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Old 04-02-2010, 12:35 AM   #1
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Occasionally, I run across gunnies saying that many of their problems are magazine related. Wherever my belief came from I have long forgotten, but I hold that Wilson has the lead as the highest overall functionality and reliability of any brand out there, particularly with their new Elite Tacticals. Canebrake recently posted his favoring the Tripp Cobra, but do not recall the why of it.

Is there one brand that you guys hold above another for our 1911's to stake your life on, and WHY; why do you feel as you do?

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Old 04-02-2010, 12:58 AM   #2
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Wilson, based on experience. Have yet to have one go bad on me, are very durable. Several good brands out there, comes down to what good brand you build your own confidence in.

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It's been awhiloe, but when I was big into IPSC matches Shooting Stars (Chip McCormick) were the most popular--not sure if that's still true today, but they always worked flawlessly for me.

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Very good article from a man that makes 1911s for professionals who hunt other men. Other good info on his website also.

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The good sherriffoconee will be along shortly to scold me about posting an article that mentions 8 round mags.

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What's wrong with 8rd mags? I had trouble right off the bat with the kimber mag that came with the gun. Then I bought wilson's and they behave much better.
One complaint I have about kimber is sending it out with one.....crappy.....7rd magazine.

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The 1911 was designed for 7 round mags. To get 8 rounds in the same physical space required changing the JMB design and as such introduced another variable in the reliability equation.

As far as the "best" mags - there probably isn't a single best for every gun. I've had 1911s that liked particular brands more than others. All of my mags are Wilson, Chip McCormick, Tripp, and Colt and I always find that my guns like one of them. Find the mag the your gun likes...

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Wilsons and Tripp Cobras are the best IMO. That's all I use.

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My Dan Wesson had the same problem with its factory mags since switching to Wilson not a single problem

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Novak & Chip McCormick work best in my 1911, but this is probably a very gun-specific issue. I will say that Novaks has given me some excellent customer service in the past as well.

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Canebrake recently posted his favoring the Tripp Cobra, but do not recall the why of it.

Is there one brand that you guys hold above another for our 1911's to stake your life on, and WHY; why do you feel as you do?
Please read:

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/i-bought-kimber-pro-carry-ii-23402/#post230658

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/1911-hollow-points-23957/#post239151

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/i-bought-kimber-pro-carry-ii-23402/#post230885

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/should-i-go-ahead-order-some-47ds-22705/#post219984
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