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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by RMTactical, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. RMTactical

    RMTactical CLM

    Oct 7, 2000
    Behind an AR-15
    So, the other day I bought a CProducts 1911 mag, wanted to test it and compare it with other mags.

    When I got it, BRAND NEW, it had scratches up and down and on both sides. I didn't think it was that big of a deal although I was disappointed that it appeared to have been well used.

    So, I posted this observation on's 1911 forum and I get this response from someone.


    Would you not be irritated to have bought something brand new and it has scratches on it? Sorry, but that makes me think it is not BRAND NEW, but used.

    This was my response to the guy.

    Am I crazy??
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2010
  2. SouthpawShootr

    SouthpawShootr NRA Life Member

    Aug 17, 2001
    Chesapeake, Va
    Looks like contact between a grip screw or bushing (more likely) during insertion. Yeah, it would get my hackles up. I buy new, I expect new. It might be permissible IF (and this is unlikely) they were testing each and every mag through a real gun for function. Even then, they should still try to avoid beating up the mags. It's going to get scratches from use, but I want to put them there.

  3. BOGE

    BOGE Millennium Member

    Mar 21, 1999
    I have many scratches on my back from years as a talented lover. I see no problem. :supergrin:
  4. Fire_Medic

    Fire_Medic Polymer Butcher CLM

    May 19, 2008
    The Gunshine State

    On a serious note, RMT that magazine does in fact looked used, and maybe you and me are both crazy but I am of your same opinion.

  5. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts


    Even when you were brand new? :rofl:
  6. The_Drizzle

    The_Drizzle I make it rain!

    Jul 23, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    Who is this guy on I have some "brand new" stuff to sell him. Only minor wear. Doesn't seem like he would mind.
  7. pistolwrench

    pistolwrench Dremel jockey

    Jul 27, 2009
    If they work and if they are cheap, to hell with slight scratches.
    I think you are being too fussy!
    My mags get dropped on rocks, gravel and dirt and get stepped on while moving. They look it too!
    Do you also worry about keeping your tires clean?
    Different strokes, different folks.
  8. I went out & bought a couple of TRIPPS magazines from Virgil Tripps co. I read where LEO carry them every day & they work great with any JHP ammo & that was good enough of a sales pitch for me. I have a SA Mil- Spec 1911 only a few months old to use them in.
  9. okie

    okie GT Mayor

    Oct 28, 2001
    Muskogee Ok.
    I'd be pissed also if I bought a new mag that looked like that:wavey:
  10. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    Acme proving grounds.
    No,your not.I'd raise he l also.'08.:shocked:
  11. GlockSupremacy

    GlockSupremacy Recycle Kids!

    Feb 14, 2005
    Honestly it doesn't affect function in any way so I personally would not care. However you are the customer and are entitled to get a 100% virgin magazine.

    At least you got the magazines you paid for....

    Let me take the time to say when i bought a crap ton of ar mags from them, i was short a few and never got a response from 3 calls/messages and 3 emails i left them.

    To be the only company I have encountered in my life that i will never buy from again says something.

    Makes me think my "lifetime warranty" will get the same treatment....
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2010
  12. RMTactical

    RMTactical CLM

    Oct 7, 2000
    Behind an AR-15
    Yes, actually, I wash and armorall my tires, and I replace them probably sooner than they need to be...

    The pictures don't do justice for how bad this mag looks, trust me.

    That said, I don't mind scratches on my used mags. It's just that, like SouthpawShootr stated, I want to put them there. I just want them to work more than anything else. I wouldn't care about the looks if these were the best mags on the planet, I just thought I was buying BRAND NEW. I would fear selling this mag under the impression that it was even slightly used with these scratches for fear that the buyer would think me a liar.

    What if your brand new Rock Island Armory 1911 had scratches on it? Hey, maybe it works, maybe you got it for cheap, but you still bought it brand new, you don't expect it to be scratched up...
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2010
  13. FM12

    FM12 I need AMMO!

    Jun 17, 2007
  14. gruntmedik

    gruntmedik Honk Honk CLM

    Jan 2, 2005
    Taylorsville, KY
    Someone hit the Caps Lock key. :whistling:

    I agree, If I'm buying new, I expect it to at least look new.