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Colt .45 ACP Magazines


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No i'm not an expert but in carrying but Colt 1911's in LE for almost 2 decades here are what failed the least for us.

  • Wilson Combat
  • Colt factory magazines (they say Colt on the base)
  • Chip McCormick

The handgun was Colt, Kimber or Springfield in .45 ACP.  Since them, it is now all about black plastic and 9mm.  My personal favorite is the Wilson.

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My Wilson Combat #800A mags arrived, so I'm checking my bank charge account... I wound up getting double charged.
Sent a note to Wilson who should get it Monday AM.

One has to love automated ordering systems....
Got 4 mags, got charged for 8, on two separate orders.

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On 11/12/2023 at 3:51 AM, Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770 said:

One maker to avoid is Mec-Gar. I know that they make factory magazines for a lot of pistols, but they don't make a good 1911 magazine. I had several some years back, and they ALL cracked at the left "ear", causing failures to feed, and making it very difficult to even remove the magazine from the gun. 

  I must be lucky..bought 5 & they function very well...got them from Brownells  in Australia thru a vet mate [ discounted ] of mine at a 'VERY good price delivered to the door.

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