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|
|Corrected a slide lock problem||10/16/2020|
|I had an occasional slide lockback fail on one of my 1911's. This magazine completely eliminated the problem. I have eight of these magazines now. You will not be disappointed.|
|This is good as it gets for 1911 magazines. Get them. You wont regret it.|
|Most reliable mags ever||12/19/2018|
|My search is over, I finally discovered the magazine of all 1911 magazines. These magazines are well made, super strong and durable, and function without fault. I keep adding a couple to the collection now and then and all work exactly the same. With a “if it breaks, we’ll replace it” warranty why would you not buy these?|
|- Don P, NY|
|Ordered. 6 mags with total cconfidence. Perfect function and great customer service direct from Wilson.|
|- Jack Emmott, MA|
|My new New York Magazine||4/16/2013|
|I recently purchased this mag because New York State changed its laws regarding magazine capacity. With that said, I would highly recommend this mag to anyone.|
|- Vito Oliva, NY|
|Ive been shooting 1911s for years and whenever I buy a new one cant afford a wilson I buy 2 of these to go with it. I have 6 of these and 1 of there 10 rd. aboulutely the best. you can take any 1911 that used to jam, give it one of these and ill bet it will work flawlessly.|
|Works great in Kimber CDP II Pro Carry||3/10/2011|
|This works great in my Kimber CDP II Pro. The reason I went with Wilson Combat instead of the Kimber factory mags is the nylon follower instead of metal. The Wilson Combat mags dont fit flush like the Kimber but it isnt a big deal for me.|
|- Mark, TX|
|I learned what Quality truly means starting with my Quality Control training in the USAF. I know it when I look at it and then see it perform. Wilson Combat is all about making the best. I will only use Wilson magazines in my pistols. Quality always sells. Junk...ends up in the junk yard.|
|- Gary, CO|
|These mags for Carry!||9/9/2010|
|These are the most reliable 1911 mags I have ever used. No wonder the Marine MEUSOC guys are issued them! They are the only mags I will use in my 1911 when it is carried for defensive use!|
|- Bill Johnson, CO|