Chip McCormick 10 rd 1911 45ACP RP Magazine
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Chip McCormick 10 rd 1911 45ACP RP Magazine

Stock Number: 11077
It was February 2014 and Chip McCormick was unable to sleep. The wheels of his mind were churning and since he was unable to stop them, he turned his attention to a problem that he had been trying to solve for 20 years. When the feed lips of a 1911 magazine are stressed they warp. Slam a fully loaded 10-round, .45 ACP magazine into a 1911-style pistol that has the slide locked back the magazine comes to a sudden halt. Inertia throws all of the weight of the ten rounds of .45 ACP ammunition against the thin walled lips of the magazine. Do it repeatedly and the lips deform.

Ten rounds of 230-grain .45 ACP ammunition weigh 42.8% more than seven rounds of the same hardball ammunition that fill a standard 1911 magazine. Those thin-walled feed lips of the old G.I. issue magazines also take a beating when they are dropped on the ground.

Chip long ago had addressed all of the issues of prevalent in old style 1911 magazines. He used premium steel and space-age design and manufacturing processes to produce the highest quality magazines available for 1911-style pistols. CMC magazines are “combat proven” to last longer than any of the cheap 1911 magazines available to the inexperienced shooter.

Always looking to provide the 1911 shooter with an edge, from having an 8th live saving round in a standard length magazine or 10 rounds in an extra capacity magazine, Chip’s goal has always been to give the 1911-user the ultimate feeding device. Ironically his development of the 10-round 1911 magazine in 1995 created a problem for anyone who abused their magazines, especially by slamming them when practicing “slide-lock” reloads and dropping them on concrete. Under such abuse it is only a matter of time before any 1911 magazine’s feed lips will fatigue and deform making them unreliable or inoperable.

The most obvious solution would seem to be simple, just increase the thickness of the magazine tube material. However, John Browning never envisioned such abuse and his original design for the 1911 pistol did not leave any extra space in the magazine well for using a heavier gauge material.

On that February night, the idea finally came to Chip, add extra material on the end of the feed lips and form that material inward to construct a dual walled feed rail™ system. His rails would replace the 105-year old thin walled feed lips design and make it obsolete. 

The Patented Feed Rails™ technology is the first durability enhancement to the feeding device of the 1911 pistol. It is the most recent improvement to magazine design to come from Chip in over 30 years. Chip’s magazine innovations started with his extra capacity 8-round .45 ACP Shooting Star magazine and his 10-round .38 Super Match Grade CMC 1911 magazines.  

The Railed Power Magazine™ or RPM™ is a truly revolutionary new design for 1911-style pistols. It is the new ultimate in 1911 ammunition feeding devices. But great ideas need to be backed up with design and manufacturing processes. The concept of creating “Feed Rails” inside the tube of a 1911 magazine required complex tooling and manufacturing process that in themselves have turned out to be so unique and novel that they are patent pending as well as the design of the RPM.

The Railed Power Mag (RPM) is manufactured of 410 heat-treated stainless steel, laser welded, and feature patented Dual Wall Feed Rails, more than doubling the strength of the feed lips.
The Patented Feed Rails™ technology is the first durability enhancement to the feeding device of the 1911 pistol. It is the most recent improvement to magazine design to come from Chip in over 30 years. Chip’s magazine innovations started with his extra capacity 8-round .45 ACP Shooting Star magazine and his 10-round .38 Super Match Grade CMC 1911 magazines.  


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