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Old 12-29-2012, 06:36 AM   #1
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Default Tripp Research vs. Wislon Combat mags

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I'm looking to purchase extra mags for a full size 1911. Im interested in a flush fit 7 rd model. I've heard great reviews from Tripp as well as Wilson
Does anyone have a preference. Any thoughts will be appreciated.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:05 AM   #2
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Can't speak to the Wilson, but I've been using the Tripp mags based on multiple opinions from some extremely knowledgable 1911 members of the forum and they have been flawless. Customer Service is great as well. The last two mags I ordered a few weeks back were taking awhile so I contacted Tripp, got a response fast (no fault of the company, post office issue), and a follow up response a couple days later to make sure they did arrive.

That reminds me, need to order some 8 rounders from them for my latest acquisition.

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Both work good form personal experiences. The Tripp design looks to be better but I can honestly say that I've never had a single issue with Wilson mags. So take that for what it's worth I guess. Bottom line is I don't see it as a waste of money for peace of mind. Especially when it comes to things like mags.

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Tripp, Wilson, CMC Power Mag Plus - take your choice they all work reliably. Wilson will replace the magazine for free if there is a manufacturing defect problem or the feed lips bend. This doesn't include standard wear items like the spring or follower.

I use Wilson ETM and CMC Power Mag Plus magazines and have never had a problem with either of them. In 10 round magazines, the CMC Power Mag Plus is the best design I've found.

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Haven't used any Tripp mags, but I use Wilson mags in my single stack STI 1911s and they work flawlessly.

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Tripp, Wilson, CMC Power Mag Plus - take your choice they all work reliably. Wilson will replace the magazine for free if there is a manufacturing defect problem or the feed lips bend. This doesn't include standard wear items like the spring or follower.

I use Wilson ETM and CMC Power Mag Plus magazines and have never had a problem with either of them. In 10 round magazines, the CMC Power Mag Plus is the best design I've found.
So you prefer the CMC 10 rounder over the Trip?
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So you prefer the CMC 10 rounder over the Trip?
Yes. I use the 10 round magazines with a pistol that has a magazine well. It is possible to over insert the Tripp magazines because the magazine only has a small piece of hard plastic at the front to stop it when inserted.

If you look at the CMC magazines, they have a piece of rubber material at the bottom of the magazine that wraps around the entire magazine. That stops it from inserting too far into the magazine well.

Also, I use the CMC Power Mag Plus magazines as they have an improved follower design when compared to the CMC Power Mag.

I have 5 of each type of magazine: Tripp, CMC Power Mag, CMC Power Mag Plus. After testing them for about a year, the CMC Power Mag Plus magazines provide better magazine changes than the Tripps and the follower on the Power Mag Plus give a little bit better feeding in the particular pistol I have.

As with everything 1911 - your pistol(s) make like something different, and testing with your pistol is the only way to verify magazine reliability. That being said, I don't think you could go wrong starting with the CMC Power Mag Plus 10 round magazines as I use mine in four different 1911 pistols with --zero-- function problems.
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i prefer the Wilson Combat mags and do use a few Chip McComack mags as well to replace the cheaper OEM mags that come with my 1911's. the WC an the CM mags are vastly superior to many of the OEM mags and so far have not had any mag related issues when using them.

i will add this into the discussion, that cheaping out on mags in your 1911 if you have to depend on it for CC or SD is never a good idea. quality mags are not cheap and worth the money if you ever are in the position of having to depend on your pistol in a life or death situation. cheap mags and many of the OEM mags are good enough for range use only.

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Yes. I use the 10 round magazines with a pistol that has a magazine well. It is possible to over insert the Tripp magazines because the magazine only has a small piece of hard plastic at the front to stop it when inserted.

If you look at the CMC magazines, they have a piece of rubber material at the bottom of the magazine that wraps around the entire magazine. That stops it from inserting too far into the magazine well.

Also, I use the CMC Power Mag Plus magazines as they have an improved follower design when compared to the CMC Power Mag.

I have 5 of each type of magazine: Tripp, CMC Power Mag, CMC Power Mag Plus. After testing them for about a year, the CMC Power Mag Plus magazines provide better magazine changes than the Tripps and the follower on the Power Mag Plus give a little bit better feeding in the particular pistol I have.

As with everything 1911 - your pistol(s) make like something different, and testing with your pistol is the only way to verify magazine reliability. That being said, I don't think you could go wrong starting with the CMC Power Mag Plus 10 round magazines as I use mine in four different 1911 pistols with --zero-- function problems.
Very good info. Thanks for taking the time to elaborate. I heard CMC tweaked their mags and marked them with a "12" to address magwell issues with some TRP's.


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Thank you all for a very informative response to my question.
As a newbie, I have truly gathered a lot of valuable information from this forum.

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