Originally Posted by Gojubrian
After how many rounds would they wear?
Would this be an iissue for competetion shooters only or just average shooters like me?
Do competetion shooters ONLY use tripp research mags?
It should take quite a few rounds (though I couldn't tell you how many).
It will be an issue for any shooter sooner or later. The more you shoot, the sooner the issue.
Just inspect your mags (and your gun, for that matter) periodically. I didn't used to do that, and I had this problem arise (though on a non-1911 platform). Now that I know what to look for, I look over all my magazines (whatever platform) occasionally, looking for wear.
This isn't something that's likely to come up all of a sudden. The follower isn't going to wear down some imperceptible fraction of an inch and then all of a sudden make your gun stop working. It's kind of like watching the tread on your tires. You see a little wear. You see some more. Then you see enough that you know you should take care of it.
I don't know about all brands of magazines, but I bought two followers, and as I recall, that cost me five or six bucks.