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    Single Feed Magazines vs. Double Feed Magazines

    Is there any advantage to double stack single feed magazines over the standard double stack double feed?

    Other than availability and price?

    Please correct me if I'm wrong but the standard MAC 10/9 uses a double stack double feed mag and to use single feed mags would require a different bolt.


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    The primary advantage of the double stack single feed is that of overall length of the mag. A ds/sf mag will be shorter than a ss/sf of the same capacity.

    The primary advantage of the DS/DF is ease of loading, usually no loading tool required (although loading tools can help). The DS/SF mag is going to need a loading tool to fully load it unless you have KingKong fingers and thumbs. I can only get less than 10 rounds into a Sten mag with out a loading tool.

    Some guns will allow both df and sf mags to work, for example the Sterling can use Sterling mags (DS/DF) or Sten mags (DS/SF) or Lanchester mags (DS/SF)

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    For me, the big advantage is ease of loading. I don't find length to be affected that much. Also, DF mags can also be loaded with a stripper or other loader. FWIW, the suomi stick mags were the best subgun mag ever made (my humble opinion of course).

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    Thanks guys those are some great points. I switched my Lage order back to a double feed bolt.

    If anybody is interested I have 6 M/10 9mm unfired double stack single feed mags and a loader I ordered from Jerry at Recon Ordinance I’m willing to sell or trade for M/10 9mm double stack double feed mags.

    I paid $35 per mag.
    http://www.reconord.com/ - Jerry was a pleasure to do business with I wouldn’t hesitate to go to him in the future.

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    I didn't think lage made a double feed bolt any longer....

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    I didn't think so either, but would like to know for sure.

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    He's referring to the standard double feed bolt in the MAX-10/9, not a MAX-11 DF bolt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m11stuff@hotmail.com View Post
    He's referring to the standard double feed bolt in the MAX-10/9, not a MAX-11 DF bolt.
    Thanks for the clarification and being so good to work with on this MAX-10/9.

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    Good thread,

    JasoTaco and thanks for responses.

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    Sterling mags are the best.....hands down.

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    Just looking at the 2 type mags,

    Does one type, SF or DF, bolt work for both? My guess is NO cuz I havent seen anyone say it does, but the question popped up in another thread, not meaning to hi jack this one. Just seemed kinda appropriate with the mag types here for all to see...

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    Yes, a DF bolt will work for both DF and SF mags.

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    A Sterling bolt will work with Sten, Lanchester or Sterling mags with no changes.

    A stock Sten bolt will not work with Sterling mags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jt526 View Post
    Yes, a DF bolt will work for both DF and SF mags.
    Is that true for MAC 10 & MAC 11?

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    Keeping with the intent of this post and attempting to avoid needlessly starting a new thread....

    Are there any Single Feed magazine options for an RPB M-10/9 (original Walther style magwell)? I have a single feed bolt and would like to get some use out of it, or were these bolts made to only work with TX MAC and SWD grip frames?

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