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Default Which mags work best in a Rock Island Armory 1911

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My friend owns a Rock Island 1911 and some mags don't fit firmly into the mag well without "extra" effort and this has led to numerous FTF's. While I don't mind pushing on the mag a little bit more to get it to click-seat, I could see how it might be problematic in the heat of things. He's purchased a few more mags, I apologize for not having the brand on hand, and one of them only held 7 rounds until he took it apart and tweaked the spring some. Now, it'll fit 8 but the last one is a tight fit, though it still feeds. Anyone have any particular brand of magazine that runs in their RIA 1911 very well?

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Default Re: Which mags work best in a Rock Island Armory 1911

Cathy is using Springfield Armory and a Triple K Mag in hers with no problems. My friend is shooting mostly with Chip McCormick and Wilson mags, again with no problems.
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Default Re: Which mags work best in a Rock Island Armory 1911

Check out the Wilson Combat 47D.
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are you sure the mags you have are 8 rounders? that may be part of your problem.
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Default Re: Which mags work best in a Rock Island Armory 1911

I think (I'm not home to check right now) that besides Armscor I have Novaks and they work fine.
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Default Re: Which mags work best in a Rock Island Armory 1911

I don't have an RIA. But between my Springfield's, Sig, and Para's, I practice with Chip McCormack Powermags and compete / carry Wilson ETMs.

Never a feeding problem in any of my guns.
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Default Re: Which mags work best in a Rock Island Armory 1911

I have 8 round MacGar (sp?) that I use in my Armscor 1911 (Daly) they seem to work just fine for me.
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Default Re: Which mags work best in a Rock Island Armory 1911

I picked up a few extra Novak 8rd mags here:
http://www.centerfiresystems.com/MAG-AC1911.aspx
They run great in my Rock Island GI 1911, although I must admit, I don't like the look of the base pad.


Does anybody have any experience with flush fit 7rd GI mags?
http://www.centerfiresystems.com/MAG04501.aspx

I don't like the thought of giving up a round, but I can live with it as it's just a range toy for now.
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