E-Lander 1911 Magazines

Ay Carumba… Just when I think we have caught up on SHOT introductions, another one crops up. This time, a compelling offering from Israel, the e-Lander 1911 steel magazines. 

Exclusively distributed by The Mako Group, the e-Lander 1911 magazines are steel magazines with e-Lander’s KTL coating. The coating is extremely slick and salt-resistant. e-Lander’s 1911 magazines are 8-round with staggered round viewing holes. Interestingly, they have polymer floor-plates with a small bevel for your pinky finger or easy removal from your pistol.

Mako claims that unlike typical 1911 magazines which are welded on the back and then ground smooth weakening the magazine, their laser-welding processes (which leave a visible seam) makes their magazines stronger. See the video for details:

The magazines are listed for retail at $28.10 on Mako’s website. 


I have a few of their AR magazines and have run them without issue. My AR mags have worked with steel-cased ammo notorious for jamming in typical phosphate AR magazines. 

What do you think? The best thing since Wilson Combat’s or just another offering in a saturated market?

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Andrew

    “Ay Carumba… Just when I think we have caught up on SHOT introductions, another one crops up.”

    “Ay Carumba… Just when I think we have caught up advertising cheesy products no one cares about for our sponsors, another sponsor pays us to spam their cheesy product.”

    • Correction we aren’t paid for any product we review—ever! Advertising is something the writers have no information on and are separated from that aspect of the business.
      I couldn’t begin to tell you who advertises and who doesn’t without doing the same as you looking at the page.
      I admit I’m pretty touchy about this subject because we’ve addressed it before a good number of times. Frankly it fires me up because it calls our integrity into question. I certainly don’t appreciate this type of comment.

    • Karina

      Oh, you fuckers are all the same. The instant it’s a named product that the TFB team happens to like, it’s advertisement and the article writer is paid and corrupt and shit. They absolutely can’t talk about gear or stuff they like without being branded “advertisement boo, we don’t care boo”.

      Truth be told I actually do care about good 1911 magazines, and I’m thankful for TFB to post this kind of articles. At the most, it’s a motivation to go out and buy. At the least, it’s always useful information. But naaaah, it’s “spam” and “cheesy products”. You people get on my fucking nerves.

      Do you realize it’s a blog run by enthusiasts and not your typical paperback gun rag loaded with actual advertisements? Ay carumba, another commenter talking out of his ass, I guess!

  • Nathan I’m running some of the E-Lander steel AR mags and some of these. They haven’t let me down yet.

    • Phil, you will have to do a formal review or send them to me. Twinkie there thinks they are crummy and we will need to provide a verdict!

  • Twinkie

    That mag looks like ass with it’s crummy follower and wadcutter feedlips. Also, the baseplate looks like the worst plastic baseplate on the face of the earth. I hope you got a bunch of them for free, becasue no one will pay $28 for these.

  • Kestrelbike

    I’d be really interested in a reliable 10rd 1911 magazine. I have some chip McCormick power mags that are iffy on the best day of the year.