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seagiant 01-21-2020 10:10 PM

CDNN GI Mags???
 
Hi,
Does anyone have any info on these mags?

Real,fake,good,bad?

https://www.cdnnsports.com/1911-45ac...s#.Xcl4Sy2ZPUI

Paxson 01-21-2020 10:29 PM

Pretty sure those are Triple K manufacture as I believe "GI457" is a TK part number. I do know the part number for the unmarked 7 round $8.99 mags (25M) is definitely a TK number. Triple K are not very good mags.

robertrwalsh 01-21-2020 10:50 PM

Triple K, in my personal experience, produces a marginal product with marginal materials and indifferent quality control. Also the heat treating of the mag lips is either poor or nonexistent. They may or may not go properly into the weapon. They may or may not eject properly. They may or may not feed properly. If they do work they might not work long because the lips might splay or split. Other than that, they are fine.

Doran 01-22-2020 03:07 AM

Fakes, and not very good ones. Triple K advertisements show those in Triple K packaging without the cage code.

seagiant 01-22-2020 05:41 AM

Hi
Thanks, I only own WC 47D's but I'm always interested in original mags!

Captain H 01-22-2020 05:31 PM

I've got four of these that I bought for my WW2 GI clone style 1911A1's . They are reproductions and work without issue so far. I have not had any problems and I will bookmark this thread to add any issues I may run into with them in the future. So far I have 400 rounds thru two of them. They look just as good fit and finish wise as my Metalform magazines.

VoceNoctum 01-22-2020 05:31 PM

CDNN has a magazine supplier named "Original Equipment", that's why it says that for manufacturer rather than like, "Colt".

Their Mini14 OE mags are quite well liked, but they are not Ruger.

dsk 01-22-2020 08:34 PM

If those are pictures of the actual mags then they are probably garbage. I bought a set many years ago thinking they were genuine GI, but they didn't work worth crap and I noticed the round count holes didn't even line up with the rounds in the mag.

1saxman 02-12-2020 07:14 PM

3O745 is a rejected lot of mags. I've never seen one that worked. A fairly common mag that works is the 1M291.

seagiant 02-13-2020 06:20 AM

Hi,
Thanks for the good info Gentlemen.

It is appreciated, I will stick with Wilson I think!

jtq 02-13-2020 07:19 AM

I don't often know for what purpose folks are looking for when they ask for a GI mag, but this is as close as you get with current production, the CheckMate GI mag.

CheckMate http://www.checkmatemagazines.com/in...nes&Itemid=298

Top Gun Supply https://www.topgunsupply.com/check-m...-magazine.html

seagiant 02-13-2020 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jtq (Post 13066560)
I don't often know for what purpose folks are looking for when they ask for a GI mag, but this is as close as you get with current production, the CheckMate GI mag.

CheckMate http://www.checkmatemagazines.com/in...nes&Itemid=298

Top Gun Supply https://www.topgunsupply.com/check-m...-magazine.html

Hi,
I just built a Commander 1911 and want to use a 7 rd. flush fit for CCW with it.

I know that Wilson makes a flush fit 7 rd. and will probably go that way. but...

I keep seeing these GI Mags for sale and wanted some info, thanks!

jtq 02-14-2020 06:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seagiant (Post 13067438)
Hi,
I just built a Commander 1911 and want to use a 7 rd. flush fit for CCW with it.

I know that Wilson makes a flush fit 7 rd. and will probably go that way. but...

I keep seeing these GI Mags for sale and wanted some info, thanks!

The reason I commented is because some folks really want the GI specific characteristics for whatever reason, and they are looking for a specific mag. Some are just looking for the price, and some like you, are simply looking for a flush fit mag.

There are a lot of flush fit mags available, but not all have the GI mag features.

mkk41 02-23-2020 01:25 PM

30745 is not a legitimate US-issued CAGE code. Checkmate (CAGE code 1M291) has been the only official supplier of USGI 1911 mags since the 60s.

Triple K (how is that not offensive today?) makes hard to find mags for lots of obsolete guns. There's tons of better pics for 1911 mags.

Paxson 02-23-2020 07:08 PM

[QUOTE

Triple K (how is that not offensive today?) [/QUOTE]

Because some folks don't read stuff that isn't there into things.

dsk 02-23-2020 07:44 PM

I'm running Checkmate's 8-rounders in my 1911s. They are identical to GI mags but hold that magical extra boolit and seem to be just as reliable. Don't waste your time on any so-called "GI contract" mags or unmarked $10 gun show specials.

jtq 02-23-2020 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dsk (Post 13076282)
I'm running Checkmate's 8-rounders in my 1911s. They are identical to GI mags but hold that magical extra boolit and seem to be just as reliable. Don't waste your time on any so-called "GI contract" mags or unmarked $10 gun show specials.

I suspect other than being flush fit they don't have anything else in common with a GI mag. Chances are good they don't have GI feed lips and don't have a GI follower. The only way CheckMate gets 8 in that tube length is with their CheckMate Patented Follower (CMF), and even then it is a tight squeeze.

This is why I asked the question earlier in post #11 and then commented again in post #13.

Some are really looking for a GI mag of some era, while others are simply looking for a flush fit mag, and others are just looking for an inexpensive mag.


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