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1911 Mags

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by bama_glock, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. bama_glock

    bama_glock Gooder than chicken

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    Got a couple of 1911's recently. One is a Springfield RO. Shoots great but magazines aren't much to brag about. I bought a Wilson Combat mag with it and love it as expected. However, dealer's price was stout. No suprise there huh?....almost 50 bucks.

    Where's a good site to get some Wilson Combat mags at desent rate or can you recommend another good brand? Would like government size 8 or 10rds.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Rally Vincent

    Rally Vincent Bipolar

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    I think Wilson 47D's are about as good as it gets. I own 4 1911's and I wouldn't dare risk using any other brand. I always get mine direct from Wilson.
     

  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Chip McCormick
    Tripp Research
    Wilson Combat
    Mec-Gar

    These are my mags of choice,....in THAT order. Brownells is where I get mine.
    Cut out the small middle man that marks up his pricing, go direct or go with
    a volume seller like Brownells,......they offer a Mil/LEO/FF discount
     
  4. tlen

    tlen

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    CMC power mags work fine for me, especially the 10 round ones. Buy them on sale at Midway. IMHO Wilsons are over priced.
     
  5. R0CKETMAN

    R0CKETMAN NRA MEMBER

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    I've got at least 20+ CMC mags with the newest followers and all but one is flawless. The one that isn't must have a weak spring as it won't initiate slide lock.

    Brownells, but also keep an eye on midway as they have sales on 1911 mags quite often.
     
  6. plouffedaddy

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    I agree with brownells. I use Chip & Wilsons and if you watch the site, brownells will have sales on the three packs of both from time to time.
     
  7. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    I buy Wilson 47D's at my local shop for $25. I also have some Metalform GI style mags that have been 100% reliable.
     
  8. Wolfgang

    Wolfgang Millennium Member

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    Wilson 47D's are about as good as it gets, but there are others at half the price just as good. Checkmate, for one.
     
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    The best 1911 mags are from Virgil Tripp's Co. his Cobra mags hands down.?
     
  10. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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    :agree:
     
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    Rinspeed JAFO

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    Three-Five-Seven Señor Mombo Millennium Member

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    Tripps are the best. Chips are very good and easy to clean (disassemble).

    Most competitors that I know use one of these two brands because they are both extremely dependable and durable.
     
  14. TonyT

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    I use the Metalform mags in 9mm, 40 S&W and 45 ACP purchased from CDNN at less than $10 each.
     
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    Did you take it apart and check the spring. Good friend had a similar issue and his spring was in backwards.

    I have thirty 8-Round Power Mags and all are flawless (Midway sales are great). I have 4 Wilson's - also great magazines.
     
  16. MStarmer

    MStarmer In Jail...

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    Midway has the black 8rnd powermags for 19.95. I had lots of the Wilson's a lot of the shooting stars and 3 of the Cobra mags. They all seem to be of great quality but the Cobra's seem to be the Rolex of mags. I think the new black powermags are the best buy for a quality 8rnd mag. If you gun store is charging $50 for mags I wouldn't set foot in there.
     
  17. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    The CMC Power Plus mags are aluminum frame safe. I wonder if the Tripp mags are the same way? I have plenty of mags, but a few Tripp mags couldn't hurt.
     
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    MStarmer In Jail...

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    First question.....range gun or carry gun?

    Range Gun? Use whatever
    Carry Gun? McCormick 8 round power mags, Wilson ETM's or Wilson 7 round 47D's.
     
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