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Star BM Magazines

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by velocette, Nov 6, 2020.

  1. velocette

    velocette Member

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    9mm, all steel great quality but magazines are expensive and hard to find, but mostly expensive.
    Well, I read online about modifying Sig Sauer P225 magazines to work in the BM.
    Sig mags are ferociously expensive, but Midway has Pro Mag magazines for less than $20.00.
    I bought 2. All that needs to be done is to disassemble the mag, then elongate the mag catch slot and then SLIGHTLY raise it up a little bit at a time until the mag will click into place. Then the polymer bottom retainer needs to be cut down about 1/8" to allow the mag to go in all the way. (apparently, the Sig butt is a little shorter than the Star's) I also found that the mag follower on the left side interfered with the slide release. Install the mag with the slide off the pistol & you can see where a little bit of the plastic follower needs to be relieved. There, 15 minutes time and a few $ and you have another good mag for you Star BM
     
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  2. Reinz

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    But do they work in a reliable fashion? Pro mags have the worst reputation in the business.
     
  3. armoredman

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    Ditto - I have had 100% negative experience with ProMag, wouldn't own one today if it was free.
     
  4. Meeks36

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    Why not just order new springs from wolf? Its what I plan on doing when I order my star tomorrow. Im ordering new mag springs and replacing every spring un the thing. And keep a couple replacements.
     
  5. SHOOT1SAM

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    I bought 3 from Triple K earlier this year for my Star BM and they have been flawless. The ones I bought for another pistol...not so much; they did, however accept my return & refunded me with no questions asked.

    Sam
     
  6. velocette

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    Agreed that Pro Mags are of poor quality. With some work, they can be made to function, at least in my Star they do. I now have 4 functional mags. The two originals do need new
    springs. Tried to get some from Wolff last week & found that they were not taking orders due to short staffing caused by the China virus. Saturday, Wolff began taking orders so new mag springs are on their way.
    Meanwhile, that ole Espanol, cop pistol shoots nicely. It feeds and functions with anything I can stuff into the mags. JHPs, FMJ, LSWCs. All with varying powder charges.
    Only problem has been last round ejection which appears to be from weak mag springs.
     
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  7. algebraman

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    I've done it - not all of them are REAL dependable, but I use the converts for range-work and the "real" ones for carry etc.
     
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