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Just got a S&W 1911PD what are some good reliable aftermarket magazines.
ACT-MAG magazines that the Smith's come with?
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I have Chip McCormick also, and Sig's, and Kimber, in My SA 1911... All function great...
I swear by the Wilson 47d.
My RIA came with Act-mags. While they were OK, they weren't 100% reliable. There were still occasional FTFs attributed to nose-dives caused by the mags.
Ever since I switched to the 47d, this has been resolved, and rounds feed with the desired "snick", instead of the ugly "ka-chunk" associated with poor feeding.
Many believe the "perfect" mad to be the Tripp Cobra mag with the 47d follower.
But it does vary a little by gun, so YMMV
Well glad I didn't pull the trigger on the Chip McCormick's as evidently there is a problem with them and scandium framed 1911's. Evidently the follower dings the feed ramp.
Chip McCormick and Tripp are hard to beat.
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Wilson 47Ds or Tripp Cobra mags exclusively...They really do make a difference.
I know it's blasphemy, but I don't even use Colt magazines anymore, I've had so much luck with the Wilson and Tripp mags...
Ironically, as far as inexpensive range mags go, I've had really good luck with Mec-Gar magazines, and they are reasonably priced.
Over the years, I think I have used every type/brand of 1911 mag ever made. I have settled on Wilson 47D's and their ETM's. McCormick made great mags but I have had issues with their springs. 7 rd Tripp are good. Most evrything else is for practice for me. If the mag works, use it. If you have issues, stomp on it and throw it away so no one else gets their hands on it.
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Like paul45 I have used about ever brand of 1911 magazine for me the Wilson 47D is the best.
I prefer Wilson's. I thought I had feeding problems with my gun then switched magazines to Wilson. Problems solved.
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