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Posted: 1/7/2003 6:26:25 PM EDT
I recently purchased a Kimber Custom II .45, it came with an 8 round mag.

What are the holes on the bottom (on the base plate) of the magazine for?  

I've heard that 8 round mags are not as reliable as 7 round.  I haven't had any problems with the 8 round mag yet and I have bought a couple of spares from Kimber. I'd like to purchase additional mags and would like to know what brands are known to be reliable?

Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:13:00 PM EDT
the holes are there for the installation of aftermarket bumper pads.

IMO the most reliable mags are the Wilson Combat mags. YMMV
Link Posted: 1/7/2003 7:14:22 PM EDT
To let the water drain out.....

Link Posted: 1/9/2003 4:48:20 PM EDT
Chip McCormick has a high end mag.8 and 10 rounders in ss is what I picked up.Never had any problems.I'm all for the 8's
Link Posted: 1/10/2003 6:48:27 AM EDT
Use two sheet metal screws to secure a bumper pad. When hot reloading, let the mag drop of its own, and insert a fresh one. The bumper pad prevents a lot of damage to the mag.
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