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i'm gonna buy a few wilson mags - my question is should i get a 7 or 8 capacity mag. - i plan on loading one less than cap. since i have read reports that say one less than cap. saves springs big time.
 

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wilsons are well known for having the longest spring life (as far as i know).
some folks tend to say 8rdrs are prone to cause probs sometimes. how many mags are you going to have loaded up at one time? i wouldn't worry about that if you carry full time. just alternate fully-loaded magswith fresh one's every month or so. good luck and enjoy. (wilson mags springs are $8)

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thanx guys - LOL - freemont, funny thing about that thread is it doesnt really answer my question. 1/2 the guy's say 7 rounder's - the other half say's 8 rounders loaded to 7. which is exactly my delema - guess it doesnt matter. i'll only get 7 shots - but if in fact it'll save the springs (i do plan on getting 4 - 6 and rotating) i'll spend the extra $1.00 for longer life before i have to replace the springs

[This message has been edited by sreiter (edited 10-17-2001).]
 

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Hmmm.....from a reliability standpoint, I got the clear impression that the consensus opinion said get the 7 rd'ers. That's what I'm carrying.
 

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Originally posted by fremont:
Hmmm.....from a reliability standpoint, I got the clear impression that the consensus opinion said get the 7 rd'ers. That's what I'm carrying.
fremont- i'm not tring to be diffecult here - i truely thank you for your replies (only 1 of 2) - i want back and counted responses - here's what i came up with

3 people clearly said 7 not 8

2 people said there's no diff but i'd probally go with the 7

4 people said 8 loaded with seven (including 1 who said load the full 8 as back up, and when you slam it home it'll be loaded w/7)

4 people said 8
 

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I think you will find everyone will agree the 7 rounders are reliable. Most people seem to think the 8 rounders are reliable. The people I spoke with that had problems with 8 rounders were not using Wilson mags.

My advice, if you are a belt and suspenders kind of guy, get the seven rounders and sleep well. Otherwise buy the eight rounders. Load either to capacity.

What I did for my pro-CDP was buy 8 rounders. I load them to capacity. The last 500 rounds of various types of ammo I ran through my pro-CDP did so with no malfunctions.

-just one man's opinion . . .
 

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I use wilson 8 rounders loaded with 8. The ONLY problem is that it can be difficult to load an 8 rounder (with 8) on a loaded chamber (ie, topping off or tac reload). I really have to seat the mag firmly to get it to lock in. For low profile CCW I use the GI style 7 rounders (no base pad), and for run n' gun I use the Shooting Star (chip mccormik, right?) 10 rounders. I like the wilsons with the detachable base plate because they are easy to clean. LAter.
 
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