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Old March 8, 2013, 01:37 PM   #1
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I Bought a New Gun Today Just to Get the Magazine...

I recently had the itch for a 1911-22. I bought a Colt 1911 Gold Cup 22. Its made by Walther, and imported by Umarex. Yes... I understand its not really a Colt Gold Cup, but thats what it says on the slide. I really like this pistol, and one of the reasons I chose it over the other 1911 22s on the market was that it comes with a 12 round magazine. It has a quality feel, and shoots well. I started looking for magazines, and there are none. I cant find extras anywhere. I really like the idea of 12+1. With the current atmosphere concerning guns, and a looming high capacity magazine ban, I was worried that I wouldnt get another 12 round magazine. These pistols ship to areas that dont allow more that 10 rounds, with a 10 round magazine, instead of the 12 round mag. I imagine that very soon, all the new Colt 1911 22 pistols will have 10 round mags. I wont be surprised if, and when, the next shipment of magazines becomes available, the 12 rounders will be gone.

So today, I stopped by my favorite shop, and bought a Colt Government Model 1911-22. I know thats crazy... and I never thought I would be swayed by the hysteria that seems to be happening today, but I am happy I have 2 magazines now. When the next shipment of magazines becomes available, If all I can get are 10 rounders, that will be ok, but I sure would like 12s if they are available.
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Old March 8, 2013, 02:00 PM   #2
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I seriously doubt that the 12 rounders are gonna go anywhere. unless local laws are being proposed near you.

I've also done that same move but not for the same exact reason. I got a 422 awhile back since it had 2 mags with it and i could use the mags in my model 41. they also turned out to be 12 rounders so it was win win.

I think it really sucks that guns aren't coming with multiple mags... Kinda bugs me. Two should be the minimum.
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Old March 8, 2013, 05:59 PM   #3
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So, now that you have two of them, are you going to practice 1911-two-gun shooting, like Bruce Willis, in "Last Man Standing"?
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Old March 8, 2013, 06:11 PM   #4
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Well, you know what they say: "Two is one, and one is none."
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Old March 8, 2013, 11:28 PM   #5
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"Two is one, and one is none."
And... 12 is 11?

Now you can tell for yourself whether or not the "Gold Cup" is more accurate than the "Government".
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Old March 10, 2013, 01:31 AM   #6
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A 1922 haha, duel weld them if your range allows it.
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Old Yesterday, 09:49 AM   #7
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ten and twelve round mags by umarex, changing to twelve

About 10 and 12 round magazines by umarex. My son bought a umarex 1911 -22 and it works just great. He has two twelve round mags and one 10 round. He let me disassemble a ten and a twelve. It is so easy to make a ten round into a twelve. Remove the bottom base plate by pushing in the little round button, and slide the base plate off. Watch that the spring does not fly out. It is not that strong. Inside you will find a plastic part with a aluminum round piece. Remove the little aluminum piece, Use a pair of pliers and pull it streight off. it is a spacer, and reassemble. You now have a twelve round magazine. Both the ten and twelve are the same with the exception of the aluminum small round spacer. A cheap way for the manufacture to change the amount of 22's that the mag will hold. Just one last item. If you live in a state where they say no mags over 10 rounds, if you change your mag, that is your decision. Also you can buy any umarex mag for the 1911-22 and if you are told it is a ten round do not be afraid to buy it as in less than five minutes you can make it a twelve round. Enjoy!!!!
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duel weld them if your range allows it.
Allowing a welding kit on a hot range sounds like a non-starter......
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Allowing a welding kit on a hot range sounds like a non-starter.....
Defiantly not a video game player (LOL)

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Old Today, 01:56 AM   #10
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Its made by Walther, and imported by Umarex.
Umarex owns Walther. All Zamak guns are made by Umarex.

Also, plenty of mags on eBay.
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Also, plenty of mags on eBay.
This thread is a year and a half old. Back when the OP posted this thread, mags were hard to find.
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