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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:49 pm 
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I think I got a random set of magazines with it instead of the two 7 rounders
in stainless that the Ruger web site says come with that model. One of the
ones I received is a stainless with a floorplate that indicates its made by
ProMag and accepts 8 rounds and the other one appears to be a ProMag
since its floorplate looks identical to the stainless one
but it lacks the ProMag imprint that the stainless one has and it only accepts
7 rounds. So my question is, does ProMag make the Ruger SR1911 magazines
or does Ruger itself? I've looked at the ProMag website and it didn't seem
to offer a clear answer; for anyone who knows the answer, your help will
be much appreciated. Since the provenance of the two magazines I got
with the SR1911 is questionable as to total round count, etc., I have
acquired a pair of Chip McCormick Stainless 8 round Power Mags as my
EDC.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:33 am 
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I've always been told Mec-Gar makes them for Ruger.

My Commander is a 9mm and I bought a couple of Mec-Gar mags at the local store for it. They work great as it seems all "regular" mags do in 1911's.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:45 pm 
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hittman wrote:
I've always been told Mec-Gar makes them for Ruger.

My Commander is a 9mm and I bought a couple of Mec-Gar mags at the local store for it. They work great as it seems all "regular" mags do in 1911's.


Thanks, I think that these two I got with the gun are definitely ProMag made,
one's floorplate is imprinted ProMag and the other has an identical floorplate
just without the ProMag imprint, otherwise they are identical.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:56 am 
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Ruger uses magazines from several suppliers. Costs change, so it's a safe bet the ones they buy are from lowest-cost bidders.
The SR1911 guns are not strictly MIL-spec, but it is pretty rare to find (good-quality) magazines that will not work.
Prescott actually test-fires each gun with the mags included in the package. There is no conspiracy...

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:31 pm 
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Thanks for the reply Mojavesam, I realize that the SR1911 series is not strictly
speaking 100% milspec but I think that where they vary its actually an improvement
in several ways, the machined in plunger tube for example won't come loose as
one staked in place can, I've had a Colt Series 70 do that on me and it locked the
entire pistol up until I could get it to my gunsmith. Also the loaded chamber
indicator is something that I find really useful.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:43 am 
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Makes me wonder if the original mags were sold, then replaced with after market mags.
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