01-15-2019, 03:45 PM
Join Date: Jan 2014
Originally Posted by Heifzilla
So, I’m a total newbie about 1911s. I’m getting an Aegis Elite Pro .45 and I’m trying to understand magazines.
Do I need to get special mags or will any 1911 mag fit? My husband has an old Rock Island (I think) and has several cheap mags for it but I’m confused as if they will fit my Kimber. He’s a Glock Guy and doesn’t know much about 1911s so he’s not helpful
I have read that Kimber uses Checkmate for mags, and when I look at them there are so many different types I have no clue what to buy as extras because I want more than just one. Also, I have read it’s better to get 7 round mags versus 8...
I looked at Joe’s Mag Mania but there are so many different types.
I’m super confused. I’m not looking to CCW at this point, I’m looking for mags I can drop in the dirt at the range and not have to worry about them. Any help for this newbie would be appreciated.
Your Aegis Pro will require "Full Size" 1911 magazines. Ultra size Kimber's use compact size. I'm using 40 year old Colt and no name magazines, Kimber mag that comes with pistol, Kimber KimPro Tac mags, a whole lot of Joes' magazines. Joes' mags are great for the range. Just order 45acp Full size 1911 in blued or stainless I have both they all work great.
The more rounds (8) the better IMO. My spare EDC magazines are full size 10 round Chip McCormick's in stainless. It's your choice. Never hurts to have a extra round.
The Kimber Family
Gold Combat LE
Classic Carry Pro (Factory Bone Grips)
Master Carry Pro
Sapphire Ultra 9mm
Stainless Ultra Carry 9mm
Raptor Ultra Stainless
TLE Pro (TFS)
Custom Two Tone .45/460 Rowland
Super Carry Ultra Plus
84M Longmaster Classic SS .308
SVT 22lr Stainless Fluted Bull Barrel
Last edited by 2sharp2; 01-15-2019 at 03:48 PM.