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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by RMTactical, Feb 4, 2012.
Which do you prefer and why?
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'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.
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.
I don't use either. I've found the 7 round CheckMate mags with 11# springs and dimpled followers work best for me.
Love the Wilson 47D's. Never had a single problem with them.
Good question. Checkmate came with my DW,i don't which i'll get next?
You got me swaying towards power mag though now.
Ive stuck with the Wilson's. Never had any issues with any of the 15-20 Ive owned, so why mess with it?
Got a 100 plus Wilsons SS mags.I also have that many Colt 7rnders,I like ta keep it simple and reliable.'08.
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.
Gotta love that Wilson customer service
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.
I really like my Tripp cobramags
I have never used the Wilsons but I only use CMC. Never had a non ammo related failure with them.
I have both,
although both quality products,
I never had an issue with Chip's.
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.
I only use Wilson mags. The 47D's are great, but the ETM's are better yet still.
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.
Both work and work well... I like and use the CMs power and power+
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.