If you fell into that trap, picking up one of these aftermarket magazines (from left to right in the photo) will keep your warhorse running smoothly.
The Chip McCormick Custom 8-Round Power Mag features roll-formed feed lips for greater durability. Its proprietary follower enhances dependable feeding of hollow points as well as troublesome semi-wadcutters, while the super-strong, heat-treated spring further aids reliable feeding. Verifying magazine capacity is quick, thanks to easy-to-read numbers with corresponding witness holes. MSRP: $29.95; (800) 328-2447, cmcmags.com
Constructed from heat-treated carbon steel, the ProMag Archangel 1911 Magazine has an eight-round capacity and features a corrosion-resistant, black-oxide finish. A glass-filled-nylon follower ensures smooth feeding and the chrome-silicone spring allows for long-term, fully loaded storage without losing tension. A low-profile endplate is compatible with extended mag wells. MSRP: $24.25; (800) 438-2547, promagindustries.com
The Gen II Tripp Research 8R-45-RG CobraMag features CNC-machined feed lips engineered for the specific caliber of your pistol, along with a tube and base-pad design that allows for more spring coils than other 1911 magazines. The hybrid design of its anti-tilt follower features polymer and steel to reduce wear. MSRP: $34.95; (877) 837-9445, trippresearch.com
The Wilson Combat 1911 Elite Tactical Magazine sports a non-tilt follower made of self-lubricating polymer that completely supports the ammunition to prevent malfunctions like nose-dives and double-feeds. The tube's body is built using a proprietary welding, deburring and finishing process, creating a super-smooth seam that ensures snag-free follower movement for greater reliability. MSRP: $34.95; (800) 955-4856, wilsoncombat.com
The Ed Brown 8-Pack Magazine features a slightly lengthened magazine body for true eight-round capacity. A wraparound base pad accommodates the extra round without sacrificing the company's original follower design, while its heavy-duty spring enhances reliability. The internal contact surfaces are coated in a self-lubricating finish to repel powder residue. MSRP: $38.95; (573) 565-3261, edbrown.com