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'high capacity' single stack

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by JoeInKS, May 26, 2011.

  1. JoeInKS


    Jun 14, 2009
    Just saw a 10 round .45 cal magazine for sale on one of the typical sites. It looked to have the typical "flush fit" flat bottom instead of looking like it would over extend the grip. My question is since they can make a 10 round .45, why is it that you don't find an 11 round or higher 9mm single stack magazine?

    Its probably just due to a lack of demand or need in any competition class but I sure would be interested.

  2. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    There are no single stack 10 round 1911 mags in 45ACP that wouldn't extend past the frame.

  3. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    The standard high cap / extended 1911 .45 magazine was 11 rounds before the ban. Even though the ban is gone, 10 rounds make more sense as they are better suited for the shooting sports. It should be noted that most of the 10 round magazines of today are far better quality than some of the 11 rounders that I have come across or the few I still own.
  4. Mr. Gekko

    Mr. Gekko

    Aug 27, 2010
    I see the same thing with higher capacity than 10 at gun shows all the time around here. Just some cheap crap IMO.
    Last edited: May 26, 2011
  5. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Not true, mine is 12 + 1 flush fit. :tongueout:

    Last edited: May 26, 2011
  6. rsxr22


    Feb 25, 2009
    Youngstown, OH
    The 10 round mags extend quite a bit. The CMC's have a basepad that cover a lot of the extra mag body, the wilsons do not. I have a few CMC's and WC's and they all work flawlessly, but there really isnt a practical use for them. I bought the WC's for my NH Predator that should be here shortly because it will be my HD gun. They are actually not allowed in competition. IDPA they are not legal, and you can use them in IPSC in limited or open, but no one does because the platform is at a disadvantage due to its limited capacities. Both those divisions are populated with STI 2011's and Glocks because of the large capacites(16-24 rounds) that you can get in the gun dependent on the caliber. If I have some time, I will get some pics up tomorrow of what the gun looks like with both mags in the gun
  7. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Actually, they are allowed in Limited-10 where they are very popular and quite competitive. Rob Leatham won the first Limited-10 Nationals shooting a 6" single stack with 10 round magazines.
  8. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson

    Jul 10, 2001
    Because 9mm has a considerable taper to the case. A 10 round 9mm P magazine is really pushing the envelope for loading and feeding. A 10 round .38 Super magazine is reasonably common. There aren't any longer ones because there is no great demand. The 12-15 rounds you could get in one would not make it competitive with a double stack action.
  9. Hokie1911

    Hokie1911 >

    Dec 26, 2003
    NE Ohio
    Since you didn't mention 1911 in the OP.....sure there are plenty. :tongueout: