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Being a "born again" 1911 fan, I am struggling with the usual "gremlins" of the pistol. One suspected problem has been, of course, magazines. In my investigation I have noticed that in my Springfield, McCormick and Colt magazines have a slower bullet release and have the bullet feed into the ramp at a lower angle than do either Wislon or Mecgar mags. I have read Kuhnhausens(sp?) descriptions of "timing" a magazine to match bullet/pistol configuration but it seems a mite too much trouble to get into. The Wilson mags are seeming to hold up a little better to the abuse on the training ranges than the Mecgars. I may just have to cough up the extra dough and go with the Wilson.
 

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In general, I find the shorter the round, the earlier you want it to release. I've been using Shooting Stars in my Colt, with a half-dozen different bullet configurations, and have had no problems. I was shooting with a guy that was having trouble with his older Commander. It had the old, G.I.-style barrel throat, and it wouldn't feed SWC's through a couple of his mags. I looked at the mags, which were all different. One had the long, tapered feed lips, one had short tapered lips, and one had very short, parallel lips. After some experimentation, we discovered only the latter would feed reliably in his gun.
 
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