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Old 05-07-2019, 07:22 PM
magazineman magazineman is online now
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Who makes Ruger 1911 magazines?

Do any of you guys know who makes the 8 Round Ruger 1911 Magazines, or if they are made in-house by Ruger?

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Old 05-07-2019, 07:57 PM
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Messed with the search parameters and this was all I found:

https://www.rugerforum.com/phpBB3/vi...?f=43&t=146237

Checkmate, cause i heard it on the interwebs so it must be true. ;-)

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Old 05-08-2019, 07:44 AM
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:16 AM
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Lowest Bidder Incorporated?

Of course. The most popular supplier of pretty much everything on Earth.

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Old 05-08-2019, 09:17 AM
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But yes, in the lack of other intel, it does seem like it's Checkmate.

Cool. Thanks guys.
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:23 AM
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But yes, in the lack of other intel, it does seem like it's Checkmate.

Cool. Thanks guys.
No problem. You've always come through when I ask a question, it was nice to return the favor for once. :-)

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Old 05-08-2019, 09:58 AM
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My SR1911 came with a mag made by Checkmate. Bought a spare exactly the same except for markings. Checkmate CM45-8-S-H-EXT
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:47 PM
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Back in 2012 when I bought a couple of SR1911s they came with two mags. One 7 rounder and 1 8 rounder. I thought I heard Checkmate back then but not sure. Compare the fine details, esp. the followers.
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Old 05-09-2019, 07:23 AM
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I will say they are good mags. Post #7 could be deemed reliable. If it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck...
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Old 05-09-2019, 09:57 AM
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I do not know who makes them but the ones I have owned have all worked like they should.
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Old 05-09-2019, 10:31 AM
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Checkmate mags it's easy to tell, look for the patent mark "6.560.907" on the follower.

These are all Checkmate, the one in the middle without the patent mark is not as common as the others. Most OEMs use the last one,



I have had excellent results with the Checkmates with their patented follower. (I haven't used the other style) They seem 100% reliable in a variety of 1911's in .45, 10mm, and 9mm.
My only gripe would be spring tension, the trend is stiffer and stiffer springs, which I guess has it's merits especially from a compatibility stand point, but my other favorite mags, the older CMCs have much less aggressive springs and also seem to be perfectly reliable.
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Old 05-09-2019, 12:03 PM
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Can't answer who makes the stock ones, but the 8 rounders I love in my Ruger 1911are the Wilson Combat ones....smooth as butter

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Old 05-14-2019, 11:30 AM
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From what I have found online, Checkmate seems to be the maker. I believe they also make the Sig 1911 mags as well. Either way, I have nothing but good to say about the factory mags.
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:33 PM
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Most OEM 1911 mags are either from Checkmate or Metalform these days. Lately Checkmate seems to have won the lion's share of contracts since they apparently have more manufacturing capability, having been the military's supplier of M9 mags for a good many years.

As most of us know Mec-Gar is a huge OEM supplier as well, but they don't seem to be relied on as much for 1911 mags.
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Old 05-19-2019, 03:47 AM
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https://www.brownells.com/magazines/...%2bAuto%2b(ACP)


Check out the new Ed Brown mags. They are probably made by the same company as they look the same.
$20 for a 7 round mag is a great price.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:51 AM
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dont forget the Ed Brown trade-in program - ten dollars plus a crap trade-in mag.
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