Les Baer Re-Beginner Questions

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by CENTURIATOR, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. CENTURIATOR

    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

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    Dec 20, 2018
    It's been at least ten years since I owned a 1911 and I've not kept up with anything about them in that time. I picked up a Les Baer Custom (take my money Don!) and am looking forward to familiarizing myself with the 1911 again. The only thing I remember about them at this point is what a pleasure they are to shoot. Just plain fun.

    So...I know magazines for the 1911 have always been a weak point, depending on which mags you are using. Last time I was into 1911 Wilson and Dan Wessons were highly thought of. I'd like to use as high a capacity magazine as possible, have there be any good options available for a 10 mag that folks would recommend?

    Ammo ... good/bad/ugly of range ammo? Anything new there? I used to shoot ordinary Federal ball ammo, commercially loaded, brass case, etc.

    I've noticed that there is apparently now a modification one can make to the slide stop to avoid the "idiot" scratch.What's the word there?

    And...thanks for any other insights....

    Re-beginningly yours
     
  2. Oldgunner

    Oldgunner Well-Known Member

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    Mar 30, 2018
    Chip McCormick makes a reliable ten round mag. They have worked well in all of my .45 ACP 1911's. McCormick is now owned by Wilson Combat so you can find them on both websites as well as at Midway and Brownells.
     

  3. CENTURIATOR

    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

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    Dec 20, 2018
    Ah...interesting re. Buy out by Wilson.
     
  4. Oldgunner

    Oldgunner Well-Known Member

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    Mar 30, 2018
    Oops! Wilson doesn't have them listed on their website and something has happened to McCormick's website. However, you can find them on sale at Midway under CMC Powermags.
     
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  5. CENTURIATOR

    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

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    Dec 20, 2018
    I will snag a few from Brownells with their discount and free shipping.
     
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  6. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    I have had much better luck with Wilson’s or Tripp 10 round then Chip 10 round 45 mags.
     
  7. CENTURIATOR

    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

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    Dec 20, 2018
    Care to rephrase...confusing.
     
  8. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    Wilson 10 round and Tripp 10 round are much better mags IMO then Chip I have had feeding issues with Chip 10 rounds in several 1911s failures to lock back as well. Wilson and Tripp don’t have these issues in my guns.
     
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  9. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    put a playing card beneath the slide stop hole(AREA of the idiot scratch) befor e you swing the slide stop up to be inserted=no idiot scratch
     
  10. CENTURIATOR

    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

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    Dec 20, 2018
    Got it, thank you.
     
  11. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Answers :

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  12. Moad

    Moad Edge of Glory

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    Sep 4, 2011
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  13. CENTURIATOR

    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

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    Dec 20, 2018
    OK, guys thanks...here comes my next dumb question. Is there any functional difference between stainless and parkerized mags?
     
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  14. Barefootdog

    Barefootdog Well-Known Member

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    Sep 25, 2018
    I need a few 45 8 and 10 rounders. Is there a current discount code for Brownells?
     
  15. CENTURIATOR

    CENTURIATOR Well-Known Member

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    Dec 20, 2018
    If you do right now, they say that for today only the following SHOT SHOW special discounts apply. Basically 10% off and free shipping, but .. nice.

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