Kimber mags in non-Kimber 1911's

Kimber mags in non-Kimber 1911's

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    Kimber mags in non-Kimber 1911's

    Anyone have experience using Kimber 1911 mags in pistols other than Kimber?
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    I have.

    A 1911 magazine is a 1911 magazine, regardless of what name is stamped on the magazine body or from whom it was shipped.

    I've mixed and matched Kimber 1911 magazines with Sig (1911) with S&W with Colt with Springfield. They all ran and run fine.

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    As long as its another single stack 1911, it should work.
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    Yep...^^

    If the magazine is a double stack '2011' type magazine then it will not even fit at all in a single stack 1911 frame.
    Vice versa a single stack '1911' magazine will be a very obvious misfit toward that of a double stack 2011 frame.
    Further chambering between the two guns in questions have to be same such as .45 ACP to .45 and not say 9MM/.38 Super, .40 S&W etc.

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    This is what I wanted to hear, because I need more magazines for my Taurus and the Kimbers are the most readily available in my area, and they're a little less money
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    Why not order online and save yourself coin while getting quality magazines?

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    I've been running CMC 'Powermag' 1911 magazines in 8 & 10 rd. capacity for many years and have had with them just one magazine failure. That magazines simply got old after thousands of rounds use over nearly eight years constant use.

    Additionally I've had very good experience with the more expensive but functionally same as Wilson and Novak/ACT (OEM from Sig) magazines.
    The only person restricting you to Kimber mags is you. :)

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    Any standard single-stack 1911 mag should work but the gold standard seems to be the Wilson Combat mags. They are a little pricey but IMO worth it. Wilson mags have fixed a lot of 1911 issues over the years.

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    I just bought Wilson combat 8 round commander lengthmags from Dillo9n Precision for $25.00 ea +S&H,best price I've ever seen
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    The Stainless Kimber "Kim-Pro Tac-Mag" (around $27.00) seem to be of very good quality as well..
    I'm not sold on the stock Kimber mags, they seem cheap, but to there credit I haven't had any issues with them.

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    Kimber 8-round mags work fine in my Springfield and Taurus 1911's.

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    I've never had a problem with my Kimbers or my Kimber mags...I've also purchased some Wilson Combat mags...they all work well.
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    Have mixed Kimber's with Springfield's & were just fine
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    Used kimber mags in my Rock Island, Colt and Auto Ord. No problems at all.
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    Kimber has used several vendors for their magazines, you shouldn't have any trouble.
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    What they all said...
    I ran my kimber mags in my colt markIV over this past weekend with no issues for about 4 hours of pretty much non-stop shooting(switched from the kimber to the colt halfway through the day).
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