1911 mag question

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by jackal6, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. jackal6

    jackal6 New Member

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    i found a website that has 1911 mags for fairly cheap but im not sure about the reliability the websites called joes 1911 mag mania any info would be great
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Is the gun a range lizard or is it a personal defense (carry) piece?

    If it's a plinker, go for it.

    If you carry for PD, walk away!
     

  3. jackal6

    jackal6 New Member

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    Personal defense, the guy at my local gun store recomended Wilson combat mags they just seem a little pricey
     
  4. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    But in reality do u wanna skimp on something g that could pote tially save ur life? I'm not saying break the bank but don't go cheap either
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    what price is your life worth when a cheap mag malfuctions on you at the worst possible time?

    personally i use a lot of Wilson Combat mags and i know for a fact that Cane will recommend the Tripp mags. cheap is relative when it comes down to what works reliabily each and every time. please don't cheap out, as it's not worth it in the long run.
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    If you never listen to me before, do yourself a favor and pay attention to this old man.

    Get the best!

    Tripp Research, Gen II Cobra Magazines (I say that because they ARE the best....and NO they don't pay me to say it!)

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    Tripp Research Inc. 1911 Magazines Call Aaron @ Tripp (877.837.9445) and order one. (Tell him canebrake said hi.)

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    From L to R; Tripp Cobra, Wilson 47DOXB, Wilson ETM 500B, Tripp Cobra

    Find the weld on the Tripp.

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    From L to R; Wilson 47DOXB, Wilson ETM 500B, Tripp Cobra

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    Notice the fluid stampings of the Tripp mag on the left and right. The .45 case head sits square against the back wall of the Tripp mag, the Wilson is rounded and forces the round forward when it presents for stripping. AND, the Tripp mag feed lips are CNC finished.

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    This photo shows the slide stop interface. The Tripp mag on the bottom uses a hybrid follower with a metal interface where the Wilson on top uses a poly follower interface. The Wilson shows witness-marks where the slide stop engages the mag when empty. This mag is six month old and speaks volumes as to this critical area.

    As a retired engineer, this is how my mind works while looking at new products. When a company makes guns and mags that go into them, the mag becomes an area where they can cut production costs. When the company only makes mags, their entire R&D budget is used on mags. Think about that!

    If your 1911 mags have poly followers be sure to check them each time you load. Should this area wear out, your slide will not lock open when empty!

    You asked , and I answered with the reasons why I only use Tripp Gen II Cobras for carry!
     
  7. jackal6

    jackal6 New Member

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    Well I'm sold as soon as I have some money put away for it those are what I'm going for thank you guys, sometimes I get cuaght up in what I can and can't afford I forget whats important in the long run
     
  8. RobertsDefense

    RobertsDefense New Member

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    I checked out the website and it looks like they are from Check-Mate Industries. They stamp their patent info on the base plates on their mags like the picture (although I didn't verify the patent number).

    Hope that helps!
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Can you afford to trust your life on the function of "iffy" magazines?
     
  10. cuba

    cuba New Member

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    WHAT A PITCH !!!!!

    SHOOT SAFE, SHOOT STRAIGHT, AND HAVE FUN
     
  11. Robbie762

    Robbie762 New Member

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    Bought 5 a few months ago. Shipping was super fast and I've ran about 1000 rounds through them without a single problem. Carry mags? I'd opt for the bigger names, but for range, you can't beat them
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    and you have a better suggestion? or are you just trolling?
     

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  13. jgoertz

    jgoertz New Member

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    On the advice of Patrick Sweeney, I started using Chip McCormick mags. I also use Wilson Combat. Never any probs with either.
     
  14. tacticalfun

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    Wilson? What wilson? ;)
    Edit:(Actually i forget what mag that is. Might be a kimpro.gasp!)
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  15. CallMaker

    CallMaker New Member

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    I use only magazines that function reliably 100% of the time without regard to the maker's name. Of course the only way to know it to shoot them......a lot.

    "Name" brand magazine have given me no better or worse service that non name brand magazines.
     
  16. Tidalforce79

    Tidalforce79 New Member

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    Don't skimp on self defense mags. Wilson mags are good, as well as Chip mags. I have not tried Tripp Cobra mags personally, but I hear a lot of positives. At the range however, it's a different story. I have a bunch of cheaper GI mags, and they work well in my Colts and Wilson(they also worked well in my American Classic before I sold it, and in my brothers Brown), but not the Nighthawk. When I shoot the Nighthawk, I just switch to the higher quality mags(one of my Colt GI mags feeds in the Nighthawk though).
     
  17. RoGrrr

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    I know it's an old thread but is worth reading.

    Being new to pistol shooting I'm feeling things out. I have several 1911s, all of which I EDC at one time or other, and I shoot bowling pins with one of them.

    Something I learned is that the mag IS the weakest part of your equipment. I was shooting a tournament with several mags (which I had bought at various gun shows for cheap. I suspect they were made in china) laying on the bench as I was getting ready for the buzzer. One of them decided to unload its contents without me touching it. Fortunately, it was pointed at my leg so all the ammo and follower hit me so I was aware of the anomaly before I had to shoot. That is the only time I was happy that I got shot and I hope it to be THE ONLY time.

    Since I am betting my lfe on my equipment, I want something that will function EVERY TIME. I got an email from Wilson telling me about their sale - 20% off, which is better than BROWNELLS so I bought 10 of them.
    Since Canebrake is an engineer, he thinks like I do, tho I don't have near the experience he does and I learned something from him (THANK YOU Cane). I took what he said to heart and will look seriously at the TRIPP mags for EDC.
    Spend the few extra dollars for WILSON OR TRIPP MAGAZINES for your self defense weapons. Your life is worth it.
     
  18. qwiksdraw

    qwiksdraw New Member

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    Go for it. I bought a bunch of $6 GI mags for use at the gun range. So far I have not had any problems with them.

    I have no plan to use them for personal defense...that is a different issue.
     
  19. Donn

    Donn Active Member

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    They are pricey, but you get what you pay for. I upgraded to Wilsons a few years back. I'll continue to use the old black ones at the range, but if I'm carrying my 1911, it's the Wilsons.
     
  20. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    I will never buy any generic magazines. And if they are cheap they probably are in a lot of ways. Metal, Springs, Followers, Welds, Durability. If you buy good 1911 Mags they will last you for years! So my advise is as some here have mentioned. Don't Skimp on one of the most important parts of the weapon!;)

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