Originally Posted by JLA
The capacity is decided by the magazine not the weapon. Even the dinky compact 1911s can utilize a full size mag and have 8 rounds. All govt models regardless of manufacterer use either 7 rd GI mag or 8 rd aftermarket mags. Only thing you cant do is stuff a 6 round Officers mag into a govt frame, the catch wont reach the notch. But you can stuff an 8 rd Wilson mag into any 1911 as long as it isnt a double stack frame..
Not so. You can stick one up there, and it will lock into place. The cartridge won't be high enough for the slide to catch it, though.
At least, my one 6-round Officer's Model magazine now has SHORT written on it, on both side, in blue paint stick, because I did that at the range once. Shoved it up there thinking it was one of the Chip McCormick 8-rounders, and sat there wondering why it didn't load. Locked in place just fine, though.
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