I was just curious if anybody knew if any and all single stack 45 acp magazines for the 1911 would work with most or all 1911s, especially the more modern day versions, I been looking online to buy extra magazines and realized that there are tons of manufacturers for them.
I looked at 1911 history threads and only saw one with the 9mm magazines. I didn’t want to start a duplicate thread 😜
I was thinking of mass purchasing mec-gar since I know they make great magazines for my CZs. Saw some high end ones like Wilson combat, but I’m also thinking... it’s only magazines...
Any insight would be appreciated
Depends on the pistol. Some like certain brands better than others. Also depends on the floor plate your included mags came with. Some fit better at the bottom of the mag well than others.
I did some research into the Sig Nightmare when I bought it to find personal experiences with after market mags. I wound up getting:
Wilson Combat Elite Tactical Magazine ETM with Base Pad 8-rdhttps://www.midwayusa.com/product/720215/wilson-combat-elite-tactical-magazine-etm-with-base-pad-1911-government-commander-45-acp-8-round
Wilson Combat ETM had very high opinions over many others.
My 1911 is a little different with the curved backstrap (Fastback design). And I like the black mag extension that gives me an extra rd over the standard 7.
If you're looking at the lower end cost-wise, I'd recommend only getting one or two, then try them out in your gun to see if they perform at least as well as the mags included with the gun. Then it ought to be safe to buy more.
If a 1911 says it follows mil spec for their mags, then any other mil spec mag will fit and function. That doesn't mean they are equal in fit, finish, materials, or design. I like to go with what's proven good by others. It's a good place to start with minimal risk.