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Old 10-29-2019, 12:01 PM
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Wilson Combat 8 rd Magaines

Are they still the mag of choice for Reliability?
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Old 10-29-2019, 12:37 PM
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I think all Wilson mags are pretty good, and I normally choose their mags, though in 7 round versions.

Wilson has two line-ups of 8 round magazines, the 47D and the ETM line-up. While I prefer the 47, 7 rounder for my use, if I were picking an 8 rounder, I'd choose from the ETM line-up.
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Old 10-29-2019, 12:50 PM
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I have great luck with 47D 8 rounders, but must confess I rarely load 8. No feed issues when I do.
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Old 10-29-2019, 02:15 PM
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I am sure that they are one of the mags of choice, I have Chip McCormick myself. I have had 8 rounds stuffed into one for 5+ years, and I trust it to work, when needed.
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Old 10-29-2019, 02:23 PM
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They are one of the mags of choice. I've certainly never had any issues with the ones I've used unless they had been severely damaged. Ditto my CMC mags or my Metalforms. I think if your gun is correctly set up the magazine type matters less.

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Old 10-29-2019, 04:23 PM
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They are still my pick.
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Old 10-29-2019, 04:59 PM
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I've never been enamored with Wilson mags. I've always found Chip McCormick/Shooting Star mags to be superior.
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Old 10-29-2019, 05:03 PM
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Get the WC HD+P aka, flatwire (also called square wire), they cost a little more but will be the last 1911 mags you ever buy. I have the original springs in mine from when these mags were first offered some many years ago. I bought an entire set at that time and have never used another 45 acp 1911 type mag since (even made the my other WC mags "obsolete".) Never had even one mag-related feeding failure since.
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The CMC mags are now owned and made by Wilson Combat as well, as of late last year.
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Old 10-29-2019, 05:40 PM
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WC mags are my go-to mags, and have never let me down.
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Old 10-29-2019, 06:25 PM
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I have both the 47d and ETM. I have never had any issues and run them in my Valor and Cabot along with my 2 CQBs. I wait until they go on sale, should be soon, and grab a couple. I believe I have around a dozen.
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Old 10-29-2019, 06:57 PM
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I have had good luck with Wilson Combat mags. However, I have also had good service from Metalform and ACT mags.
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Old 10-29-2019, 07:36 PM
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I have 47D's, ETM's, and HD +P's in .45 ACP, and none have ever let me down; they are all 8-rounders. The HD +P's take a bit more to break in and load initially, but have a lifetime warranty on them. As far as 9mm mag's, I have the ETM's and they have all been flawless. I have not yet tried the Vickers mags, but I have metal bases on most of my 47d's and all my HD +P's, and the ETM's are all plastic base pads. I have not had any reason to try the Vickers mags or the CMC mags in either caliber. I also have the Wilson mags in .38 Super and 10 mm that have never failed me, so I have no reason to look elsewhere for those either. All the Kimber mags I have for my Kimbers work well also in all my different 1911's, which IIRC are Metalform and Checkkmate. I think in the end, your gun will tell you if it does not like a particular make/configuration.
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I've never been enamored with Wilson mags. I've always found Chip McCormick/Shooting Star mags to be superior.
Depends on the gun. I have a pile of mags from ETM+P mags all the way down to no name china gunshow garbage and if I use one of my good guns they do not care about the mag used.

Use a bad gun and usually the Wilsons and Chips do better, my in doubt mag is a chip since some guns dislike non metal followers.
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Depends on the gun. I have a pile of mags from ETM+P mags all the way down to no name china gunshow garbage and if I use one of my good guns they do not care about the mag used.

Use a bad gun and usually the Wilsons and Chips do better, my in doubt mag is a chip since some guns dislike non metal followers.
I put Chip/Shooting Star followers in all my non-Chip/Shooting Star mags, and they all got better. Even the Wilsons.
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Old 10-29-2019, 11:38 PM
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I think all Wilson mags are pretty good, and I normally choose their mags, though in 7 round versions.
Ditto all of this for me.
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Old 10-30-2019, 06:14 PM
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I've never been enamored with Wilson mags. I've always found Chip McCormick/Shooting Star mags to be superior.
DITTO however i haven't used any of the new chips since wilson took them over . hopefully they haven't changed them .
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:44 PM
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Yes! And the ETM's are worth the few extra $$. So are the ones with the flatwire springs.
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:27 AM
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DITTO however i haven't used any of the new chips since wilson took them over . hopefully they haven't changed them .
I agree Woody. When I heard Wilson's bought CMC, I bought a bunch of the mags to stock up.
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Old 10-31-2019, 04:23 PM
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I have had mixed results with the 47D. On several of my 1911's I get failure to lock-back using 47D's, but not with CMC, Colt OEM, etc.
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Are they still the mag of choice for Reliability?
Short answer: Yes.

Especially if you are shooting a Wilson. My 1911s seem to prefer Wilson mags, although others work ok, too.

I use their newest design ones w/ the flat wire springs for my duty weapons, as I like the lifetime guarantee. I hate their goofy, confusing magazine model numbers.
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Old 11-01-2019, 02:55 PM
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The CMC mags are now owned and made by Wilson Combat as well, as of late last year.
Are you aware of changes that have been made to them by Wilson?
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Are you aware of changes that have been made to them by Wilson?
I haven't really followed what, if any, changes have occurred. I have not used CMC mags that I'm aware of, as mine have all been Checkmate, MecGar, and Wilson magazines for quite some time.
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Old 11-01-2019, 03:59 PM
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Are you aware of changes that have been made to them by Wilson?
They've added new products to the line-up, the Classic and Range Pro lines.

The downside seems to be fewer options for magazine parts. Whether they were actually different or not, you used to be able to buy the PowerMag spring (you know "Rocket Wire") and followers as well as the Shooting Star or rather the simple "Conversion Kits", but now they only show the Conversion Kits.

I've never used the PowerMag Plus followers, but they aren't shown on the website and I don't see replacement springs and followers for the RPM mags.

https://www.cmproducts.com/Magazines_c_11.html
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Old 11-06-2019, 01:03 PM
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Yes! I have 6 Wilson mag's that we're continuously loaded for over 20 years. I'd shoot them and reload them before putting them away. Never a bobble! After 20 years I felt guilty and changed the springs and followers to the 8 round option. Still always loaded and still 100% dependable!
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