1911 Magazines

This is a discussion on 1911 Magazines within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I'm new to the 1911 & semi-automatic world (revolvers & rifles before). I bought a Springfield Armory 1911-A1 Commander, 45 Auto (4" barrel). It came ...

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    I'm new to the 1911 & semi-automatic world (revolvers & rifles before). I bought a Springfield Armory 1911-A1 Commander, 45 Auto (4" barrel). It came with one magazine (7 shot). I've heard that I don't have to stay with Springfield magazines. Will other magazines fit this gun? What is a good brand, if not Springfield?
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    Any 1911 mag will work, but not all are created equal. Do a search in this forum and you will find a gold mine of information on everything 1911

    Read JD's blog for good 1911 information
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    Congrat’s on the new SA 1911. :)

    I purchased several SA mag’s at a discount with the included “loaded” coupon when I purchased my SA Champion Operator, but I also use Wilson Combat and Tripp Research magazines. Wilson 47D’s and ETM’s are quite popular, but I like the Tripps’s the best.


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    I have the most experience with Wilson magazines. An 8 round is in my 1911, and my spare is a 10 round bureaucrat. All should be interchangeable, but some just give problems in some guns. I have plenty of old mags or surplus mags that work fine, but I keep the Wilsons for self defense and for testing repaired guns to eliminate magazine problems as a factor.
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    I have 2 Chip Mccormicks for my series 80 1911. They work great.
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    Same good experience for me with Chip McCormick mags. Best price of the higher-level magazines, too... They are often on sale at Midway.

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    i used mec gars and they worked great...

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    Congrats

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    Chip McCormick

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    Any 1911 mag will work, but not all are created equal. Do a search in this forum and you will find a gold mine of information on everything 1911

    Read JD's blog for good 1911 information
    +1 on this...

    I have several Sigs, 2 CM, and a Kimber all of which run well, all are 8 rounders and I carry the flat bottom in the gun but my spare mags have the base/slam pads.

    Midway, Natchez, Cheaperthandirt, sportsmansguide, cabelas, someone always has some good mags on sale...

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    I'm interested in the answers, because I am on my first 1911 and have only the Kimber mags that it came with.
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    Wilson Combat elite mags for mine and they are smooth and function great !!
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    For several years I have used the ones that came with my springfield GI, and that I bought with the loaded ticket that came with it. I just recently decided to tr some Wilson combat mags, buying multiple 8 round 47d's that I'm at least going to use as spare magazines and hopefully in the weapon as well, and one 7 rounder, for in case the 8 rounders make concealment significantly more difficult
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    Wilson Combat

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    IMHO, in order:

    1. Tripp Research
    2. Wilson Combat
    3. Chip McCormick

    Can't go wrong with any of them. I have a buddy that puts Wilson Combat springs and follower in his other magazines.

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    Typically the mags that come with newly purchased firearms are of the bargain basement variety. They may function, but their dependability, quality and useful life span is always questionable.
    I've owned numerous 1911's and have always scrapped the generic mags they come with for either Wilsons or McCormicks. I've never had problems with either, but Wilson's seem a bit more rugged. They are quite a bit more pricey.
    Another thing you might consider is McCormicks conversion kit which allows you to replace the innards of any magazine with McCormick components. It also converts a 7 shot to an 8 shot.
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