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Old 12-14-2010, 09:32 PM
YamaLink YamaLink is offline
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Factory Spartan 45 mags...compare to higher-end mags

Been getting some great setup info from forum members, and one option is the Wilson 47d mags. I see they go for about $26 each.

The place I may buy the Spartan 45 is selling extra 8 round mags for $14 each. They are STI-brand, whatever comes with the gun. Checkmate or Metalform or something along those lines. Will the stock mags be okay if I'm shooting round nose or are there better mags for the uspsa shooter. I'm all about saving money but not if my reloads are going to suffer.

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Old 12-14-2010, 09:56 PM
Aircooled6racer Aircooled6racer is offline
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Hello: Get 8 Wilson 47D's and don't look back. The STI mags are Mec Gar and are hit and miss on quality. As a very good shooter told me "mags make the gun run". Thanks, Eric
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:21 PM
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Hello: Get 8 Wilson 47D's and don't look back. The STI mags are Mec Gar and are hit and miss on quality. As a very good shooter told me "mags make the gun run". Thanks, Eric
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Tripp Cobramags are top notch, also.
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:12 AM
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The mags that come with the Spartan 45 are Novak ACT mags. They are very good quality mags and work great. They are sold under the STI name.



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Old 12-15-2010, 10:47 AM
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I have found the novak mags work OK for range mags where they are not dropped all the time. For being droped alot they do not hold up. Also, on the wilsons you can get extended base pads that work great if you ever put a large magwell like a techwell XT(which is GREAT and makes reloads a dream) on the gun. The extra length is needed for seating. I would get the wilsons In the long run, you will never miss the extra spent on quality mags and wilson has amazing service. If stuff wears out on the mag, I have alway had them replace it for free
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:38 PM
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ACT Mags In Mine

Must be a decent mag since Novak, PSI, Nighthawk and Wolff are all sticking their name on them. I have 2 that came with my Spartans and 4 more I bought because I liked the others so well.


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Old 12-27-2010, 04:42 PM
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Had four Novaks, one's already cracked at the back of the feed lips. Look around, it's a common problem.

Even though they feed and fit well, I won't buy another.

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Old 12-27-2010, 04:55 PM
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It's an ACT mag, made in Italy. Very good mag, but then I don't drop them a lot.

I also have a Chip McCormick and it's worked fine for me too.
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