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Old 07-01-2013, 08:30   #51
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Why 7 Round Mags for 1911 Gov/Comm

The reasonably priced 8 rounders I've had very good service from are McCormick "Shooting Star" magazines. I have three Colt 1911s, two Commanders and a Govt, and these mags work perfectly with them.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:39   #52
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The reasonably priced 8 rounders I've had very good service from are McCormick "Shooting Star" magazines. I have three Colt 1911s, two Commanders and a Govt, and these mags work perfectly with them.
Starting to see a theme here...

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Old 07-01-2013, 21:10   #53
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Is there a real or perceived reliability issue with using 8 round mags in an 1911?


Not in a 1911A1 built to spec. I have exactly one 8 round Colt OEM mag for the HD 1911 and an ammo can full of 7 rounders for everyday fun.
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Old 07-01-2013, 21:33   #54
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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
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Old 07-01-2013, 21:41   #55
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Shoot 8+1 all the time in competition. No worries.
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Old 07-02-2013, 21:03   #56
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All of mine work perfectly with 8 round magazines and when I carry a 1911, it is with 8 rounders.
Mine too! It's a Kimber (an old Kimber) and it came with CM 8 rd mags.
I bought 8 more CM's and they have all been flawless.

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And yes, they're all Shooting Star mags. Not Extra power or any of the specialty mags that they offer.
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:41   #57
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I used Wilson 47D 8 round mags for years. the problem I had was the 8th round would jam sometimes with hollowpoint ammo. it was like the recoil would shake the last round loose, even with new springs. semi wadcutters and ball no problem. someone here suggested a 7 round mag kit for my 8 round 47D mag from a company I never heard of but everyone else has, Tripp Research I believe. no problems after that.
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:58   #58
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I test fired some Speer Gold Dot 230 grain through my Colt Combat XSE Commander yesterday. Interestingly enough, it would not feed fired with the Wilson #47D magazine. I switched over to a Colt (Checkmate) mag I had done up with a Wilson follower and it worked great.
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I carry & shoot several diff 1911s. They all run 100% w/ good 8rd mags; Wilson, Tripp or CMPM, all work great. I haven't used a 7rd mag for decades. In Kommifornia, 8+1 or 10+1, not a whole lot diff.
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I have been using Wilson 8-round M1911 magazines since 1988 with absolutely NO problems.
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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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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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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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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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