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It's time to fit a magwell on my LB Premier 2. I have researched the topic and found information various magwells. The common thread is they can be a PITA fitting them to a Baer frame.

The practical option is the Techwell and their grips. Looking for comments from addicts using Techwell on their LB 1911's.

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I have the S&A magwell on 2 of my LB guns. One required a good bit of fitting, I had a pistolsmith do it when I failed at it. The other one pretty much went right in. I didn't blend the magwell opening on it though. I try to know my limitations.
 
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The Techwell is the best way to go, in my opinion. While I thing SV makes the ultimate mag well, the expense and fitting isn't worth it anymore, to me.

I prefer the Leatham style magwell, which has the open front. The closed front doesn’t seem to do anything, since it doesn’t continue all the way to the frame, leaving a GAP. The open front is not only better looking, but has better magazine compatibility.

Here’s my setup.

 

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My S&A went on just fine on the Hillsdale SRP, Hillsdale TRSC, and Le Claire 9mm UTC, with the exception of the pin hole needed a very slight wallowing (I know that really isn't the right way to fit the part) to match up to Baer's frame.

My Le Claire UTC 45 was an utter pain in the a** and needed a ton of fitting to work.
I don't like 2 pc magwells as I have larger hands and like the extra length of the 1 pc. I don't carry them so it doesn't give me a negative.

 

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A few months ago, I picked up a used Techwell IPSC SP for a pattern to modify a set of VZ grips. I never got around to modifying the grips (fixturing, programming) so I ordered Techwell grips yesterday.

The magwell is silver so it will be for testing only on the Pll to see how it works. Will comment when installed.
 
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