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Has anyone worn out a Wilson ETM yet?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by BeckG19, Nov 19, 2010.


  1. BeckG19

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    Has anyone worn out a Wilson ETM yet? They have been out for a while.. Has anyone used one up, springs ,followers ? Mine have been good for a couple years of limited use. They are much better than the 47d's IMO.


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    nope, not yet.
     

  3. AZ Husker

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    I bought three recently on the reviews. So far I'm very happy. Much better than the 47D's. Be aware though, they really only make sense in a magwell gun. They stick way out and the baseplate is shaped so it's not practical in a gun without a well.
     
  4. MD357

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    FWIW, when you wear one out, keep in mind that the springs are proprietary. My Wilson 47Ds have been 100% just like my ETMs. Can you get any better than 100%?
     
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    I haven't wore one out yet:supergrin:
     
  6. BeckG19

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    interestings.. all of my 47d's had their springs fail after a year or two of use. thats 100% failure for your comparison.. so the ETMs are welcome.
     
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    Thats really my only complaint with them. But the added length is a necessary evil, IMO. I carry the ETM's as reloads, however, I still use a 47D with the low profile base plate in my gun.
     
  8. MD357

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    Which is like saying your tires on your car have a "100% failure" (whatever that means) because they eventually wear down?

    Either way, 47ds have a great track record. Not knocking the ETMs, I just don't like the proprietary spring BS.
     
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    As the WilsonRep said, so the springs are proprietary, why would you buy wilson springs from someone else?
     
  10. MD357

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    You mean why would I buy mag springs from someone else? Because ISMI and Wolf make better springs and they are more available.
     
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    You do understand, I'm just trying to find out if the ETM are in fact a much better mag. The proprietary springs are NOT a problem if they don't need to be replaced over the life cycle of the product.

    I store my mags loaded for SD for long periods and I'm curious about other peoples experience. I have basic 7 rounders that have been loaded for many years and work great... Just want a 8 rounder to do the same. No way to really test other than time, so I'm looking for input.

    Good luck with that tire thing..."100% failure" (whatever that means) because they eventually wear down? "... It means 4/4 47d's have failed within 18 months.. both 7 and 8 rounders... Weak springs when they don't need to be rub me wrong... 7 round mags should last years and do.
     
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    The 47D, like most other 8 round mags, are simply a 7 round mag modified to squish an extra round in. The ETM's have a longer tube and were built specifically for 8 rounds. I agree that the springs in the 47D's were woefully weak and short-lived. Hopefully the new version will correct that issue.
     
  13. MD357

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    I guess I'm going to have to spell it out for you. Wilson's springs suck hence your problems with the 47Ds wearing out quickly. I'm not the only one to notice this or say it. The ETMs are having the same wear pattern relative to 47Ds. Don't believe me? Head on over to some of the other forums (non-wilson) and start asking. This is why I don't like them being proprietary..... because ISMI and Wolf are better springs and more readily available.

    Both mags are designed well you just have to change out the springs somewhat regularly. (kinda like you have to change your tires when they wear down) If you are looking for a magical mag that will stay loaded and compressed forever without fatiguing the spring then let me know when you find it.
     
  14. BeckG19

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    Brother have u worn out an ETM spring?...Yes or No.
     
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    I have worn out one ETM 9mm follower. I also do not like the cut in the body so you can see how many rounds it is loaded with. It lets in a lot of carbon. That being said all my others have lasted quite awhile. I like the magazines, but they are not perfect.
     
  16. bladeandbarrel

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    Have you ever tried an ETM magazine or do you just like to make believe that you have?:wow:
    The spring inside is about a foot long.
     
  17. MD357

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    Nope, not yet. You DO understand that there's a life span on mag springs yes?


    I've got 4 or 5 of them, what does the length of the spring have to do with anything I've said? :crazy:
     
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    For what you pay for wilson mags, I was completely disappointed in how quickly the springs wore out (1 competition season). I can get a better product for less with Chip McCormic(2.5 seasons and still going strong)...so wilson has lost my business forever when it comes to mags.
     
  20. Carrots

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    Wilson has a lifetime warranty on their mags and will replace them FOC if they crap out unreasonably early.