WELL! My favorite 1911 is a Kimber Stainless Pro Carry II. You will notice that Kimber tech sheet says 7 rounds also. http://www.kimberamerica.com/1911/compact-ii-pro-carry-ii/stainless-pro-carry-ii I am on my fourth box of 1K UMC 230 gr hard ball so it is broken in. I took two Power Mag Chip McCormick Custom mags to the club. I ran 5 mags thru at 7 + 1. ran like a top. at 8 + 1 I had to use a bit of force to get the mag to seat (Barney load). We pulled the magazine to inspect #1 (top round) round. the brass has been marked pretty well by the force used to seet the magazine. Unless the slide was well lubed it did not like to load #1 with 8 + 1. So IMO this is a 7 + 1 pistol and I got no problem with that Wanna kill these ads? We can help!