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Question: Ace Magazines

Post by Caster3845 on 9/5/2016, 7:05 pm

Would anybody know if Colt Ace magazines are interchangeable for use in the Nelson conversion unit? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Question: Ace Magazines

Post by dronning on 9/5/2016, 7:14 pm

Caster3845 wrote:Would anybody know if Colt Ace magazines are interchangeable for use in the Nelson conversion unit? Thanks in advance.

Not sure but the Nelson mags are completely trouble free, they even work in my Marvel.  Only issue I've ever heard of was someone had installed an EGW high mag release in their lower and that caused problems.

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Re: Question: Ace Magazines

Post by Jon Eulette on 9/5/2016, 8:17 pm

Yes they work
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Re: Question: Ace Magazines

Post by rich.tullo on 9/5/2016, 8:59 pm

I'll give you $5 each and take them off your hands. LOL
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Re: Question: Ace Magazines

Post by Caster3845 on 9/6/2016, 10:42 am

Thanks, Jon    Rich, I don't know if they are worth that much.
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Post by rich.tullo on 9/8/2016, 10:44 am

Caster3845 wrote:Thanks, Jon    Rich, I don't know if they are worth that much.
Check Ebay they are pricey......
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Re: Question: Ace Magazines

Post by jmdavis on 9/8/2016, 2:38 pm

Based on my recent experiences the GSG and SIG marked GSG mags are better in the Marvel than the Colt Ace mags that I think were made by Metalform. There is less play (though still some in the GSG). 

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Re: Question: Ace Magazines

Post by jglenn21 on 9/8/2016, 4:10 pm

I like the Sig mags in my Nelson just for the weight... they work perfectly
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Re: Question: Ace Magazines

Post by ric1911a1 on 9/8/2016, 4:48 pm

+1 for the Sig. I have 3 of them I use in my Nelsons. Flawless.
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Re: Question: Ace Magazines

Post by Chris Miceli on 9/8/2016, 4:56 pm

I run the gsg/sig for the weight. But try factory Nelson ones run good as well.
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Re: Question: Ace Magazines

Post by jmdavis on 9/8/2016, 5:12 pm

How tight does everyones mags fit in the gun. In other words how much up and down and back and forth motion in them when inserted.
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Re: Question: Ace Magazines

Post by Jon Eulette on 9/8/2016, 7:58 pm

All the plastic mags in my experience vannot use high mag release and have up and down play; gsg as well.
On Ace type mags l tune/dress/stone/polish feed lips; altered. I use high mag release and have to bend bottom of magazine floor plate to allow it to catch. I have minimal play. I make sure feed lips are not contacting ejector. I tune so front of cartridge has perfect feeding into feedramp for less deformation. Plastic mags and gsg allow cartridge nose to flop during feeding/cycling.
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Re: Question: Ace Magazines

Post by Tim:H11 on 9/8/2016, 8:36 pm

Jon Eulette wrote:All the plastic mags in my experience vannot use high mag release and have up and down play; gsg as well.
On Ace type mags l tune/dress/stone/polish feed lips; altered. I use high mag release and have to bend bottom of magazine floor plate to allow it to catch. I have minimal play. I make sure feed lips are not contacting ejector. I tune so front of cartridge has perfect feeding into feedramp for less deformation. Plastic mags and gsg allow cartridge nose to flop during feeding/cycling.
Jon

Does the flop in the plastic magazines seem to have any difference in accuracy caused by a deformed bullet? Has anyone ransom rested or sandbagged the different magazines to see?
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Re: Question: Ace Magazines

Post by Chris Miceli on 9/8/2016, 8:45 pm

Ace mags spendy if you can find any.  Not sure how the triple K replicas are
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Re: Question: Ace Magazines

Post by Jack H on 9/8/2016, 9:18 pm

A related question:   I have some GSG mags that were originally with a Marvel Steel lockback unit I had.  The followers from MP have a steel insert cut into them for the ledge that catches the slide stop to lift on last shot.  Is this metal insert unique for the MP lockback units?  Or is it simply a better mousetrap for most any unit? 

I have not really tried them yet in Nelson or Advantage Arms units as their mags work just fine.
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