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I recently bought a couple CMC 8 rounders for carry and they work great! They came with basepads (3/8"??) and I was wondering how many of you use the pads on carry mags. My concern is that the loaded mag will print (I wear a Sparks Watch Six IWB...) Any thoughts?

Thanks, -Coop

[This message has been edited by Coop de Ville (edited 07-26-2001).]
 

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I use the Wilson .350 basepads on all my 8rd Wilson mags. They don't add that much and I have never had a problem with printing but I use a shirt or vest over a t-shirt or tank top. Trying to conceal a gun with a t-shirt you probably won't be able to use the basepads. These are single stacks of course.
Shane, yours are double stacks aren't they? From my experience with Para's, they are tougher to conceal. Or can you carry concealed in the Great White North?

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I use the base pad mags as spares when I carry, while the mag in the pistol is a low profile Colt mag. Will switch that out for a Wilson low profile base when I get some extra cash.

I don't feel that the pad on the spares offers any concealability problem, but I do wonder about a thick basepad adding more length to a grip when trying to conceal the pistol IWB. OWB is not a problem cause I only carry like that when the weather is cold enough for a jacket.
 

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Originally posted by BillD:

Shane, yours are double stacks aren't they? From my experience with Para's, they are tougher to conceal. Or can you carry concealed in the Great White North?

Bill, you are correct - I love my Para's, but I do own a Colt Combat Commander, and this was the mags I was referring to. I don't believe that Wilson offers basepads for double stack mags. The factory Para basepads are actually very good, and low profile.

CCW in the Great White North??? Heeheehee...good one!


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I use the base pads when I carry. I'm a pretty big guy, so it isn't much of an issue for me. If you'd rather, there's nothing wrong with not using them on the magazine in the gun. I would, however, recommend using them on your spare magazine(s).

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Personally, I like to have my in-the-gun carry mags not have a base pad (fits flush with mag well) or have the lowest profile possible. With less sticking up, there is less chance for printing. CMC base pads are pretty good-sized monsters and so I try to avoid having those in my gun when I carry.

My spare mags, I like those to have a base pad on them. When it comes time for a mag change, that extra lenght on the base pad helps assure me that I will get my mag inserted and seated properly. Sometimes with magazines that fit flush with the bottom of the gun, that can be a problem.

Of course, whether or not a base pad causes printing depends on your mode of dress. If the base pad is printing, chances are so are other parts of your gun. The base pad may simply be bringing this to light.
 

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Originally posted by Coop de Ville:
Hope this fits here..
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I was wondering how many of you use the pads on carry mags. My concern is that the loaded mag will print (I wear a Sparks Watch Six IWB...) Any thoughts?

Thanks, -Coop

[This message has been edited by Coop de Ville (edited 07-26-2001).]
Since most of my mags are Wilsons they all have some sort of pad... I prefer the thinnest steel version. However the mag in the gun is either a Mag-pac or a Devel 8 rounder because it is flush.

Mag-pac even has a "concealed carry" mag wich abreviates the "toe" but I rather like something to catch my finger on if the mag sticks in the gun.

Food for thought,
Jim Higginbotham
 
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