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I picked up a used loaded 1911 yesterday. Took it to the range today and it did great. I ran about 160 reasons rounds through it, 100 ball and 60 JHP's. I had 2 FTF with Fed HydroShock. I understand that may be hard load for some guns to feed. I ran 20 SIG JHP and it fed great. I'm a happy camper!
 

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Welcome!

I'd get the advice of true 1911 experts on this, but I'll offer my experience for what it's worth. My vintage 1943 Remington Rand 1911 (not Remington the firearms company!) had a FTF problem with JHP rounds.

I did some research and discovered that there are several different types of followers used in 1911 mags. Apparently, Wilson Combat mags have followers that basically TOSS the round into the receiver, rather than PLACING the round. Once I switched to Wilson Combat mags, my old WWII era 1911 began to eat modern JHP with almost no FTF.

However, my issue was caused by the 1943 ramp. I bet SA makes quality mags, and switching to Wilson Combats might be unnecessary and ineffective. Yet, if nothing else works, you might want to try one. Good luck!
 

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Threetango, that mag certainly looks familiar! How are the mags that come stock with a "Loaded?" Someday, I will own a "Loaded" and I'd like your opinion. Are the Wilson Combats significantly better than the SA mags that come with a "Loaded"? I'd appreciate any information or experience you can share on the topic.
 

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Threetango, that mag certainly looks familiar! How are the mags that come stock with a "Loaded?" Someday, I will own a "Loaded" and I'd like your opinion. Are the Wilson Combats significantly better than the SA mags that come with a "Loaded"? I'd appreciate any information or experience you can share on the topic.
Wilson mags are better quality than most any mag you can name. I have a McCormick and prefer the Wilson's personally for the specs (JMO).
Standard SA mags are ok, they just don't have the quality of a Wilson.
The mags for Sig Sauer are Mec-gar made in Italy and are pretty good quality but Wilson mags are made in the USA which I fully support. Plus I like that it's an 8 rd model.

Here are the specs on the Wilson's which will show the features and materials used.
I will say are not cheap but you get what you pay for.

Specifications and Features:
Wilson Combat 1911 Magazine
.45 ACP
8 Rounds


  • Increases Reliability in ALL 1911 Pistols
  • Aircraft Grade Certified Stainless Steel Tube Resists Corrosion
  • .027" Tube Walls - Thickest In The Industry
  • Tubes are Heat Treated for Maximum Durability and Service Life
  • Fiber-Fill Nylon Self-Lubricating Follower Provides Smooth Round Feeding
  • Maximum Tensile Strength Heavy-Duty Spring for Long Service Life, Enhanced Feeding and Positive Slide Stop Operation
  • Removable .350" Plastic Base Pad for Easy Maintenance and Versatility with Different Base Pad Options


Maximum Tensile Strength Heavy Duty Spring
Enhanced Feeding and Reliability
Made in the USA
Stainless Steel
Natural Finish
 

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Thanks for the specs, 3T! I just knew from experience that they work better than any others I have tried. Now I know why. :)
 
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