In the last 30 years, tens of millions of rounds have gone through CMC Mags, from the dusty ranges of the World Speed Shooting Championships in California to the battle fields of Afghanistan and Iraq. Early in his professional shooting career, Chip McCormick discovered an important fact: that he needed to keep his 1911 pistols running under the stress of world class international competition.
Chip began competing in Practical Shooting matches in 1981. He soon discovered that with all the money he spent on having his pistols custom tuned by leading pistolsmiths of the day there was one thing he could not solve. No matter how much time and effort went into blueprinting and customizing his pistols for competition there was one thing that he could not control.
The Achilles Heel of the autoloading pistol is the magazine that feeds the rounds into the barrel’s chamber. He was constantly sorting through cheaply made magazines trying to find the best ones to use on match day. There was nothing more frustrating than to spend months training for a world championship and to be knocked out of the running due to a magazine failure.
He was outraged that his precision pistol could be turned into a boat anchor by cheap, factory junk magazines. The professional shooter made it his never ending endeavor to see that his fellow shooters would always have a far superior choice of magazines than the inferior hunks of sheet metal that were available to him.
Early on Chip started researching, learning about the applicable manufacturing processes and determining his objectives for the new 1911 magazines he wanted to produce some day. The cauldron of action shooting competition provided the ideal testing ground for his pro-type magazines. Shortly after winning his first World Speed Shooting Championship title in 1986, Chip knew that his designs could benefit others. He decided to give the edge he enjoyed with his equipment and entered another competitive arena: the manufacturing of performance products for 1911 type pistols. “It is debatable as to which form of competition is tougher, pistol matches or the firearms industry,” said the Steel Challenge Champion.
And every customer would be guaranteed quality and satisfaction with every magazine purchased directly from CMC Mags or their participating dealers having a 30-day satisfaction guarantee. And Chip has always stood by his products covering any failures due to materials or manufacturing defects.
For over 30 years, Chip McCormick and his team have been delivering quality that gives you that winning advantage. Below is the saga of the continuing effort at CMC Mags to provide you with the best equipment, so you can shoot your best on the range or in the field.