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I have been carrying my Professional for a few years now and one of the things I practice, is drawing from concealment and emptying, the mag and reloading a fresh mag. Under the stress of a timer, I find that I miss the factory magwell opening at least 25% of the time and that really bothers me. I decided to add something that will dramatically improve that percentage. I have been looking at several guns with different magwells on them and especially the ones from Wilson, Brown and a few others but the Smith & Alexander one piece magwell/mainspring housing combo I liked the best. So I ordered one and it came in yesterday. I quickly installed it with some minor fitting after work yesterday and this morning took it to the range to try it out. I does just as I expected. Under stress I hit the magwell every time with a perfect reload. I did however notice that the end of the grip now printed under my cover garment, if I turned the wrong way, just as it had before I radiused the factory MSH.


I decided to do the same with the S&A and then carry the radius the full length of the sides tapering down the closer I came to the front. I turned out great and I am very happy with the result. I plan to eventually have it bead blasted to match the rest of the gun.

 

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tex45acp- Nice set up. I'd like to have that magwell on my stainless Springfield. Are those G-10 grips? I've got some black VZ's on mine right now but realy like yours.
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Thanks Gib,
Yes those are G-10's. I found them on one of the other forums I frequent, for sale, and very reasonably priced. The fact that they were flat bottom, for use with a magwell was the determining factor as I had planned to put a magwell on for quite some time now. I have the S&A arched mainspring housing magwell on my stainless Taurus PT-1911AR as well.
 

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I have been carrying my Professional for a few years now and one of the things I practice, is drawing from concealment and emptying, the mag and reloading a fresh mag. Under the stress of a timer, I find that I miss the factory magwell opening at least 25% of the time and that really bothers me. I decided to add something that will dramatically improve that percentage. I have been looking at several guns with different magwells on them and especially the ones from Wilson, Brown and a few others but the Smith & Alexander one piece magwell/mainspring housing combo I liked the best. So I ordered one and it came in yesterday. I quickly installed it with some minor fitting after work yesterday and this morning took it to the range to try it out. I does just as I expected. Under stress I hit the magwell every time with a perfect reload. I did however notice that the end of the grip now printed under my cover garment, if I turned the wrong way, just as it had before I radiused the factory MSH.


I decided to do the same with the S&A and then carry the radius the full length of the sides tapering down the closer I came to the front. I turned out great and I am very happy with the result. I plan to eventually have it bead blasted to match the rest of the gun.

I would like to buy a magwell for a taurus 1911
 
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