1911 Elite Tactical Magazine, 9mm, Compact, 9 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 Compact 9mm 1911
9 Round Capacity with Numbered Tube
Easy to Load and Seat with the Slide in Battery
Positive Slide Lock when Empty
.025" Tube Walls - Thickest In The Industry
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.
Got this for my Kimber Ultra Carry II, and its a great fit with adding an extra round.
- Todd Rowley, TX
another good wilson combat magazine
I utilize ONLY Wilson Combat magazines in my 1911s. They are the only ones that I will trust my life to. That being said, it was odd to see a WC magazine without a fiber-fill nylon follower. These magazines have metal followers ... like all the other after-market magazines and even those from the manufacturer. I would prefer to see the fiber-fill nylon follower because I feel that it functions so much smoother. So far these magazines have functioned properly and are built with high WC quality.
- Bob Bates, NM
1911 Elite Tactical Magazine, 9mm, Compact, 9 Round, ETM Base Pad
I really like these new magazines and the metal follower. I also like the 9 round capacity and the ETM base pad. These work great in my CQB compact with speed chute/magwell. I will be buying more of these. You can never have too many magazines. Highly recommend to anyone.