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Old 10-21-2013, 07:27 PM   #11
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I cant speak for their customer service. But for what you pay for a Kimber, You would think they would come with 2 mags...
2 mags isn't always a blessing. From what I've seen of OEM mags, I'd almost rather have a $50 gift card to buy mags of my choice instead of what gets tossed in the box with most 1911s.
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2 mags isn't always a blessing. From what I've seen of OEM mags, I'd almost rather have a $50 gift card to buy mags of my choice instead of what gets tossed in the box with most 1911s.
Iv'e heard that Wilson makes a good mag for the Kimbers . Will look into that at some point. But for now, the one that came with the gun does what its supposed to do...it feeds rounds reliably.. The guys at my LGS told me Ruger factory mags are very good....? I have bought a few xtras for my P95, and SR9. What gun manufacturer do you think has the best factory mags...?
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:09 PM   #13
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Iv'e heard that Wilson makes a good mag for the Kimbers . Will look into that at some point. But for now, the one that came with the gun does what its supposed to do...it feeds rounds reliably.. The guys at my LGS told me Ruger factory mags are very good....? I have bought a few xtras for my P95, and SR9. What gun manufacturer do you think has the best factory mags...?
Wilsons are all I buy for my 1911s (w/one exception, Wilson .40 S&W models were unavailable when I needed some.) I have yet to have any problem with them as long as I remember to clean them now & then.
Tripp Research also has a top shelf reputation as well. However, I have not tried them yet.
Chip McCormick reportedly does OK, but I'm told that some models are better than others and I don't really know enough to make any recommendations.
My DW CCO came with CheckMates, 1 worked really well, the other was excrement. I tried a Kimber branded one that looked suspiciously like a CheckMate, it was less than stunning. My DW PM7-40 (.40S&W) came (used) with Metalforms, they were iffy at best. The 2 OEM mags my Springer came with have worked pretty well.
I don't know what the deal is with 1911 mags, but there seems to be a lot of hit or miss going on. Wilson seems like a bit of stability among a whole bunch of questionable choices.

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In my experience, Mec Gar are excellent. They would be the ones I look for first. They are supposedly OEM suppliers for a number of European brands, just eyeballing things, but I suspect CZ and Tanfoglio being a couple. Their .40 S&W 1911 mags do fine too.
My experience with Ruger is limited to my MK3, they work well though. Beyond that, I can't really comment, beyond saying that they seem to have a good reputation for the most part.
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Thanks guys for all yalls input I really appreciate it ..and ty for your time.

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I'v got four Kimbers in as many calibers,all are great shooters,and have never had a cause for warranty work.1911's are easy to work on and not expensive to fix if needed.I'll probly buy more!

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I own 2 Kimbers, one 9mm and one 10mm. Both are fantastic sub-$1000 guns. Anything over $1000 and the competition gets pretty stiff.

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I've got a Kimber Custom II, I run Kim Pro 8 rd mags. Have about 1000 rounds through it and love it. Shoots great and no problems at all

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Iv'e heard that Wilson makes a good mag for the Kimbers . Will look into that at some point. But for now, the one that came with the gun does what its supposed to do...it feeds rounds reliably.. The guys at my LGS told me Ruger factory mags are very good....? I have bought a few xtras for my P95, and SR9. What gun manufacturer do you think has the best factory mags...?
I have 3 Wilson etm 8 round mags and 3 Wilson 10 round mags. Wilson's are great mags! Also I love my pro carry 2!
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And the ruger mags don't seem to bed too bad. My brother has the full size sr1911.

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I have a Kimber Pro Carry II for my EDC with Wilson mags. Never had an issue with it not going bang. Only issue I've had is a little of the finish starting to wear and very minor rust spots that came off with cleaning. Could be more from my holster (Crossbreed SuperTuck) and the times I have sweat right through it though.

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