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38 super magazine?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by DNS, Dec 2, 2012.


  1. DNS

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    Are the 38 super metalforms that cdnn sells good mags? If not what brand do you recommend?
     

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  2. glock2740

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    Tripp and Metal Form.
     

  3. 38 Super Fan

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    I own a few, they've been fine for me. If you're willing to spend more, I hear Tripps are hard to beat.
     
  4. fnfalman

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    CDNN used to carry Mec-Gars in .38 Super, which is my preference.

    Metalforms are OK because they're cheap and you can live with some of the minor imperfections. My choices are:

    1. Tripp Research (just bought five of them for my new Talo Lightweight Commander .38 Super).

    2. Mec-Gars

    3. Chip McCormick.

    I have great lucks with Mec-Gars and Chip McCormicks for my various M1911s. Not so great with the Wilson in calibers other than .45ACP.
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  5. dakota1911

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    For my XSE LW Commander in 38 Super I have only bought a few more mags from Colt. I do not carry it, but the Colt mags have worked fine when I shoot it.
     
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    I wish that I had gotten the XSE Lightweight Commander when it was chambered in .38 Super instead of buying the Talo Custom Carry - it's the same thing but having an ugly ass two-tones paint job.

    The Colt mags are OK, my preference is to have a captive follower so that it wouldn't scratch or gouge the aluminum frame during the recoil process.
     
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    I have had good luck with Mecgar mags for all calibers in my 1911's and Hi Powers
     
  8. Ruggles

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    The mags Wilson uses in their .38 Super CQB Compacts are Metalform mags cut down. I have several and they work fine. I do not think anyone else makes compact .38 Super mags.

    The other makers named have great reps as well :)