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Old 02-19-2004, 03:44 PM   #1
 
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Magazines, which brand is considered the best?

Just wondering if any one particular brand is considered the best.
I ordered a Valtro from John J. late July last year and I guess I should get it sometime this year . Since it appears the only negitive things voiced were the poor quality of the magazines, I want to secure better ones asap.
Thanks for the help.
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Old 02-19-2004, 04:04 PM   #2
 
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wilsons 47's are excellent as well as CMC I reccomend wilson mags to all my customers they have never let me down Ive tried to kill em and they keep on keepin on.


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Old 02-19-2004, 04:58 PM   #3
 
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Wilson followed by Chip McCormick.
 
 
Old 02-19-2004, 05:06 PM   #4
 
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I REALLY like the Wilson mags. Chip McCormick Power Mags are good too, but I don't like the other CMC mags.

Wilson mags work fine in all my 1911s, and the Power Mags work in MOST of them.

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Old 02-19-2004, 05:41 PM   #5
 
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Thanks folks!
 
Old 02-20-2004, 02:42 PM   #6
 
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I've had equally good luck with Wilsons and Metalforms and would recommend either. Curiously though, it seems that there are a significant number of people who claim they have had problems with Wilsons.
 
Old 04-10-2004, 07:42 PM   #7
 
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My favorites are Metalforms with the round metal follower and welded bottom. I also like CMC powermags and have had success with Wilson and Baers however I really prefer a metal follower over a plastic follower.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 07:17 AM   #8
 
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I would certainly agree with those voting for the Wilsons (7 rounders are much better) and the Power Mags. Also look at Novak's new magazines - the ones that I have seem to be very well-made, durable, and have a metal follower.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 11:08 AM   #9
 
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Originally Posted by harrydog
I've had equally good luck with Wilsons and Metalforms and would recommend either. Curiously though, it seems that there are a significant number of people who claim they have had problems with Wilsons.
Yes I find that odd also. They are the most suggested mag by other people yet they are the most complained about. I stopped using them after one of the plastic followers wore out on me and wouldn't lock the slide back. I use the round follower Metalforms with welded bases now. No more plastic for me.
 
Old 04-13-2004, 03:02 PM   #10
 
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Wilson followers

The good news is that when their plastic followers wear out Wilson will send u free replacements. I also use the Wilson follower/spring replacement kits available for around $5. I've replaced SA, GI & CMC innards with these kits, and they work great.
 
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