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The Expert
06-07-2010, 21:16
...at least if you have a Springfield Armory TRP.

I traded in my SS Loaded and upgraded to the TRP about two months ago.

When I bought the original gun a few years back the 47D 8-round mags from Wilson Combat seemed to dominate the recommendations from just about every direction. They worked great with my loaded.

Not so with my TRP. They are half a hair too short on the follower and the slide doesn't lock back when empty about 75% of the time.

Quick research on other boards revealed this as a prevelant trend. Solution: Trade in the 47D's and get some Chip McCormic mags or some from another reputable retailer.

WC mags might be the best selling 1911 mags out there, but they are not the right tool for the job with a TRP.

CanIhaveGasCash
06-07-2010, 21:25
I use Wilson ETM's instead :whistling:

glock2740
06-07-2010, 21:27
Tripp Cobra's are the best of the best.

Quack
06-07-2010, 21:45
never had problems with 47D's or ETM's in any of my Springfield's (TGO-1, TRP, Trophy Match, Loaded's)

TKM
06-07-2010, 21:59
Thanks for the heads-up.

You're The Expert.

I have to go check your other twenty posts to finish up my post-doc research.

watarski
06-07-2010, 22:19
I had the same problem with my TRP...and my Wilson CQB.

Tactical black
06-07-2010, 22:36
Thanks for the heads-up.

You're The Expert.

I have to go check your other twenty posts to finish up my post-doc research.

:rofl::rofl:

What makes you The Expert?




I've never had any problems with my ETM mags in my kimber or my colt's but I will be sure to stay away from the evil 47d's :supergrin:

Cobra64
06-07-2010, 23:03
Tripp Cobra's are the best of the best.

Very true. Nothing beats a Cobra. :rofl:

okie
06-08-2010, 00:27
I use the ETM's and the Tripps, in my SA:supergrin:

Don Glock
06-08-2010, 00:48
wilson mag's reliability with springfield 1911's is notoriously hit or miss. (check out 1911forum)

i use SA's factory, and metalform mags. they're $10-$12, and always work :)

Infallible
06-08-2010, 01:08
Tripp Cobra's are the best of the best.

This. Though to be fair, its not the overall length of the 47d rather its the plastic follower that wears.

coal
06-08-2010, 02:16
The 1911 does not have an "OEM" mag, meaning every mag is aftermarket really. Use what works in your gun, which vary by brand, model and even run. But, also know it can be the gun that has the issue, not the mag. It could be as simple as an out-of-spec slide stop. So, this thread could have been titled "Beware TRP with 47D mags"...

Deployment Solu
06-08-2010, 04:01
Wilson 47d's?? Oh, yeah, I have about 30 of them. Never a failure. Of course, I have only run them in Wilson, Nighthawks, and Kimbers....silly me......:whistling:

Disclaimer...no Springfield 1911s were harmed in the making of this post!!!:rofl::rofl:

Rinspeed
06-08-2010, 04:48
First thing I would do is call Wilson, they have great customer service. If you can't work out a deal with them to upgrade to the EMT mags order some Tripp rebuild kits. They should take care of the problem.



http://www.trippresearch.com/store/store_1911.html

Fire_Medic
06-08-2010, 05:21
http://www.10-8performance.com/1911_Magazines.html

drc767
06-08-2010, 06:16
I have a bunch of 47D's, and my experience is they are a nice mag. The spring is a little weak and the plastic follower can get tired. When they go, they go quick. You can either replace the guts with Wilson parts or do what I have been doing...When I have a 47D go "south", I mark it and replace the spring and follower with one of the Tripp Super 7 Kits. You will loose a round of capacity, but as of right now, that is the one and only setup where I can honestly say I have never had a single mag related malfunction. The Super 7 kit has solved feeding issues in even my most picky 1911's.

hi-power man
06-08-2010, 06:41
Tripp's have been the best for me, second is Metalform. I tried Wilson but ended up rebuilding with Tripp kits. I'm shooting Novak Custom Colt Commander and stock DW Valor.

bdoub1eu
06-08-2010, 07:22
Bought a TRP last month and after reading over some of the threads about the Wilson's being hit or miss, I opted for the CMC powermags...They (and the TRP) have been flawless.

But I have heard great things about the 47D's - Like everyone else says, find what works in your TRP and stick with it.

brisk21
06-08-2010, 07:47
CMC 10 round power+ mags have worked perfectly in my TRP. I plan on getting some 8 rounders as well, but Im in no hurry because the metalform 7 rounders have worked perfectly also.

drc767
06-08-2010, 08:30
CMC 10 round power+ mags have worked perfectly in my TRP. I plan on getting some 8 rounders as well, but Im in no hurry because the metalform 7 rounders have worked perfectly also.

I just did a restock on the CMC Powermags from MidwayUSA last week. They had the 8-rounders on sale for twenty one bucks and some change.....A great deal!

yang88she
06-08-2010, 08:36
Thanks for the heads-up.

You're The Expert.

I have to go check your other twenty posts to finish up my post-doc research.

I seriously LOLed

Rinspeed
06-08-2010, 10:17
I just did a restock on the CMC Powermags from MidwayUSA last week. They had the 8-rounders on sale for twenty one bucks and some change.....A great deal!




Thanks for the heads up as they still are on sale.

Wash-ar15
06-09-2010, 15:58
I have the same problem with my LW OP and checkmate mags. They will not operate the slide lock.I put in another slide stop and they work. So I ask Spring for a new SS which they send. New one does the same as the old one.

not sure what to do now.

Chonny
06-09-2010, 21:01
I got some Wilsons for my first 1911 when I was 21 a Kimber Custom (series 1). It worked like butter. I guess things change.

BuckyP
06-09-2010, 21:52
I have a couple CMC Powermags and they fail to fall in 3 of my 1911s. The follower comes slightly forward and hangs up. My 7 Wilson mags all work without issue. :dunno: