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I just ordered my first 2011 in 40, however, I live in one of those sad states where I have to shoot L10.

 

I'm just trying to figure out what all of my mag options actually are before I go forward.

 

MBX makes an 140mm L10 mag with basepad out the door which is what I'm probably going to do.

 

Does STI make a 10 round gen2 mag? If they are 126s, I suppose I could do a +0 basepad, but by then they would be the same price as the MBX mag.

 

Just trying to explore all my options first. Thanks guys.

 

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I'm in the same boat over in NJ except looking for 9mm 2011 magazines; i'll likely go with some MBX L10's as well. I wish they made them in 155mm since that is what I bought for out-of-state matches and it would be nice to have the same form factor, but it is what it is.

 

Seems like MBX is largely buy-once-cry-once and your *best* bet to get a mag that works from the get go with no issues and without any tuning.

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STI does have 10 rd mags, and Brazos is still selling some of the Gen1 http://www.1911store.com/sti2011magazine.aspx  But like you said, you'll need to add a basepad.

 

What I did back when the Safe act was taking effect, I posted a wtb ad here for the STI 10 rd 126mm mags. People had them, and at the time, had no real use for them. So I was getting them for about $30/ea. Then I added these Dawson basepads in the tallest height https://dawsonprecision.com/dawson-extended-baseplate-for-sti-2011-mags/, and changed the followers to Dawson followers https://dawsonprecision.com/033-001/. If you don't change the followers, you'll find it's very difficult to insert a full mag into the gun with the slide closed. The Dawson followers allow the rounds in mag to move down about half the diameter of a loaded round. The mag bases stick out just below the magwell, but suffiecient to facilitate easy loading. So, you end up with a mag that has the added length and give, to make reloads easy. And total cost was about $60-$80 each. It was a bit of work, but better than buying new mags at a cost of about $130 that are neutered mags

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4 hours ago, jcc7x7 said:

126 10 round mag

W para dawson base pad.

Easy to load work fine

they use SS springs.

Or

Get some regular mags and pin them or use an internal dowel with a dawson base pad

Are you saying use Para base pads on a STI mag? Why not just use the Dawson bases for a STI mag?

 

And just using an internal dowel would not be legal under the law. Magazines cannot be readily restored to accept over 10 rounds:

 

38. Subdivision 23 of section 265.00 of the penal law, as  added  by

    chapter 189 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:

     "Large capacity ammunition feeding device" means a magazine, belt,

     drum, feed strip, or similar device, that (a) has a capacity of, or

      that can be readily restored or  converted  to  accept,  more  than  ten

      rounds  of ammunition

 

Removing the base and taking out the dowel is readily restored. I would not take such a chance anywhere in downstate NY with such a mag.

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STI does have 10 rd mags, and Brazos is still selling some of the Gen1 http://www.1911store.com/sti2011magazine.aspx  But like you said, you'll need to add a basepad.
 
What I did back when the Safe act was taking effect, I posted a wtb ad here for the STI 10 rd 126mm mags. People had them, and at the time, had no real use for them. So I was getting them for about $30/ea. Then I added these Dawson basepads in the tallest height https://dawsonprecision.com/dawson-extended-baseplate-for-sti-2011-mags/, and changed the followers to Dawson followers https://dawsonprecision.com/033-001/. If you don't change the followers, you'll find it's very difficult to insert a full mag into the gun with the slide closed. The Dawson followers allow the rounds in mag to move down about half the diameter of a loaded round. The mag bases stick out just below the magwell, but suffiecient to facilitate easy loading. So, you end up with a mag that has the added length and give, to make reloads easy. And total cost was about $60-$80 each. It was a bit of work, but better than buying new mags at a cost of about $130 that are neutered mags
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Great post, thanks so much for this. Definatley an option.



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1 hour ago, Postal Bob said:

Are you saying use Para base pads on a STI mag? Why not just use the Dawson bases for a STI mag?

 

And just using an internal dowel would not be legal under the law. Magazines cannot be readily restored to accept over 10 rounds:

 

38. Subdivision 23 of section 265.00 of the penal law, as  added  by

    chapter 189 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:

     "Large capacity ammunition feeding device" means a magazine, belt,

     drum, feed strip, or similar device, that (a) has a capacity of, or

      that can be readily restored or  converted  to  accept,  more  than  ten

      rounds  of ammunition

 

Removing the base and taking out the dowel is readily restored. I would not take such a chance anywhere in downstate NY with such a mag.

Dowel is permanent in the base pad so meets law per NY state troopers (take that for what it's worth LOL)

Use the Para bases on the 126 mm mag tubes I had so they worked in a magwell.

Also the para mags go on at the top of the base pad vs. the STI type that go on the bottom (this is only for 126mm tubes) the slot for the mag lips

 

140mm tubes use the sti type base pads.  I use the Dawsons with the dowel permanently installed because they are the only ones I know of that don't have to slide on.

Or you can just pin the mag like all the Canadians do

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