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.
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.
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|Finally…the right magazine for the .38 Super||5/9/2016|
|When I opened the box from Wilson Combat I pulled out two of their new 500-38S, 1911 Elite Tactical Magazine, .38 Super, Full-Size, 10 Round ETM Base Pad magazines. Whew, with a name like that, they have got to be extra special. And they are. At first glance they looked familiar, like my 500-9, 9mm magazines. For quick identification, the magazines have .38 Super, in what appears to be laser etching, marked on the lower left rear of the magazine. A great help for those range days when the mags seem to get mixed on the table. Next, I pulled out a few of the 10 Colt marked magazines that had accompanied a pistol I acquired a couple of years ago. The Colt versions seem to be constructed well enough, however the difference in quality between the Colt and the Wilson is readily apparent. Even the weld down the rear of the Wilson tube is perfection. And of course, the removable base pad on the Wilson is a huge improvement over the fixed base of the other magazines. The ETMs are especially easy to clean after running drills. Additionally, a ten round capacity is extra nice. Even when loading, the cartridges seem to glide into the Wilsons. I know that the smoothness in which the cartridges slide into a magazine may not matter to some, however, when you have only two magazines on hand when shooting several hundred rounds, smoothness is greatly appreciated. So much for first impressions. No matter how nice the magazine looks and feels, how it functions is all that matters. My other magazines performed well enough with anemic factory loads, however when shooting loads approaching 1500 fps, they did not allow for reliable lock back on the last round, and failures to feed became problematic. I packed up 4 different loads totaling 550 rounds for the range factory round nose along with three handloads using Hornady 125g HAPs and Remington 124g Golden Saber bullets, three different .38 Super pistols, and a buddy to shoot the dueling tree with. We went through those 550 rounds post haste, with zero malfunctions. I even alternated 1000 fps loads with 1500 fps loads for a couple of full magazines, just to see if I could get a malfunction. Nada, zip, zilch. The magazines performed just as I have become accustomed to with my other Wilson Combat products...perfectly.|
|- Craig Zahn, TX|
|Rock Solid Reliability!||4/30/2016|
|I was able to get these mags out today and run them pretty hard. I had four mags; ran full mags, half mags and preformed many reloads. Not one single failure. I shot a total of 440 rounds, the primary bullet was the 125gr HAP, I also shot 40 rounds of my primary carry ammo 115gr TAC-XP +P, the mags were easy to load and insert. I am very impressed with them and they now are being used in my EDC, a WC professional! I know you will be impressed with the quality and reliability! I like the fact that they are marked 38 super, makes it much easier to identify from my 9mm. I will surely be adding more. The only thing I would like to see added is a round count indicator .|
|- Jim Drennan, TX|
|Firm magazine spring, but easier to load full capacity than the 9mm ETM or the 500 HD +P in .45 ACP magazines. Positive lock-back on empty, and easy to insert on closed slide with full magazine than the one in .45 ACP. Absolutely will get more of these for my .38 Super. Great product.|
|- Roger Anderson, TX|