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Old 02-14-2010, 08:38 PM   #11
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Are they that much better than 47d's
Can't speak for them but I have 3 of the Cobras and they are awesome!
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My Kimber mag works well, but, my Chip McCormick Power 8 does not. I have found that Wilson Combat Elite Tactical works flawlessly, and has been recommended to me many times.

Wilson Combat Elite Tactical Magazine ETM with Base Pad 1911 Government, Commander 45 ACP 8-Round Stainless Steel - MidwayUSA

The power 8 works fine for plinking, but I got alot of FTE's while using it in IDPA the other night.

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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!
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I'm convinced!!!

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CANEBRAKE, you are correct about the ploy followers, I have two of the Wilson ETM mags for a 9mm 1911 that I have and one of them was damaged and would not lock the slide back on last round. The damage was very very slight and took me a while to figure out why that one mag wouldn't lock the slide back. Metal followers work much better. I do like the removeable base for cleaning purposes in all my mags.

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Rodmaker, good news! You can upgrade the Wilson ETM and get it running again.

Or you can do what I did and just use the sub-standard mags for range use and buy Tripps for carry. (And range)

You can buy upgrade kits online but to get the best customer service in the gun industry, call Tripp and ask for Aaron. He is Virgil Tripp's son and will get the correct parts to fix the Wilson problem!

Tripp Research, Inc.

Call (877)837-9445 and if Shari answers you won't need to talk to Aaron, she is every-bit as knowledgeable and can get the repair parts on the way to you.

I recommend you get the complete upgrade kit rather than just the follower. The kit includes a proprietary spring that is far superior to the music wire springs used in most of today’s 1911 mags.

Talk to this company, have them explain why their product is so much better than any competition. When you call ask to talk to Virgil Tripp. He will be glad to discuss any technical questions you may have. Try that with Bill Wilson or Chip McCormick.

Read about Virgil Tripp’s background. He has a storied history and is indisputably qualified to bring a brilliantly designed product to market.

When you call don't forget to tell them you read about their product on the FirearmsTalk.com forum and recommend they become a vendor here!

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nice pistol!

Just out of curiosity I looked up Luke 22:34 because you quoted it>My version doesn't agree with what you said. Mine says: Jesus answered, "I tell you Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me." JUst thought you might want to check it one more time

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Goju:
nice pistol!

Just out of curiosity I looked up Luke 22:34 because you quoted it>My version doesn't agree with what you said. Mine says: Jesus answered, "I tell you Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me." JUst thought you might want to check it one more time

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I knew that,lol. OOPS!!

I meant Luke 22:36. That's what I get for trying to go bu memory,lol.


He said to them, "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one."

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Now see, that is the type of scripture that I can appreciate. Go forth, but go prepared. Nice. That quote is JD approved.

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Congrats on the purchase. From one new 1911 owner to another, welcome to the club, you will not regret it.

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