Originally Posted by Spats McGee
Umm, yeah, that's the ticket! 1911 magazines are "not in wide production." Just ask Colt, Wilson Combat, Chip McCormick, Springfield Armory, Remington, Ed Brown . . .
I believe he was saying that 7-round 1911 magazines are not widely available. And it's true that most of the "name" manufacturers now ship their full-size and Commander-size 1911s with 8-round magazines, but Colt still ships their 1991 series pistols with original style, 7-round mags. Check-Mate offers 1911 mags with the original 7-round, GI-style flat follower in both blue and stainless steel. So they are available, but you do have to look for them. Metalform used to offer 7-rounders a few years ago, but they may have dropped them.