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Old 08-14-2013, 08:18   #1
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8 round magazine recommendations?

I have a Ruger SR1911 Commander, and a Springfield RO. Both guns are currently used with factory 7 round magazines. I would like to buy a 8 round magazine that will work equally well in both guns. Any suggestions as to make/model that is reliable and won't break the bank? If anyone has purchased one recently, where you bought it and what it cost would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:21   #2
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Wilson 47D or Chip Mccormick.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:27   #3
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CM Power mags run perfect on my RO.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:44   #4
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looks like Midway has the CM 8 rnd powermags for $31 shipped. Dont know if I can find a better price
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Old 08-14-2013, 09:10   #5
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Mec-Gar 8 rounders have been 100% in every gun I have tried them in. Price is pretty good, too.

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Old 08-14-2013, 09:20   #6
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:08   #7
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Kimber's Kim-Pro Tac-Mags have proven reliable for me in a variety of guns. The LGS sells them for $17 and they come with two base plates and two different pads, so you can set them up any way you like.
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Old 08-14-2013, 16:52   #8
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MecGar. High quality mags that don't break the bank.


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Old 08-14-2013, 17:00   #9
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Old 08-14-2013, 17:05   #10
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MecGar, Wilson 47D or Chip McCormick mags all work well for me.
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Old 08-14-2013, 20:06   #11
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Wilson 47D or Chip Mccormick.
+1 on these 2 brands.

http://www.cmcmags.com/Powermags.html

8-rd black stainless for $28.95 (I think that may include shipping).

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Old 08-14-2013, 20:12   #12
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Anybody try the brownells mags yet?
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Old 08-14-2013, 20:33   #13
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I've always had good luck with 1911 magazines; many different brands.

ACT-Mag makes magazines under their own name and for Smith & Wesson, and Novak. I've seen them for less than $20.

For a steel framed pistol the Chip McCormick magazines work well. Around $25.00.

I've gravitated towards Kimber's Kim-Pro Tac-Mags; Teflon coated anti-tilt followers, thick wall magazine tubes, and two different height base pads, (or none at all,) and a metal floor plate. The last time I saw any in a shop was at Jensen's in Loveland, Colorado. $24.95.

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Old 08-19-2013, 04:24   #14
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8 round

Happened to buy a new Colt brand at a gun show and it works great in my R1. I would always choose a Mec Gar. Never had a hint of problem with any of those in any gun.
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Old 08-19-2013, 14:16   #15
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Old 08-19-2013, 14:42   #16
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Anybody try the brownells mags yet?
I'll bet you dollars to donuts they are made by Mecc-gar or Checkmate.

Personally I have Wilson's, McCormicks, Checkmate, and Colt/Checkmate.

The only difference is how much you want to pay.

I haven't run across Mec-gars that I know of, but the internet says they are ok.
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you mentioned "without breaking the bank". I say CMC match grade.
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Old 08-19-2013, 16:44   #18
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I have a Ruger SR1911 Commander, and a Springfield RO. Both guns are currently used with factory 7 round magazines. I would like to buy a 8 round magazine that will work equally well in both guns.

Did the 8 round mag that came with your Ruger not work to your satisfaction??
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Old 08-19-2013, 17:36   #19
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I haven't tried Wilson but I have several Chip McCormicks that work as good as the original 7 round mag.
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Old 08-19-2013, 18:21   #20
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certacs have been flawless for me also.
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Old 08-19-2013, 21:39   #21
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I"ve had good luck with everything, alwyas looking for other options though
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Old 08-19-2013, 22:00   #22
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Matt Hit it right Tripp Cobra mags. " When your Life Depends on Saving it."
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:55   #23
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I'll bet you dollars to donuts they are made by Mecc-gar or Checkmate.

Personally I have Wilson's, McCormicks, Checkmate, and Colt/Checkmate.

The only difference is how much you want to pay.

I haven't run across Mec-gars that I know of, but the internet says they are ok.
The Brownells magazines are made by Metalform.

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Old 08-25-2013, 23:19   #24
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I have a Mec-gar 8 rounder that has never failed to feed properly, but it does not reliably lock back the slide on my series 80 when empty. Every other mag I've tried does.

The guy that lightly customized one of my 1911's advised Chip McCormick. I've heard only good things about Wilson also.
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Old 08-25-2013, 23:57   #25
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I prefer my mags flush fit steel base. That means seven rounds. Many mag manufacturers try to cram an extra round in by a modified follower or an extended mag tube concealed by a longer baseplate. No stock length flush fit is dependable with eight rounds plus one in the tube. Mag problems are probably the most common issues with feeding problems on the 1911forum. Use what they are made for unless you want some lenght hanging out the bottom. There was a crooked company (can't remember their name) ten years ago advertising 8-round mags, but that was including the round in the chamber!
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