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Cousin Vinnie 12-20-2018 06:30 PM

Tripp Research Cobra Magazine Report
 
I have been a Wilson Combat magazine, and other WC products person for a long time, but have been reading about Tripp Research Cobra magazines and was intrigued by them. So, I promptly ordered 3 of their 7 round .45 for my CCO sized Sig C3. When they arrived, I fully inspected them and I can report that they are very well made. Today, I made a range trip with them and my Sig C3 and fired 500 trouble free rounds of various manufactures (230 grain ball). I am certainly not dis-satisfied with my WC magazines, but they will now share concealed carry duty with my new Tripps. They are a little more expensive than the WC, but can you skimp on your safety for a few dollars more?

Mike A 1911 12-20-2018 06:44 PM

I bought 4 Government size Tripps for my Colt and also use the 9mm variant, along with WC mags, for my Kimber. They work flawlessly. Only complaint I have on the Tripps is they are almost impossible to take apart (the welded base plate ones, that is).

Bradd D 12-20-2018 07:33 PM

I tried the Cobras. Some wouldn't drop free when partially loaded and I didn't like that they made contact with the ejector when inserted.

top gun 638 12-20-2018 08:10 PM

I have used Tripp Mags . in all my Kimbers -Sigs- and Colts, for years now with never a problem. I even changed the origs. with tripp followers and springs, They are very good mags.

JNW 12-20-2018 08:13 PM

I have 2 9mm Cobra mags that I use in my Kimber and Dan Wesson. They’ve been flawless in both guns so far. They don’t hit my ejectors like ETMs do and are easier to insert with the slide forward than any of my other mags. I think they’re great and will likely buy more.
Jeff

L84CABO 12-20-2018 08:28 PM

I had good luck with Tripps 45 acp mags which prompted me to pickup a few of his 9mm mags. The 9mm's ran flawlessly with ball ammo. But they failed EVERY SINGLE TIME with my hollow points...sent the round nose diving into the ramp. I was really surprised. I tried three mags worth and couldn't get it to cycle a single time. In comparison, my Wilson 9mm ETM mags run flawlessly with my HP's.

Who knows...maybe it's some weird combination of my Wilson CQB, Federal HST's 124 gr, and Tripp mags. But I'll be a Wilson mag guy exclusively from here forward.

Do make sure you test the Tripp mags with your carry ammo if you're using the mags for a carry gun.

Colt191145 12-20-2018 10:40 PM

I use a Tripp 7 round magazine in my Colt Commander .45 and carry four extra eight round Tripp magazines. I like them, no problems ever. The eight round magazines stick out or the grip a bit, that is why I carry a flush 7 round magazine in the pistol.

I have Wilson 47d 8 round magazines also, nothing wrong with them either.

All of my other 7 and 8 round Colt magazines have the Tripp Super Seven kits in them. For $10 or so you can buy a Super Seven spring and follower and turn an unreliable magazine into a very reliable magazine.

The Super Seven kits are the best money you can spend on a magazine that is giving you problems.

Bradd D 12-20-2018 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Colt191145 (Post 12690104)
I use a Tripp 7 round magazine in my Colt Commander .45 and carry four extra eight round Tripp magazines. I like them, no problems ever. The eight round magazines stick out or the grip a bit, that is why I carry a flush 7 round magazine in the pistol.

I have Wilson 47d 8 round magazines also, nothing wrong with them either.

All of my other 7 and 8 round Colt magazines have the Tripp Super Seven kits in them. For $10 or so you can buy a Super Seven spring and follower and turn an unreliable magazine into a very reliable magazine.

The Super Seven kits are the best money you can spend on a magazine that is giving you problems.

My go to mag for years is a CMC Powermag tube with a Tripp Super 7 kit in it.

facilitator 12-21-2018 01:57 PM

I have quite a number of Tripp mags and have never had a problem.

Geologist 12-21-2018 03:41 PM

Count me in as a Tripp Cobra fan. I use 8-round Tripp Cobra magazines exclusively when shooting USPSA Single Stack with my SA loaded target .45. Never once had an issue. I also have some Wilson 47D for range use along with a mix of CMC and a bunch of 7-round of assorted makes.

Bbrown 12-22-2018 01:41 PM

I salvaged my Les Baer mags by putting the Tripp guts (Super 7 Upgrade kit) in them, made them 7 rounds instead of the original 8, but flawless now with anything I run through it.

AZ Snake 12-26-2018 12:21 PM

I have 20 Tripps 7rnd .45 mags.
Never a problem.

jcc7x7 01-03-2019 02:43 PM

9mm Tripps
38 super Tripps
45Tripps all work well without exception
Bunch of WC, CMC's also that work just fine.

Really like the QC of the Tripp's

Carl in GA 01-03-2019 04:20 PM

I use Tripps in all of my guns, regardless of size or caliber. As much as I love most products from Wilson Combat, I just don't think their magazines quite compare. Tripps are the most reliable I have tried.

jmatt511 01-11-2019 01:16 PM

I have used Tripp Magazines exclusively for all my 1911s on and off duty. I literally trusted them with my life. Have never had a magazine related failure to feed, which for a 1911 user, is pretty impressive. The .45 and 9mm magazines are outstanding. No problems with ball and I use Federal HST exclusive on and off duty before retirement.

sneaky one 01-11-2019 05:18 PM

I have had excellent service from their 38 super mags. They also stand behind their stuff.

Kevin Rohrer 12-08-2019 06:21 PM

Based on recommendations here, I bought three of their 8-rounders (.45ACP) for evaluation. So far, I have tried them in a Nighthawk and had four or five F2Fs out of 165-rounds expended. The slide locked back, forcing me to hand-cycle the slide. This is odd as I have not had this problem w/ any of my 22-other magazines from many manufacturers.

They will also be evaluated w/ 2-Wilsons and a Baer.

Has anyone else seen this w/ their 8-rounders in God's Caliber?

Cousin Vinnie 12-08-2019 07:52 PM

Hi Kevin, sorry your are having problems with the magazines! I am not familiar with your Nightwawk and was wondering if it has a lite weight allow frame? Reason I ask; with my Sig C3, I was having occasional problems with "Inertia Feeding" where the magazine would lock back on it's own with rounds still left in the magazine. From what I read, that issue is more prevalent in lite weight framed .45's.
Although I do have some 8 round 45 magazines, for concealed carry, I only use flush 7 round magazines that have a +10% increase spring weight and do not have any issues. In my C3 and my other Officer's frame size 45, I use only the 6 round magazine or 7 rounders, that extends slightly beyond the grip; essentially it's a standard 7 round magazine with a fancy floor plate made to look natural as it extends slightly beyond the grip.

Kevin Rohrer 12-09-2019 06:55 PM

No non-steel frames for me.

Am wondering if the mags require a break-in period?

Cousin Vinnie 12-09-2019 07:22 PM

Never heard of a magazine break in.
Strange you have no problems with your other 22 magazines, but the Tripps are no working as expected. We could into a few other possibilities, but with only these causing issues, the other suggestions would be moot.

jtq 12-09-2019 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cousin Vinnie (Post 13006706)
Never heard of a magazine break in.

From Wilson Combat

https://s3.amazonaws.com/wilsoncomba...s/47Series.pdf
Quote:

Like other mechanical devices, your Wilson CombatŪ magazine may be a little stiff when first used. This is normal and should not effect its feeding capabilities, however you will notice that as you use your magazine it will become easier to load and seat in your pistol and it will function even more smoothly over time. If you wish to expedite the break in process simply leave your new magazine loaded to capacity for a day or two, this will preset the spring to normal operating tension.

Kevin Rohrer 12-10-2019 06:16 AM

The above advice deals w/ mags w/ stiff springs; the opposite is true of my Tripps, as they are weaker than my others.

They will be going to the range this Friday w/ a Wilson, so I will see how they do w/ something else.

gordyt 12-11-2019 08:24 PM

I use Tripp Cobra Mags, model 8R-45-RG, with my EDC (a SA Pro) and they have been absolutely trouble-free.

Kevin Rohrer 12-12-2019 07:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gordyt (Post 13008272)
I use Tripp Cobra Mags, model 8R-45-RG, with my EDC (a SA Pro) and they have been absolutely trouble-free.

Do their springs seem weaker than other mags' springs?

gordyt 12-12-2019 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kevin Rohrer (Post 13008540)
Do their springs seem weaker than other mags' springs?

Kevin not that I can tell, but that is just going by feel. I don't have anything to measure that accurately. I have 9 of the 8-round Tripp mags and I use all of them when I go to the range. I scribe a number on each mag so that I can tell them apart if I start to have issues with them, but so far they have done just fine.

-- gordon


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