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    What kind of magazines?

    I was wondering what everyone thinks the best 1911 mags are? I just got a kobra carry and i want to get some eight round mags but I dont know witch ones to get....47ds....the new elite tactical mags look real nice. I just dont know any help would be great thanks..
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    Personally I feel that the Tripp Cobra mag's are probably the top mag going but that said Wilson Combat makes a very good mag that I have had little problems with. Never had a problem with a tripp mag yet.


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    I prefer original 7-round mags. Wilson's Elites stick out way too far for me. The eight rounders are mainly modified sevens, and/or extend the mag below the grip. I carry a Kobra Carry also, and demand a flush-fit mag. Why spend the money on such a superb bobtailed weapon only to shove an extended mag inside? My suggestion (after 10 years of use) is the Metalform...rounded metal follower, welded baseplate, 7-round, flush-fit. I'll gladly give up one round for flush-fit and dependability. After all, in my Brommeland's double mag pouch, I've got 14 more rounds on my left hip! Brown ships with and endorses 7-rounders too, who do you believe? My Wilson Protector was shipped with a Wilson 7-round mag. If their 47D's are so great, why didn't they provide two with a new pistol?

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    That's true, I didn't even think about what gun you were talking about. Definately get the good flat metal base plate mag's for that gun. Wilson also makes a 7 rnd mag with a very thin base pad I think would work good too for the KC.

    My Wilson Protector was shipped with a Wilson 7-round mag. If their 47D's are so great, why didn't they provide two with a new pistol?
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    Well, if your gun has no feed problem issues then you might want to try one Mec-Gar magazine first.
    They are very reasonably priced and are great quality.
    They make the "factory" mags for SIG...also for Kel-Tec and a few others.
    They use Wolff gunsprings and are extremely well constructed.
    Around $20 as compared to $32 - 34 for the Cobra Mags.

    BTW I believe the WILSON 500 Magazine is the new & improved version of the 47D -

    The follower is longer for increased reliability

    The spring is longer and thicker

    Flared basepad for improved feeding

    Side "Windows" are numbered

    Tube is stronger overall due to rear placement of windows.

    Baseplate has numbers on the bottom, so you can easily number (keep track of) your mags.

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    I know I have at least 12-15 Wilson mags that are 22 years old that have seen some hard use and they're still going strong...haven't had any need to try out any other brand. Also, these mags are used for range use/IDPA matches only...I have much newer Wilsons I use for carry.

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    Novacs are great mags also.
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    Wilson Combat

    I use Wilson Combat 8 round magazines and have had no problems with them over many years.

    Regarding the thickness of the Wilson base plate as it affects concealment, Wilson offers base plates in two thicknesses, 0.35 inches and 0.075 inches. I use the thicker base plate on magazines for the range, as they extend below a mag well and allow easier grasping for insertion or removal. For carry I use the thin base plate as it barely extends below the bottom of the grip and conceals better. The two thicknesses are shown below:






    The photo below shows three guns with the two types of Wilson magazines inserted. The Colt Gold Cup, a range gun, has the thicker base magazine, while the Kimber Pro and the Colt Defender, carry guns, have the thin base magazines inserted.

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    Metalform, ACT, or MecGar mags work very well in my guns.

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    +1 for Tripp Research Cobra Mags.

    I didn't try everything, but I tried CMC and Wilson, and my gun didn't like them. Then I got the Tripps, and life is sweet.

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    Tripp was having problems with some of their 8 rounders not being able to quite take 8 but, that has been all taken care of now. Just FYI.
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    does anyone have any pics of the new elite tactical mags from wilson? im just curious how far they stick out at the bottom.
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    I like my Wilsons. They're 8 rounders with a Tripp Research follower and spring. No problems after two years and probably 2000 rounds.
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