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8 round magazine recommendations?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ashecht, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. ashecht

    ashecht

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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. 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.
     
  2. itstime

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    Wilson 47D or Chip Mccormick.
     

  3. Steel Head

    Steel Head Tactical Cat

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    CM Power mags run perfect on my RO.
     
  4. ashecht

    ashecht

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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
     
  5. humphreys19

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    Mec-Gar 8 rounders have been 100% in every gun I have tried them in. Price is pretty good, too.

    Tom
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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  8. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Silver Member

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  9. qwiksdraw

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    MecGar, Wilson 47D or Chip McCormick mags all work well for me.
     
  10. BKMeyers

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    +1 on these 2 brands.

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

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

    BK
     
  11. Snaps

    Snaps Hail 2 The King

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    Anybody try the brownells mags yet?
     
  12. CA Escapee

    CA Escapee Finally!

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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.

    Bill
     
  13. 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.
     
  14. AngelDeville

    AngelDeville NoHablaMexican

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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.
     
  15. you mentioned "without breaking the bank". I say CMC match grade.
     
  16. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    Did the 8 round mag that came with your Ruger not work to your satisfaction??
     
  17. FL Airedale

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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.
     
  18. cdunn

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    certacs have been flawless for me also.