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    1911 Mags

    Just got a S&W 1911PD what are some good reliable aftermarket magazines.


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    Wilson 47Ds and ETMs. I've had good luck with Chip McCormick mags and Tripp Research Cobra mags as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiller2 View Post
    Just got a S&W 1911PD what are some good reliable aftermarket magazines.
    Are you having trouble with the 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...

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    Tripp Cobra Mags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OD View Post
    Are you having trouble with the ACT-MAG magazines that the Smith's come with?
    Truthfully I haven't even shot it yet but I know I want at lest 4-6 extra mags (not including the ones that came with it)and I know good magazines are required for reliability so I was wanting opinions on what were good ones to buy I am looking at some Chip McCormick's on Cheaper than Dirt right now

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    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

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiller2 View Post
    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.
    It takes a lot of wear to ding them, but yes steel feed ramps can dig in.

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    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.

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    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.

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    I prefer Wilson's. I thought I had feeding problems with my gun then switched magazines to Wilson. Problems solved.
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    Metalform makes great mags too. I have never experienced a problem in the 12 years I've used them.

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