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RMTactical
02-04-2012, 15:09
Which do you prefer and why?

glock2619
02-04-2012, 16:27
I've had better luck with the McCormick Power mags than any other magazine-including the 47D's. I just don't seem to have any issue with them. I'm thinking I'm in the minority though as most seem to have excellent luck with the Wilson's.

Jason D
02-04-2012, 17:20
I've had live round eject out of Wilson magazines.
I've has springs push the follower out of CMC magazines. CMC springs that is, nothing that wasn't standard to the magazine.

MStarmer
02-04-2012, 17:36
In the early 90's I had (4) of the 47D's that I used for a lot of classes, IPSC stuff and just a ton of shooting. Along with those I had (2) CMC / Shooting stars that I used for dropping at the range. I never had a problem with either thru close to 20K although the Wilson's felt pretty soft. I think they are both fantastic but the Powermag seems to be a great mag for a great price, I bought my last ones for $22 in stainless at Midway and the new blue ones are under $20 when they have them in stock. They are the ones Hilton Yam reccomend and the ones you see with a lot of the custom builds. I think currently the Wilson's are a bit over priced.

As a last note when I did try to purchase replacement springs and followers for my 47Ds by calling Wilson. Their Customer Service refused payment and sent me (4) rebuild kits. :)

ColCol
02-04-2012, 18:34
I don't use either. I've found the 7 round CheckMate mags with 11# springs and dimpled followers work best for me.

Rally Vincent
02-04-2012, 18:50
Love the Wilson 47D's. Never had a single problem with them.

glockin-45
02-04-2012, 18:56
Good question. Checkmate came with my DW,i don't which i'll get next?
You got me swaying towards power mag though now.

20South
02-04-2012, 18:57
Ive stuck with the Wilson's. Never had any issues with any of the 15-20 Ive owned, so why mess with it?

kirgi08
02-04-2012, 19:13
Got a 100 plus Wilsons SS mags.I also have that many Colt 7rnders,I like ta keep it simple and reliable.'08.

plouffedaddy
02-04-2012, 19:33
Both run very well in all my 1911s (currently 10 I think?) except one---Springfield Loaded doesn't always lock the slide back on the last round with the Wilson. So, I'd give the edge to Chip but they're both quality magazines.

Ruggles
02-04-2012, 20:10
In the early 90's I had (4) of the 47D's that I used for a lot of classes, IPSC stuff and just a ton of shooting. Along with those I had (2) CMC / Shooting stars that I used for dropping at the range. I never had a problem with either thru close to 20K although the Wilson's felt pretty soft. I think they are both fantastic but the Powermag seems to be a great mag for a great price, I bought my last ones for $22 in stainless at Midway and the new blue ones are under $20 when they have them in stock. They are the ones Hilton Yam reccomend and the ones you see with a lot of the custom builds. I think currently the Wilson's are a bit over priced.

As a last note when I did try to purchase replacement springs and followers for my 47Ds by calling Wilson. Their Customer Service refused payment and sent me (4) rebuild kits. :)

Gotta love that Wilson customer service :)

cole
02-04-2012, 22:16
Which do you prefer and why?

I've had good luck with both.

The CMC Power Mags have a better body and spring. Follower is not skirted so better to avoid aluminum frame 1911s without a barrel feedramp. I think they are a better mag overall. I don't currenly own any.

The Wilsons have a skirted follower and can be had with a flat metal basepad. I ran >6k through a 47D and it was fine when I sold it. Currently, I run Wilsons in my compact/carry 1911 mostly for the flat metal basepad.

IMO, Tripp Cobra Mags are better than both. Solid body, strong spring and superior follower. Basepads are bulky though. I've had 'em in full size and compact. Don't own any currently.

The Kimber Tac Mags are very good, too IMO. Good body, spring and follower, and allow totally flush fit (no basepad). I think these offer the best value ($15 or less) and I still have a few of these.

I run a couple cheap ACT mags at the range becauase they are/were cheap (if had for <$10) and work well enough as beaters. Okay body, not so great spring and follower and bulky follower like the Tripp mags.

The 49er
02-05-2012, 09:21
I really like my Tripp cobramags

GeorgiaRedfish
02-06-2012, 04:36
I have never used the Wilsons but I only use CMC. Never had a non ammo related failure with them.

grecco
02-06-2012, 05:38
I have both,
although both quality products,
I never had an issue with Chip's.

d90king
02-06-2012, 06:21
They are both excellent 1911 mags. Buy a half dozen of each and see what your 1911's prefer, then stock up on the ones that work best for you.

seanmac45
02-06-2012, 06:29
I only use Wilson mags. The 47D's are great, but the ETM's are better yet still.

itstime
02-06-2012, 06:46
Both are great mags. Most of mine are Wilson. Except for the no name stuff I've ended up with. Lol. Never had a problem with them. That's what is in my carry gun.

DeadEye637
02-06-2012, 06:47
Both work and work well... I like and use the CMs power and power+

fnfalman
02-06-2012, 13:59
I have CMC Power Mags, plain jane Shooting Stars mags and the Match Grade mags. I have Wilson 47D, the EMT (or whatever they call it).

I think that I will stick with Mec-Gars.

B.Reid
02-08-2012, 12:05
I've had better luck with the McCormick Power mags than any other magazine-including the 47D's. I just don't seem to have any issue with them. I'm thinking I'm in the minority though as most seem to have excellent luck with the Wilson's.

I concur.

brickboy240
02-08-2012, 12:30
I have a few Wilson 47Ds that are going on 10 years and still running great.

Never bought other brands, because these 47Ds won't wear out! LOL

I have heard good things about the CMCs but have never used them.

Wilson's 47d mags are probably the best thing coming out of their shop and yes, their customer service is top notch.

- brickboy240

Practical Use
02-12-2012, 18:17
Tried both. Seem to have better function with Wilson's.

JChapEGS
02-12-2012, 18:46
I don't use either. I've found the 7 round CheckMate mags with 11# springs and dimpled followers work best for me.

Do you remember the catalogue # of those? I'm looking at the CM mags as well.

JC

Carolina Drifter
02-20-2012, 18:51
Good luck with both so far and also had good luck with Mecgar

dakrat
02-20-2012, 20:18
CMC. stronger spring

Jason D
02-21-2012, 16:32
CMC. stronger spring

I noticed right away that the 47D springs were weaker than I was used to.

tsmo1066
02-21-2012, 19:10
I have seen 1911 pistols that will only run right on Chip McCormick mags, and I have seen 1911s that will only run on Wilsons. I have also seen 1911s that hate BOTH and will only run on GI 7 round mags.

Then again, I've seen 1911s that will eat ANY of them with gusto and ask for more.

Wilson and Chip McKormick both make good mags, but the 1911 platform can be a finicky eater, so arguing about which is best is rather a pointless exercise. The best one is the one that runs best in YOUR 1911.

Terry C.
02-21-2012, 21:27
All but two of my mags are CMC.

Stainless Powermag, Match Grade, and Shooting Star. When I carry I always use the Powermags, with a "concealment basepad" on the mag in the pistol.

The springs on the Match Grade and Shooting Star mags are noticeably weaker than the Powermags, but I've never had a failure with either, even ignoring CMC's disavowal of the Shooting Star mags for use with anything but hardball.

samuse
02-21-2012, 21:37
I like CMCs but Wilsons are great too.

If you have a finicky 1911, either your mags, ammo or gun are out of spec somehow.

A properly built 1911 with good mags and ammo is an amazingly reliable gun.

Bodyarmorguy
02-21-2012, 23:30
I have had good luck with CMC Power Mags, Wilson 47 and 47D's but have a preference for the CMC's. I recently had an opportunity to run a Wilson ETM and was quite impressed.

fnfalman
02-21-2012, 23:32
What's with the fascination about strong mag springs? The gun's recoil spring rating was calibrated for a certain mag spring rating, among other things.

Strong mag spring does not equate to long lasting mag spring.

Bodyarmorguy
02-21-2012, 23:56
^Well said^

Jon_R
02-22-2012, 12:47
Started with Chip McCormick Mags been 100% never had a reason to do it differently. I have 2 1911s. TRP and an older Series 70 SA. The Wilson's cost more correct? When I was buying the Chip's Midway had them for great prices so just snapped up a bunch to go with my SA mags and called it a day.

DaverZ
02-23-2012, 03:02
When I buy mags for my 1911's I generally go with McCormics or Kimber,have had no problems whatsoever with either brand.I've used them in my Colt,ATI commander length and the High Standard (Armscorp,which I wish I would have kept).At the time I sold the High Standard I had fallen in love with the FNP 45 which is a really nice pistol,but in retrospect I wish I would have found another way to fund the FNP.

dakrat
02-23-2012, 08:06
What's with the fascination about strong mag springs? The gun's recoil spring rating was calibrated for a certain mag spring rating, among other things.

Strong mag spring does not equate to long lasting mag spring.

stronger spring will hold on to that last bullet on top of the follower better instead of shifting forward from a snappy +P recoil. which causes feeding issues.


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