Colt 1911 Commander mag question
Just bought this gun, not the "lightweight commander", but the all steel variant. I wanted a less than 5 inch barrel but wanted to stay with all steel and this gun fit the bill with its 4.25 barrel. I eyed the Kimbers and the new Smith and Wesson E series 1911SC and they are beautiful guns. But in the end, the simplicity and heft of the Colt, while having a great look of its own, won out and I admit there is something special for me about owning my first Colt of any kind.
Question. The magazines are difficult to load. In order to load without pinching my hand I cheat and press the release button to get the things in there. The mags have a cheap look and feel about them too, which is in such contrast to the gun itself. Does anyone have this gun and have bought after market magazines that work well with it?