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Old 01-25-2018, 01:41 PM   #1
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Magazine blowout...need recommendations

Had a magazine failure on the range today. Was shooting my 1945 vintage Remington 1911 and the bottom plate of the magazine just blew off. Never seen that before. No big deal, I think it's an original magazine, so it had a great run. Unfortunately, the range didn't have a great selection of mags so I just got a generic one for $15. Need some recommendations for a replacement. Needs to fit the vintage feel of the gun itself. I have a Wilson combat mag for the Kimber that is outstanding, and works just fine with the Remington, but it doesn't exactly "go" with the overall look (not a big fan of the big rubber chunk on the bottom)...the feng-shui is off. Need something more mil-spec. Suggestions?

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Old 01-25-2018, 01:46 PM   #2
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Stainless - This may be the type of magazine that you are looking for - Maybe not....
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I don't have a ton of mags but my favorites are the Kimber Kim Pro Tac Mags by far. They have a patented follower that prevents nose diving and are very well made. They also have a flush base plate, if you want the rubber bottom you add it on (included) but I just like them flush myself.

You can get them in either 7 or 8 rounders... my 8 rounder is extremely hard to seat in a loaded weapon with 8 rounds in it but is great for reloads. My carry mag in the weapon is the Kim Pro 7 rounder. I think I paid just under 25 bucks delivered for both models on ebay.
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I'd go to Joes1911magmania, I'm sure you can find what you're looking for there. He has great magazines at even better prices, many of us here on the forum buy from him.
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What Chuck said!

I don't know and I'm no expert but the link for the magazine on Ebay looked fake to me?
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