For some time I've thought that adding a mag well to my Kimber Pro Crimson Carry would look very cool so today I ordered one from Kimber's web site. It's called: "Mainspring housing with magazine well full size, arched, stainless.
Has anyone out there done this and were you happy with the results?
I haven't done this, and I'd like to tell you why.
That mag-well attachment is about as necessary as teats on a bull.
• To begin with, it sticks out past the grip, so it makes your gun somewhat less concealable. After all, it's the grip, not the barrel, that's the hard part to conceal.
• For about the same price, you could have a decent gunsmith bevel the inside surfaces of the gun's original magazine-well area. Or you could do it yourself with a file, for free. That would accomplish everything your new accessory will do.
• From now on, you're going to need magazines with thick bottom pads. Otherwise, you won't be able to fully seat them past the opening of the mag-well funnel.
No, I don't think it's a good idea, or a useful accessory on a concealed weapon. But, as they say, your mileage may vary.
I was aware that there's nothing functional about it, it's purely for looks. At the most it's about 3/8" thick so I don't see that as a "deal breaker" for CC. Lastly I use Wilson 47-D mags that are padded. That's all I 'm trying to do is make it more attractive.
Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1
I have the Kimber Team Match II for a comp pistol and the big flare of the mag well does help on speed reloads. On a carry pistol it would just be more bulk to cover up. YMMV..:smt1099
It sounds like I should reconsider. I think I'll put it on since I've already ordered it and see what it's like fir CC. I can always send it back within a few days for a refund.
How did the Magwell work out for you?
Originally Posted by VietVet68
This mag pad was more a comfort carry option for me, it doesn’t add much to the frame length and rounds off all the sharp edges on the mag, frame and mainspring cap.http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...Kimber/new.jpg
The mag well worked out just fine and didn't interfere with CC at all. I really like the padded mags in your pics but I'm wondering if they are hard plastic or soft rubber? Which mags are they, Wilsons?
Originally Posted by KSPCIILG