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Experience with a new Chip Brown...I mean, McCormick...Mag

Erm..., I mean, "McCormick" (see posts that follow for the ensuing hilarity before I saw what I had done!)

Recently got a couple of 1911's. Decided to get a 10-round mag to use with them, and Chip McCormick's were available (couldn't find a retailer with a WC 10-rounder...told they were coming out with a new version, or something like that).

Here's the Reader's Digest version:

Rock Island Rock Ultra - ran 100 rounds alternating the OEM mag with the Chip McCormick, all fmj. Had a few issues due to thumb-riding the slide (grip change, trying to get hands high as possible...), but all the issues were with the OEM mag, none with the CM, which I thought was very interesting. Once I paid attention to keeping my fingers off the slide, no problem with OEM, but again, alternating mags beginning to end, the issues I had with the OEM I did not have with the CM.

So on the Rock, the CM mag seemed to overcome my own thumb-induced issues.

S&W 1911SC - ran 120 rounds of Hornady Critical Defense 185gr FTX, alternating the Chip McCormick and the OEM. Issues with OEM, none with CM. With the OEM, there were a few times when I would load a mag, using little to no 'force,' the first round would hop out of the magazine and get part way into the chamber! There were a few jams - first round would fire, and the 2nd would nose dive into the feed ramp. I know 1911's have a finicky relationship with SD ammo, but interesting that there were no problems with the CM mag. I also fired about 15 rounds of Federal 230gr JHP's through the OEM no problem, but that's way too small a sample size to judge.

So on the S&W, the CM mag overcame the ammo that wouldn't work with the OEM.

So, good on Chip McCormick! Mags definitely lived up to reputation!

Even with the CM working well, think I'll still look for an alternate SD round. I thought the Hornady might do well because of it's nose shape, but ya never know. Might also add an 8-round Wilson Combat mag to the mix.
 

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Can't say I've ever heard of Chip Brown magazines. I do have some Chip McCormick magazines that work great in my PT1911.
 

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There's a Ed Brown that makes 1911 components, accessories and high end custom guns, too.

I like McCormick 10 round mags. I haven't used any Ed Brown mags but would expect them to be top quality.
 
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LOL!!! Where on earth was my mind...how did I come up with "Chip Brown"??? Aaaahahahaha! Well, I ordered one just a few days after I first heard of them, which was last week...so must have confused myself in the intervening days.

Gonna try it next in my Les Brown and Ed Baer full size 1911's. Then in my Smith & Herstal commander :)

OMG, that's too funny. Well, Chip McCormick mags are good! :D
 

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Gonna try it next in my Les Brown and Ed Baer full size 1911's. Then in my Smith & Herstal commander :)

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I thought those 3 manufactures already came stock with Chip Brown "clips"???-----:eek:
 

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Been using CM in my Colt, Norinco and ATI. I like the 8 rd. They are best quality, can't remember ever a magazine induced problem in the 20 or so years I've been using CM Shooting Star 8 rounders.
 

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I have a couple dozen CM mags that I've bought over the years. Never had a problem with any of them and their CS is first class. Good folks to deal with.
 
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