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Old 10-19-2017, 08:59 PM   #1
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Magazines: Aluminum Frame

I have a new Compact CDP II and want to make sure all 4 magazines I have are good to go.

1. One OEM Kimber (Check-Mate?) 7-Round Blued Steel with Hybrid Skirted Follower.

2. Two Checkmate 6-Round Stainless Steel with G.I. Style Follower.

3. Wilson 47 OXC 7-Round with Composite Follower.

As I understand it these should all be safe with an aluminum frame, yes?

The only follower that's an issue is an unskirted Devel, yes?
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:12 PM   #2
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I have never used checkmate Wilsons are good.
I like Kim Pro Tac Mags and Joe's magmania.
None of those mags should hurt your frame. I have aluminum frames on my CDP Pro and my SS Pro Carry II. I like to put magwells on mine for easier magazine changes. I do no conceal carry basically range weapons.

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Old 10-19-2017, 11:54 PM   #3
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I bought the one Wilson to see if it would play nice with my pistol.

The Checkmates where free from a friend that used to own a Colt Officer's Model.
Other than material (blued steel vs stainless) and the follower design (for an extra round) the Kimber and Checkmate Mags appear identical. Didn't figure I had anything to lose by trying them as long as they were not not going to.damage the ramp.
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Old 10-21-2017, 07:57 PM   #4
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IDK, I always use Kimber mags and never had any issues
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Old 10-22-2017, 05:26 AM   #5
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I don't think Kimber would be shipping steel magazines with aluminum framed guns if the magazine could possibly damage the frame. That said I have aluminum framed Kimbers that have had thousands of rounds fired thorough them using steel magazines that show no wear what so ever.
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:16 PM   #6
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Magazines: Aluminum Frame

You are correct, just make sure the follower is skirted.
That said I just bought WC ETM magazine, they finally are made for compacts.

Also if you want to super those checkmate and kimber. Go to Tripp research and buy his spring MS-12C.042. Then you will have same mags as his 7r-45-WO

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