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223556
09-05-2012, 10:58 AM
Hello Calgun'rs
I picked up a RIA 1911 Tactical 9mm from a local CalGun'r :)
I shot it yesterday and it shoots awesome!

Anyways, my question to members running 9mm 1911's...
What magazines do you use?

I have researched online and found the top 2 that came up where:

Tripps Mags
Wilson ETM Mags

Anyone have any feedback from those mags? Any issues in reliablity and feeding?

I currently have a Check-Mate brand mag, holds 9 rounds.

redcliff
09-05-2012, 11:04 AM
I like both your choices with a small preference to Tripp overall.

InGrAM
09-05-2012, 11:11 AM
Might sound weird but my Metalform 9 round 9mm magazines have never had a problem in my 9mm RIA. A few thousand rounds worth.

jpm804
09-05-2012, 11:24 AM
Might sound weird but my Metalform 9 round 9mm magazines have never had a problem in my 9mm RIA. A few thousand rounds worth.

^ this... Wanted to try some inexpensive mags before movin up I needed. They have been working fine and will probably pick up some more in the future.

Speedpower
09-05-2012, 11:44 AM
All I use is Wilson Elite Tactical 10 round Magazine on my Springer Loaded 9mm, been very reliable, never have an issue.

MossbergMan
09-05-2012, 11:51 AM
Metalform, I believe is OEM for Springfield Armory. I have numerous 1911 9mm's and I use both. The Tripp mags will give you two important features:
1. 10 rounds
2. Easily disassembled for cleaning.

Tripp has excellent customer service.

Pay the few bucks more for Tripp mags, you'll be happier in the long run.

shipwreck
09-05-2012, 12:30 PM
Tripp Cobra Mags are the best. I prev had a $3k 9mm 1911 until I sold it last fall. The Cobra mags are the best made ones IMHO. Only 1911 mags I will use.

223556
09-05-2012, 1:39 PM
Tripp Cobra Mags are the best. I prev had a $3k 9mm 1911 until I sold it last fall. The Cobra mags are the best made ones IMHO. Only 1911 mags I will use.

Awesome, Ive ordered a Tripps mag, hope to get it soon.
Have you ran JHP's with it?

jyo
09-05-2012, 6:32 PM
I vote Tripp!

JTROKS
09-05-2012, 7:53 PM
I haven't had any problem with 9 round Metalform mags from Springfield or bought from Midway USA. Well the problem is they are 9 rounders. I have modified one of my blue 9 rounder with removable base plate and machined an aluminum extended base pad to give me a +1 and so far it's feeding just fine with FMJ and truncated flat nose bullets.
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh257/joshuatroy/1dcc3405.jpg

VegasND
09-05-2012, 8:50 PM
I like Tripp and Wilson; both work great for me.

Mute
09-05-2012, 9:06 PM
So far, I've had the best results with Tripp.

enzo357
09-05-2012, 9:09 PM
Tripp is the best. When I ordered they were out. To make up for me having to wait, they sent me an extra. Great customer service.

Ripon83
09-05-2012, 9:13 PM
I asked about some of these a few months ago, and was recommended the metal form for my Kimber, I have about 100 rnds thru two different ones now with no trouble.

diver160651
09-05-2012, 9:23 PM
Having "quality" Wilson, Tripp bla bla... I can honestly say that if your complete system is in tune it really does NOT matter. That said, most 9mm in 1911 platforms seem more finicky than most 45acp in the same form factor. For me, Tripp allows the user to easily modify the follower and fine tune your gun. Modeled followers are great but do not allow you to make tuning adjustments.

9mm 1911 Tripp for me

45acp 1911 it's a toss up

My 1/2 cent


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1911ShooterPhil
09-05-2012, 9:26 PM
Might sound weird but my Metalform 9 round 9mm magazines have never had a problem in my 9mm RIA. A few thousand rounds worth.

+1

I use the Metalform magazines as well. I own several and they work flawlessly. Check out here: http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=20448/Product/-SPRINGFIELD-MAGAZINES-for-1911-AUTO

Hope this helps! --1911ShooterPhil

Press Check
09-05-2012, 10:34 PM
Tripp Research Cobra magazines are flawless.

Digerati47
09-05-2012, 11:06 PM
I've been using the 10rnd Wilson Combat ETM w/ base pad mags with no issues in my STI Trojan. I've only shot with factory 115gr and 124gr FMJ and reloads but not one issue in about 600 rnds (new pistol :D).

The only concern I have is that the top edge of the mag is less than a papers thickness away from the extractor when I (gently) slam the mag in. I've heard of extractors breaking off over time due to the mags hitting them, so it's something to watch for when you try out new mags. I'm keeping an eye on mine, but I do plan on ordering a couple more of these mags.



//Digz

shipwreck
09-06-2012, 7:06 AM
Awesome, Ive ordered a Tripps mag, hope to get it soon.
Have you ran JHP's with it?

It was a 100% range gun (it was like 50oz+ unloaded - Springfield CUstomshop Full Rail Operator in 9mm with a bull barrel) - so, I only ever shot FMJ thru it.

223556
09-07-2012, 10:43 AM
I haven't had any problem with 9 round Metalform mags from Springfield or bought from Midway USA. Well the problem is they are 9 rounders. I have modified one of my blue 9 rounder with removable base plate and machined an aluminum extended base pad to give me a +1 and so far it's feeding just fine with FMJ and truncated flat nose bullets.
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh257/joshuatroy/1dcc3405.jpg

Thats a pretty sweet looking magazine!
I think Ill pick up a metalform just for kicks, you can never have enough mags right?

223556
09-08-2012, 4:54 PM
So I just got my 10 round Tripp's Cobra Magazine yesterday (SUPER fast shipping ;) )

Thing is very solid, great fit and finish. I hope to test it out at the range soon.

Ive loaded some 115g FMJ and it loaded and chambered fine into the gun.

I loaded some 115g XTP Hornady HP and it nose dived :( I dont know if it needs to be broken in or if its just the round its self.

Snap caps loaded and chambered flawless

jbe90
09-08-2012, 9:55 PM
Never had an issue with my Metalform and Wilson ETM mags.
I have 4 Metalforms and 4 ETM's.

wilit
09-08-2012, 9:59 PM
I've been using Mecgar mags in my RIA. No feed issues at all with them. The only complaint I have with them is the floorplates are hardened steel and I needed a carbide bit ($15) to drill the holes for the extended base pads. Other than that, they've been great.

JTROKS
09-08-2012, 10:07 PM
Thats a pretty sweet looking magazine!
I think Ill pick up a metalform just for kicks, you can never have enough mags right?

Yes Sir! I got this SA 1911 9mm thinking it will be economical, but I just end up shooting twice as much ammo because it's so much fun to shoot. I need more of those 9 round removable base plate mags. I think I got the bugs out of my extended base pad and about to make them in Acetal.

protoolsnerd
09-08-2012, 10:08 PM
For 10 rounders i'd go with tripp. I have 5 of their 10 round 9mm mags and have no issues with feeding . I use them to shoot uspsa single stack