I stopped by Dave's pawn shop today to see what he had under the glass. The selection did not impress me much,
it was the usual fare of Glocks, with a Sigma thrown in for a bit of spice. I scanned the wall of long guns, trying to spot Leupold scopes on rifles, or extended magazines on shotguns. Then, beside a black basketweave police gun belt behind the counter I spotted a stack of magazines. Wilson Combat magazines
. Wilson Combat magazines are the standard by which other 1911 magazines are judged. It has been said that 70-80% of all 1911 failures can be cured with a Wilson magazine. They are that good. Dave had five behind the counter. Four of them even had my preferred low profile base pad.
"Hey Dave," I asked, "How much do you want for those old magazines?"
"You mean these clips?"
"Yeah, those clips......."
"Hmmmmmm, how about five bucks a piece?"
"Heck Dave, all I have is a twenty......"
Some days, the stars must be aligned!
Labels: Pawn Shop Circuit