I forgot my camera at home so no pics to show the problem. Some background information: my newly acquired Delta Elite Stainless Steel finally got some range time. I shot PMC ball, ARMSCOR ball (Filipino) and reloads by LAX Firing Range (a good size gun shop in LA that loads its own ammo). Accuracy with the PMC ammo was quite respectable: ragged hole at 7-yds, 1-inch at 10-yds. I didn't shoot at longer ranges than that. LAX reloads went bang and that's about it. Groups were...not great. The ARMSCOR ammo was definitely hotter. I felt more recoil, that's for sure. Grouping was decent. A big bigger than PMC, but not a shotgun pattern like LAX ammo. The problem was that the Tripp Cobra mags gave up the ghost: base plates let go and guts went flying. The first time it happened, it happened to three mags. Talked with Tripp Research and they wanted all five mags back for inspection. At this point I didn't connect the dot on ARMSCOR ammo being the culprit. Got five new ones back and went to the range today again with the PMC, LAX reloads and ARMSCOR. Everything went hunky dory until one mag's baseplate let go. I was like,"WTF, over?" Picked up some ARMSCOR empty cases and noticed bulges near the rim. First thing that came to my mind was the lesser supported chamber of the M1911 - should have looked at the brasses the last time when the mags' base plates gave up the ghost but didn't. Broke out the Glock 20 and shot some through it - no problem with anything including the brass. OK, no more ARMSCOR for Delta Elite. Now, gurus, explain to me how or why would the Cobra mags' base plates falling apart? The brasses were bulged but didn't rupture so the gases were not vented out of the mag well like in the case of ruptured brass and blow the mags/baseplates out...right (I've seen ruptured cases that blew the whole mag out and I've seen cases where only the base plate & guts blown out)? So, just the additional recoil alone would somehow jar the base plate enough to disengage it from the base plate release/locking button? On the other hand, my factory mags were crap. Couldn't load more than 4-rounds through either and have sent them back to Colt for replacement. Haven't seen the replacement ones yet. At least the stainless steel Delta Elite shoots much better than my older blued Delta Elite. Tripp Cobra mags for the .38 Super were just simply slicker than snort. No issues whatsoever. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!