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Just hit the range with my new GI. Had the issued Novak Mag and a new McCormick mag. I was alternating 1 mag after the other, first hundred of so was fine from both. Then I got a Failure to Feed. I happened again, then I realized it was on the Novak mag almost every mag. The Mac never failed at all. The funny thing is the Novak FTF was always between the 4th or 6th round. A simple rack of the slide and it fed fine.

Since this only happened on the Novak I am saying its a Mag issue, anyone else have this problem?
 

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I have used Novaks. Not my choice but never any noticable problem. You state your gun is new. FTFs came after a couple hundred rounds. Even though it seems to be the same mag I would give the gun a GOOD cleaning & shoot it the 2nd time on the range. Any 1911 needs some break in time.
Good shooting.
 

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Check the feed lips at the back of the mag see if it has cracked
 

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Just a follow up, after every time at the range I give her a good cleaning and Last time I striped the Novak and McCormick mags, polished the inside and feed lips best as I could, also polished the feed plate (I am guessing thats what its called). The mags have no damage.

The gun has fired 1600 rounds of WWB or jacketed range reloads and FTF are a thing of the past. Yesterday I did get one FTE as the case got caught in the rear of the mag. A simple pry up and it popped out with no damage to the mag.

I am more than happy with the Rock and want to pick up a compact model.
 

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I must be the odd man out. Why? My RIA feeds everything well, I cannot remember a malfi. Lastly, of late, I have gone from Wilson to Metalform magazines. Yes, Metalform work that well for me. Regards, Richard:biggrin:
 
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