1911 Elite Tactical Magazine, 9mm, Full-Size, 10 Round, ETM Base Pad
Introducing The Wilson Combat Next Generation ETM-9mm 1911 magazines-Now Completely Redesigned for Enhanced Reliability
In the quest for flawless magazine function across a wide variety of custom and production handguns Bill Wilson has redesigned our Elite Tactical 9mm 1911 magazines to feed more smoothly, seat easier and lock back positively in a wider spectrum of guns than ever before. Our “Next Generation” ETM 9mm magazines have arrived and like other Wilson Combat Magazines will raise the bar for 1911 pistol reliability.
After months of intensive research and testing by Bill Wilson in a myriad of custom and factory 9mm 1911’s we believe we have solved the issue of magazine reliability in a single stack 9mm 1911. These Next Gen ETM magazines have a redesigned tube with a small front ramp to prevent nose down feeding with short or hollow point rounds. A redesigned back spacer accommodates a wide variety of long-loaded ammunition and a stainless steel follower and extra power spring ensure slide lockback even in guns with marginal or incorrectly fitted slide stops.
These are the finest magazines made for the 9mm 1911 platform and have been rigorously tested by our cadre of professional shooters. Bill Wilson himself has logged over 10,000 rounds of various factory and reloaded 9mm ammunition to develop these magazines which are suitable for competition or tactical use.
The Next Generation of 9mm 1911 reliability is available now. Compact versions are coming soon.
Fits full size 9mm 1911
10 round capacity with numbered tube
Easy to load and seat with the slide in battery
Positive slide lock when empty
Superb feeding with a wide range of ammunition types
Steel follower for flawless slide lock-even with marginal pistols
The Stainless Steel ETM has the Strongest Magazine Tube Yet Developed, Virtually Eliminating Feed Lip Cracking, Tube Spread and Cracking and General Fatigue
Proprietary Multi-Step Tumbling and Finishing Process Provides Smooth Follower Operation and Insertion into the Weapon
Observation Slots Moved to the Rear of the Tube, Located Exactly Where They Need to be to Maintain the Structural Integrity
Removable Base Pad for Easy Maintenance and Versatility with Different Base Pad Options
No-Risk Service Policy - If the tube spreads or cracks from normal use, We Replace It!
Note: Some Kimber® 1911 handguns have barrel feed ramps that are left undressed at the factory and will interfere with the ramped front of this magazine. The barrel can be easily modified by a gunsmith to provide the proper clearance required.
THE WILSON COMBAT® ELITE TACTICAL MAGAZINE
The ETM started with a blank sheet of paper and 30+ years of 1911 and 1911 magazine experience. It WILL set a new standard in 1911 magazines while redefining state-of-the-art. We've blended the latest improvements in manufacturing and materials technology with our own real-world shooting experience to provide quality, quality, and more quality. From material selection to manufacturing process to final testing - this magazine is built like your life, and ours, depended on it, as someday it may. No compromises, just stone-cold reliability you can depend on. The ETM is primarily a combat magazine, but if you're a competition shooter, you just may gain that critical advantage that will move you past the competition.
The real world for a combat pistol isn't always in a dry, protected environment. So we built the ETM to be impervious to the elements. Every component is manufactured from either a high-grade stainless steel or super tough nylon. We worried about grime and corrosion when we designed the ETM, so you will never have to.
The ETM has the strongest magazine tube yet developed, virtually eliminating feed lip cracking, tube spread and cracking, and general fatigue, - some of the most common manufacturing and/or age-related defects in other magazines. The engineers working on the ETM have a combined 110+ years of firearms experience - the ETM is a showcase of their knowledge. They refined the radius for each bend in the tube to take advantage of the strength in the stainless steel they selected - and then devised a manufacturing process to provide the tight tolerances required to make those exact radius bends. The observation slots, moved to the rear of the tube, are located exactly where they need to be to maintain the structural integrity of the tube for years and years of use. After extensive testing we selected a grade and thickness of stainless steel optimized to provide superior stiffness without brittleness. No matter how many times you empty this magazine through your pistol, you can be assured the engineering expertise, design, material selection, manufacturing, and the quality control behind the ETM promises a lifetime of smooth and reliable operation.
ETM tubes are manufactured with a proprietary, custom designed welding process followed by a proprietary multi-step tumbling and finishing process. The internal and external finish, critical to smooth follower operation and insertion into the weapon, are the result of selecting the proper media and media-sequence in the tumbling and finishing process. We expended a lot of engineering time and expertise in developing the finishing process; when you get your hands on an ETM you'll be able to see and feel for yourself, we think you will agree it was time well spent. The improvements made to the ETM's follower and base pad have not previously been seen in a pistol magazine. This design combines advanced manufacturing technology with absolutely precise dimension control, assuring positive slide-lock after the last round has been fired. The innovative follower design with its extended skirt ensures stability in operation and minimizes creep from the tube when the magazine is empty. Super tough nylon was selected as the optimum material for the new ETM follower due to its proven durability and slick surface finish. This slick finish and the super smooth internal finish of the magazine tube result in the smoothest follower operation possible. Experienced shooters will notice this ultra-smooth performance when loading and firing.
We've found a space-age stainless steel spring wire that is phenomenal for spring life. Have you ever worried about leaving your fully-loaded magazines for long periods of time? This spring, designed exclusively for our new ETM, will do its job longer than the cartridges will remain suitable for combat use. Another factor in spring life is the degree of compression when the magazine is loaded. Our engineers designed the ETM's base pad to allow a longer tube. Although the ETM is not appreciably longer than a typical magazine, it has more space for the spring to work without complete compression or excessive stress on the spring.
The ETM seats and locks in the weapon with the slide down - fully loaded.
The ETM's new almost indestructible base pad provides a sure grip when pulling a magazine from a pistol or a tight pouch - especially in a combat or competitive situation when seconds count in reloading. If you have ever been in the rain, trying to get a traditional magazine from a wet, tight pouch, you'll really appreciate this feature - and it might save your life. Developing a cutting edge product always has one downside, your competition WILL copy some of its unique features. We delivered our first magazine over 27 years ago, and others have copied our designs ever since. But no one, anywhere, has ever copied what is arguably our best feature; the feature that has a huge benefit for you. You can't see it in a photograph and it doesn't improve the function of the magazine. We call it the Wilson Combat Lifetime Satisfaction Policy. You get one with every Wilson Combat Product you buy, and it should be a major factor in your decision to purchase. Since 1977, Wilson Combat® has been standing behind our products and services unequivocally. If your Wilson Combat® magazine doesn't perform as it's designed to, return it to us and we'll fix it or replace it - with no expense to you just like we have been doing since 1977. We've worked hard to build the finest track record for customer satisfaction and service of any firearms company in the world. We're proud of our satisfy-every-customer history, and we will continue to do whatever it takes to be sure that your purchase from us works as it should work, and works that way from now on. The ETM is so good, you'll probably never find a reason to test our satisfaction policy, but rest assured, if you do, we will be here as we have been since 1977 to take care of you. Buy an ETM today, and depend on it for a lifetime of service.
Try the new ETM - and discover for yourself why 1911 experts around the world won't use anything but Wilson Combat® magazines.
Our magazine tubes have a lifetime satisfaction policy. Wilson Combat will replace any magazine tube that spreads, cracks or becomes unusable during normal use. Wilson Combat magazine springs and followers are considered consumable items and may require replacing after extensive use. Polymer baseplates can break if you drop a loaded magazine on a hard surface. We recommend metal baseplates for hard use.
I have been using the old Springfield style 9mm mags in my Custom Springfield Range officer. While they feed great and never jam from cycling, they would regularly not lock the slide back and the follower would wedge against the slide stop.
This is a custom, rebarreled, accurized $2000 pistol that wouldnt lock back.
I tried three other 10 round mags but they either nose dived the bullets into the ramp, or the full magazine would not close with the slide in battery. I tried at least 4 other 9 round mags, none of which cycled well or locked the slide back or fell free or a combination of these issues.
I was ready to sell this gun for pennies as the frustration of having to pry the magazine out or reach in to push the follower out of the way was pretty much insulting. I paid $2000 for this? I could not find ANY magazine that would combine, working with locking the slide back.....
Then I just happened to read the story about the new 9mm ETM from Wilson and ordered one..........truly as a last ditch effort.
This magazine saved this pistol. Now, it worked first time and every time.
Plus, in my Caspian frame and Slide pistol that I built myself, it works equally wonderful.
I cannot emphasize strong enough how joyful I am to find this magazine and keep the Springfield.
Your new magazine is a fabulous piece of engineering, honest and earnest evaluation and a glowing example of how you listen to your customers and pay attention to your market.
These are the best 9mm 1911 magazines I have ever tried.
Thank you for caring about your customers and the 1911 shooters around the world.
- Barry Hunn, MT
Just buy these
So, I bought a variety of mags to test in my new Dan Wesson Specialist. Every mag, including the factory CMI mags fed and functioned flawlessly, but one issue kept popping up. Whenever Id mash the mag release button with authority as one would during combat or competition reloads, the mag release would over-travel and pinch the mag, not allowing it to fall free. The only magazine that does not present this issue is the Wilson ETM mag.
While all the others I tested worked well, needing to manually strip a mag from a fighting gun is unacceptable. My McCormicks, Dawnsons, and CMIs are all going up for sale, and Wilson Combat will be the only mag I use so long as I run 9mm 1911s. Thanks for a perfectly engineered product, guys!
- V. Mathis, GA
10 rounds of perfection
Ok, Ill admit, I never even gave the 9 rounders that came with my Springfield Armory Range Officer Operator 9mm a chance. Sold them as new on eBay and bought four of these. Get an extra round and feeding perfection. Shot 100 rounds through each magazine to test, and...10 rounds of perfection!! Get 5. Its nice to load a full box of ammo if you think about it.
- Jim M, OH
I used Cobra mags exclusively for all my 9mm 1911s till now. These improved WC mags are just as reliable and better built IMO, not a malfunction yet.
- bruce stevens, VA
Sent a new 9mm magazine to test
I was sent a sample of the new 9mm magazine to test. The magazine body is very sturdy and as mentioned by others has a dimple and is easy to load. Though the last round was a bit harder at first. I let the magazine sit loaded for a couple days. Off to the range with Blazer RN, ASYM JHP, Wilson RN and Wilson FN the 135 gr just out. I only had one of the new magazines, four of the older which I did not used. I ran it through a CQB, and an Ed Brown Special Forces. Loading was a bit slow, again I only had one new style. First round using Blazer RN didnt feed. A bump on the slide and it went in. No issues after that with six full magazines of each brand ammo in the Wilson. Switched to the Ed Brown and ran another six magazines of each. Not a single issue. The first round mishap seemed to be an anomaly. 480 rounds total through two different maker pistols and only the first round issue. These magazines are winners. I like the numbering and follower. I felt it loaded easier then the older style. I did it by hand, no feeder. I havent taken it apart yet. Going to do another 480 next weekend.
Thanks to Wilson for the trial magazine. It appears I will be purchasing a few more for the range bag.
- Jim Flavin, WA
Only 180 rounds in, but havent had a nose-dive yet. Even with short 124 grain JHPs. Shot 147 flat-points too. And, of course, round nose.
One of the Best gets Better
I am weary of any improved versions of things that already work well. It seems that improvements usually benefit the manufacturers bottom lines more than the products they say are improved. Not so in this case! Wilsons new 9mm Elite Tactical Magazine is yet another example of Wilson Combats outstanding products and customer service. I tested my first new ETM using an X-Tac 5 and an STI Duty One 4. 150 rounds each of 124grRN, 124grJHP, and 115grRN. Not a hiccup from either pistol. a perfect example of the best getting better.
- Lars, VA
I shot this magazine in my 9mm CQB and it ran perfectly.
New 9mm ETM mag
I never really had problems with the old design so I did not know what to expect. The new mag has great build quality and I really like the metal follower. The rounds definitely seem to present easier/higher to the feed ramp. Just shot 150 flawless rounds. Very impressed. Highly recommend.
Next Gen ETM 9mm Magazines are Great!
I noticed when I opened these magazines they were different. Tube was similar to my 9mm Etms I have but there is a dimple in the top near the follower and the follower is steel. Very sturdy. The rounds ride much higher in the magazine and feed at a better angle. Round count engraved on the side is a nice touch. I DID NOT take these apart, I expected them to be serviceable out of the package and there were no surprises there. I loaded the mags and let them set overnight. No cycling, just let them set. Next evening at the range I shot about 100 rounds from each of them with a combination of FMJ, RN and JHP. No malfunctions, clean easy feeding, fast reloads. I loaded and reloaded the mags by hand, something I do not like to do at the range but was forced to since I only had 2 of these at the time. They loaded easily by hand. The tenth round needed a gentle nudge, but hey theyre new right? I compared these magazines side by side with my tried and true ETMs, I like them! The redesigned top of the tube, the new follower and stronger spring were evident. A home run WC!
- Mike Fragala, VA
Asked by Wilson to Test this Magazine
I agreed to be part of a test group to see how this next generation 9mm ETM magazine operated. First, the magazine is extremely well built. It was very easy to load. I really like the hew follower design, especially since it is now metal and they added a dimple.
I used it with both of my 9mm 1911s. I fired 200 rounds through my Wilson CQB Elite and another 100 rounds through a NightHawk Custom ShadowHawk Commander. I had no problems and it fed both round nose and JHP. I even tried to push the nose down on the top rounds but it still worked. Again, I am very impressed with this new mag and will be purchasing more in the future. Now, they need to do the same thing with the 38 super.
- Ron Wizimirski, FL
Outstanding Fit, Function and Performance
I just used 7 of these new ETM magazines for the initial break-in of my WC Tactical Carry,420 rounds, and had zero issues of any kind. I have found these to be as reliable as all my other WC 45 and 38s mags. Very pleased and proud to own WC products and this is no exception! Thank you for all the development that went into this project.
- Jim Drennan, TX
New Style ETM 9mm Mags are Excellent!
My wife and I went to the range today with my fullsize stainless CQB 9mm. The only mag we used was the new ETM 9mm mag. Today, we each put 100 rounds of Remington UMC 115 gr rounds through the gun so 200 rounds total.
Here are our initial thoughts:
1. My wife was the first to shoot. She loaded up the magazine, and the first comment she made was, This magazine seems to be easier to load than others. Its not bad, especially being a new magazine. I found this magazine loaded with ease also.
2. I wanted my wife to join me at the range, so she could give her thoughts on it. Also, she doesnt have as much strength in her arms and hands, and has a different shooting style than me. So I figured having both of us shoot while using this magazine would give a better idea of how it works with a wider range of shooters. We simply couldnt make this magazine malfunction. I noticed once when she loaded it, the top round was not pointed upward. I was going to mention it to her, but decided to let it go to see what would happen. It chambered just fine. When I loaded it up next, I purposely positioned the top round in the most downward position I could, in an attempt to see if that would cause the round to nosedive on the feed ramp. It chambered perfectly. I laughed and told my wife that I think the only way we could make that magazine malfunction was if we loaded the round backwards.
3. I noticed how easily this magazine slid into the gun and locked in place. It didnt require that extra bit of effort at the end or that little tap to get it to seat. My wife didnt comment on that aspect, but I did notice her not having to slap it on the bottom to get it to seat like she does other magazines.
4. At a quick glance, the new magazine looks much like the old style. Looking more closely, there are a few differences. The new follower design is nice. I like it being metal. I feel it makes the magazine more robust. I am unsure if the other small changes are because of the new follower design, or if Wilson has other reasons.
5. One of my favorite things about the exterior of the magazine is actually something petty. I love that it actually says 9mm on it actually 9mm Luger. I hate having to figure out if one of my mags is for 9mm or .38 Super. This additional bit of engraving on the new magazine takes the guesswork out of it.
Overall, I am very happy with this new ETM design. This magazine will always accompany me when Im shooting a fullsize 9mm. The other magazines I have will only come along so I can have more than one magazine with me. I plan to order more of the new ETMs. I would also like to pick up some compact models for my wifes CQB Compact 9mm once they become available. I hope to see a .38 Super version in the future as well. Would be nice if they are offered in fullsize and compact too.
Just purchased 3 of the 10 round ETM,s from a local gun store after having issues for my new Rock Island FS-Tactical factory mags. These were 9 rounders that came with the gun and will only cycle with 8 rounds. Bought the Wilsons and as just like all my 45 Wilson mags they run smooth as glass with all 10 rounds loaded. Couldnt be happier with them.
- Jeffery W. Davis, IN
9mm magazines 10 round ETM -- Initial impression
I have not been to the range yet. So, they may work great.
Out of the box, they look great.
I ordered five of these. 2 of them will not free fall eject from my gun. They are slightly wider than the other 3 in the top of the mag.
One of the five has a problem after the first few rounds are loaded. The followers skirt gets stuck in the mag catch slot. I removed the follower and lightly sanded the lower edge of the follower with some 400 grit sandpaper. The problem seemed to be resolved.
I am hoping for good results at the range.