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Old 03-20-2019, 02:45 PM   #1
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Cool Aegis Elite Custom 9mm 1911 magazine load issues

So I'm no stranger to Kimber, having owned 4 of their 1911's. 3 are chambered in .45 and my newest one is in 9mm. I have 3 mags for it and can barely load 8 of the 9 rounds it should take. I forced a 9th round into one of the mags but the last round won't sit right and is difficult to load into the magwell. On top if I press the mag release, it drops about an inch and stops.
If I remove one round, it seems to drop out more freely. This gun is brand new and have under 200 rnds through it. Kimber tells me to load to 9 rnds and insert the mag without chambering a round and leave in the gun for a few days to a week to let the spring soften some and break in. Has anyone experienced this. I even bought a couple spare mags from Wilson Combat for it and the same issue. Wilson Combat says I should also load the mags to capacity and let them break in some. Ugh... Help, please?
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Old 03-20-2019, 02:52 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum dm930, I suggest you get a Maglula magazine loader, it will make loading any 9mm or .45 magazines a breeze.

How about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership?
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Chuck and Kimber are both right. A mag loader will make things more pleasant and UpLULA is the best. And, the springs will loosen up over time, as Kimber implied.
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Welcome to the forum dm930, I suggest you get a Maglula magazine loader, it will make loading any 9mm or .45 magazines a breeze.

How about stopping by our "New Member Introduction" sub forum and introducing yourself to the membership?
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Old 03-20-2019, 03:07 PM   #4
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That's my experience also. I'm using both Kimber and WC mags without any issues, including my Aegis Elite Custom 9mm.

You might also want to try the Wilson ETM 10-round mags in your nine. They work very well in my gun.

+ One for the UpLula also. Don't know how I got along for so long without one.
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:01 PM   #5
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Welcome to the site from Tennessee!

Had that issue before last Wed range day, I had six 9 round 9mm magazines and could only get 9 rounds into one of them. And I was using a loader.
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I will have the magloader tomorrow although I don't think it will help much. There is zero movement inside the mag for a round and it doesn't resolve the issue with dropping a mag freely when it's loaded to capacity.
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Old 03-20-2019, 04:28 PM   #7
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I appreciate the feedback also. Just kind of perplexed.
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Old 03-20-2019, 07:11 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by dm930 View Post
I appreciate the feedback also. Just kind of perplexed.
I've been thinking of taking one of mine apart and having a look see. ?? Just not had a chance yet.
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Just FYI I have two full size 9mm, 1911s a Kimber Target II and a Colt Competition. I've been running CMC (Chip McCormick) mags that are 10 rounders and I have no issues loading all ten rounds and they function without issue. I also use the Maglula loader.
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I had a similar experience with my 9mm Kimber magazines. They'll loosen up in time.
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