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Posted: 1/19/2015 9:04:42 PM EST
Just picked up a new 1911. It came with Checkmates. I have had good experience with CMI rifle mags, just figured I'd ask how they stack up versus Chip McCormick Shooting Stars in your opinion.

8 round mags, if it makes any difference.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:06:50 PM EST
I carry a 1911 most days. Its CMC SSs in stainless for me. They have been flawless. YMMV.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:07:43 PM EST
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I carry a 1911 most days. Its CMC SSs in stainless for me. They have been flawless. YMMV.
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FPNI and QFT
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:08:21 PM EST
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I carry a 1911 most days. Its CMC SSs in stainless for me. They have been flawless. YMMV.
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Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:09:21 PM EST
Who has the best price on CMC's right now?

Sorry for the hijack OP.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:09:47 PM EST
Wilson or McCormick
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:09:57 PM EST
Wilson's.
You wont regret it.



Saint Peter
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:10:21 PM EST
Wilson
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:13:42 PM EST
I use Wilson Combat Elite Tactical magazines for all of my carry 1911's.
I use Shooting Star for my range time.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:15:38 PM EST
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I like the CMC ones a lot. I also have a bunch of Checkmate in 9mm and they are nice also. Quality seems even to me.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:15:43 PM EST
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I use Wilson Combat Elite Tactical magazines for all of my carry 1911's.I use Shooting Star for my range time.
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This!
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:17:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MonkTx:
Who has the best price on CMC's right now?

Sorry for the hijack OP.
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CDNN has them for $12 I believe. Unsure if that's the cheapest but I think it's a good deal

Eta they are $15. They were $12 over the holidays
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:17:22 PM EST


Wilson 8rd are best 8rd.

I carry with SA 7+1 loaded, and a Wilson 8rd reload.

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:18:15 PM EST
Tripp FTW
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:22:35 PM EST
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Tripp FTW
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Yepp switching over from Chips and Wilsons to Tripps atm. The build quality of the Cobras seems to be far superior to either.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:24:37 PM EST
Wilson Combat.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:25:27 PM EST
47D
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:26:56 PM EST
Wilson's won't gouge the bottom of your feed ramp.....
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:28:02 PM EST
I use CMC and Wilson. Never had a problem with either. Might try Tripps, but at their price, I'm not leaping on them to replace the flawless mags that I already have.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:28:10 PM EST
I only buy Chip
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:29:41 PM EST
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You get what you pay for with Tripps. All this buy once cry once junk on this board, but apparently not when it comes to 1911's.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:30:09 PM EST
Wilson ETM
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:32:19 PM EST
I've had no issues with my Shooting Stars...


...however I now prefer the Brownells mags. They are reliable and affordable.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:32:50 PM EST
Do the checkmates work?

As an aside;
If they are the extended tubes you can put Tripp spring kits in them.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:33:40 PM EST
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Tripp FTW
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Yep.

Tripp Research uber alles!!
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:33:44 PM EST
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Tripp FTW
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I love my Cobra Mags
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:34:17 PM EST
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Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:39:19 PM EST
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FPNI and QFT
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Originally Posted By Fugitive:
I carry a 1911 most days. Its CMC SSs in stainless for me. They have been flawless. YMMV.



FPNI and QFT

This.

One of my youngest's NG buddies has Remington that's a one-shot-wonder with the OEM magazines. It runs like a sewing machine with my CMC stainless Power Mags.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:39:29 PM EST
I have both CMC and CMI mags and they both work extremely well in my 1911.

That being said if CDNN has CMC mags for $15/ea that's definitely the way to go. Off to spend more money.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:40:20 PM EST
Wilson
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:40:55 PM EST
If you're military or LE, call Checkmate and get the industry price. I buy 10-12 8 or ten rounders every year and when I have a problem, I toss the mag. Our guys that carry them on duty have had better luck with the Checkmates than with Wilson's, Tripps, McCormick's, or other expensive mags. People treat 1911 mags like they are a national treasure. The Checkmates are reliable until they're not and they're cheap enough to toss and buy more. I know this is heresy to lots of 1911 experts, but my guys carrying them on duty and putting 7-10k rounds of full house 230 .45 ammo through their pistols every year while carrying them in rain and the weather seem to do fine. The blued ones rust, however, so you have to wipe them down with a rag and disassemble them if they get wet.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:42:29 PM EST
I don't know anything about checkmates 1911 mags, but fuck them with a rusty trident for the shit Sig mags they make.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:42:48 PM EST
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Wilson
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Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:44:34 PM EST
Wilson ETM.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:44:58 PM EST
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This!
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Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
I use Wilson Combat Elite Tactical magazines for all of my carry 1911's.I use Shooting Star for my range time.

This!

And again.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:45:25 PM EST
I always used Wilson combats when I had my 1911
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:46:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:46:42 PM EST
Tripp "Cobra Mags" Actually designed to hold eight rounds.

http://www.trippresearch.com/store/store_1911.html
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:46:45 PM EST
Run CMI hybrid lip welded in both my 3.5" (7 round) and my 5" (8 round).

Function flawlessly and smooooth in both.



Nick

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:52:35 PM EST
Chip McCormick Power Mags or Tripp Cobras.

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:02:13 PM EST
Tripps, Wilsons, power mags. In that order
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:03:08 PM EST
Never had an issue with any power mag, never
I cant say that about tripp or wilson i've tried them all
i keep one wilson around that runs well no luck with tripp at all
i bought three of each at the same time for testing in colt sig kimber 1911s
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:04:39 PM EST
Hands down ......Chip McCormick SS Shooting Stars for the win. I own 12 of those bad boys and they are all flawless.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:07:04 PM EST
Just looked through the 1911 box.. about 1/3 Novak, 1/3 CMC (powermag and shooting star), 1/3 Wilson. Those 3 are all damn good, and I doubt I'll ever get another 1911 magazine, unless it comes with a pistol... Since I have over 100 of the damn things (All 8 rounds)
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:09:37 PM EST
CMC aren't terrible. I own a handful but only use them at the range. Wilson 47D is what I run all other times.
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Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:16:09 PM EST
I had issues with the stock mags for my SR1911 from day one. My Wilsons have been flawless.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:18:14 PM EST
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Wilson 8rd are best 8rd.

I carry with SA 7+1 loaded, and a Wilson 8rd reload.

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Either of these are GTG.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:19:13 PM EST
I use the Chip McCormick shooting star without a problem, but I picked up a McCormick powermag and it chokes like a virgin prom date.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:20:34 PM EST
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Yepp switching over from Chips and Wilsons to Tripps atm. The build quality of the Cobras seems to be far superior to either.
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Originally Posted By NickOTime:
Originally Posted By c7aea15:
Tripp FTW

Yepp switching over from Chips and Wilsons to Tripps atm. The build quality of the Cobras seems to be far superior to either.


Me too, I'm liking the Tripps.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:20:49 PM EST
Wilson or Tripp
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