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Post by Sheriff1962 on Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:54 pm

What are some of the recommended magazines for 185swc ? Like Federal  Match.

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Post by Wobbley on Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:01 pm

This explains the differences between feed lip styles.  The wadcutter mag lips usually came from Bullseye smiths.  Most quality aftermarket mags now use a hybrid feed lips.  Wilson and Chip McCormick mags have these.  

http://rangehot.com/hybrid-vs-wadcutter-1911-magazine/
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Post by LenV on Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:20 am

Wilson Combat 47D have been my go to magazine for SWC.
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Post by troystaten on Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:17 am

I have McCormick mags for my Springfield milspec wad gun.  Seem to work fine with 185 grain and 200 grain SWC's

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Post by zanemoseley on Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:51 am

I like the Wilson mags too. They are stainless so don't rust yet they will still stick to magnets. Run in both my custom 45's with the Magnus #801 which is super stumpy. And, the base plates totally remove so you can clean the magazine all the way through easily.

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Post by Olde Pilot on Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:12 pm

+1 Wilson stainless mags

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Post by Gary Wells on Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:52 pm

WC ETM's, (# 47D) are all that I use and have been for years. Stainless, black coating available, 3 different bottom configurations, removable floorplate for cleaning & maintenance. A tad pricey but well worth it. Buy once, cry once.

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Post by jglenn21 on Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:55 pm

Never found any reason to use anything other than Metalform mags. The round follower 7 round coated mags are my go to for any wad gun or EIC. Their 9mm and 38 super mags work perfectly also.
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Post by Gary Wells on Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:39 pm

jglenn21 wrote:Never found any reason to use anything other than Metalform mags. The round follower 7 round coated mags are my go to for any wad gun or EIC. Their 9mm and 38 super mags work perfectly also.
)0ps, my bad. I almost forgot. I have 4 royal blued MetalForms, 7 shot, non-removable floor-plate.I came across them in about the late '80's at a gun shoe. I do not know the story behind the royal blueing, but I'm sure that they did not leave the factory that way. These mags have never failed me in any way. Round follower.

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Post by zanemoseley on Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:45 pm

jglenn21 wrote:Never found any reason to use anything other than Metalform mags. The round follower 7 round coated mags are my go to for any wad gun or EIC. Their 9mm and 38 super mags work perfectly also.

Unfortunately I have a good reason not to recommend them. Once during a match I had a base plate weld break loose in the middle of a string, it crapped out the guts at my feet. Then a couple months back I had another weld fail while I was loading a magazine. I've also had some surface rust on their "blued" finish.  I'm done with them. I did just get some Wolff magazines when I bought Chris's used KC wad gun, they appear to be a nicer version of the Metalform mags, they have a royal blue finish that shouldn't rust. I do leave my gun box with mags in my garage which doesn't help with rust, the guns are stored inside in my safe.

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Post by Tim:H11 on Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:52 pm

I’ve always used the cheap mags that come factory with Springfield Armory 1911’s and haven’t had any issues. I use them as they come. Follower and spring are factory.
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Post by Sc0 on Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:29 am

Also one of my metalform baseplates separated. I still use them but have 3ea CMC stainless powermags with 6lb springs and the rounded metalform followers installed. No issues with the CMC frankenmags, the bonus is that they won't rust and with the exception of a kaboom the baseplates won't fall off ..

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Post by TonyT on Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:02 pm

I have always used the Metsalform magazines and have never had any issues with them.

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Post by SmokinNJokin on Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:53 pm

+1 for metalform with round follower. They are awesome. They gave away a stainless one in the competitor pack at Perry a couple years ago, I use that one for long line.

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Post by zanemoseley on Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:25 am

Sounds like there are 2 type of people, those that love Metalform and those that have had the base plates fail then decide the small premium for Wilson mags is worth it, and easier to clean.

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Post by SW-52 on Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:04 pm

+1 for metalform with round follower.
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Post by jglenn21 on Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:08 pm

Metalform does make mags with a removable bottom and the round follower.  Even SS..  most of those are 8 round..
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Post by Mike38 on Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:20 pm

I have always had very good results with the MetalForm mags with the rounded follower using SWC .45 acp ammo. As a side note, MetalForm is great when it comes to warranty / customer service / customer relations. Actually, they go above and beyond in my opinion. Many moons ago I bought three MetalForm 1911 mags. Still have and use them. Somewhere around the three year mark of use, I did have one fail me. During a string of rapid fire I got hit in the stomach with something. The pistol went click instead of bang. I looked down and saw the mag's follower on the bench. I instantly thought the worse, and figured my pistol blew up. Placed the gun down and looked at my hand. All 5 fingers, no blood, that's good. Looked at gun, appeared the mag was missing. Opened action, mag body still there, every thing else gone. The welded floor plate broke away and dumped the spring, follower and cartridges out onto the bench. The spring is what hit me in the belly. I emailed MetalForm. Got a reply in less than 12 hours from the President of the company, asking me to return the mag for inspection. I figured being 3 years old, they would claim normal wear and tear and say sorry. Well they must have shipped me a replacement mag before they even got the old one back. I had a new mag in hand 4 days after the President of MetalForm emailed me. No charge. I like that in a company, and will always use MetalForm mags in my 1911s.
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Post by R*P*DR* on Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:06 am

I have had 4 Metal form mags since 1988 round follower and removable base plates! Only problem was after 25 years(better than normal ware) I replaced the springs and there still going! They feed every thing I put in them 230 RN 185swc button nose 185 Fed GMM 185JHP 185gr SWCHP and 200gr SWC

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Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:29 am

Met-Gar or Metalform have worked fine with the rounded follower.
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