First Look: Wilson Combat 10-Round 1911 Magazine

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posted on September 28, 2017
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Wilson Combat improved the design of its high-capacity 1911 magazines, bringing new technology and innovation into the company's extended design that enhances the capabilities of any standard 1911 pistol.

The magazine redesign includes a new high-strength magazine spring that's made entirely from stainless steel, which enhances the corrosion resistance and performance of the magazine, extending its service life and enhancing the reliability of the already-dependable design. The heavy-duty magazine spring also brings with it the added benefit of ensuring positive engagement of the slide stop, as well as retaining spring tension under load for extended periods of time, allowing owners to keep their pistol magazines loaded without fear of weakening the magazine spring.

The Wilson Combat 10-round 1911 magazines also include an ETM-style nylon follower that self-lubricates for enhanced operation, as well as a totally new wraparound base pad that is made from polymer and allows for a secure, extended grip as well as quick and easy reloading. The base pad also includes dimpled areas that allow for easy marking, ensuring that shooters can keep track of their magazines with simple numbered markings. The baseplate is also easily removed for maintenance and is designed to withstand repeated impacts often sustained by dropped magazines.

The new magazines are purpose-built to enhance the performance of any 1911 handgun and are constructed from high-quality, aircraft-grade stainless steel in order to prevent corrosion and provide a longer, more useful life for 1911 pistol owners. The magazines feature tube walls that measure .027 of an inch thick, which is the thickest 1911-magazine wall found in the firearm industry. The magazine bodies also feature a heat treatment that works to extend their service life.

Two models of the Wilson Combat 10-round 1911 magazines are available. One features a polished, stainless-steel finish, and the other uses a matte-black fluoropolymer finish. The retail price for these magazines starts at $38.95.

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