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Old 01-07-2019, 04:17 PM
 
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I agree they aren't, but I must say the only thing that has ever given a little trouble on my rather special 1911 Commander is one of Luke's magazines. It temporarily hung up, once. Why: sat for six months loaded, which isn't a great idea. I spray a bit of gun lube on all of them from time to time.

Classes I've attended, I've seen mags break, and I mean into three pieces no more or less, when they hit the ground during spead-reload drills. I've had that happen at least once. They're sturdy but stuff happens. In fact I put mine back together, as I recall, and it was great since (Springfield Armory, years ago).

So, yes: that is what you call "combat pistol-craft," the type I (was, am, will-be) taught until further notice by InSights and Thunder Ranch, in particular. And yes, those drills often have weak hand sweeping mags OUT in speed reloads if that sucker won't drop. Plop!...on the cement it goes. No wonder they break.

Separate mags, EDC from class? Meh, I'll challenge you on that one. I have a couple spares for my HK, and four or five total for my 1911. That's it. I'm way-careful about what mags I purchase, too.

Guns also break, as (we) know, in simple (tap/rack) to complicated (double-feed stovepipe) ways. When the rounds must be extracted from the chamber via an object down the barrel (ram of some kind), that's a "serious" malfunction. (At a class once, I believe the operator/student solved that after the 2nd or 3rd time by putting the pistol down and picking up something that worked instead).

To quoted last point: yes, some mags are bad from Day 1. Had that in an AR mag once, and threw it away after a troublesome day. As alluded-to above, I've seen it in others' pistol mags, or those imbeciles who go cheap on the magazines, which seems like a deadly error to me just to save a few bucks.

Luke's magazines? I'm not familiar with those. Got a link you could share?
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:29 PM
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I carry one speed loader for my .357.
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:38 PM
 
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I usually carry one extra. I use Houston pouches. They are made out of nylon. I carry IWB and the soft pouch is very comfortable.
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:02 PM
 
Location: North Alabama
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Always in the vehicle, not very often on my person, but when I do it's always two magazines in a belt pouch on my weak side.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I had been until my spare mag broke. Not sure I want to invest 30 bucks for a new one.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:18 PM
 
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yes, but not "on me".
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Old 01-08-2019, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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Luke's magazines? I'm not familiar with those. Got a link you could share?
Sure, pardon: creator of my "semi-custom" Commander....standard offering with a moderate amount of add/removes and more...also builds each one himself. One man shop: Luke Volkmann, formerly of Ed Brown Products, who has been producing semi-customs since (about) 2009. Sooo: maybe it's a custom after all?

https://www.volkmannprecision.com/

Luke supplies a couple spare magazines with each Commander. I asked for two extras. I actually do not know what his magazines are based upon, if they are homemade or rebranded or what. Each has his stamp on one side, "Made in USA" on the other, and little else. I've found them perfectly reliable except for the mentioned.

From the site, which doesn't help answer the question, unf:

"Each pistol is extensively test-fired with an assortment of ammunition styles and brands. I test all of my premium magazines with your gun for true reliability. At Volkmann Precision I create your one-of-a-kind Masterpiece, one at a time."


The poor guy answers his own email, and promptly too, from his shop in Colorado. I asked him for something couple years ago (small job) and he communicated with me directly throughout. Not sure how he finds the time, but it's definitely a "customer first" kind of outfit.
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:13 AM
 
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Sure, pardon: creator of my "semi-custom" Commander....standard offering with a moderate amount of add/removes and more...also builds each one himself. One man shop: Luke Volkmann, formerly of Ed Brown Products, who has been producing semi-customs since (about) 2009. Sooo: maybe it's a custom after all?

https://www.volkmannprecision.com/

Luke supplies a couple spare magazines with each Commander. I asked for two extras. I actually do not know what his magazines are based upon, if they are homemade or rebranded or what. Each has his stamp on one side, "Made in USA" on the other, and little else. I've found them perfectly reliable except for the mentioned.

From the site, which doesn't help answer the question, unf:

"Each pistol is extensively test-fired with an assortment of ammunition styles and brands. I test all of my premium magazines with your gun for true reliability. At Volkmann Precision I create your one-of-a-kind Masterpiece, one at a time."


The poor guy answers his own email, and promptly too, from his shop in Colorado. I asked him for something couple years ago (small job) and he communicated with me directly throughout. Not sure how he finds the time, but it's definitely a "customer first" kind of outfit.
I’m jealous. Volkmann builds a very fine pistol.
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:23 PM
 
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Iím jealous. Volkmann builds a very fine pistol.
That sounds like "Pistol Envy"
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Old 01-10-2019, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Florida
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With your ccw, I mean. Iím considering it. Why do you carry it, or not?
Not as often as I should but I'm trying to fix that.
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