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Old 04-04-2013, 08:12 AM   #11
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Let me tell you about a guy I know (me)....

Looking to save money when I was younger, I found what I thought was a deal on magazines.
Old GI issue for $4 buck a pop. I bought 10 of them.

By the time I finished swapping parts, threw out the cracked ones, cleaned up the rust, and function checked what I thought was good, I had 2 mags.

So I ended up with a total of 2 mags for my $40 (or $20 a piece). At that time, quality brand mags went for $20.

I would have been time ahead if I hadn't been so cheap.

Magazines are the Achilles heel of the semi-auto handgun. When they go bad, your gun is no more than a rock. Buy the best quality mags you can, and you will have fewer problems later.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:47 AM   #12
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They will work. I use 8 round Chip McCormick flush mount Shooting Stars. When I got mine they were 14.00 and change. Dunno what they are now.
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Your gun should accept 7, 8, and 10rd government mags. Do yourself a favor and buy those of established quality. That'd be Tripp Research/Cobra, Wilson, and Chip McCormick.

Cheaping out on mags can be an expensive mistake, when the good stuff is just a few bucks more. Basically, we're talking about shoring up the most error prone aspect of your gun for an extra $10 per.
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Old 04-05-2013, 04:16 AM   #14
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What about KimPro I heard those were good as well?

I do have a Glock 21 with 5 mags for HD along with a GP100 and a Glock 17 with 147 gr JHP, 12 ga and a 16ga SbS I am not too worried about HD in that aspect and being that I live in CA,unortuetly, I do not have the leagl option to carry.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:46 PM   #15
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They'll work fine. 7 round mags were what the 1911 was built for. The more importatnt factor is what brand they are. If they are quality mags they'll work. Junk mags will be junk if they're 7, 8 or 10 round.
That said, individual guns vary. I usually stick with 7 round mags, I just feel that 7's plenty. Most of my 1911's run fine with the several 8 round mags that I have accumulated over the years but I have one gun, a Series 80 Colt, that runs only 7 round mags with any dependebility. I've tried 7 rounds in the 8 round mag and it seems to make a difference. I don't know if it's the spring tension in a loaded 8 round mag that the gun doesn't like or what. It just doesn't like full 8 round mags. I'm OK with that. The gun runs perfectly with 7 round mags, and as I said, I prefer good 7 round mags so I don't have much of a problem with the gun.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:37 AM   #16
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Cheap is usually expensive, and cheap mags in a 1911 used for PD/HD it's almost always fatal. - cane

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Old 04-09-2013, 04:48 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by ScottA
I am 96.385249% sure they will work... +- 4% CF.
Same here. And I agree regarding quality magazines. They make a tremendous difference.
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