Novak 1911 mags??

Novak 1911 mags??

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    Question Novak 1911 mags??

    Just picked up novac mags for my 1911. They seem to be well built but I don't know much about them. Does anyone have any experience with these?


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    I bought two and both cracked after not that many rounds and started having feed issues. I stick to the chip McCormick and the ed brown mags never had issues with them.... that was my experience anyway

    This is the backside of the mags at top, you can see how the corners all began cracking on the left mag at the top L and the right mag at the top R.... sorry for the picture quality

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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    I bought two and both cracked after not that many rounds and started having feed issues. I stick to the chip McCormick and the ed brown mags never had issues with them.... that was my experience anyway

    This is the backside of the mags at top, you can see how the corners all began cracking on the left mag at the top L and the right mag at the top R.... sorry for the picture quality

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    I've had the same experience. My carry mags now are Tripp Research Cobra Mags
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    Novak mags are re-branded ACT mags. ACT mags have been known to have issues with feed lip cracks as noted above. I have since switched to extended tube Checkmate magazines with the hybrid feed lips. These are the smoothest feeding mags for a 1911 that I have ever come across. Another benefit is that you won't need a hammer to seat a full mag with the slide forward since there is enough space in the bottom of the tube for the follower and the compressed coils of the mag spring. These Checkmate mags don't protrude any farther out of the gun than ACT mags do.

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    I've been using Novak/ACT mags for my 1911 for about seven years now. Never had a problem with any of them and I've shot several thousand rounds thru several of them in different 1911s. Good mags as far as I can see.

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    The CerTac8 Magazines are really great ultra-high quality magazines. I really like them. ~~~>

    Also The TRIPP RESEARCH magazines are super nice.

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    Thanks for the info guys.. Their appearance on the outside is really high quality on the looks end even look nicer than my wilson combat .

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