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Anyone have any luck at all with aftermarket mags?
I have some thermold type that I know suck.
And another poly type from CDNN that I bought a few years ago.
I've never found an aftermarket one that works.
 

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That is pretty much my experience with any aftermarket magazine...

So, now I buy a few factory mags at point of purchase.
 

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I thought I had a winner with the Korean-made aftermarket mags sold on CDNN's website. They are metal 30-rounders that rock right into place for a good lock-up, but the springs are too weak to put all 30 rounds through. A guy can put stronger springs in (i.e. Wolff), but then the mags will not hold 30 rounds (27 maybe?), and the cost approaches that of a factory mag. Bottom line...go with factory mags, if they can be found...
 

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First thing I realized when I got my mini was that after market mags didn't work. I took them back to the LGS, and he admitted that they were a problem.
 

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An old post but to keep this forum moving along I will add my two cents. I haven't even tried the aftermarket stuff. I have read so much negative posts on them I just shied away. It cost a little more for the factory mags but they usually work and if they don't (which does happen occasionally) I know I can send them back to Ruger and the will take care of them. I will say though that all the factory mags I have, which is several, are not lined up very well at the feed point of the metal frame so I have had to do a little modifying to them for smoother operation. I noticed a lot of scratches and had a few nose dives with SP's and that is what lead me to the issue. If anyone is interested I can post a before and after image in a new thread that may help some others who may be experiencing the same issues.
 
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