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5 years 6 weeks ago, 2:00 PM

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1911 mag

I wanna know if one can use a 1911 government mag on a commander. And vise versa.

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5 years 6 weeks ago, 2:13 PM

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seems they will work.midway has CMC mags they advertise will work. http://www.midwayusa.com/product/697475/chip-mccormick-shooting-star-mag...

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5 years 6 weeks ago, 12:11 AM

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short answer...

Yes. I have both and don't bother to sort mags. They both have the same receiver, just a shorter barrel and slide on the CDR. The officer model on the other hand has a smaller grip.

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5 years 6 weeks ago, 9:02 AM

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ronin

Is right. Commander, yes, Officer's model, no.

5 years 6 weeks ago, 8:57 PM

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as a perspective 1911 owner,I'm curious here.can you use the commander/gov mags,but they are long,or do they just not fit?

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5 years 6 weeks ago, 8:06 AM

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Jay..

I'm trying to remember, and I think it is mainly that they are long. Also harder to get the after market parts... the specs are the same on all parts as with the Gov model.

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5 years 6 weeks ago, 1:54 PM

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Thanks you guys..

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5 years 6 weeks ago, 10:10 AM

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compact question

i carry my pistol while i work,im a field tech in pa and sometimes my gun gets exposed and im thinking about getting a smaller gun but i fear i might get into a situation in where i might be a hero(God forbid anything happens) but i want the better playing card. i was thinking g26. 9mm and bout 10round other hand officer 1911. more stopping power. is it worth it i pick the officer or g26?

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