Ed Brown 8-Pack Magazines

Ed Brown 8-Pack Magazines

Rodriguez particularly liked the 8-Pack's numbered witness holes and the magazine's slick finish.

There is no shortage of 1911 magazine manufacturers. But there is a shortage of quality magazines. Ed Brown's magazines are among the best but, sadly, Ed offered only seven-round magazines until last year. His new eight-round, 8-Pack magazine was worth the wait.

The 8-Pack is built on a heat-treated, stainless steel body. The body has been slightly lengthened to accommodate the eighth round, though the magazine looks shorter thanks to a tough polymer base pad that wraps around the magazine tube. The pad slides off with the push of a button to facilitate disassembly for cleaning.


Like all Ed Brown magazines, the 8-Pack features a heavy-duty spring and a rounded, steel follower. The magazine body has a slick proprietary finish to facilitate faster reloads. It also repels dirt and powder. Witness holes are laser-engraved with the numbers 2 through 8 on both sides so you can see how many rounds are left in the magazine.



The base plate is also numbered with a digital, scoreboard-style 88. By filling in the appropriate "slots" on the eights with colored paint, you can number your magazines from 0 to 99.

I left my sample magazine in my range bag for the last four months. I used it in a variety of 1911s and ran about 350 rounds through it. I never cleaned it once, nor did I baby it, yet the 8-Pack never failed to feed or lock back the slide. I ejected it onto the pavement many times during my training sessions without issue, even though the magazine was often partially loaded.


A test of one magazine is hardly scientific, but quality of the 8-Pack's components was so good that I feel comfortable recommending it.


Recommended for You

While some modifications require an experienced gunsmith, the average shooter can install most parts in just minutes.
Instead, the curtain-rod engineer with a Accessories

8 Popular Drop-In Glock Mods

Dusty Gibson - July 17, 2013

While some modifications require an experienced gunsmith, the average shooter can install most...

One of the newest in the Micro 9 series, the Kimber Micro 9 Nightfall is a serious pistol designed for personal defense. Compact

Kimber Micro 9 Nightfall Review

Jeff Chudwin - January 29, 2019

One of the newest in the Micro 9 series, the Kimber Micro 9 Nightfall is a serious pistol...

The Ruger Security 9 Compact 9mm (model # 3818) is a shootable, dependable gun with a low price tag. Compact

Ruger Security 9 Compact Review

J. Scott Rupp

The Ruger Security 9 Compact 9mm (model # 3818) is a shootable, dependable gun with a low...

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0

Performance Center M&P Shield M2.0

From Smith & Wesson, the M&P Shield M2.0 is a great option for a carry gun with optics option.

Kyle Lamb and Eric Poole talk SIG pistols

Kyle Lamb and Eric Poole talk SIG pistols

G&A Editor Eric Poole and Viking Tacticals's Kyle Lamb talks about 2 new pistols from SIG Sauer and a Lipsey's Special of the P365.

Dealing with Subcompacts

Dealing with Subcompacts

Jim and Rich cover the benefits and the challenges presented by very small pistols.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

The number of accessories and aftermarket upgrades for the SIG P320 is only going to increase. Accessories

SIG P320 Accessories and Upgrades

James Tarr - December 14, 2017

The number of accessories and aftermarket upgrades for the SIG P320 is only going to increase.

According to a recent report from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), a lawsuit against 2nd Amendment

Judge Postpones Oral Arguments to Stop California Microstamping Law

Handguns Online Staff - May 07, 2014

According to a recent report from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), a lawsuit...

The Ruger SR1911 is offered in two versions, an all-stainless in .45 ACP (model # 6762) and a two-tone aluminum-framed model in 9mm (model # 6758). This review by James Tarr will focus on the 9mm. 1911

Ruger SR1911 Officer-Style 9mm Review

James Tarr - May 01, 2019

The Ruger SR1911 is offered in two versions, an all-stainless in .45 ACP (model # 6762) and a...

See More Stories

More Accessories

Check out these great gift options for Dad on Father's Day! Accessories

2019 Handguns Father's Day Gift Guide

Handguns Digital Staff - May 07, 2019

Check out these great gift options for Dad on Father's Day!

The Hornady RAPiD Vehicle Safe is a secure vehicle storage system that includes a safe and a mounting system. Accessories

Hornady's New Safe Keeps Handguns Secure in a Vehicle

James Tarr - October 24, 2018

The Hornady RAPiD Vehicle Safe is a secure vehicle storage system that includes a safe and a...

MTM Case-Gard's pistol rest ($20) is a molded-plastic platform with a broad, adjustable plastic fork covered in rubber. Accessories

MTM Case-Gard Pistol Rest

J. Scott Rupp - July 23, 2018

MTM Case-Gard's pistol rest ($20) is a molded-plastic platform with a broad, adjustable...

See More Accessories

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.