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Travclem
06-06-2011, 21:24
My Smith and Alexander slimline mag guide came in today and I couldn't wait to get home and put it on my Springer. Sadly, the first thing I noticed was how sloppy the craftsmanship was on this thing. The worst part is that the left side of the mag guide is .025 shorter than the right side and doesn't line up at all. I tried it in 3 1911s to make sure the gun wasn't crooked. IMO this is pretty shoddy craftsmanship for a $90 mag guide from the people who patented this design and claim to be "the mag guide people". My $40 EGW mag guide lines up better than this one.

Is this normal for Smith and Alexander?

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm252/travclem/photoSA.jpg

Bowtie
06-06-2011, 21:59
No its not..Mine fit great. Send it back.

Travclem
06-07-2011, 09:39
Dropped it in the mail this morning. Hopefully the turnaround isn't too long.

Quack
06-07-2011, 13:30
BTW, you do know that the S&A magwell is a cast part, right?

Travclem
06-07-2011, 15:49
BTW, you do know that the S&A magwell is a cast part, right?
Cast or forged, either way it isn't right. I had a lot higher expectations.

knedrgr
06-07-2011, 15:51
The only thing that I've heard good things about are their GS and MSH.

knedrgr
06-07-2011, 15:53
If I were to put a MW on one of my gun, it would me something along the line of a Stan Chen...

The new Nighthawk MW/MSH combo is promising. And it's forged too.

Travclem
06-07-2011, 16:27
If I were to put a MW on one of my gun, it would me something along the line of a Stan Chen...

The new Nighthawk MW/MSH combo is promising. And it's forged too.
I like that the SA is one piece and Slimline... Also, No way in hell am I paying $200 for a Mag guide. $90 is pushing it.

The only NH I see is black.

rickrope
06-08-2011, 15:41
I like that the SA is one piece and Slimline... Also, No way in hell am I paying $200 for a Mag guide. $90 is pushing it.

The only NH I see is black.

Mines the same way. Get a C&R license they are only $62.50 then. :whistling:

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k529/rickrope/IMG_3321.jpg

Travclem
06-08-2011, 20:33
Mines the same way. Get a C&R license they are only $62.50 then. :whistling:

http://i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k529/rickrope/IMG_3321.jpg
Dad has a full blown ffl. It's just easier to order from brownells. If the second one looks like yours, I'll send it back and get my money back.

Nakanokalronin
06-09-2011, 01:35
Here is the S&A magwell on my Colt Rail Gun. Sorry for the blurry slightly angled pic but you can see it lines right up.

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6721/samagwell.jpg

The MSH/Magwell I've used the most is by Nighthawk Custom and is a very well made solid product. Link here: http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=935702

They have a scalloped stainless version but I'm sure if you search you can find a checkered one: http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=219257

rickrope
06-09-2011, 02:57
Dad has a full blown ffl. It's just easier to order from brownells. If the second one looks like yours, I'll send it back and get my money back.

I bought mine from Brownells for $62.50.

Travclem
06-09-2011, 06:44
I bought mine from Brownells for $62.50.
I understand that but is that ffl pricing? I don't have the ffl my dad does and I don't like bothering him for small things.

Travclem
06-09-2011, 06:45
Here is the S&A magwell on my Colt Rail Gun. Sorry fo the blurry slightly angled pic but you can see it lines right up.

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/6721/samagwell.jpg

The MSH/Magwell I've used the most is by Nighthawk Custom and is a very well made solid product. Link here: http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=935702

They have a scalloped stainless version but I'm sure if you search you can find a checkered one: http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=219257
I hope mine looks this good when it comes in.

rickrope
06-09-2011, 06:49
I understand that but is that ffl pricing? I don't have the ffl my dad does and I don't like bothering him for small things.

Yes it's FFL pricing.

Nakanokalronin
06-09-2011, 14:35
I hope mine looks this good when it comes in.

Maybe it has to do with the slim-line version. Mine is the regular version that requires new grips to look right but yours and the other picture posted is the slim type. Just a thought.

Travclem
06-09-2011, 14:52
Maybe it has to do with the slim-line version. Mine is the regular version that requires new grips to look right but yours and the other picture posted is the slim type. Just a thought.
Maybe. I already have the VZ flat bottom grips, I just like how the slimline looks. If mine is crooked when i get the new one, It's going back along with a long letter to SA.

okie
06-09-2011, 14:56
I hope the new mag well fits better my friend:angel:

ImpeachObama
06-09-2011, 16:57
I just got one in but haven't checked it out yet.
Just call them up and ask about it.