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Old 03-13-2009, 02:10 PM
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Chip McCormick Magazines

Do Chip McCormick 8 round magazines feed reliably?
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:21 PM
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Shooting Stars, Match Grades, Power Mags, Power Mags Plus? Lots of 8 rounders... A search should show that most people are happy with them. My experience has been good, too.
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:24 PM
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My experience has been great. The Chip McCormick's I have are my favorites. They feed flawlessly, and have absolutely no burs or sharp edges anywhere that I can tell. There's just nothing there to interfere with reliable functioning. YMMV.

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Old 03-13-2009, 03:23 PM
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I've got 2 Shooting Stars and a PowerMag that have never given me a problem...
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:45 PM
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Every McCormick mag I own works perfectly. Power Mags, Shooting Stars, Match.
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Old 03-13-2009, 04:53 PM
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I have a couple & they work flawlessly.
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:41 PM
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I have ten that I have used 4-times per month for the last 6 years. I just replaced the springs in all of them. IMHO, they are the best.
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:58 PM
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Are Chip mags order only? I have never seen one in any store in California. If they are, what's best order store?
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:27 PM
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Are Chip mags order only? I have never seen one in any store in California. If they are, what's best order store?
I've seen them at The Firing Line shooting range in Burbank or Northridge (can't remember which).
If you want to order, everybody and their brother sells them. Here's a few places:
http://www.brownells.com/aspx/ns/sto...?c=2135&p=4815
http://www.midwayusa.com/BROWSE/Brow...341***10724***
http://www.natchezss.com/category.cf...=CF&catLevel=1
I've done business with all three with no complaints. Just go where the price/S&H is cheapest.
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:59 PM
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Thanks for all the input!
I bought 3 Chip McCormick mags today, and put 50 rounds through them, flawlessly.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:08 PM
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I have 6 of the CMC 8rd Power Mags, and they are the best 1911 mags I have. I'm trying to recall, have I EVER had a single misfeed with any of my CMC mags? I don't think so....
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:18 PM
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I have 2 McCormic 8rd shooting star mags and have not had any problems with them they feed perfectly in all 3 of my 1911's can't say the same about the Wilson mag I have.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:44 PM
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No problems w/chips
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:12 PM
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I have 2 power mags. They work perfectly in my PT1911, however my Dan Wesson Commander bobtail does not like them. They consistantly fail to feed the SECOND round in this gun. The orginal PT1911 mags work just fine in the bobtail. ???????
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:27 PM
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Since I carry a bobtail 1911, I insist on a flush fitting mag. The best I've found by far are McCormick Match Grades. Same mag as his Power Mag, but with a flush welded baseplate.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:29 PM
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CMC Powermags are great, Powermag tubes with Tripp followers and springs are even better.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:51 PM
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If you are in orange county they sell them at Turners Outdoorsman and at Ammo Bros. Ammo Bros is located on Alondra and the 605 freeway. They had some in stock yesterday. I have been using Chip mags for over 10 years and I can tell you that they perform flawlessly.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:56 PM
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I do not like Shooting Star mags. They do not work well for me.

However, a Shooting Star mag body loaded with GI internals (spring and follower) is pretty awesome. I like this setup as well as my Wilson #47 seven round mags.

I've yet to try the Tripp research spring and follower. I intend to do so shortly.

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Old 03-13-2009, 10:11 PM
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They suck, I had to mark one as junk just the other day. I have 8 or nine of them and the oldest one, that is now junk, is around 6 years old. I have used it at least twice per month shooting USPSA around 2 loadings per shoot for the last 5 years. The top is spread and won't go back like the rest do.

Oh wait, you mean I've been using my oldest mag, that was my 1 good one for quite some time for 6 years and just now w/ the original springs and follower I marked it as bad simply because it won't drop free? OK, I guess I love them and it's all I buy


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Old 03-13-2009, 10:12 PM
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I do not like Shooting Star mags. They do not work well for me.

However, a Shooting Star mag body loaded with GI internals (spring and follower) is pretty awesome. I like this setup as well as my Wilson #47 seven round mags.

I've yet to try the Tripp research spring and follower. I intend to do so shortly.

Josh <><
I've upgraded my Shooting Stars with Wolff springs and Metalform followers and agree that it's a great set-up. I reserve my Tripp kits for Power Mags since I find it too difficult to squeeze the hybrid followers through feed lips w/o damaging them. But I know that some people do just that.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:13 PM
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I have 2 power mags. They work perfectly in my PT1911, however my Dan Wesson Commander bobtail does not like them. They consistantly fail to feed the SECOND round in this gun. The orginal PT1911 mags work just fine in the bobtail.
Similar problem with one of my 1911 pistols, although all the other pistols fed fine from CMC mags.
Then a friendly local gunsmith at an IPSC match helped me: It was the feed ramp on that one pistol.
Why it would feed factory mags flawlessly but not CMC, I'll never know. A bit of proper polish work on the ramp (not a hack job) and it now feeds CMC every time with perfection. May or may not be something you can look at on your DW, who knows.
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:24 PM
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Chip McCormick Magazines

I bought 8 of his 8 rd Match Magazines, use them both of my
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Old 03-15-2009, 08:59 AM
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I've upgraded my Shooting Stars with Wolff springs and Metalform followers and agree that it's a great set-up.
Would you please provide the specs of your set-up?
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:25 AM
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it's actually a pleasure to recommend CMC mags....luvem, i wish there were more products i could so readily recommend
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:27 PM
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Would you please provide the specs of your set-up?
I started with stock 8-round Shooting Stars and tossed the springs and followers. Replaced the guts with:
11 lb (extra power) Wolff springs:http://db.gunsprings.com/gunsprings/...to/coltNF.html
Metalform flat, dimpled, SS followers:http://metalformcompany.thomasnet.co...-1163?&seo=110

As stated, for me the huge Tripp followers were too much of a hassle to get past the feed lips for cleaning. What you get with the Shooting Stars is almost a GI mag, except with a lip profile more tolerant of HPs.
It works and I recommend it, but frankly, I don't think it's the only set-up. Other people have great success with Checkmate tubes, ISMI springs and rounded followers, for example. I think that if your pistol is in spec, any mag should work as long as you have quality components in it.
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