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How many spare magazines for a 1911?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by IndianaMatt, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. IndianaMatt

    IndianaMatt

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    I know in a lot of the Glock-only threads, there were some individuals suffering from what can be diagnosed as MAS- Magazine Aquisition Syndrome. I remember seeing threads where people would post pictures of their 50+ 15-round Glock magazines. I guess I can see it from the point of view that another Assault Weapons Ban-type legislation may make those collections more valuable.

    That said, how many mags do you guys keep around for your typical 1991 gun?
     
  2. knedrgr

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    more than 2 per gun. And since mags are interchangeable with single-stack 1911, they tend to work on all, w/ the exception of an officer mag in a gov't/commander frame.
     

  3. Hokie1911

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    Unless the zombie apocalypse is upon us...I am good with one in the gun and a backup. I honestly don't see a need for any more than that.
     
  4. lawdog734

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    I have 3 for every gun, one in the gun and two spares
     
  5. wrx04

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    I only have one 1911, but i have 15 mags for it. Definitely not needed, but i like to have a bunch loaded up BEFORE i go to the range so i dont have to reload every 8-16 shots. Ideally, i would like to have enough to be able to shoot 200 rounds without reloading.
     
  6. Jon_R

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    All my handguns (1911 included) and most of my long guns primary function is competition and secondary function is for self or home defense. I don't really plink or strict target shoot. It is match or match preparation. I try and run my guns a lot and have complete confidence in them because of it.

    Based on that for any handgun 7 magazines is the minimum. I want to be able to get through at least 2 or 3 stages without having to worry about reloading them. For ones I use the most I have enough magazines that I can get through a match 5 stages USPSA or 7 stages IDPA.
     
  7. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    as much as you can, but bare minimum of 3. i'm not sure how many mags that i have sitting around for the 1911. i know i still have 20+ mags for 9mm Glocks, and i only have 1 (Glock) left.
     
  8. Glockdude1

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    I have 7, 8rd, Wilson 47D magazines for my Springfield 1911.

    :cool:
     
  9. tango44

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    3 Wilson's 47D's for each 1911 that I own.
     
  10. carloglock19

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    3 to 5 mags each for all my handguns and rifles.
     
  11. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    I believe in a minimum of 6 for each gun....

    Now, I have 5 Berettas with 18 mags total. But, I like to have at least 6 mags.

    A 1911 mag wouldn't be affected by another AWB - but after going thru the AWB with just two 17 round Glock mags as my only hi caps, I make sure t o have enough mags for every gun.

    I do enjoy loading up over 200 rounds in mags before I go the range to shoot 1 of my Berettas :)
     
  12. BuckyP

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    I too am a believer in a minimum of 6 per gun. As for my 1911s, what caliber?? I have 9mm (9 and 10rd), 38 super (9, 10 and 13 rd), .40 (9 and 10rd), 10mm (9 and 10rd), and .45 ACP (7, 8 and 10rd) magazines, flush fit and extended. :faint:
     
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    6 each for all of those? :wow:

    PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN. :tongueout:
     
  14. DRAGON1970

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    I have about 50 1911 mags but I shoot IDPA, USPSA and 3-gun. Mags get dented, things wear out, seams crack.
     
  15. ShipWreck

    ShipWreck Beretta 92 Nut!

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    I have 6 9mm 1911 mags for my 9mm 1911. And, I had 6 for my 45 ACP Ed Brown, but I am down to 5 now. I needa to buy 1 more.

    I had issues with 1 CHip McCormick power mag. It's gone back to the factory 1x, and they only replaced the follower and spring instead of the entire mag. I'm having the same issue of the follower getting stuck, so I think the body is out of spec. I just tossed it this time and will get a Tripp Cobra mag in 45 ACP next month. I have four of his 9mm 1911 mags, and I love them.

    I also used his rebuild kit on two 1911 mags someone gave me a while back.
     
  16. BuckyP

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    Here are the ready accessible ones / once I use regularly. I also have some carry mags, new ones stored in wrap, then there is the junk mag bin... which reminds me I also have some 11 rd .45s.

    [​IMG]

    :tongueout::tongueout:
     
  17. Quack

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    i see you have a pink mag to go with the Hello Kitty gun :rofl:
     
  18. BuckyP

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    Yeah, there are 3 more of those in the Junk bin with cracked feed lips. Those mags have a LOT of miles. Long ago when I started shooting IPSC, the local ranges didn't cut the lawn very often. You'd be surprised how well they helped finding your mags after a stage. Today, most the ranges are much better kept up.
     
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    those colors remind me of the 80's :rofl:
     
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    :rofl::rofl: You guys don't let one slide by.:rofl::rofl: