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Old January 1, 2013, 06:13 PM   #1
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Magazines for Remington R1 1911?

Will any full size 1911 magazines work for the Remington R1 1911? I have heard that Chip McCormick or Wilson Combat mags will work with any 1911. Are there "generic" 1911 magazines which will fit all 1911s?
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Old January 1, 2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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AFAIK, any full-size/Gov't Model magazine will fit a 1911R1.

The Chip McCormick mag, I had from my LWC, fits sure 'nuf - and functions good, to boot.

Like anything else machine-made, though - I'd expect an occassional mis-fit due to a particular mag and/or 1911R1 getting together that were on opposite ends of the tooling's tolerance spectrum.

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Old January 1, 2013, 06:50 PM   #3
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Yes, any magazine designed for a full size 1911 will also work in the R1. My personal favorite is Wilson Combat 47D mags. Chip McCormicks have been used by many members with favorable results as well.
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Old January 1, 2013, 06:57 PM   #4
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I'd say go with the Wilson, based on experiences in IDPA. I've seen more than a couple of the base plates pop off those McCormicks on a reload. It's funny to watch the rounds come out the bottom of the gun, though. It's usually a surprise to the shooter! Perhaps a little kiss with a welder fixes that.
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Old January 1, 2013, 07:56 PM   #5
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Some pistols like only certain brands of magazines. But it can also depend on what bullet you use. e.g. Mr Springfield will function with any magazine as long as I shoot only FMJ. That said I like the fit and finish of the Chip McCormack Shooting Star s.s. magazines.
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Old January 1, 2013, 08:18 PM   #6
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Wilson Combat; 1911a1 series magazines....

Many semi auto pistol owners & armed professionals(spec ops, SWAT, security, LE, etc) use the Wilson Combat magazines.
Chip McCormick's & Tripp's are popular too but I'd buy a few Wilson's for duty-carry.

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Old January 1, 2013, 08:19 PM   #7
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Wilson, Tripp, or Checkmates.
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Old January 1, 2013, 08:29 PM   #8
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You can also add Mec-Gar to the list.
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Old January 1, 2013, 09:35 PM   #9
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I've used Wilson mags for years in all my 1911 pistols. 5 inch, 4 1/4 inch and 3 1/2 inch guns and they always worked. I've heard good things about other mags but I figure "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".
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Old January 2, 2013, 12:34 AM   #10
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When in doubt, Wilson.
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Old January 2, 2013, 04:01 AM   #11
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I've used wilson, mccormick, colt, no name and have had no failure to feed with cast 230gr RN and FP.
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Old January 2, 2013, 06:26 AM   #12
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Chip McCormick

My vote is with Chip McCormick power mags.

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Old January 2, 2013, 07:14 AM   #13
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You can't go wrong with Chip McCormick. Try those before you drop your money on Wilson. In my experience, you can pay a lot more money for a mag than you will with McCormicks, but you won't find any that are more reliable.
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Old January 2, 2013, 01:58 PM   #14
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Chip McCormick Power Mags have always worked great for me, and they usually run a bit cheaper than the Wilson 47Ds.
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Old January 3, 2013, 06:52 AM   #15
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I use CMC and Wilson in all of my 1911s, including an R1.
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