Carry a spare magazine, people. If you carry a 1911, there is pretty much no excuse to not carry a spare magazine, actually. They’re small, slim, and inexpensive. You can buy a bucket full of Chip McCormick mags for an entirely reasonable amount of cash. Take care of your magazines. Clean them, inspect them regularly, and like the lady says, if it’s become too wobberjawed to use, toss it. It’s just a hunk of cheap steel and plastic, don’t get emotionally involved with them.