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wallyglock
10-30-2010, 11:36
i have talked to a local gunsmith and a couple of other in the know folks that swear by the wilson mags.
have decided to treat my 1919 colt to some new ones....they said to get the ones with the plastic follower ? !

where might i obtain some of these and get a good price ?:dunno:

thanks wally

Cerebrus
10-30-2010, 11:38
try midway

swinokur
10-30-2010, 12:16
Wilson 47D's SS with plastic follower 8 round capacity

h2o-5o
10-30-2010, 12:40
Recommend you get the 7-round Wilson mags instead of the 8-round ones. Longer follower and stronger spring makes them much less likely to suffer the issues that have been known to plague some of the 8-rounders.

AZ Husker
10-30-2010, 12:42
I just bought a few new Wilson ETM mags on the advise of a trainer. They are sweet! A true 8-round mag instead of a modified 7-rounder. They fit perfectly in a mag well, might stick out too much on a gun without one.

Rinspeed
10-30-2010, 13:41
I have several 47Ds and they are a great mag but the springs could be a little more robust. For the money you can't beat these.



http://www.topgunsupply.com/check-mate-.45acp-8rd-stainless-steel-hybrid-full-size-1911-magazine.html

knedrgr
10-30-2010, 13:47
one can always check the For Sale section of this forum. Look in the Guns Parts subforum.

samuse
10-30-2010, 14:19
I like the Wilson 47s.

But for your 1919 Colt, if you gonne shoot ball, try some Checkmate G.I. spec mags. Best of the best IMO. They even feed hollowpoints in most of my guns.

rsxr22
10-30-2010, 14:43
Wilson are awesome. I run 47d's and ETM's, but ETM's primarily. Ive had a few failures while using them, but that could have been from a number of issues

jrs93accord
10-30-2010, 15:08
I just bought a few new Wilson ETM mags on the advise of a trainer. They are sweet! A true 8-round mag instead of a modified 7-rounder. They fit perfectly in a mag well, might stick out too much on a gun without one.

I am with you on the ETMs. I have a couple already and just ordered two more from Midway. To the OP, I would try and find some original USGI 7-round mags. I have a 1918 Colt that shoots just fine with its USGI two-tone magazine.

tx787
10-30-2010, 16:52
All I can say is this, my Kimber Custom II has run at 100% with wilson 47C magazines (it's about a year old and right at 1,000 rounds). A few months ago I forgot to put the Wilson mags in my range bag and had the Kimber factory mag only. I had several feeding issues. This reaffirmed my confidence in Wilson mags and made me a true believer that they can greatly increase a 1911's reliability. Now I've also had no issues with the cheaper ACT mags that came with the DE1911 but for a couple dollars more I'm going with the Wilsons. Also, you get their great customer service even as a magazine customer, if the mags have any problems they will take care of you.

Jason D
10-30-2010, 18:17
I have had nothing but failure with the 47 D's.

Quack
10-30-2010, 18:31
I just bought a few new Wilson ETM mags on the advise of a trainer. They are sweet! A true 8-round mag instead of a modified 7-rounder. They fit perfectly in a mag well, might stick out too much on a gun without one.

i like the ETM's as well, no problems with them in .45 or 9mm, though it seems like people have problems with the Wilson mags in their Springfields.

Agent6-3/8
10-30-2010, 18:34
Not a big fan of Wilson's mags. Tripp Research has a better product, IMO.

brisk21
10-30-2010, 21:51
I believe that using the wrong mags is what got this whole business about 1911s not being relaible started. There is a mag out there for every 1911, whether it be Wilson, Tripp, Chip McCormick (my fav), Metalform, Checkmate, oh, ok, I could go on and on. You get the point.

Agent6-3/8
10-30-2010, 22:39
I believe that using the wrong mags is what got this whole business about 1911s not being relaible started. There is a mag out there for every 1911, whether it be Wilson, Tripp, Chip McCormick (my fav), Metalform, Checkmate, oh, ok, I could go on and on. You get the point.

And IMO, its a jsut complaint. You really shouldn't have to go hunting for the right mag to get a gun to run right.

steve1911
10-30-2010, 23:45
i like the ETM's as well, no problems with them in .45 or 9mm, though it seems like people have problems with the Wilson mags in their Springfields.

They run fine in my springfields, plan on buying more ETM's.



1911club#410

brisk21
10-31-2010, 06:59
And IMO, its a jsut complaint. You really shouldn't have to go hunting for the right mag to get a gun to run right.


Well thats just the nature of the beast. you have 30 or more companies making 1911 magazines all of varying quality and tolerances/specs. If 30 different companies started making Glock magazines, alot of them would suck. Think about most aftermarket Glock magazines, they do suck. Its really not a big deal, just find the ones that work and have fun doing it!!

swinokur
10-31-2010, 07:05
I have had no issues with 47D's with over 1k rounds through them. Come to think of it my crappy Kimber mags have been perfect as well. How'd that happen?:rofl:

rsxr22
10-31-2010, 09:30
Not a big fan of Wilson's mags. Tripp Research has a better product, IMO.

Tripp does make a great magazine as well. So does Metalform and CMC, as long as your using any of those 4 youll be good to go

ambluemax
10-31-2010, 22:11
Some may swear by wilson, I swear I will never buy them again!!! Over priced and springs suck

Happy Hunting
11-01-2010, 01:18
No issues with 47D's, but the last 3 times I've used the factory Colt mag the last round has failed to feed. I like the flush-fittedness so I'm going to get a 47DC to replace that junk.

BOGE
11-01-2010, 09:15
..I like the flush-fittedness...

``Flush fittedness``? Is that a real word? :rofl:

swinokur
11-01-2010, 09:20
``Flush fittedness``? Is that a real word? :rofl:

Google Toolbar spell checker says it is.

:rofl:

Black Cloud
11-01-2010, 10:07
I have had nothing but failure with the 47 D's.

Some may swear by wilson, I swear I will never buy them again!!! Over priced and springs suck


I agree. They don't hold up well. I have had many of them deformed from heavy use (lips spread). Since then I will not buy anymore WC mags (The reason I haven't tried their new mag). They had a great mag way back when, but Tripp has surpast them.
I only use Tripps 7 round mags for defense. 8 in hand and 14 at the hip is plenty.

Black Cloud
11-01-2010, 10:10
No issues with 47D's, but the last 3 times I've used the factory Colt mag the last round has failed to feed. I like the flush-fittedness so I'm going to get a 47DC to replace that junk.
I bet you are great at Scrabble.:supergrin:

okie
11-01-2010, 13:52
I have some Wilson ETM's no failures what so ever. I got'em at a gun show for 32 bucks:thumbsup:

watarski
11-01-2010, 17:05
I've had problems with 47D's in 3 of my 1911's. Won't buy them again. I think their springs wear out too fast. CMC or Tripp for me.

Shooters Plus
11-02-2010, 10:45
i have talked to a local gunsmith and a couple of other in the know folks that swear by the wilson mags.
have decided to treat my 1919 colt to some new ones....they said to get the ones with the plastic follower ? !

where might i obtain some of these and get a good price ?:dunno:

thanks wally

We would be happy to help with the Wilson Magazines.
http://www.shootersplus.com/wilson_combat_magazines

Zack Phillips
Shooters Plus

swinokur
11-02-2010, 11:00
Midwayusa sells them.Last I looked I think they were on sale for about 28 bucks or so. Good deal. You can buy direct from Wilson Combat but no discount.

www.midwayusa.com (http://www.midwayusa.com)

tango44
11-02-2010, 11:18
never had a problem with my Wilson's 47D and 47T

FM12
11-04-2010, 10:02
I had a girlfriend with 47Ds...Nice:0

Agent6-3/8
11-04-2010, 13:15
I've had problems with 47D's in 3 of my 1911's. Won't buy them again. I think their springs wear out too fast. CMC or Tripp for me.

I've found the samething for the ETM's as well. They're better than the 47D's, but still weak, IMO. Wilson mags aren't a problem for my Springfield, but my Kimber is much more mag sensitive.

tango44
11-04-2010, 13:21
We would be happy to help with the Wilson Magazines.
http://www.shootersplus.com/wilson_combat_magazines

Zack Phillips
Shooters Plus

Hi, I`m looking for the 47D plastic base pads, I have 3 47D's that came with aluminum basepads and I hate those, do you know where I can get 3 plastic new ones?
Thank you.

swinokur
11-04-2010, 13:54
I had a girlfriend with 47Ds...Nice:0

Odd size for a woman's chest.

:rofl::rofl: