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GlockMaster10mm
03-11-2012, 03:20
I just bought a R1 1911 a week ago and was wondering what aftermarket mags work the best for this gun??

Wetrudgeon
03-11-2012, 05:00
We like Wilson Combat 47D mags a lot. We use them exclusively in our 1911A1 pistols and they perform flawlessly. A little pricey, but worth the $$$.

Our $.02.

We trudge on.

bac1023
03-11-2012, 05:15
Wilsons should do fine.

Congrats on a nice 1911.

TN.Frank
03-11-2012, 06:19
Hey, we're all getting 1911's, Congrats.
I've read on a few of the forums that the MetalForm mags work pretty well. Here's the ones I plan on picking up for my ATI.
http://www.cdnninvestments.com/19458rdblmag1.html
They also have the 7rnd mags with removable bottoms on sale for $9.99 or you can get non-removable bottom 7 round mags for $7.99. I'd rather have the extra round.
I've also heard that ACT don't work worth a flip so I plan on staying clear of those mags. Of course if money is no option Colt factory mags are always a good way to go and Wolff is selling their own brand of mags for around $23 bucks a pop IIRC.

DFin
03-11-2012, 07:10
Some experienced 1911 carriers do not like the 8 round mags. Are they less reliable than the 7 round mags?

TN.Frank
03-11-2012, 08:06
Some experienced 1911 carriers do not like the 8 round mags. Are they less reliable than the 7 round mags?

I've never had a problem with 8 round mags in any of the 1911a1 clones that I've owned. Of course the 7 round mags are a bit cheaper but still, it's nice to have that extra round.:cool:

Bren
03-11-2012, 08:12
Wilson are the best, but for something a little less expensive, I've been using some Chip McCormicks I bought used on Ebay, for several years and they are 100%. Colts are also good, as are Mec Gar. Mec Gar are very reliable and the cheapest of all, but the ones I have, have a welded bottom, so you can't remove it for cleaning like the more expensive mags.

GlockMaster10mm
03-11-2012, 14:13
Thanks guys for all the info.

joecoastie
03-11-2012, 17:38
Chip McCormick Shooting Stars seem to work well in mine.

Novocaine
03-11-2012, 19:35
Some experienced 1911 carriers do not like the 8 round mags. Are they less reliable than the 7 round mags?

Depends. 1911 mag was designed to be flush-fitting while holding 7 rounds of ball ammo. Everything was peachy until people tried to cram extra round in. And to feed hollow points which is another story.

To make long story short my rule of thumb is no flush-fitting 8 rounders in my guns. Especially mags outfitted with the Charlie Kelsey’s “Shooting Star” spring follower. Unlike most people here I didn't have good experience with Wilson 47 8-rounders. I use them but converted to 7 rounds with Tripp kits.

If you want 8 rounds the solution is simple, extend the tube. Some, like ACT and Tripp, got it right. Extended the tube slightly and designed the floorplates to make the mag appear shorter than it is. Most got it wrong. ACT incidentally is an excellent design. Not as refined as Tripp’s but very well thought out. I don’t have Wolffs but they look like the carbon copy of ACT.

My personal set up is flush fitting 7 rounder in the gun (Tripp Cobramag or Wilson 47 w/ Tripp internals) and non flush fitting 8-rounders in pouches (Tripp Cobramags or ACT). Extended tubes with "wraparound" floorplates are great for reloads: make it easier to grab the mag and to send it in with authoroty. I prefer Cobras but ACTs from three different runs I have are first rate in every respect. Early articles had heat treatment problem that would lead to cracked feedlips but that’s been long fixed.

southernshooter
03-12-2012, 01:50
I bought two 8 round Colt brand and they work just right in mine.

RON in PA
03-12-2012, 03:32
My Remington is 100 % reliable with Remington mags and Wilson mags. It does not like Metal Form mags that work OK in my other 1911s. with these all 7 rounds will feed and go bang, but the slide will not stay back and the empty mag is a ***** to get out of the gun.

DFin
03-12-2012, 05:57
How do the 8 round mags (with flush fitting floor plates) do if they are only loaded with 7 rounds?

Novocaine
03-12-2012, 15:44
How do the 8 round mags (with flush fitting floor plates) do if they are only loaded with 7 rounds?


If the problem manifests itself it will most likely do so on the last round, when the spring is at its weakest. So it doesn’t matter how many rounds you had in there initially. Consequences of weak mag spring in .45 1911 can vary from nothing to seemingly nothing to FTF to live round being ejected to weakened extractor. Good follower and feedlips design may make up for the weaker spring and vice versa. But you are starting to play lottery when you don’t have to. More to the point not only flush fitting 8-rounders have to use weaker spring they also use some kind of creative follower as well that compounds the problem.

If you feel like flush floorplate the sure bet in my book is Tripp 7 rounders or Check-Mate (Colt) 7 rounders w/ flat follower and hybrid feedlips. Like the second from the top here http://www.topgunsupply.com/check-mate-full-size-1911-7rd-magazines/

Mec Gar are very reliable and the cheapest of all, but the ones I have, have a welded bottom, so you can't remove it for cleaning like the more expensive mags.
I don’t own 1911 MecGars but most any mag with welded floorplate can be taken apart by first compressing the spring. Then you stick a pin or punch through the witness hole to keep the spring compressed. The follower then can be pivoted and sorta shaken out. Then you can remove the punch and wiggle the spring out.

TN.Frank
03-12-2012, 16:16
I don’t own 1911 MecGars but most any mag with welded floorplate can be taken apart by first compressing the spring. Then you stick a pin or punch through the witness hole to keep the spring compressed. The follower then can be pivoted and sorta shaken out. Then you can remove the punch and wiggle the spring out.

Ditto. I don't think I've ever owned a 1911a1 mag with a removable floor plate. I've always did it this way to clean the mag. Figure with the floor plate welded in place it's one less part you can lose in the field.

Berto
03-12-2012, 20:23
I like the Wilsons, they are smooth and always work in my Kimber.
I checked out a Rem R1 the other day, a very attractive mil spec-ish pistol.

carbuncle
03-12-2012, 21:06
I need an R1 Enhanced...

http://www.1911r1.com/~/media/Images/1911r1/products/1911_Enh_Full3QRight-036884.ashx?w=570

ca survivor
03-13-2012, 17:46
I need an R1 Enhanced...

http://www.1911r1.com/~/media/Images/1911r1/products/1911_Enh_Full3QRight-036884.ashx?w=570
me too!!