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Old 07-03-2020, 11:51 PM   #1
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she got a couple of 9mm 1911 mags from wilson

and they are not like the .45 mags, no special follwer, nothing. Probably a waste of money.
 
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Old 07-05-2020, 12:30 AM   #2
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Totally agreed with u though!!! Friend of mine purchased one months ago, and he had rhe same opinion!!!!
 
Old 07-05-2020, 06:35 AM   #3
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I have 16 Wilson mags in .45 for my 1911, that I have used since the days I shot IPSC and they have always worked flawlessly for me.
 
 
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I have 16 Wilson mags in .45 for my 1911, that I have used since the days I shot IPSC and they have always worked flawlessly for me.
I think I have two that I use in my springfield. They've run flawlessly for me.
 
Old 07-05-2020, 03:43 PM   #5
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Wilsons are more expensive than they should be, but they seem to work. I thought I had some bad wilsons a few years ago, but turned out my light 160-grain loads were too short oal, which was causing the problems.

Personally I prefer plain old, cheaper, checkmate 7-rounders, part number 53553B or something similar.
 
Old 07-06-2020, 07:14 AM   #6
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Wilsons are more expensive than they should be, but they seem to work. I thought I had some bad wilsons a few years ago, but turned out my light 160-grain loads were too short oal, which was causing the problems.

Personally I prefer plain old, cheaper, checkmate 7-rounders, part number 53553B or something similar.
I prefer Wilson mags when I'm shooting IPSC or an Action Pistol match, or Tripp magazines when I shoot Wild Bunch matches for their reliability. I travel on average anywhere from 1 1/2 to 27 hours driving time to 90+% of the matches I shoot. Consider the cost of gas, motels, food, entry fees then you find the added cost minimal because the deliver reliability. Why spent $100's(+) of dollars to attend a match that goes south because of a $7 magazine?
 
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Fwiw, I looked at one of mine and the Colt part number is 53355B; a Colt brand item, but made by Checkmate. IMO, the most boringly reliable 1911 magazine made. Seven round so it's not having to get creative with springs and follower shapes, and it has the hybrid feed lips; halfway between the old GI tapered lips (which were designed for hardball use, and the straight-line 'wadcutter' style feedlips of Wilson and a lot of other modern magazines:

Left to right - Old GI 'hardball' style, modern 'wadcutter' style that Wilson and some other use, and 53355B hybrid:

The hardball lips are angled and hang onto the round longer and feeds smoothest of the three with FMJ-profile ammo, but SWC stuff tends to hang up in them because of the bullet shape. The wadcutter profile fixed this problem, but doesn't do as well with longer-oal fmj stuff because the non-tapered lips don't let fmj stuff angle the way originally designed. The hybrid is in between, works with fmj and swc ammo both; plus works great with ammo that is "in between" the fmj and swc profile as well, which is how most modern JHP stuff is shaped.

I looked them up out of curiosity, and unfortunately they've apparently become popular and are much more expensive than they used to be. This is one reason to have 'more than necessary' of some things. I never plan to buy 1911 mags again, largely because of stocking up on 53355B's back when they were cheap.
 
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I once bought a bulk pack of magazines from Midway USA for the various 1911's I had back then. Stamped High Standard, but not sure who made them. All ran fairly well considering my pet load using Hornady 185gr XTP's pushed to the limits.
Maybe Metalform? maybe Checkmate? Maybe Fillipe's Phillpines Stampworks?
 
Old 07-17-2020, 07:31 AM   #9
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once again, you've proven that you can't READ. I said NINE MM mags. Nothing special about them at ALL. What the .45 mags have or dont have is irrelvant, since they are not made the same way.
 
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once again, you've proven that you can't READ. I said NINE MM mags. Nothing special about them at ALL. What the .45 mags have or dont have is irrelvant, since they are not made the same way.

we read just fine. We were just commenting on the manufacturer, not her specific magazines.

perhaps you were having trouble following the conversation?
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Old 07-17-2020, 10:16 AM   #11
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Have you tried the 9mm mags yet? Seems silly to start a thread bashing them when you hadn't tried them yet.
 
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