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Old 05-09-2012, 11:06 AM
Kilometerman Kilometerman is offline
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10mm Magazines




As a new owner of a 10mm Predator, I was wondering if anyone here can help recommend which magazines they've had success with. In particular, I'm looking for some that have a 9 round capacity.

Any thoughts?
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:49 AM
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The flush bottom Checkmates 9s that came with my Dan Wesson run reliably, as do the Kimber 8s that I converted to 9s with Checkmate spring/follower kits. Hybrid feed lips, dimpled followers.

You can order directly from Checkmate or go through Brownells or Top Gun or?

Tripp is supposed to be great but I don't care for the basepad or the price.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:05 PM
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I have always used Tripp's Cobra Mags...
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:32 PM
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I was a little surprised after finally receiving my 10mm Predator to find that the standard NHC mags we're the same capacity as the .45.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:37 PM
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they are 8 round mags but they have worked really well for me. No malfunctions from the 3 that I have with several hundred through each one to date. And for $10 you can't beat it.

http://www.cdnninvestments.com/19108rdblmag.html
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:41 PM
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Tripp magazines are great and pretty much what I have on hand. I have some shooting star magazines from CMC and they work fine. Metalform is what nighthawk supplies with there 10mm pistols and that is what the above is form CDNN.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:46 PM
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I was a little surprised after finally receiving my 10mm Predator to find that the standard NHC mags we're the same capacity as the .45.
Looks like Metalform is only making one full size 10mm mag-a welded base, round follower flush model. This format makes it closer in geometry to an original G.I. mag in .45, which would have held 7 rounds. Is the Metalform that NHC supplies with their .45 caliber pistols a G.I. length or extended tube model?

The Checkmates use a flush bottom G.I. length mag tube with a folding follower to get the 9th round in. Takes a lot of muscle to seat a full mag with the slide in battery.

Tripp uses the folding follower and a longer mag tube for his 9-round 10mm mags. Never used one but imagine they are easier to seat when full, due to the spring not being as tightly compressed as the flush designs.

I bought my Kimber mags thinking that they were 9s. But they had the G.I style metal follower, not the folded leaf Devel-designed follower. Got the conversion kits 'cause I didn't want a mix-and-match of 8 and 9 round mags.
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:40 PM
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NHC uses ACT mags for the 45 last time I checked.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:36 PM
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ACT looks like an extended tube design, that explains the 8 in .45.
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:13 PM
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I prefer Wilson mags myself....
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:53 AM
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The Wilsons aren't working reliably in mine for some reason. I ordered some Tripp magazines, and I just got them in the mail. Going to the range today to give them a go.

Thanks for the adivce, and I'll report back with results.
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Old 05-12-2012, 07:57 PM
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Ok, the Tripp magazines worked perfectly! Thanks for the advice.

In other news, Underwood ammo 10mm rounds have a little snap to them.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:30 AM
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I tried Tripps in my Kimber and they locked in before inserting all the way which caused feed failures. The quality of the mag parts and construction are excellent but not compatable with the eclipse custom II. It may be like trying to match a Ferrari part with a Lambrogini; both are the best but not compatable. I use Wilson and they are just right. I suspect that McCormick mags would work well too but haven't tried them. That's the only downside to a great 1911. Experiment with mags then change out the springs as needed.
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Old 06-16-2012, 08:48 AM
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Tripps are the best 10mm mags.

They are the only ones I buy.
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