Kimber Pro Tec VS Wilson Combat Mags

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    Kimber Pro Tec VS Wilson Combat Mags

    Ok you 1911 nut's out there (lol) i have a Kimber Ultra Carry 2 and iam trying to understand the finicky tendencies of 1911's. I got some great advice with my last question (FTF which turned out to be the slide stop) Now i would like to buy some nice Mags for it & i hear alot of hype about Wilson Combat but what about the Kimber KimPro Tac mag's? What would you guys chose for your Kimber

    Thanks for reading this, iam also including links to the Mags iam looking at below:

    Kimber America Store > Compact KimPro Tac-Mag, stainless, 7-round, .45 ACP, interchangable pads

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    I'd get one of each, see how they work and go from there.

    Also add Tripp Cobra Mags, they are my favorite.

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    I've used Colt mags for about 20 years and have never had a problem with any of them. I have a few Wilson mags, too. The Colt mags are usually cheaper than the Wilson mags.
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    I have 8 of the Tac-Mags and have been VERY pleased with them. I wouldn't hesitate to buy more that's for sure. I've heard great things about the Tripp mags and really need to look into them as well. I honestly don't think you'll go wrong with either choice.

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    Well to start with, I have never had any problems with any of my Kimber mags...they have performed flawlessly. I did, however, purchase an additional 4 Wilson Combat mags...they work well too.

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    I have never had a single problem with my Tac Mags, in my 5" and my 3" Kimbers.

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    I only carry Wilson mags in my 1911's... Two Kimbers and a Springfield.

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    Well iam kinda glad to see some support for KimPro Mags as i would kinda like to get those, since they are Super factory mags

    Although on the other hand Wilson Combat has a catchy sales pitch...
    "Our .45 magazines are so inherently reliable they'll make virtually ANY 1911 pistol function EVERY TIME, including YOURS!"

    Seriously though everyone, keep the suggestions coming & thanks

    By the way "FreakDaddy" you got some bigger pic's of that sweet looking hunk of stainless in your avatar
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    Bought a Commander in Jan 07. Colt mags were absolute junk. Got 3 Wilson's, 1 was a constant FTF on round 1. 66% doesn't cut it for the famed gold standard.
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    By the way "FreakDaddy" you got some bigger pic's of that sweet looking hunk of stainless in your avatar
    I thought you'd never ask...love to show of the Kimbers!





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    Ah a SIS iam jealous Ive wanted to get one of those but i cant afford the one i did order, over a month ago & still waiting i really wanted a target pistol (in Kimber since iam selling my Trophy Match) & dont really need a full blown combat pistol so i opted for the Kimber Eclipse Target 2 because its gorgeous (although grips will have to go, getting those carbon creations grips on Kimbers web-site) Iam just hopeing my Springfield sells soon before the new Kimber comes in.

    Seriously though i love your Kimber's (and picture taking skills) & cant wait till i have 2 Kimber's as well in my safe
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    Well i went to my local SG store today to put up an ad for my "Springfield" iam trying to sell & looked to see if they had anything but factory mags in stock for my UC2 and believe it or not they had the KimPro Tac mags so i picked up 2 and will be trying them out sometime this weekend. I will tell you this, they feel better & are smoother feeding/ejecting than my plain factory mags were
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slim_45 View Post
    Well i went to my local SG store today to put up an ad for my "Springfield" iam trying to sell & looked to see if they had anything but factory mags in stock for my UC2 and believe it or not they had the KimPro Tac mags so i picked up 2 and will be trying them out sometime this weekend. I will tell you this, they feel better & are smoother feeding/ejecting than my plain factory mags were
    You should be very pleased with the Tac mags.

    I think the Carbon Creations grips would look great on the Eclipse. I've thought about getting a pair for my Gold Combat as I think it would really set it off. It's about ready for a new pair of shoes. Enjoy your new Kimber and I'm sure it won't be too long before you pick up another one!

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    Well yesterday i shot 100 rounds of Winchestor FMJ out of my UC2 with the "modified" slide stop Kimber sent me & my new KimPro mag's all Failure Free

    Then today i shot another 100 rounds of my new Winchestor Ranger Talon ammo (since i could not get any HST for months) again all Failure Free

    By the way the Talons performed good. Most of the time getting Full expansion maybe 65-70% they would normally leave 1 or 2 petals not pulled back all the way. Does not seem to be as impressive as HST's but hey you gotta compromise sometimes
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    Ok well i just did not like the base pads on the KimPro mag's they are too thick & ill be honest the mag is ugly without a base pad (it has 3 big holes & an uneven silver steel pad) although i did like the large numbered witness holes & highly polished tube.
    So today i ordered 2 of the Wilson Combat # 47 OXC mag's. Nice looking SS tube but with a flush black steel base pad (more fitting to my black UC2). I will let you know how these work in my Kimber UC2 asap. But as iam sure you all know (due to the high popularity of these mag's) they will work fine.
    Besides i love there catchy slogan.... "Our .45 magazines are so inherently reliable they'll make virtually ANY 1911 pistol function EVERY TIME, including YOURS!"
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