 with 8 + 1. So IMO this is a 7 + 1 pistol and I got no problem with that
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:31   #62
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John Moses Browning designed them to hold seven rounds!

That having been said, I have had great performance out of the Wilson #47D's.
LOL,

Off Topic.
But my classic Sig P220 45 came with 7 round mags.
Later Sig changed to 8 round in the same size.
And there were folks that talked reliability issues with the 8 rounders as well.
I've stuck with the original 7 round mags.
And have never ever had a FTF.

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Old 07-07-2013, 08:11   #63
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So are you loading a Barney round with your 8 round mags make the gun 8 + 1. If you have a reload with retention ya don't have any trouble seating a 8 round magazine? the gun never chokes after the first shot on a 8 + 1 loading?

I guess you reel ok about combat reloads with 8 round magazines ??

standing on an indoor range I don't have too much trouble with 8 round mags. I do have some issues with them on a stage. right when the RO says load and make ready till my last reload is in and shooting
THis is how I run my 1911s, no issues using good 8rd mags. The 1911 gets a lot of bad press as unreliable but most issues can be traced to cheap mags.
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Old 07-07-2013, 21:44   #64
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THis is how I run my 1911s, no issues using good 8rd mags. The 1911 gets a lot of bad press as unreliable but most issues can be traced to cheap mags.
I am sure you are right. I never feel disadvantaged with 7 in the pistol and 7 on my belt. The pro carry II runs without fail at 7 and 7. My last 200shots NMC 50 yds average 84 points for 10 shot strings. 25 yd average is about 10 points higher.

I noticed several made note they wanted non-protruding bases on their mags? Wonder why that is. I think those rubber bumpers seat the mag more easily and securely??
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Old 07-07-2013, 23:00   #65
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I noticed several made note they wanted non-protruding bases on their mags? Wonder why that is. I think those rubber bumpers seat the mag more easily and securely??
McCormick 8 rd Shooting Star mag is the flush fit mag that's in my carry gun (no magwell). I like the flush fit, as it doesn't print as badly when carrying. Spare mags have the pad for exactly the reason you state. Although I've shot the shooting star mags a bunch, they don't see competition like the Powermags do, because my single stack gun (TRP) has a magwell. The flush fit get a little lost in there.
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