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Old 12-08-2011, 01:11 PM   #22381
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Look at the bottom of the frame on my Kimber Tac Cus II, that is a MagWell. It flares the bottom of the mag entry point to aid in faster easier mag changes. Plus, I think it makes the gun look cooler.

Oh, I thought magwell was just a general term that meant the place on an action where a magazine slid into.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:15 PM   #22382
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Oh, I thought magwell was just a general term that meant the place on an action where a magazine slid into.

I thought it was a container for chrome rims.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:24 PM   #22383
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Oh, I thought magwell was just a general term that meant the place on an action where a magazine slid into.
Technically it is an extended magwell, but everyone calls them just a Magwell.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:25 PM   #22384
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Technically it is an extended magwell, but everyone calls them just a Magwell.
Ah.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:28 PM   #22385
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:27 PM   #22386
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Persoanlly I can't stand NOT having a magwell on all my 1911's. Wondering what you guys think and have. I'll bet many don't have them and have never tried them.
S&A 1 piece on a couple of mine. Went through a period where I felt they were necessary on my EDC. A few years ago I stopped having them fit since they tend to not only print, but they're also sort of a pain in the ass. Also, I don't really like the extra weight.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:32 PM   #22387
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S&A 1 piece on a couple of mine. Went through a period where I felt they were necessary on my EDC. A few years ago I stopped having them fit since they tend to not only print, but they're also sort of a pain in the ass. Also, I don't really like the extra weight.
I like a little extra weight on my 1911s plus the extra ease of mag changes. I don't even have a print problem since I wear my CCW 1911 like I do.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:28 PM   #22388
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Took my new M1A out to shoot today with 20 rounds of some old 173 grain M118 ammo
Put a piece of paper up at 50 yds, dialed in 4 clicks of elevation and left it on MZ (mechanical zero) and fired my first two rounds through this gun. The two rounds overlapped each other. Made me a happy camper.
Moved the target out to 100 and shot 8 rounds and all were good hits. shot the last 10 shots at an 8 x 8 steel plate. Yeah, Its gonna shoot just fine.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:30 PM   #22389
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Took my new M1A out to shoot today with 20 rounds of some old 173 grain M118 ammo
Put a piece of paper up at 50 yds, dialed in 4 clicks of elevation and left it on MZ (mechanical zero) and fired my first two rounds through this gun. The two rounds overlapped each other. Made me a happy camper.
Moved the target out to 100 and shot 8 rounds and all were good hits. shot the last 10 shots at an 8 x 8 steel plate. Yeah, Its gonna shoot just fine.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:43 PM   #22390
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Persoanlly I can't stand NOT having a magwell on all my 1911's. Wondering what you guys think and have. I'll bet many don't have them and have never tried them.
Nope.

Although I have never owned a 1911 with a magwell so I am basing my opinion on a concept only (longer grip = harder to conceal)

I did see one recently that was basically a magwell, but not an add on more of a subtraction: All of the 'funnel' was inside of the grip.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:54 PM   #22391
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Persoanlly I can't stand NOT having a magwell on all my 1911's. Wondering what you guys think and have. I'll bet many don't have them and have never tried them.
I have both, with and without. I wasn't such a speed-demon when I shot IPSC that it made a huge amount of difference, but especially in the double-stack gun (STI Edge 40) I liked having one.....which is a beast made out of tungsten and adds 12 or 13 oz. to the butt-end of the gun.

In IDPA I shot a Kimber 45 in a Commander-sized configuration for a while, and then switched over to revolvers in that game. The Kimber didn't have a mag-well. I didn't notice that not having one made a lot of difference for some reason. I probably won't put them on future 1911s when/if I buy another one at some point.
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:41 PM   #22392
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Took my new M1A out to shoot today with 20 rounds of some old 173 grain M118 ammo
Put a piece of paper up at 50 yds, dialed in 4 clicks of elevation and left it on MZ (mechanical zero) and fired my first two rounds through this gun. The two rounds overlapped each other. Made me a happy camper.
Moved the target out to 100 and shot 8 rounds and all were good hits. shot the last 10 shots at an 8 x 8 steel plate. Yeah, Its gonna shoot just fine.
I just held and stroked a new M1A at the Gunsmoke Gun shop in Wheatridge CO today (where the Discovery program 'American Guns' is filmed). It is on the short list of guns I would like to have in the future (next couple of years?). Probably it is behind a Uberti Hi Wall in 45-60 or 45-70, but I was really impressed with the feel of it. Sounds like it is a good shooter. Let us know when you put some more ammo through it.
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Old 12-09-2011, 04:42 AM   #22393
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I just held and stroked a new M1A at the Gunsmoke Gun shop in Wheatridge CO today (where the Discovery program 'American Guns' is filmed). It is on the short list of guns I would like to have in the future (next couple of years?). Probably it is behind a Uberti Hi Wall in 45-60 or 45-70, but I was really impressed with the feel of it. Sounds like it is a good shooter. Let us know when you put some more ammo through it.
doG how I hate that show...I think I survived about 1.5 shows...and the only reason I lasted that long is the girls are easy on the eyes.

WTF happened to the discovery channel...it is the reality channel now.

Best gun show on TV is the Gun Stories.
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:56 AM   #22394
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doG how I hate that show...I think I survived about 1.5 shows...and the only reason I lasted that long is the girls are easy on the eyes.

WTF happened to the discovery channel...it is the reality channel now.

Best gun show on TV is the Gun Stories.
I feel the same way about the History Channel. It used to have good stuff which was about history! Now it's loaded up with shit like Ice Road Truckers and American Pickers. What does that have to do with history??
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:28 AM   #22395
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I like tales of the gun, some times fat conehead guy gets on my nerves though.
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