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Thread: Who makes mags that come with Springfield "1911-A1 Mil-Spec" pistols?

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    Who makes mags that come with Springfield "1911-A1 Mil-Spec" pistols?

    I have a brand new Springfield "1911-A1 Mil-Spec" pistol. It came with two 7-round mags with no manufacturer's markings evident.

    I disassembled for the purpose of converting them to 8 round capacity. First I tried a "Checkmate" brand conversion kit. Then I tried a "Wilson Combat" conversion kit. Neither one would work. I posted on the Facebook group for Springfield Armory owners, figuring there would be plenty of people owning these lower priced pistols. Not one person responding had anything good to write about the mags that came with their pistols. At present my thinking is to just get those two unused conversion kits out of there and save them for future use, while disposing of the magazines that came with the Springfield Armory in the trash. Still I remain curious. Does anybody know who makes these mags for Springfield Armory? IMG_0167.jpg IMG_0166.jpg IMG_0165.jpg
    i sold all my handguns. . . . . . . . . . except for the 1911 style pistols in .45 ACP.

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    Do they have a weld seam up the center of the back?

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    It looks like a normal, GI-spec magazine, with parallel or "hybrid" lips and a tapped basepad. If I had to guess, I'd say either Checkmate or Metalform.

    My inclination would be to keep the magazine and throw the conversion kits in the trash, because fitting 8 rounds in a flush-bottom magazine that some very clever folks designed for 7 rounds, doesn't sit well with me, but that IS just me.
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    Rick McC. (5th August 2020)


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    I wouldn’t throw the mags away unless they wouldn’t function properly.

    In other words; shoot the gun with the mags provided, and see if they work reliably. That’ll give you more useful information than internet advice or guesses.
    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

    Rick

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    Too late, they're gone. if I were using both 7 and 8 round mags it might be different. But I only use 8 rounders.
    i sold all my handguns. . . . . . . . . . except for the 1911 style pistols in .45 ACP.

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