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dwtt
03-12-2007, 8:07 PM
I'm thinking about getting some Chip McCormicK 10-rd magazines for my .45 and wanted to ask how reliable are these magazines. Does anyone have any experience with them can tell me if they get feeding problems with the 10-rd magazines but not with the 7 or 8-rd ones? thanks.
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2ma2
03-12-2007, 8:15 PM
100% reliable but surprising how far they protrude out the bottom of the grip, I thought i would use them more than i do. IMHO mostly suitable for competition not range days

leelaw
03-12-2007, 8:17 PM
I use Wilson Combat magazines (8rd and 10rd) - 100% reliable.

CalNRA
03-12-2007, 8:27 PM
my metal form and CM power mags are all great mags.

wilit
03-12-2007, 9:12 PM
I wouldn't buy anything other than Wilson or Chip McCormick for any 1911 mags over 7 rounds. I've had nothing but problems with my no-name 8 & 10 rounders. In fact, one of the 10 rounders only holds 9 rounds.

Full Clip
03-12-2007, 9:38 PM
The 10-round CM Power Mags are great! As reliable as my Springer 7-round factory mags in my 1911a1 Loaded... but tis true that they protrude quite a bit...

Res
03-12-2007, 9:52 PM
+1 on the Chip McCormick powermag. I've shot approx. 150 rounds out of it from my rock island without a hiccup. And yes it does stick out a lot.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v652/ResDogDM/IMG_9583.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v652/ResDogDM/IMG_9584.jpg

NwG
03-12-2007, 11:00 PM
As with any mag for 1911's.. Go Wilson.. By far the best mag on the market and backed up for life... I don't have any 10 rounders, but have never had a problem with any of my Wilson's.. Like all mags they do wear out. Wilson will replace them when it comes to that... Usually at around 20,000 rounds...

Franksremote
03-12-2007, 11:10 PM
Work great, easy to load, and consistent. It's nice that they are pre-beveled to fit magwells.

FNC80
03-12-2007, 11:29 PM
Sold all 5 of my Wilson 10 rd. mags. Feed lips spreading. In fact, I got rid of all my Wilson mags for McCormicks about 3 years ago and haven't looked back. Well over 30K rounds.

Cardinal Sin
03-12-2007, 11:33 PM
CMC Mags are well known to be quality mags. I have several,(Shooting star, Power mags 8 & 10rd.) They all perform great. Every so often you have to replace springs do to wear but its nomal for all mags. Get the CMC's, you'll be happy you did. I have Wilson mags too and truth be told the CMC's are just as good or better and cost less.

derek@thepackingrat.net
03-12-2007, 11:52 PM
I enjoy the my 8 round Wilson magazines as well as the colt 8 round magazines.

randy
03-13-2007, 12:35 AM
Be careful with any of the mags you buy.

When you are at slide lock, doing an agressive reload with a 10 round mag more than one pistol has been jammed from pushing the mag too far up.
You can blow right by the mag catch.

Good luck

NwG
03-13-2007, 1:04 AM
Be careful with any of the mags you buy.

When you are at slide lock, doing an agressive reload with a 10 round mag more than one pistol has been jammed from pushing the mag too far up.
You can blow right by the mag catch.

Good luck

+1

There are a few cases of this happening with standard size 1911 mags pushed past the mag catch on compact 1911 back up guns during gunfights.. Usually ended up badly :(

Mael
03-13-2007, 8:49 AM
Be careful with any of the mags you buy.

When you are at slide lock, doing an agressive reload with a 10 round mag more than one pistol has been jammed from pushing the mag too far up.
You can blow right by the mag catch.

Good luck

That is exactly why I only use Wilson Combat 10 round magazines in my 1911's. I shoot IPSC matches and the Wilson Combat magazines have been very reliable.

Notice the little metal stopper on the Wilson Combat 10 round mag. It prevents you from shoving in the magazine too far up. You still need to be careful if you have an oversized magazine well.

http://www.wilsoncombat.com/images/product/47T.jpg

FNC80
03-13-2007, 10:13 AM
Wilson 8 round mags work well at the range, but dump one a few times in the sand/dirt and see what happens to the polymer follower. Better yet, drop a fully loaded Wilson and a fully loaded CMC on the ground, and completely cover both with sand. Bring them out, shake, and see which feeds more reliably. I have.

YMMV, but my gear selection is based on worst case scenarios.

ARRRR-15
03-13-2007, 11:05 AM
You guys don't know anything about mags do you? It's all about Triple-K mags. Horrible customer service and the follower sticks down in the bottom, so you get no followup shot. :p :D


Really though, I love my Wilson 10rd mag. Works flawlessly. I found mine on ebay, new for $18 shipped. Wish I had bought more.:(

Fjold
03-13-2007, 11:06 AM
I have some 20 year old 11 round 1911 magazines at home, I'll have to look up who made them. I used them for IPSC when I shot with the Stockton and Oakdale Practical Pistol guys 10 years ago. They work fine.

Black Majik
03-13-2007, 11:13 AM
Wilson 8 round mags work well at the range, but dump one a few times in the sand/dirt and see what happens to the polymer follower. Better yet, drop a fully loaded Wilson and a fully loaded CMC on the ground, and completely cover both with sand. Bring them out, shake, and see which feeds more reliably. I have.

YMMV, but my gear selection is based on worst case scenarios.

I used to be all about the CMC magazines, mainly for the metal followers. Then I tried the Wilsons 47Ds, I actually like the Wilsons more. I drop my Wilson and CMC mags regularly in sand/dirt and I've found the Wilsons with the plastic followers to still operate smoother than the CMC. But when it comes down to it, both still run fine even when dirty.

Oddly enough, the LB magazines that try to mimic Wilson's plastic followers choked the most. The follower felt like a Ford's factory paint job.

I prefer 8-round magazines to 10 rounders. It does get quite butt heavy with 10 .45s in the magazine... Plus it stuck out quite a lot so reloading took some getting used to.

CMC 10 round Powermags
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HowardW56
03-13-2007, 11:23 AM
I'm thinking about getting some Chip McCormicK 10-rd magazines for my .45 and wanted to ask how reliable are these magazines. Does anyone have any experience with them can tell me if they get feeding problems with the 10-rd magazines but not with the 7 or 8-rd ones? thanks.
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Based on my experience with Chip McCormick magazines, you are better off to go with Wilson Mags....

PLINK
03-13-2007, 11:45 AM
I don't like how the CMM follower can be easily pushed forward into the feed ramp. I actually read that they can be a problem for Alloy framed 1911's (marring up the ramp). I use Wilson's for USPSA and never had a problem with them.

dwtt
03-13-2007, 7:37 PM
Thanks everyone for the info. I had wanted to use my 8-rd mags in the single stack class, but decided I should get some 10-rds just in case the L10 class is what I want shoot with my 1911. I'll try the Chip McCormick magazines for now.

car15
03-13-2007, 7:52 PM
Where online are the best places to order wilson or cm mags ?

DIG
03-13-2007, 8:00 PM
my chip mc..10rd mags work flawless.
try midwayusa, sometimes they go on sale for $16.99ea.

Wild Bill
03-13-2007, 8:06 PM
I never have tried the CMC mags, but I have used the Wilson's and swear by them. I have never had a problem with them.:cool:

MedSpec65
03-13-2007, 8:21 PM
I have 2 Chip McCormick EIGHT round blued Shooting Star Mags for my Kimber Custom II and am completely happy with them, no problems. Never tried the 10-round mags because I don't like the protrusion.

FNC80
03-13-2007, 9:59 PM
Thanks everyone for the info. I had wanted to use my 8-rd mags in the single stack class, but decided I should get some 10-rds just in case the L10 class is what I want shoot with my 1911. I'll try the Chip McCormick magazines for now.

Personally, I try not to game the stages when shooting steel or IPSC. My carry gun has 8 rounders and that's what I shoot in matches. Cheating in matches won't get you extra points when the real game is on.

jessegpresley
03-15-2007, 12:41 PM
I have never had a problem with my CMC 10 rounders.

Franksremote
03-15-2007, 1:17 PM
Thanks everyone for the info. I had wanted to use my 8-rd mags in the single stack class, but decided I should get some 10-rds just in case the L10 class is what I want shoot with my 1911. I'll try the Chip McCormick magazines for now.

I shoot both. Sometimes just feel like figuring it out with 10rds vs 8. The CMCs are problem free for me and the 8 rounders with the basepads haven't given me problems either.

proraptor
03-15-2007, 1:18 PM
I have a chip mccormick 10 rounder and when I first got it I couldnt even use it cause it wasnt reliable at all....It works a little better now but Id never use it for home defense...

3GunFunShooter
03-15-2007, 3:11 PM
+ 1 on the Chip McCormick 10 rounders.
I use them for L10 in USPSA. and the 8 round CMC for IDPA and Single Stack.
Never had a problem.