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Thread: Springfield Ronin EMP Magazine Observation

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    Thumbs up Springfield Ronin EMP Magazine Observation

    Maybe this is easy to find for others, but I didn't come across it before I got my Ronin EMP 3:

    The Mec-Gar magazine for these comes with a metal, dimpled follower. This was a very pleasing surprise to me, especially after reading all those 1911Tuner posts.

    Springfield_Ronin_EMP3_Mec-Gar_Magazine_Top.jpg

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    Yes, the mags do seem pretty well made, but have the extension base so it holds one more round, and makes the grip length as long as a full size GM, why not a flush model for the 3" model at least.

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    I noticed the same thing and just thought about what the reasoning must have been. I thought a flush mag minus one round would have been a better choice or at least bith options. The other thing I wanted was a rounded/bobbed backstrap. Perhaps this is their compromise between the two since the extension rounds the end a bit.

    Also somewhat surprising to me, I got the opportunity to see it next to another guy's Hellcat and with it's mag, both turn out to be the same height/width to my eye. I expected the Hellcat to be smaller.

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    I've been meaning to post this as a question when I found out I can't get the mag springs separately. The standard single stack commander 9mm should have a tube with dimensions fit for a 9mm round, correct? If so, wouldn't a stock replacement spring be likely to fit here with perhaps a snip for length?

    I partly ask because I was wise enough to buy 3 extra mags to complement the one that comes with it, but not wise enough to buy 6 and now I see them on backorder everywhere. I suppose if it's a keeper, I'm going to eventually want springs someday, and I think we're all generally on the same page about being aftermarket parts folks in a proprietary parts world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murray View Post
    If so, wouldn't a stock replacement spring be likely to fit here with perhaps a snip for length?
    Maybe -- or maybe not.

    Standard 9mm magazines for 1911s have a spacer running up the inside of the magazine tube to keep the rounds forward, so the spring is shorter fore-to-aft than magazine springs for .45 ACP and .38 Super. The EMP pistols don't have that spacer because Springfield made the entire pistol shorter by [essentially] cutting a slice out right up through the magazine well. My fuzzy memory is telling me the difference is 3/16 of an inch. The spacer in "standard" 9mm magazines isn't anywhere near 3/16 of an inch thick, so I'm not prepared to opine that they would fit in an EMP mag tube.

    If I remember later this evening, I'll dig out a 9mm magazine and measure the fore-to-aft dimension of the spring.
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    I'd appreciate it greatly. If don't get to it, I'll probably throw a replacement spring into my next parts order for giggles. I don't currently own a regular 9mm 1911 in any size, but my spidey sense tells me I'll end up using it as my collection/addiction grows.

    If only for my reference and an excuse to play with the calipers, I'm getting:

    0.370" x 1.100"

    and for what it's worth on a broken in spring, ~6.5" tall, looks like 13 coils tip to tip, with a little curly Q on the follower/top side.

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    0.367" x 1.070" Check-Mate (OEM supplier for Colt)
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