Rated 5/5 based on 5 customer reviews
Item Number: 47DCB
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1911 Magazine, .45 ACP, Full-Size (Government Model), 8 Round Capacity, Lo-Profile Steel Base Pad, Black Finish

Our legendary magazines are so inherently reliable they'll make virtually ANY 1911 pistol function EVERYTIME, including YOURS!

  • Increases Reliability in ALL 1911 Pistols
  • Aircraft Grade Certified Stainless Steel Tube Resists Corrosion
  • .025" Tube Walls - Thickest In The Industry
  • Tubes are Heat Treated for Maximum Durability and Service Life
  • Fiber-Fill Nylon Self-Lubricating Follower Provides Smooth Round Feeding
  • Maximum Tensile Strength Heavy-Duty Spring for Long Service Life, Enhanced Feeding and Positive Slide Stop Operation
  • Removable Lo-Profile Steel Base Pad for Easy Maintenance and Versatility with Different Base Pad Options
  • Black Finish for Subdued Carry
  • No Other Magazine on the Market Can Compare for Proven Inherent Reliability, Durability and the Ability to Remain Loaded for Long Periods of Time Without Damage.
  • No-Risk Service Policy - If It Breaks from Normal Use, We Replace It!
  • Black Fluoropolymer Finish


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


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.

Spreadsheet of Magazine Compatibility by Brand

Wondering which of our magazines will fit your gun? Click here to view our magazine compatibility document.

We have 2 basic sizes of 1911 magazines- Full Size and Compact.

Full Size Magazines
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 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 Magazines
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 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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Basepad Guide

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I'm buying more of these!!!
My RIA full size 1911-A1 was having FTF problems with factory magazines. I replaced the factory magazine with this low profile magazine and it was like flipping a switch!!! The gun feeds any kind of ammunition now, without nose dive. I highly recommend this magazine!!!
Great magazine for my new Rock Island Armory FS 1911-A1
I have some other Wilson Combat magazines back home and they work fantastic. I bought a new RIA full size, and the factory magazine was the weak link. As I am out of state, I ordered this magazine. Like a switch being pulled, it fixed the failure to feed problem!!! No more nose diving!!! I'm going to let RIA know this. I'm going to order several more of these magazines from Wilson Combat. I can't wait to get back home and get my other Wilson Combat magazines there. AC.!!!
Close to it.....
If this aint perfection it sure is close to it! Color is consistent. I cant even see the seam. Initially was hard to load 8. But after a while they loosened up a little. The mags havent failed in three years. I trust them. I want these to be the only mags I use.
best 1911 magazines available
I do not know why every manufacturer of model 1911s does not just equip their pistols with Wilson magazines. Nothing performs like the Wilson magazine as far as reliability and consistent function. I recommend these magazines to all my friends and will continue to only purchase Wilson magazines. The color matches my Kimber Super Carry Pro HD, and the low profile base allows for concealability. The black finish is very rugged. When I purchase a new 1911 I throw away the original magazines and only use the Wilson mags.
Positive review of 47DCB magazine
I have used Wilson 47D magazines exclusively and with great satisfaction for over 10 years. I bought two 47DCB for my Commander as every day carry and love them. The component fit is perfect and the black finish is consistent and flawless. They lock into the gun positively and release cleanly also with complete ejection. The low profile steel base pad very compact on the bottom of the grip frame and the magazines feed and function expected. Great job!!

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