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Aluminum Mag Well Durability


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Can anyone comment on the durability of the aluminum version of either the S&A or the Wilson Combat SpeedChute 1911 mag wells?

 

I'd like to switch back to this style as I seem to prefer it over my current Dawson ICE.

 

I previously had the steel S&A, and loved it, but I need to go aluminum to make weight.

 

S&A claims that the aluminum version isn't good for high volume shooters, so just wanted to get some input.

 

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The aluminum ones do scar easier but they still last a long time. Some gun parts wear out and have to be replaced over time. Which is really every part on the gun. I’ve yet to wear out a magwell at all so I say go for it

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I can’t speak for those two brands, but I had an SV Aluminum magwell that I used and reload practiced on for years and thousands of reps and never came close to wearing it out. It was ugly and gnarly but nothing that would hinder a reload. YMMV

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I cant comment on their product but my STI edge has the STI aluminum magwell and I have been shooting weekly with for over 12 years or so and now my son is shooting it and there are some scars (as it is black) but remains functional. No issues, just cosmetic. 

 

Perhaps what they meant that its not suited for high volume shooting is because it would eventually develop some scars which is cosmetic. May look ugly in the long run but that just means that you have been practicing.

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Thanks guys. I don't care about the way it looks, I was more concerned about having to replace them more than I wanted to due to the funnels getting significantly banged up where it would affect something.

Thanks.

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