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9mm magazines

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by 98_1LE, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. 98_1LE


    Oct 17, 2005
    It is time to buy a new 9mm magazines and wanted to check in. Are the Cobra Tripps still the way to go, and is there any place to get them for less than directly from Tripp?
  2. Yes and no.:cool:

  3. doc540


    Apr 25, 2007
    Deep SE Texas
    Just buy'em and don't look back.
  4. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    I've acquired a variety of 9mm mags over the past year to try out. For ultra reliability, I like the Metalform / Springfield magazines. They seem to run the best, though there are only 9 rounds. Others I have are the Tripps, Wilson ETMs, and Dawson's. I've had better luck with the Wilson's than the Tripps, I'm sorry to say. Trips in my .38 super and .40s (using the 10mm magazines) have been excellent. I don't have as much time on the Dawson's yet, but had good luck so far. Further analysis will have to wait until the "Cardboard Box" arrives at my LGS. I am "between 9s" at the moment. :crying:
  5. Dawson 9mm mags are Metalform. I have one of each.
  6. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    Mec-Gar. Love it. I will not own a Wilson in anything but .45ACP. They've proven to be less than reliable in other calibers.

    I am not impressed with the fit and finish of the Metalform, and consider the price difference between a Metalform and a Mec-Gar, it's a non-issue. Espeically when you buy Metalform mags and then spend more money for guts replacement.
  7. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    They are different from the Metalforms I have. Spacer in the back of the Dawson, vs. front of the Metalform, though I only have the 9 rd Springfield version. I'm beginning to think space in the front is a better idea...? :dunno:

    Good to know where he's getting them from. Thanks for the info.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2011
  8. Mine are the 10 rounders.

    I got the MF from Midway for 27. The Dawson's are 38
  9. 98_1LE


    Oct 17, 2005
    Thanks ya'all. I have used the Metalform 9-round (Springfield IIRC) mags, and while they worked fine, the followers wore out after about 3k rounds spread over 3 mags. And since ammo comes in boxes of 50, I prefer 10-round mags. I think I will back-order a couple of the Metalform 10-round, make sure they work in my gun, and order some more.
  10. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

    Mar 6, 2003
    Lynnwood, WA
    10 rounders... I use the Tripps, have tried the ETMs and if were to buy new ones right now would go with the Dawsons as I like and use their basepads on my current Tripps with their ICE magwell. I've had zero problems with Checkmate 9 rounders that I use for practice and as backups for the 6th and beyond reloads on my USPSA SS set-up.
  11. Shipwreck-The-Sequel

    Shipwreck-The-Sequel Beretta 92 Nut!

    May 11, 2010
    Hockey City, Texas
    I have several Tripp 9mm mags - only ones I will buy for my 9mm 1911