Wilson Combat® has been supplying serious shooters and professionals with the worlds' most reliable and durable .45 auto magazines for the past 30 years. They are used by the worlds' most Elite U.S. Army SPEC OPS unit, FBI SWAT, Thunder Ranch and professionals worldwide. NO other .45 magazine on the market can compare for proven inherent reliability, durability and the ability to remain fully loaded for long periods of time without damage. Our magazine springs are specially fabricated from the highest tensile strength heavy duty spring wire for long service life enhanced feeding and positive slide stop operations. Our magazine bodies are manufactured from .025" (the thickest in the industry) aircraft grade certified 17-7 PH stainless steel and heat treated for maximum durability and service life. Our dimensional tolerances are held so close that you will never encounter a Wilson magazine that doesn't drop free from your pistol or that your rounds are tight inside the tube as long as your pistol and ammo are close to proper specifications.
"Back in 1980, Bill Wilson asked me to test some of his new Wilson-Rogers .45 magazines. He explained that he felt they had solved the problem of cracked feed lips and that their new magazines fed much more reliably than any others on the market. Well, it's 30 years later now and I'm still using some of those original 6 prototype magazines that Bill sent me… Through the years they have proven without a doubt to be the most reliable and durable 1911 magazines on the market. I have personally used specimens from various production runs through the years and have yet to see any quality variation or have one let me down in any way. They are my first and only choice as well as the choice of the elite special forces units I train. I trust my life to a Wilson Combat® pistol and 8-round Wilson magazines; so can you…"
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|
|Fit and Function||4/7/2017|
|The fit, function and finish of the magazine I received was excellent. No problems, just functioned flawlessly.|
|Wes SW Arkansas|
|WILSON 47CB MAG.||4/30/2015|
|FAST SERVICE LIKE ORDERED AND TWO DAYS LATER ITS HERE,GREAT MAGAZINES WELL MADE AND FUNCTION.HAVE THEM AS EXTRAS FOR MY MARINE 1911 45 AUTO.NO SHORTCUTS ON THESE MAGS. The Best for the Best|
|- RON K., AZ|
|Very happy with this mag definitely a little rough breaking them in at first but after that smooth sailing. I havent had an issue running them with my Colt 1911|
|- Gerardo Gonzalez, WA|
|I will not use the original magazines supplied by manufacturers of model 1911 pistols. They are thrown away and I replace them with only Wilson magazines. No failures to feed, consistent function and the highest quality available. I recommend them to all my friends, and I will contine buying only Wilson magazines. The black color is great to have to match my black pistol Kimber Super Carry Pro HD, and the low profile base pad works perfectly for concealed carry. You cannot go wrong with Wilson magazines - I have been using them for over 30 years now.|
|- Bob, NM|
|Tough Break In, But Worth It||5/25/2011|
|I bought four of these magazines for use in my Wiley Clapp Commander after noticing a slight scratch below the slide stop after using the stock magazines. Although initially difficult to load and having to let them set fully loaded for a month due to stiff springs and sticky followers, I could load them by hand after one trip to the range. In 200 rounds between four magazines I had no failures using WWB and Federal Champion ammunition. The follower always locked the slide back after the last round and more importantly, my alloy frame has suffered no more scratches.|