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What are the best most reliable 7 round (flush fitting) 1911 mags.

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Blaster, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Blaster

    Blaster Hunc tu caveto

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    The title pretty much says it all. I have a pile of new Chip McCormick Power Mags all 8 rounders and certainly don't fit flush with the grip.

    I'm looking for some 7 round carry mags that need to be reliable. I will carry 8 rounders as spares but I would like a few 7's for carry rotation.

    No mag wells on either of my 1911s and I want some flush fitting ultra reliable mags for daily carry.
     
  2. Black Cloud

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    I'm probably going to catch some SERIOUS flack here, but the .gov contract mags have been 100% for me...
     
  4. Black Cloud

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    It helps if you have the right ammo selection, and a properly tuned pistol. If not your 1911 becomes more finicky with some mags.
     
  5. Eyescream

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    My CMC 8 rounders fit flush with the bottom of the grip as long as I don't have the basepads on there.
     
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    The Kimber KimPro Tac Mag's are good. They have a removable base plate too.
     
  7. Makoman

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    I like colt factory mags which are made by (last time I checked) by shooting star, as are Chip McCormicks, albeit with his heavier mag springs. At least, the Chips I have are Shotting Stars. I know a lot of guy's don't like the style of follower but they have always performed flawlessly in my 2 colt's.

    My 8 rounders sit flush. I don't know what make of 1911 you have but if they 8 rounders are indeed an issue, get some Colt or McCormick 7 rounders. I don't think they'll dissappoint.
     
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    MecGar makes mags for most of the major manufacturers. They're highly reliable. Colt mags with the horse on'em are highly reliable also. At least they work in my Colt 1911s. Novak is another one that works for me.
     
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    +1 For Cobra Tripp Mags, especially in 3" 1911's
     
  11. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    How About Check-mate Mags those are good mags aren't they?
    Priced good.:wavey:
     
  13. HAIL CAESAR

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    As far as I know Colt mags are made by Metalform and Checkmate per there spec's. Colt's are some of the best.

    Regular Checkmates are very good also, especially the Hybrid lip mags. Chip McCormicks are very stout mag bodies.

    Tripps are excellent also.

    The ones that some folks have luck with are the ACT/Novak/Nighthawk mags ( they are all made by ACT). I don't much care for them and they are "cheap" mags with only MecGar being worse.

    I ,unlike 99% of the planet, hate Wilson mags. Very weak bodies and very, very weak springs.

    For carry and work use I only use Colt (Checkmate & Metalform) and Checkmate Hybrids.
     
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    After paying $27 for a stainless mag for my Kimber Custom Target II (the dealer was out of blued.....!) I decided to see how the "K" would function with "really cheap" mags......
    Ordered 3 Metalform (blued) from CDNN.....$10 each.....they came w/pads ( I didn't add them....)....proceeded to head to the range for the Kimber's "shakedown cruise"......
    End of the day...the "cheapies" did just as well as the Kimbers....NOT A SINGLE malfunction of ANY kind!!!!
    I gotta say.....the build on these Metalforms is REALLY nice.....
    ....and the $10 price tag is pretty neat, too!!:supergrin:
     
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    Metalform magazines are good, as are the Checkmates.
     
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    I've always had good luck with Colt factory mags made by Checkmate. I have been using Checkmate G.I. full tapered mags lately and really like those too. Very smooth feeding.
     
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    Trust me. You are not the only one.