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Wild Bunch Swap and Sell / Re: WTB 1911 magazines
« Last post by Grouchy Spike on November 17, 2017, 06:30:39 AM »
+1 for new!  Don't buy someone elses troubles.

Checkmate makes magazines for various pistol manufacturers too.

Slightly higher in price are Ruger, Springfield, and then Tripp. I didn't have much good service from Chip McCormick but many other do. And you can choose among feed lip design - GI, Hybrid, or Wadcutter.  Articles of interest are linked here:

I wrote Checkmate to ask about jams when the last extracted cartridge case jammed into the feed lips, thinking that a weak magazine spring caused this jam (it didn't):

Response: All magazines have a lifespan and after years of frequent use will require replacement. There are a few ways to make you mags last longer that I will note at the end of this email.

Magazines that have been shot for 3 years without issue until now may consider near the end of its lifespan. However, it appears you did a few things that can greatly accelerate the wear and tear on the magazine. 

Replacing the stock springs with higher power Wolff springs will increase the pressure on the feed lips and will accelerate feed lip spreading.  (which is what I tried with no improvement)

Wolff does not make any 1911 magazine springs compatible with our CM45-F-S-T follower and if used together will likely result in feeding issues and/or damage to the mags. The excess pressure being exerted on the feed lips from using a CM45-F-S-T and Wolff spring would be tremendous and far outside what the feed lips are built to withstand.  This type of damage is not covered under our manufacturer's warranty.

If you are looking for a design that is more resilient to feed lips spreading you can try the wadcutter feed lips designed for hollow points.  As the wadcutter feed lips are completely parallel they inherently offer more resilience to feed lip spreading.

For longest feed lip life, leave your magazines unloaded when not being used. Only replace springs with the Check-Mate springs originally provided with the magazine.  If you're shooting every month I would recommend rotating through more than 6 magazines, most prefer around 12.

Wild Bunch Rules Forum / Re: NEW 2018 WBAS Handbooks
« Last post by Kid Rich on November 17, 2017, 06:29:24 AM »
Because something you CAN do sometimes needs a definition as well as something you can't.
The Wild Bunch Wire / Re: New WB RO Pin?
« Last post by Branchwater Jack - 88854 on November 17, 2017, 05:51:10 AM »
Places that sell motorcycle clothing and accessories also have these sleeves that do over the pin in place of the back and they have a lock screw to keep them in place.

I do agree with your thoughts, though.
Wild Bunch Rules Forum / Re: NEW 2018 WBAS Handbooks
« Last post by Branchwater Jack - 88854 on November 17, 2017, 05:47:22 AM »
Why keep the definition for tactical reload if the rule is now gone?
Wild Bunch Swap and Sell / Re: WTB 1911 magazines
« Last post by Boggus Deal on November 16, 2017, 09:05:17 PM »
I recommend getting 5-6 new Colt or Checkmate magazines at around $20 each. They will last you a long, long time and the few dollars you save with some cheaper magazines will not be worth the frustrations they cause.
Wild Bunch Matches / Re: Wild Bunch Clays in Ft Worth, Texas Nov. 18, 2017
« Last post by Goatneck on November 16, 2017, 07:20:29 PM »
Come out and join us for a fun day of shooting shotgun.  Some of the Wild Bunch and Cowboy shooters are already out practicing for Saturday.  We do have over 10 doors prizes for the match.
Wild Bunch Matches / Re: Wild Bunch Clays in Ft Worth, Texas Nov. 18, 2017
« Last post by Goatneck on November 14, 2017, 09:35:25 PM »
Its located about 3 miles from the Ft Worth Trap and Skeet club. Safety meeting 9:30 AM. Address is
Defender Outdoors Clay Sports Ranch
8270 Aledo Rd
Ft Worth, Tex
817 980-4345
Wild Bunch Swap and Sell / WTB 1911 magazines
« Last post by high tech redneck on November 14, 2017, 02:34:48 PM »
WTB 1911 magazines
looking for some reasonably priced magazines for an original 1911 from 1918 to use in matches. just getting started in WB but not a lot of left over cash.
Wild Bunch Matches / Re: Wild Bunch Clays in Ft Worth, Texas Nov. 18, 2017
« Last post by Greased Lightnin on November 14, 2017, 01:06:27 PM »
Sounds like a good time. Can you provide an address and a time please?
Wild Bunch Matches / Re: Texas State Wild Bunch Championship 2017
« Last post by Grouchy Spike on November 13, 2017, 06:53:44 AM »
I forgot to say that 29 shooters participated in the Texas State WB match, up from 13 last year and third only to the inaugural Texas State WB match in 2012 (51) and the Texas State Rifle Association WB match in 2012 (30). 

Congratulations to the Match Director, Goatneck Clem, Dusty Boddams, Evil Roy, the members of the CVV and LSFSC, and the TSRA by Texas Ghost for fanning the spark!  I'm sure that there are others who contributed to this revival but their names are unknown to me.

News: 17 or 18 shooters participated in BAMM!

The BAMM participation is a notable achievement, marking growth from the Texas State Match in 2014 where as I recall about 6 shooters participated of 17 registered for the match.  Dusty Boddams and Captain Jarrett initiated this event, and Goatneck Clem and Evil Roy championed it nationally.  Or was that internationally?  Considering the number of Swss K-31s and Mausers of all kinds, I would hope that BAMM would be an international event!

Had not allergies been kicking my butt, I'd have finished the 2017 main match and added one count to BAMM.  Some days it's chicken, other days it's feathers!
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