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Old 05-21-2015, 16:40   #1
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Which mags from Checkmate Industries?

I happen to be able to score some mags from them at a good price for my Wilson Combat, and several other full size 45's I have.

Is there any mags from them which are a definite go/no go?

I am hoping to save time and money and only need a handful but I am in no rush whatsoever. I also saw Wilson Combat has the cheapie version of their real nice mags at a decent price.

What can you guys tell me on all this?
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Old 05-21-2015, 17:02   #2
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Check Mate and Metalform make a lot of OEM mags for many 1911 manufacturers. They're OK but springs tend to be weak, feed lips could bend or dent pretty easy, etc.

Don't know much about the econoline Wilson Combat mags. I've seen them but I don't know much about them.
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Old 05-21-2015, 17:13   #3
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Get Checkmate mags with the USGI feed lip pattern and the flat dimpled follower. That feed lip geometry is the original and still best if you want total reliability with ball or HP cartridges. Smooth as hell. They will even feed upside down or in slow motion because of the controlled round feed. You will not be sorry.

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http://checkmatemagazines.com/cart/p...1&idproduct=27

Stainless:
http://checkmatemagazines.com/cart/p...1&idproduct=28

I believe you can even order them with Wolf 5% Extra Power springs.

They are excellent.
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Old 05-21-2015, 17:31   #4
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maybe its a special order or you have to check with them for the springs as i don't see that as an option. the price is reasonable and they told me if it doesn't feed to send it back and they will make it right. never bought their product before but i know they been around for a while.

I also spoke to a 1911 guru who told me hasn't had a need to take his 1911 all the way apart yet and it functions with no issues.
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Old 05-21-2015, 18:04   #5
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Ricky,

Order from Check-Mate and for a buck or two extra you can specify Wolf Extra Power magazine springs. Just call them with your order instead of doing it online.

USGI is also much less harsh on your extractor.
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Old 05-21-2015, 19:22   #6
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If you check out Joe's 1911 Mag Mania it's the owner of Checkmate and he sells blem mags and there are some great deals often. I have three or four CMs and they have been great.
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Get Checkmate mags with the USGI feed lip pattern and the flat dimpled follower. That feed lip geometry is the original and still best if you want total reliability with ball or HP cartridges. Smooth as hell. They will even feed upside down or in slow motion because of the controlled round feed. You will not be sorry.

Blued:

http://checkmatemagazines.com/cart/p...1&idproduct=27

Stainless:
http://checkmatemagazines.com/cart/p...1&idproduct=28

I believe you can even order them with Wolf 5% Extra Power springs.

They are excellent.
I could not agree more.

The Checkmate "G.I." feed lips with the flat dimpled follower are without doubt my favorite magazines.

I am not as sure about feeding Hollow Points, but for Ball, they are GREAT.

You will probably not find anything that feeds smoother.
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