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Extra mags for Rock Island 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by matt_s07, Aug 9, 2010.

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  1. matt_s07

    matt_s07 Member

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    I picked up a Rock Island 1911 over the weekend. I wanted to introduce myself to the 1911 world and thought, for $420, why not. Who makes good extra mags and where can I get them? Thanks!
     
  2. viking499

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    Act or Novaks probably came with the gun. I recently pick some Checkmate and Metalform mags. Both brands have ran smooth, but have not seen a lot of use. I am sure that there are others out there that work without problems.

    Seems like your higher dollar mags are worth the extra money over the lifetime of shooting.
     
  3. Water-Man

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    CheckMate at topgunsupply.com
     
  4. piece of meat

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    all i can say is avoid buying the 10-round wilson combat mags, the one i got would routinely cause a jam especially the last round. never had any problems with the standard 8-round mags
     
  5. jmr40

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    I've had good luck with Chip McCormick mags. The 8, 7 and even the 10 round mags have worked fine for me.

    The Wilson's are supposed to be the best. I have several and they have been perfect, but the McCormicks I've owned have never let me down either and they are about 50% less expensive.
     
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    Kimber mags work well for me.
     
  7. Mooseman

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    wilson 47d mags work well in mine
     
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    Correct!
     
  9. railroader

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    Chip McCormick mags. Mark
     
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    I have never had an issue with them either.
     
  11. skoro

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    The McCormick "shooting star" magazines have been flawless and are relatively inexpensive.
     
  12. Darthbauer

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    I used nighthawk custom one's in the 1911 I had and they worked great and were pretty cheap from Brownell's.
     
  13. matrem

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    I'll bet a dozen doughnuts that Chip McCormick makes those Kimber mags.
     
  14. Trey83

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    I've had good luck with Act mags but they weren't being used in a RIA 1911.
     
  15. Walkalong

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    If it won't run with this Check-Mate GI style mag from Top Gun Supply, it isn't the mags fault. Buy a couple or three. Their 8 round mag is very good as well. I love my Check-Mate mags. I prefer the "hybrid or "GI" feed lips.
     
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    I use the five Chip McCormick 8-round mags that I bought for my Kimber for my RIA. They all work perfectly.
     
  17. matt_s07

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    Thanks for the mag tips! Time for me to stock up and hit the range!
     
  18. dogngun

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    I use only old USGI or Colt made mags for my ARMSCOR 1911 -

    they are 1911 pistols an dany mag will work in them, but I have never had any failures with the old mags, so that's my preference. It is a carry pistol and very reliable and accurate, long-lasting.

    Check the 1911.org site for ARMSCOR/RIA pistols and you will find a lot of happy owners.


    mark
     
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