Best springfield 1911 magazine?

bjl95mustang

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Jan 8, 2009
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I just got my first handgun and this is a 1997 springfield custom .45 super.

I have a wilson mag right now and another all ss with 62199 stamped on the bottom of it.

I am going to the gun show this weekend and I hope to get a few more mags.

What brand should I look for? Should I worry about fakes at the gun show
 

Pappy

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Feb 29, 2008
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bjl95mustang;37498 What brand should I look for? Should I worry about fakes at the gun show[/QUOTE said:
Of course worry about fakes....you'll find cheapos with the Colt logo, Colt .45 etc. They'll stamp anything on the base plate just to dump 'em and get your $$$$.

If you want the original Colt magazine, buy from Brownell's or factory direct from CheckMate, suppliers to Colt.

Call Joe DeBello@Checkmate 1-800-229-6467 for a magazine with the tapered feed lips and dimpled follower which keeps last round in place.
 

phatcyclist

Active Member
Feb 22, 2008
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Austin, TX
My Springfield 1911 favors the factory mags with the "pimple" on them and the Chip McCormick 8-round magazines. Granted I've only tried some cheap magazines other than those two and had little success, but they were trash magazines.

I might see you at the show if you're there on Saturday, I'll be the guy in the UT orange TGT shirt walking around.
 

Bullseye Shooter

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Apr 28, 2008
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Texas Panhandle
For years, all I've used have been either real Colt mags or USGI mags and I never had a problem. When I started shooting Bullseye again, I changed out some of the original followers with some Metalform rounded followers since one of my Bullseye guns was acting up. I also changed out the mag springs for some heavier Wolff springs. The modified mags work great.
 

JKTex

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Mar 11, 2008
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DFW, North Texas
Don't forget the kings of mags, Virgil Tripp's work.

http://www.trippresearch.com/CVS/products/1911/1911.html
 

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