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Old 03-12-2016, 10:40 AM   #1
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Ideas for a MSH/Magwell for black Ultra Raptor II?

I ordered a black 45 ACP Ultra Raptor II today. It should be in sometime in the next few weeks. My question to you guys is:

What's a good replacement mainspring housing / magwell to replace kimber's plastic one? Which one matches the overall design of the raptor? Ed Brown? Nighthawk? Wilson? And what are your experiences with installing them?

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Old 03-12-2016, 10:49 AM   #2
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Most of the guys with Raptors seem to favor Ed Brown for their MSH.
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I have the Ed Brown msh on 3 of my Kimbers and they are a true drop in part...I ordered the chainlink and the snakeskin designs..

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Ed Brown it is! Got it ordered should be here next week! Also, you guys got any favorites for magazines? I used Wilson, had 2 7s, 2 8s, and a 10rd for my Pro. Is Wilson the only place to look for mags for an officer model?
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I have been buying Joe's Mag-mania mags good quality and good prices! A few other members buy from Joe's also maybe some will jump in here also.
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joes1911magmania, I've been using a dozen of his magazines for over a year now and have yet to have a problem with one of them.

Joes1911magmania is located in Deer Park NY, 4.5 miles or 13 minutes from Check-Mate industries in West Babylon NY. I think it may be safe to take a wild ass guess and say that Joe's is selling Check Mate magazines.
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And just for verification, you are under no circumstances to use a full size mag in an officer's model correct?
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I use full size magazines in my Ultra's at the range all the time. The magazine just sticks out the bottom of the frame a bit. I wouldn't carry any of my Ultra size guns with a full size mag but the spare mags I carry are full size.
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Ed Brown it is! Got it ordered should be here next week! Also, you guys got any favorites for magazines? I used Wilson, had 2 7s, 2 8s, and a 10rd for my Pro. Is Wilson the only place to look for mags for an officer model?
Here's a video to watch on the msh/magwell installation if you have never tried replacing one before..

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I use full size magazines in my Ultra's at the range all the time. The magazine just sticks out the bottom of the frame a bit. I wouldn't carry any of my Ultra size guns with a full size mag but the spare mags I carry are full size.
OK Good. I have 3-4 10 round Wilsons lying around, and while I wouldn't carry them I would love to use them at the range so I'm not reloading every 5 minutes.
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