ETM Vickers Duty Mag
Our outstanding ETM magazine has been redesigned from the ground up with input from firearms expert Larry Vickers to include a solid tube construction, redesigned basepad, follower sand cuts for smoother operation in harsh environments and a molded-in last round follower detent to absolutely prevent last round feed failures. This mag has been designed as the last word in military or law enforcement duty magazines for the 1911 platform pistol.
The Vickers Duty Mag has a completely sealed construction with rear witness hole that nearly eliminates lip spreading and ingress points for sand and debris.
The redesigned follower has sand cuts to reduce friction when dirty or heavily fouled and the new last round detent will solve last round reliability issues in the 1911 design.
The baseplate of the Duty mag is uniquely shaped and easy to grab under stress. It is weighted to drop free in any field conditions.
The heat-treated MAX flatwire construction never gets stressed or over-compressed like a conventional spring and is guaranteed to never require replacement even after high round counts or daily, extreme duty use.
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.
Wilson Combat®, with a firmly established reputation for outstanding quality, the highest reliability, and superb service both before and after the sale has built hundreds of thousands of 1911 single-stack magazines. We get a lot of feedback about magazines, and magazine performance - and we listen. Our magazines have undergone 3 design and/or material changes, each carefully evaluated and proven before they were released to the market. The result of our latest effort is a completely redesigned magazine with the features we've heard you ask for.
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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.
Disassembly / Maintenance Instructions
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.
Wondering which of our magazines will fit your gun? Click here to view our magazine compatibility document.
Full size is the traditional USGI 1911 frame size. Most 1911 pistols are "full size". This includes all of our Full Size models listed here http://wilsoncombat.com/new/custom-gun-models.asp in addition to most standard, 5" and Commander length 1911 pistols.
Full size grips have a measurement of 3.0625" of center-to-center between the grip screws.
Compact denotes a smaller frame similar in size to Wilson Compact, Colt Officers ACP or Kimber Compact / Ultra Series. This includes all of our Compact models listed here http://wilsoncombat.com/new/custom-gun-models.asp in addition to most standard Officer's length 1911 pistols.
Compact grips have a measurement of 2.6875" center to center.
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|Product ReviewsClick here to review this item|
|I purchased three of the Wilson Combat #800 magazines initially. They are very well built and feed perfectly. I have used them in my wife's Colt Gold Cup as well as my twin Springfield Emissarys. No feed problems at all. They eject great as well. The steel base pad is easy to hold and has a nice weight to it. These magazines are a little higher priced than most but I believe they are well worth it. This is the reason I purchased two more last night.|
|- Clarence Merritt, TX|
|Fantastic quality, excellent improvements, but careful if you compete||3/3/2018|
|The improved follower really does seem like an improvement, and the feed lips appear to be rock solid. Be aware that with these steel basepads your 1911 will no longer fit in the box and will be overweight. I think ill take standard ETM pads and put them on these tubes and innards... Would also love to see this follower and spring available separately as an upgrade to my ETM mags!|
|- Ben, CA|
|BEST MAGS IN THE UNIVERSE||6/22/2017|
|Wilsons ETM/500 series mags are the best mags on the planet. The ETM Vickers mags are the best mags in the universe. They are a bit pricey, but are worth every penny. Unyielding quality through and through.|
|I like the new follower feature and the enclosed magazine . Hope to see the followers for sale in the near future .|
|- Harry, PA|
|Been using Wilson magazines for 13 years now. Didnt hesitate to buy this one either. I love all the new design features Larry Vickers designed for this magazine. Durable, reliable, and functionality are the heart of this magazine. The new gold standard in 1911 magazine technology.|
|- Destry Tompkins, LA|
|I finally ordered one of these mags after watching the video and reading the description for months. I was not disappointed in the quality or design, it is everything LAV says. One note for someone on the fence, the base plate is quite a bit longer than the standard ETM mags and 47D so it sticks out of the mag-well pretty far. It is interchangeable with other Wilson Combat base plates if you prefer a lower profile for concealed carry.|
|- Michael Randolph, AZ|
|Recently bought this Magazine ,Yes it cost a lot , and Yes its worth the money I was taken back by the price, I already have lots of Wilson 1911 magazines seriously I thought better than what they already produce To my surprise yes. flat spring inside High Quality easy to disassemble and clean. Very Nice Magazines. I use my 1911s daily|
|- Ray, WA|
|Best 1911 Magazine ever produced!!!!||12/23/2015|
|This magazine is top shelf all around! The solid tube is incredibly strong and the follower is an improvement on the ETM follower, which is still VERY GOOD. My favorite part of this mag is by far the large machined base pad. It is very well made, perfectly weighted and an ideal size. The base pad is easy to grab not only from a mag pouch for reloading, but for striping from your gun due to a malfunction. The Vickers mag should be the first choice of anyone serious about self defense/personal protection. Well done Wilson Combat, very well done indeed|
|- James F., CA|
|I received a Vickers 1911 ETM-V for use in my Wilson CQB. Upon receipt of the magazine, I noticed that it was a solid built unit. After firing 200 rounds of ammunition using the magazine, it is now my duty weapon. Positive slide locks after the last round. The baseplate makes it extremely easy to seat the magazine and gives a large grip area to grab in case you need to pull the magazine out. I am the department armorer and firearms instructor of my department and I highly recommend this magazine.|
|- Steve Croley, AL|
|Great new addition!||11/14/2015|
|Been using the Vickers mags in training and LOVE the new basepad...really helps me grab the mag under stress! Thanks WC!|