Here are some high-lites about Gen II Cobra mags;
Originally Posted by suprdave
Are they that much better than 47d's
By a magnitude!
From L to R; Tripp Cobra, Wilson 47DOXB, Wilson ETM 500B, Tripp Cobra
Find the weld on the Tripp.
From L to R; Wilson 47DOXB, Wilson ETM 500B, Tripp Cobra
Notice the fluid stampings of the Tripp mag on the left and right. The .45 case head sits square against the back wall of the Tripp mag, the Wilson is rounded and forces the round forward when it presents for stripping. AND, the Tripp mag feed lips are CNC finished.
This photo shows the slide stop interface. The Tripp mag on the bottom uses a hybrid follower with a metal interface where the Wilson on top uses a poly follower interface. The Wilson shows witness-marks where the slide stop engages the mag when empty. This mag is six month old and speaks volumes as to this critical area.
As a retired engineer, this is how my mind works while looking at new products. When a company makes guns and mags that go into them, the mag becomes an area where they can cut production costs. When the company only makes mags, their entire R&D budget is used on mags. Think about that!
If your 1911 mags have poly followers be sure to check them each time you load. Should this area wear out, your slide will not lock open when empty!
You asked Dave, and I answered with the reasons why I only
use Tripp Gen II Cobras for carry!