Ken Hackathorn- Tactical Shooting Instructor, Gun Writer, IPSC & IDPA Founder
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.
|Product ReviewsClick here to review this item|
|As soon as I got my 1911, I immediately ordered several of these magazines. I love the extra round and I have had zero issues as I approach 1,000 rounds through my 1911. I wont use any other mag.|
|- Clint, TX|
|Best of the Best....||1/24/2014|
|When Wilson Combat says their magazines increase reliability in all 1911 pistols, they are exactly correct. I have built and re-built all levels and brands of 1911s, and Wilson mags are the ONLY ones I would EVER use for competition or protection. If you have ANY feeding issues with your 1911, switch to Wilson and you will see a difference. From $200 guns to $4000 guns, these magazines HELP!|
|- Justin, IN|
|Flawlessly feeds even the oddest hand loads with ease, where other mags choke and these keep on running. Durable design, easy maintenance, they even have numbers on the base pad to paint an I.D. code. I highly recommend these and will be getting more in the near future!|
|- Ian, IA|
|1#47DE, 200 Rounds, Zero failures, Period!||1/8/2013|
|I ordered 1 #47DE with extexnded base pad. I fired 200 rounds with only this one magazine. There were no failures of any kind with the added feature of being able to load all 8 rounds even with my old hands. Ive had 1911s since 1971 and this is the first time I have not had any magazine failures. That is the mark of quality. Im going to buy many more. PS If I win the lottery Ill buy one of every CA Legal Wilson 1911.|
|- PHILIP SILVER, CA|
|I bought 2 of these back in January of 2011. I recently encountered a problem with one and was able to send it back to Wilson and they are replacing it. I will be a customer for life. There is a reason why Wilson Combat has such an untarnished track record for customer support and integrity. Definitely a high end product and a must to keep your 1911 running flawlessly. Thanks Wilson Combat for making such great products and backing them up as well!|
|- Eric Wilson, TN|
|Exactly as described...||1/27/2011|
|Among the premium magazines available for my Kimber Pro Carry - I opted to order 3 of these to fulfill my carry needs. Got them today, theyre exactly as described, solid and well-made. Highly recommend!|
|- Duane, CO|
|Best Magazine Ive ever used!||1/17/2011|
|I got tired of destroying followers in some KimPro TacMags I had purchased at the time I bought my Kimber Warrior II. I purchased several Wilson 47DE mags and they have been fantastic!!!! Easy to load, and always reliable! I ended up installing the Wilson spring and follower kits in the Kimber mags and they were greatly improved, but still not as good as the Wilson mags! PS: I will never buy a Kimber pistol again either..... Poor quality control and even worse customer service.|
|- Bill Johnson, CA|
|durability and warranty||9/24/2010|
|I had 8 wilson 47de mags that I have been shooting in IPSC for the last 18 years. I returned them to see if they would be covered under warranty. Yesterday I received 8 brand new mags. I couldnt beleive it. After 18 years of hard use I get new ones.|
|- chuck hodgdon, FL|