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Old 11-13-2019, 11:46 AM
AlaskaMike AlaskaMike is offline
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Good Source for Quality 1911 .45 Mags

Who's got good prices on quality .45 ACP mags these days?

I like Chip McCormick mags, but I'm open to others. Seems like there's been lots of positive discussion about Checkmate mags lately.

The gun I'll be using these in is a Springfield Mil-Spec. I also plan on getting another 1911 next year, either a Springfield Loaded or possibly a Kimber.

Appreciate any recommendations.

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Mike
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Old 11-13-2019, 11:55 AM
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Chip (now made by Wilson, or owned by then), Wilson, and Tripp have great respect reps. My Mil Spec did not like Chips, issues with both shooting star and power mags falling free. Wilson's have been fine. I have a small pile of Mec Gar 8 rounders that I have not had any troubles with feeding, lock back, or dropping free.

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Old 11-13-2019, 12:57 PM
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I'll second the motion for Mec-Gar. I have some 8 round and 7 round magazines. I have used them in my 3 RIA's, my Springfield Loaded and 2 Colts. Only the Colt 01991 had problems with them, but then it had problems with all the magazines, even the factory supplied one. I think it just needs a little break in...

Can't beat the price either. Gun Mag Warehouse has them (7 rounders) for $15
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Old 11-13-2019, 01:55 PM
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I've had trouble-free service from both CheckMate and Metalform for pretty near 30 years.
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Old 11-13-2019, 02:17 PM
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Wilson Combat 7 rounders, full size are my mag of choice and are currently on sale https://shopwilsoncombat.com/7-Round/products/370/

For CheckMate, if you've got to have an 8 rounder, get the extended tube variety. I buy my CheckMate mags from Top Gun Supply https://www.topgunsupply.com/magazin...heck-mate.html

I usually by my McCormick PowerMags from Brownell's https://www.brownells.com/magazines/...=cm%20products

Interestingly, at Brownell's, the price per mag is greater with a 3-pack, than if you were to buy 3 individual PowerMags. I don't know why.
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Old 11-13-2019, 03:08 PM
Steve in Allentown Steve in Allentown is offline
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Thunder Mountain is another really good source for mags.

https://shop.1911parts.com/1911-Magazines_c36.htm

He carries Triple K mags but I wouldn't get any of those even if they were free.

He carries Tripp, Checkmate, Metalform, and the TMC Ultimate Magazines. These are all good-to-go.
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Old 11-13-2019, 03:34 PM
Steve in Allentown Steve in Allentown is offline
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Great price for CMI 8 rnd mags

Member dsonyay recently gave us all a heads-up on a sale CMI is having for their 8 round, extended magazines.

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Lo and behold, the Checkmate website is selling a 5 pack of these for $80 bucks.

That's $16 per magazine.

https://www.checkmatemagazines.com/index.php?option=com_hikashop&ctrl=product&task=sh ow&cid=43&name=8rd-extended-stainless-steel-hybrid-magazine&Itemid=298
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Old 11-13-2019, 03:47 PM
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I've had good luck with Mec Gar, Metalform & Wilson...I have a couple of Chip McCormick mags that don't run well in my SA Mil Spec, but they run great in all my other 1911s...
Les Baer makes a good mag, and has this deal going on, if you have some old mags to send in:
https://www.edbrown.com/magexchange/
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Old 11-13-2019, 05:38 PM
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The magazine I carry most often is the Chip McCormick RPM. Wilson Combat has a similar offering that CM was manufacturing for Wilson before the buyout.

I don't have a 1911 that doesn't like the RPM's.
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Old 11-13-2019, 06:52 PM
Steve in Allentown Steve in Allentown is offline
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.. Ed Brown has this deal going on, if you have some old mags to send in:https://www.edbrown.com/magexchange/
One guy's experience with EB mags:

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=1003572

Also, one mag came with a seriously screwed up spring which EB customer service has failed to replace after being advised of the non-functional spring many months ago.
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Old 11-14-2019, 05:22 PM
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Wow, thanks very much guys, this is great! I've been doing some more reading about the Checkmate mags and think I'll jump on that 5 pack deal.

Thanks again,
Mike
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Old 11-14-2019, 06:08 PM
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I've been running my .45 Springfield Loaded, MilSpec, TRP & DW Valor Commander on Wilson ETM 8-rounders with zero failures of any kind.

Perfect feeding of 200gr +P Speer Gold Dot factory loads, 200gr lswc (Wilson Combat ammo) , 230gr ball (AE, Remington, S&B and other).


Perfect feeding.

The loaded & the TRP have magwells. The bumper pad fits perfect. The other two show just a bit of the magazine body on the side. Not sure if that's an issue for you or not.

I think WC also makes a flush fit magazine, too.


Get on Brownells mailing list and you may find some great sales in the weeks ahead. I think I bought 10 at once for a really nice discount.



I recently sold some hunting & other guns that I never used including some polymer framed stuff. Used that money to buy 1911's chambered in 10mm & 9mm.

I've already bought some Wilson Combat 10mm magazines and will be doing the same for the 9mm. I've been given strong endorsements from my Dad and others on the WC's working great for them.


Good luck and happy shooting.
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