Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    alucard's Avatar
    alucard is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    32

    Question Single Column Magazine vs. Double Column Magazine

    Besides being able to hold more ammunition and being more prone to jam in a double column magazine.

    Are their any other real advantages or disadvantages between the single and double cloumn magazines?

  2. #2
    jeepgirl is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    beckley, wv
    Posts
    102
    single = smaller grip, better fit for smaller hands.

  3. #3
    hberttmank's Avatar
    hberttmank is offline Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Posts
    626
    I have not found any magazine more prone to jam just because it was a double stack. The quality of the mag and the gun determine tendency to jam. The single stack mag is slimmer, that may be an advantage to people wanting a smaller gun.

  4. #4
    DJ Niner's Avatar
    DJ Niner is offline HGF Forum Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    North-Central USA
    Posts
    4,342
    One advantage for the double-column/single-feed magazine is the natural taper toward the top. This means the part you first insert into the weapon is considerably smaller than the hole you're putting it into, making reloading the weapon quicker and easier (for novices and intermediate-level shooters, at least; the practice-all-day pros can reload ANY gun in an eyeblink).

    Another plus for the double-column mag is that it gives the designer added space to more neatly stack tapered, rimmed, or semi-rimmed cartridges. By allowing the rear of the cartridge stack more side-to-side room than the front, these problematic feeders stack without curving, which is otherwise a big problem in the small area of a handgun's grip.

  5. #5
    Mdnitedrftr's Avatar
    Mdnitedrftr is offline Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Trumbull, CT
    Posts
    494
    Quote Originally Posted by jeepgirl View Post
    single = smaller grip, better fit for smaller hands.
    Thats my issue. I have big hands, so I find double stack guns more comfortable for the most part.

  6. #6
    MLB's Avatar
    MLB
    MLB is offline Supporting Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Buffalo, NY
    Posts
    971
    I've found that single stacked magazines are more likely to rattle when charged, whereas I don't think that I can remember a double that has.

  7. #7
    alucard's Avatar
    alucard is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    32
    Thanks Everyone for your help! The reason that I asked the question because I never used a double column magazine and I just wanted to know a little more about the double column mag from users that had experience with them.

  8. #8
    Maximo's Avatar
    Maximo is offline Supporting Member
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Dallas/Ft. Worth
    Posts
    891
    Quote Originally Posted by alucard View Post
    Besides being able to hold more ammunition and being more prone to jam in a double column magazine.

    Are their any other real advantages or disadvantages between the single and double cloumn magazines?

    Like others said the single stack mag is thinner ( usually ) and the double stack will hold more and be a little wider in the grip. As to reliability like hberttmank said that has to do with the gun and mag quality.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

double column double feed
,

double column double feed magazine

,

double column magazine

,
double column single feed
,
double feed versus single feed hand gun magazines
,
double-column magazine
,
dual column magazine
,
dual-column advantage
,

single column magazine

,
single feed vs double feed
,
single vs double column magazines
,
what is a double-column magazine
Click on a term to search for related topics.

» Springfield Armory

» HGF Sponsors

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.2.1