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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 5/4/2003 12:09:40 PM EDT
I've been thinking of grabbing one of these for my Series '70, but I'm kinda turned off at the thought of $35 magazines. I know that Metalform makes Colt Ace mags for a good bit cheaper, and there may be other sources of mags... has anyone tried one of these with their Ciener kit?
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 3:49:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/4/2003 3:51:43 PM EDT by RugerCal480]
I haven't tried anything other than the Ciener magazines for the 22 LR Conversion kit for the AR-15, BUT...my understanding from a post somewhere on the AR-15 boards was that Ciener kits were proprietary....meaning, other manufacturer's magazines would not work with the Ciener conversion kits. I would assume this is true for the 1911 conversion kits as well. Maybe someone else will know for sure.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 4:07:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/4/2003 4:09:46 PM EDT by Green0]
Again I owned both and never tried this but:

the Ace mags have a MUCH heavier spring made neccassary by a faster cyclic rate and stronger recoil spring.

I don't think they would be compatible but I am not sure.

What do you save? $10 a mag to go with ACE mags? the ACE mags are a total bitch to load and that to me is not worth the savings of $10. I could pop off 500rds a day with my ceiner but the ACe mags are so hard to load (even with my loading tool) that I am lucky to get off 150 rds in equal time with my Marvel kit.
Link Posted: 5/4/2003 5:45:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Green0:
the ACE mags are a total bitch to load and that to me is not worth the savings of $10. I could pop off 500rds a day with my ceiner but the ACe mags are so hard to load (even with my loading tool) that I am lucky to get off 150 rds in equal time with my Marvel kit.



Very valid point... I've never experienced any of these kits before, and I think that I'd be willing to pay a little extra for mags that can actually be loaded easier.

Does anyone know of a cheaper mag source than $35 directly from Ciener?
Link Posted: 5/5/2003 5:27:08 AM EDT
I have a Colt ACE kit and a JAC (Ciener) kit both. The ACE mags will NOT work in my JAC kit. I can't help on other sources for the JAC mags. Several years ago I came across someone who was closing them out and I bout 2 for (if I rememebr right) $20 each. I haven't looked for them since.

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