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Thread: Magazine Issue

  1. #41
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    Well, on the basis that no 1911 part will actually fit this pistol, this isn't a 1911.
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
    M. Setter

  2. #42
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    I do not recall stating that the .380 was a 1911. I said it was an RIA magazine for the Baby Rock. And, I am not going
    to get in to a contest here.
    Blackie

  3. #43
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    I see a lot of people calling various caliber mags "RIA factory mags," but of course the mags RIA supplies with their pistol aren't made by RIA. That's why, in the case of the 8-round .45 RIA factory mag I've attempted to enlighten the reader that these are ACT Mags, and are available under several brand names and do not have to be purchased from RIA. Very few 1911 makers actually manufacture magazines.
    "Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you." --Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
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  4. #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by SUPER.38 View Post
    I do not recall stating that the .380 was a 1911.
    Blackie
    Here:

    Quote Originally Posted by SUPER .38
    I have found that my RIA 1911s in .45, .38S, 9Mil and .380 are all reliable with RIA mags and MecGar mags.
    It's not about a contest. This forum exists for one purpose: sharing information about 1911s. When information is posted that may be incorrect or misleading, we try to correct it for the benefit of the other members.
    Hawkmoon
    On a good day, can hit the broad side of a barn ... from the inside

  5. #45
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    Hello All,

    As an update on the original post, I chose to go medium in regard to cost just to try (MecGar, ActMag.) Now you can get gunshow magazines very cheap, or top of the line
    McCormick or Wilson (somewhat expensive) I tried the mediums - flush fit 7 rounds - and they work great for my use. My Metalforms didn't work in the pistol as the notch
    didn't fit correctly. Not to say that anything is wrong with them, but if I had fit them to the gun in question, they would have worked. MecGar and ActMag ran great out of the
    box.

    The one oddity was that while RIA supplies ActMag with its pistols, Arnel (their chief gunsmith) recommended Wilson Combat as the best and most reliable to use in RIA
    pistols. He further advised that whatever magazine you use, it should be fitted for proper function. Some magazines, whether cheap, midrange, or expensive require
    fitting to make sure they will function reliably. Its all a question of tolerances.
    Last edited by noro; 26th January 2018 at 08:41.


  6. #46
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    I bought a WC 47D mag and it runs flawlessly so I can backup what Amel says.

  7. #47
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    Go with the 7-round, hybrid feed lip Checkmates. Go to the tech forums and read 1911Tuner's articles on magazines, and the the importance of the "dimple." I understand your pistol is pretty much a range toy, but malfunctioning toys are just no dang fun.
    "Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid."- Ronald Wilson Reagan

    "Mmmmm.....tasty burglar......"- Tonka the Large Dog

  8. #48
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    All my 1911's, three of them work flawlessly with CheckMate 7 round with dimple magazines.

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