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Beware Wilson Combat 47D Magazines...

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by The Expert, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. The Expert

    The Expert

    May 2, 2010 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.
  2. I use Wilson ETM's instead :whistling:

  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    Tripp Cobra's are the best of the best.
  4. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    Jan 7, 2002
    NE Ohio
    never had problems with 47D's or ETM's in any of my Springfield's (TGO-1, TRP, Trophy Match, Loaded's)
  5. TKM

    TKM Shiny Member Lifetime Member

    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.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2010
  6. watarski


    Feb 18, 2008
    NW FL
    I had the same problem with my TRP...and my Wilson CQB.
  7. Tactical black

    Tactical black

    Jan 24, 2008

    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:
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2010
  8. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Very true. Nothing beats a Cobra. :rofl:
  9. okie

    okie GT Mayor

    Oct 28, 2001
    Muskogee Ok.
    I use the ETM's and the Tripps, in my SA:supergrin:
  10. 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 :)
  11. Infallible


    Aug 20, 2006
    This. Though to be fair, its not the overall length of the 47d rather its the plastic follower that wears.
  12. coal


    Dec 20, 2009
    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"...
  13. Deployment Solu

    Deployment Solu Kydex Crafter

    Jul 18, 2007
    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: Springfield 1911s were harmed in the making of this post!!!:rofl::rofl:
  14. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    Feb 28, 2001
    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.
  15. drc767

    drc767 Navy CSAR

    Dec 30, 2007
    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.
  16. hi-power man

    hi-power man Silver Member

    Jan 7, 2008
    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.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2010
  17. bdoub1eu


    Oct 8, 2009
    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.
  18. brisk21


    May 13, 2008
    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.
  19. drc767

    drc767 Navy CSAR

    Dec 30, 2007
    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!