Originally Posted by fa35jsf
Been wanting to get some Wilson 47D's. I bought a Chip McCormick and that is worse then the factory Kimber. Won't lock back half the time. The thing is my local gun range which I am a member at has some 47D's on order but have yet to receive them. I would like to purchase a few from them when they come in (to support my local gun shop of course) but if they don't get them soon then I just might have to buy some online.
This is one of the many reasons I use Tripp Research mags.
The follower is a critical component in the safe operation of your 1911. When the mag is empty the follower contacts the slide stop and locks it back to signal the shooter the gun is empty.
Many of todays magazine manufacturers use an all-poly follower which interfaces with the metal slide stop. Yes they wear and yes they fail to lock-back the slide and in a PD situation, have the shooter pulling the trigger on an empty gun.
Here you can see the Wilson ETM mag on the top with a poly-follower. (Note the witness mark where it contacts the slide stop.)
The bottom is a Tripp Research Gen II Cobra mag with their hybrid follower.Tripp Research Inc. 1911 Magazines
Call Aaron @ Tripp (877.837.9445) and talk to him, he'll explain what's available and get you fixed-up with what you need. (Tell him canebrake said hi.)
I will only
use Cobra mags when carrying.
Before you buy any mag, read the following;Tripps Cobra Magazine TestI bought a kimber pro carry II1911 and Hollow Points1911 magazine question, Cane..AnyoneUpgrade your Mags