magazine help

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  1. mooresridge9

    mooresridge9 New Member

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    I need help in ordering magazines.My new gun is a 1964 National Match Colt 1911.It only came with one magazine-no markings.I'm confused as what magazines to order.Need help.Please recommend a manufacturer with a model or order number.I'm guessing a 7 shot magazine that is flush with the frame.
    Thanks
  2. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    If you are using semi wadcutter ammo in your NM 1911,
    Metalform makes an excellent mag and it's available from www.brownells.com
  3. RJay

    RJay Active Member

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    Brownells also has a very good selection of 1911 magazines. Any 1911 magazine will fit your gun, Wilsons are the most expensive, I use Shooting Star with very good results.:)
  4. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Active Member

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    I just purchased 3 of Chip McCormick Shooting Star Magazine 1911 Government, Commander 45 ACP 8-Round Steel Blue from Midway USA.

    Put 100 rounds through them yesterday in my Kimber 1911. I good buy at $ 17.00 each
  5. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

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    all good advice , metalform, wilson 47D ( my personal choice ) and mccormick shooting stars i think metal form and shooting star can be had in 7 or 8 round versions but the wilson in only 8 ??? all the choices are good ones. novak is another well thought of brand. stay away from gun show specials good price but yuo get what you pay for.
  6. racka

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    Tripp Cobra Mags - expensive but worth it.
  7. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    #1 on Wilson mags
  8. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I found some Check-mate brand magazines in this month's edition of The Blue Press. Does anyone know anything about this brand?

    I ordered a RIA 1911 in 9mm earlier this week and it only comes with 1 magazine. I have not been able to find any 9mm 1911 mags until I was looking at this catalog earlier this evening.
  9. oscarmayer

    oscarmayer New Member

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    not 100% sure this is true but i am 95% sure. check -mate is the job lot contractor that makes the chip mccormick shooting star. the "experts" at www.m1911.org rate the check-mate magazine very highly
  10. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    Thanks oscar, I read the article about their visit to the Checkmate "factory". A quite impressive operation from the sounds of it. I would not hesitate to buy Checkmate mags.
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    Bought some no name magazines at a gun show cheap.
    That was years ago. they work good as my Wilson mag's.
    Use them for range shooting.
  12. MAGNUM44

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    I agree with Racka that's who I went with & there worth the price & plus it shoots all kind's of ammo without many jam's etc.
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