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Old 01-17-2010, 17:56   #1
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Wilson Mag for my Kimber????

I had a guy tell me that I needed to dump my Kimber mags and go with Wilsons. My Kimber is the Ultra Carry II with CT grips. Can some give me a model # of what Wilson mags I need to get. Is this even true? Whats the benefit?
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Old 01-17-2010, 18:24   #2
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i have found wilson no better or worse than other mags, as long as the other mags are not junk.

ed brown, novaks, act, wolff, kimber, checkmate, metalform, wilson have all worked for me.

some work better in certain guns than others....Colts, Kimber, Springfield are my 1911, with 4 and 5 in models.
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Old 01-17-2010, 18:40   #3
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Originally Posted by Jamie_s_72 View Post
I had a guy tell me that I needed to dump my Kimber mags and go with Wilsons. .........yada yada yada............ Is this even true? Whats the benefit?
No, it's not true, the Kimber mags are fine. Does this 'guy' even know who makes Kimber mags? have you tried the Kimber mags yet??

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Old 01-17-2010, 19:16   #4
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I have an Ultra too and am very anal about mags. I have found that the Kim-Pro Tac Mags are flawless. The factory mag has also been trouble free but the followers on the Tac Mags are superior. Ignore you friend, get some Tac Mags fro Cabelas, kimber or a ton of other sources. My three Wilson's all had problems with the base plates slipping off with daily pocket carry the Tac mags have not.
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Old 01-17-2010, 20:03   #5
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my UCII had absolutely no issue with factory mags or KimProtag officer mags. i got rid of all 3 of my Wilson OXCs as a matter of fact.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:01   #6
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my Kimber only worked with kimber mags.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:05   #7
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My Raptor works flawlessly with the issued mags from Kimber although I have a few Wilson Mags to compliment.
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Old 01-18-2010, 19:26   #9
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I find the newer Kimber magazines to be very good.
They are good enough, that I paid out the 24.00 apiece for two of them a couple weeks ago.

I have not had good luck with Wilson magazines, specifically the 47D's. I would take just about any other well built brand over them.
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Old 01-18-2010, 20:24   #10
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I use kimpro work great.
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+1 on the KimPro
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Old 01-18-2010, 21:34   #12
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I had all kinds of problems when I bought a Kimber Ultra Raptor II. Failure to feed and no slide lock back on the last round. I switched out the Kimber mags for some Wilson mags. Problems solved.

This was a couple of years ago. Can't say for sure if Kimber solved their mag problems or not.
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Old 01-18-2010, 22:39   #13
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The magazine follower in Wilson's mags is better suited for non-ball ammo vs. Kimber's factory mag which is of military design.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:52   #14
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I like Colt factory mags which are made by a company called Shooting Star. I also like Chip McCormick power Mags (which are also Shooting Star's but fitted with his extra power mag springs). They also have welded base plates so you don't have to worry about them coming off.

I've never had an issue with either of my two Colt's. The secret is in the follower. You can go to Brownells and buy the McCormick spring and follower for 15 bucks.
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:06   #15
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There's a reason Wilson mags are pretty much an industry standard, whereas "Kimpro" mags are not.

Also, if there are ever ANY problems with your mags, Wilson will replace them for free.
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I've had 2 bad Kimber mags, I vote to switch to either Wilson ETM or Tripp mags
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:10   #17
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Over the past couple years since I have a Kimber I have read bad things about Kimber Mags, through the various forums..... some of the problems people have had with thier kimbers have been attributed to the mags... these wilson are one of the top mags, along with the CHiP's.. I would use my kimber mags for plinking and keep the wilsons for when yuo may need to use your gun..

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Try the wilson mags which are 7 round; and have "47" and "OX" in the part number.
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