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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-10-2020, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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Have already learned a lot from here (thanks a lot guys) but have another question. I want a couple more mags what do you guys recommend? don't want to buy junk. thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-10-2020, 05:22 PM
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I've never found the 1911's I've owned to be very sensitive about magazines. Prices, of course, are all over the place from cheap to expensive. If it was me I'd buy a handful (never can have too many magazines) of cheap ones for range use. For CC use I'd spend a few more bucks and get a few higher quality ones for that purpose. You also have your choice in the more expensive mags between the 7 shot (standard) and 8 shot mags.

Places like CDNN and Sarco often have some good deals on mags, you might look there.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-13-2020, 05:25 AM

Wilson Combat and Chip McCormick are two of the top brands r/e quality and reliability. I am sure there are others as good, but they are what I use for my carry 1911's with no complaints. You can spend less and get reliability, but the two noted above are considered by many to be the standard in 1911 mags.


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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-13-2020, 07:27 AM
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I have a a dozen magazines from different manufacturers and my 1911 can't tell the difference.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-13-2020, 08:55 AM
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I'm with GPA. I have about a dozen mixed magazines, some left over from southeast Asia. However, along with the Wilson and Chip McCormick magazines are the Ed Brown magazines. And, if you have older magazines that fit but you want to upgrade them, you can always just purchase new springs and followers for 8 rounders and just switch'm over.
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