View Full Version : what mags do smith and wesson 1911's take?

07-08-2008, 11:02 PM
just curious if it uses the std 1911 ones?

07-08-2008, 11:17 PM
They are all standard. Now, some are better than others.

07-08-2008, 11:21 PM
yep they use regular 1911 mags, i recommend wilson combat mags.

07-09-2008, 5:35 AM
will look into the wilsons if i get this pistol there are so many options when buying a pistol hard to make up my mind!

07-09-2008, 9:20 AM
Depends on the pistol, ammo - A lot of times the factory mags will work fine. Get the pistol and see what happens.

What Smith are you looking at?

07-09-2008, 9:50 AM
I'm not really sure what mags they use, but if the gun and mag combination feeds empty cases it's a winner.

07-09-2008, 11:17 AM
I'd find a friend that has a different magazines. Some 1911s take better to certain mags then others. I've got some factory Kimbers, Chip McCormicks, Wilson Combats, Springfields, and some others. Certain 1911s like others better. And yes, it will also depend on the ammo you plan to use as well.


07-09-2008, 9:29 PM
Wilsons are working great in mine.

07-10-2008, 12:05 AM
The only 1911 single stack clones I can think of that sometimes don't take the standard mags are Llama.

07-10-2008, 6:37 PM
dont get chip mccorrmack they jammed in my Para SSP wilsons are the best and even the factory S&W aint bad

07-10-2008, 7:25 PM
The factory S&W 1911 mags (at least on my S&W 1911 which was a POS btw) are made by ACT.

Virgil Tripp's Cobra Elite mags are the best IMO. Next would be the CMC Power Mags with a upgraded spring (like Wolff or CMI) and CMI's "Patented" follower (like the original Devel style but skirted up front). The Wilson's aren't bad but their springs go bad pretty quickly and the all plastic follower tends to go bad and the slide will stop locking back. I had this happen on several Wilson Combat mags so I stopped using them all together.

I've tried the Cobra mags (both the old and new style) in all 14 of my 1911's (including my 1918 USGI) and it worked flawlessly in every single one. The upgraded CMC Power mags ran great in all of 'em too. The Wilson's choked a couple of 'em....of course, YMMV.

07-10-2008, 8:06 PM
Mind came with Willson,
It's a 8284 model but person at the counter said
it comes with blue S&W mag now days.