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Mags for TRP operator

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by happy seal, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. happy seal

    happy seal

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    Hey guys, I want to buy a few extra mags for my new TRP but am worried about which ones will work. I thought all 1911 mags were interchangible and so did my buddy. We were at the range Sunday and his Kimber Pro mags did not do well in the TRP nor did my mags do well in his Kimber.

    A local shop has Chip McCormick 10 round Power Mags for $21.00 each, I think he has two left.

    These should fit in my firearm right? :embarassed:

    I'm learning guys! Go easy! :faint:
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    I prefer McCormick or Tripp mags. I generally do not but the
    10 round mags.
     

  3. matt_lowry123

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    Why didn't they work? Did it have something to do with the base pads or something?

    I always buy Tripp cobra mags.
     
  4. happy seal

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    My TRP with his Kimber mag failed to lock the slide back after the last round. Twice!
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Well,.......sounds like your Springer does not like Kimber mags.
    Don't use Kimber mags!





    :rofl:
     
  6. happy seal

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    :wavey: We just switched guns from one station to another but kept are mags and our own ammo.

    The 10 round power mags wont be a problem in the TRP though = Right?
     
  7. Wyoming

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    Wilson magazines.
     
  8. Roydrage

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    Wilson #500 8 Round Elite Tactical Mags.

    They are the only mags I use in all my 1911's I have 30 of them!

    5000 Rounds in my TRP without 1 Problem.

    Royd
     
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  10. brisk21

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    Ive had the best luck with Wilson Combat mags.
     
  11. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I just bought some Tripp .38 Super and they're sweet!!!

    My alternate choice is either Mec-Gar or McCormick.

    I rate Wilson to be somewhere just above the el cheapo factory mags.
     
  12. wolf19r

    wolf19r Problem Solved!

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    I've had good luck with the Springfield mags and Wilson mags in my TRP Operator.
     
  13. matt_lowry123

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    I'm with you, I don't really like Wilson mags.

    Yeah 10 rounders should work. A few of my friends have some. I'd rather have the look of a 8 rounder vs an ugly 10 rounder. Hahaha hell, I think pro-mag makes a 25 round drum.
     
  14. faawrenchbndr

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    Just bustin on ya! :tongueout:

    Yes, the ten rounders will be fine. :cool:
     
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    My McCormick Power 10's have been flawless in my Springfield.
     
  16. matt_lowry123

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    Here's the promag


    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  17. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Any 8 rounders run in my TRP, but I tend to stick with McCormick.

    Some 10 round mags work in my TRP, some don't. I have a Mec gar that binds up on the mag well and stops my gun. I mean total lockup, stop the match, nobody go downrange until we figure this out stoppage. I have used McCormick 10 rounders with the big plastic base successfully, but they needed a little dremel help to work right (same issue, contacting the magwell).
     
  18. 20South

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    The springfield mags are Metalform (I believe) and the Wilson's I've used are 47D and ETM. I've had problems with none of them.
     
  19. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Was going to take a pic for you, but I'm lazy.

    See the bump / stop on the back of the 10 round mag?

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    That's what binds up in the magwell. I have filed it down and it can work, but if I have some sort of problem and go to my normal tap, rack, bang procedure, it's stuck again. In my Ed Brown with no magwell, it runs just fine.

    I would avoid any 10 rounders with anything like this on them.
     
  20. Wetrudgeon

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    We have found Wilson 47D mags to be flawless in all our 1911A1 pistols. There are other good choices but we like the Wilsons.

    We trudge on.