02-13-2008, 05:12 AM
suggestions on brand?
View Full Version : i am thinking about picking up a 10 round magazine for my springfield 1911 a1
02-13-2008, 05:12 AM
suggestions on brand?
02-13-2008, 05:55 AM
Do you have a specific need for a 10rd like limited 10 competition or something? McCormicks power mags work very well for half the price of the wilson mags and tripp industries mags. Of course if you are doing competition you'll want the best magazine money can buy which is going to be the tripp cobra mags for 10 rounds but they're really expensive considering the chips do the exact same thing for cheaper.
I got all high and mighty recently and switched entirely over to Wilson Combat ETM 8 round magazines but at $35 each I could have gotten two 10 round McCormicks for the same price.
When I got my Ed Brown I bought one magazine of every type I could find for sale until I found the ones that I liked and operated the best in my gun. The ETMs ran away with the prize by a long shot but the Chip Powermags never failed on me... actually no magazine failed on me but that may be more the gun than the magazines.
I'm rambling because I care
02-13-2008, 06:21 AM
02-13-2008, 06:39 AM
Get a double-stack gun instead!
02-13-2008, 07:28 AM
the most reliable perfect feeding magazine you can buy. No 10 rounder is going to do that for you. 7 rounds in your gun is perfect. Those extra three rounds won't get you anything in a self defense situation while adding uknown reliability.
If you are going to carry a ten round magazine then please buy the best you can get and run it until you are are 100% positive in its feeding and reliability.
I recommend Tripp Cobra Mags if you are set on carrying a single stack 10.
When I carry my 1911 its got a Wilson ETM 8 rounder in it and I don't put an extra in the chamber. I just load up the 8 round magazine, chamber the top round and carry seven in the tube. But I have 300 rounds of my carry ammo fired this way without any failures so I'm very confident in its operation.
Just my opinion though... there are many out there. I know some die hard 1911 owners who will only carry 7 round Gi magazines and they put them in $3k custom guns. different strokes I guess.
02-13-2008, 08:48 AM
02-13-2008, 09:07 AM
02-13-2008, 10:19 AM
No such troubles...
02-13-2008, 10:26 AM
I have no troubles whatsoever with maximum loading wilson magazines, especially not the ETMs, which are the best 1911 magazine I have ever touched. Wilson springs are totally radical to the max but ALL stressed metal will eventually wear. I may have a dozen ETM magazines for my 1911 but that doesn't mean there is any reason to keep one loaded all the time for no reason.
Then when I unload the gun I'm left with that one abandoned round... with nowhere to live, nobody to love it, to hold it, to keep it tight and show it you care. How cold and uncaring you must be to load +1.
02-13-2008, 10:33 AM
...change the mag springs every few years on my mag-fed weapons. It's cheap insurance against failures at inopportune moments.
02-13-2008, 11:32 AM
02-13-2008, 11:43 AM
I put thousands of rounds through my guns each year, not hundreds. I change the springs precisely because I know they do fail and will most likely fail at the most inappropriate of times. Seems to me like that's a pretty good thing to do. And if that makes me a douche, so be it. At least I know my magazines will work when it really counts.
02-13-2008, 12:58 PM
You're not the master of the shooting universe on here but you sure act like it. Stop waving your internet dick.
02-13-2008, 01:32 PM
So who's the bigger douche? Me for relating information on replacing a part that might possibly fail at the wrong time and cost someone their lives? A part that most people don't think about until it's too late. Or you...Who has nothing better to do than be combative. I don't claim to be the last in word in the shooting world. But there was a time in my life when I took very, VERY seriously. And whadda ya know, it saved my life. TWICE. I have gone out and actually shot matches, gone to numerous schools all over the country, and have interacted with some of the top names in the sport of shooting and gun industry in general. You, on the other hand, are real good at name calling and regurgitating things that other people write. And when my experience doesn't jibe with your regurgitation, automatically I'm wrong. Now I know I don't have the experience, or expertise, of a Rob Latham, or a Clint Smith, or a Kenny Hackathorn, or Massad Ayoob or Jeff Cooper or Craig Boddington. But I'll bet I've got more experience than you. And when it comes to defending yourself in your home, or purchasing/maintaining equipment that you would use to that, yeah I can be a bit arrogant. Actually, I'm VERY arrogant where that's concerned. But that's only because I've lived through two confrontations. And it was my training and choice of equipment that saw me safely through them both.
02-13-2008, 02:09 PM
It's the arrogance and the jumping in with unsupported opinions stated as facts (and/or flatly wrong "facts") which cause issues IMO. (See the S&W .500 vs Shotgun Slug discussion for a recent example.)
Lots of folks have strong opinions here of course, but you seem to be particularly good at presenting yours abrasively. :)
Personally, I also don't react well to the "I'm an expert" without supporting evidence. I understand being unwilling to expose your real life to the internet, but you're going to have to accept then that you will be taken as an "Eric Fletcher" type. You talk a lot about two alleged self-defense episodes, but you exhibit a lot of opinions and attitudes which are not consistent with anyone else I've ever met who's been through even one. That's certainly your right, but again it's not exactly building your credibility.
Personally I welcome your presence on AWF as it never hurts *me* to listen to other people's opinions, even if I choose not to follow their advice.
02-13-2008, 02:11 PM
which pretty clearly states that Brand X springs don't suffer from that problem.
You can't exactly fault Thermal for reading your literal words literally, IMO.
02-13-2008, 02:27 PM
02-13-2008, 02:35 PM
02-13-2008, 04:45 PM
<center><img src="http://gamesmuseum.uwaterloo.ca/Archives/Culin/Hawaii1899/graphics/cock1.jpg"></center><p>leagues more experience and probably would give out more useful advice.
My problem is you are a total dick about it. You come roaring in waving your opinion like its the only thing that matters. You instantly claim other people's opinion is worthless, read into what people say with extreme vigil in order to counter them in some way or another.
This makes you a douchebag, an unsupported internet braggard and a cock.
02-13-2008, 07:08 PM
02-14-2008, 03:35 PM
And I'm a fan of Wilson mags.
02-19-2008, 07:21 PM
so thats not gonna happen for a bit