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Old 07-13-2005, 01:50 AM
Bobgoldsmith Bobgoldsmith is offline
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How can I make these shooting star mags perform?

The follower dives forward not allowing me to load past 6 without a FTF and the spring seems weak.

What are the best parts to put in these mags to make them worthy?

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Old 07-13-2005, 08:39 AM
BananaSlug BananaSlug is offline
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Wave your magic wand and turn them into Wilsons.
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Old 07-13-2005, 11:50 AM
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New springs might do the trick. I have seven McCormick 8-rounders, and have had no trouble with them, other than having to replace the springs every few years. The Wolff x-tra power springs are good.
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Old 07-13-2005, 12:10 PM
nemesis nemesis is offline
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I use Chip mags exclusively in my Springfield and my STI and have no problems whatsoever.

I suspect this may be a spring problem. Are the springs oriented properly (front to back) in the mags? Have you tried new springs?
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Old 07-13-2005, 05:45 PM
p01forme3 p01forme3 is offline
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I suggest calling Tripp and get some of his conversion kits.
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Old 07-14-2005, 12:38 AM
pingun.45 pingun.45 is offline
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couple of things

First, new spring, then make sure the leg of the spring is under the the little finger of the follower, a small screwdriver works well. That should do it!
DougC ( I have been using the same CMC mags for 8 years with just replacing the springs, work in four different .45s.)
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