Wilson Combat 1911 Elite Tactical Magazine, .45 ACP, Full-Size, 8 Round, ETM Base Pad


Wilson Combat 1911 Elite Tactical Magazine, .45 ACP, Full-Size, 8 Round, ETM Base Pad

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  • Brand: Wilson Combat
  • Model: 500
  • UPC: 874218004361
  • Availability: In Stock
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Wilson Combat Elite Tactical Magazine, 45ACP, 8Rd, Fits 1911, Stainless 500

The ETM started with a blank sheet of paper and 30+ years of 1911 and 1911 magazine experience. It WILL set a new standard in 1911 magazines while redefining state-of-the-art.

  • Increases Reliability in ALL 1911 Pistols

  • Aircraft Grade Certified Stainless Steel Tube Resists Corrosion

  • The ETM has the Strongest Magazine Tube Yet Developed, Virtually Eliminating Feed Lip Cracking, Tube Spread and Cracking and General Fatigue

  • Refined Radius for Each Bend in the Tube to Take Advantage of the Strength in the Stainless Steel

  • Proprietary, Custom Designed Welding Process

  • Proprietary Multi-Step Tumbling and Finishing Process Provides Smooth Follower Operation and Insertion into the Weapon

  • Observation Slots Moved to the Rear of the Tube, Located Exactly Where They Need to be to Maintain the Structural Integrity

  • Innovative Follower Design With its Extended Skirt Ensures Stability in Operation and Minimizes Creep from the Tube when the Magazine is Empty

  • Fiber-Fill Nylon Self-Lubricating Follower Provides Smooth Round Feeding

  • Positive Slide-Lock After the Last Round has been Fired

  • Space-Age Stainless Steel Spring Wire is Phenomenal for Spring Life

  • The ETM Seats and Locks in the Weapon with the Slide Down

  • Removable Base Pad for Easy Maintenance and Versatility with Different Base Pad Options

  • The Quality Control Behind the ETM Promises a Lifetime of Smooth and Reliable Operation

  • No-Risk Service Policy - If It Breaks from Normal Use, We Replace It!

Wilson Combat, with a firmly established reputation for outstanding quality, the highest reliability, and superb service both before and after the sale has built hundreds of thousands of 1911 single-stack magazines. We get a lot of feedback about magazines, and magazine performance - and we listen. Our magazines have undergone 3 design and/or material changes, each carefully evaluated and proven before they were released to the market. The result of our latest effort is a completely redesigned magazine with the features we've heard you ask for.


The ETM started with a blank sheet of paper and 30+ years of 1911 and 1911 magazine experience. It WILL set a new standard in 1911 magazines while redefining state-of-the-art. We've blended the latest improvements in manufacturing and materials technology with our own real-world shooting experience to provide quality, quality, and more quality. From material selection to manufacturing process to final testing - this magazine is built like your life, and ours, depended on it, as someday it may. No compromises, just stone-cold reliability you can depend on. The ETM is primarily a combat magazine, but if you're a competition shooter, you just may gain that critical advantage that will move you past the competition.

The real world for a combat pistol isn't always in a dry, protected environment. So we built the ETM to be impervious to the elements. Every component is manufactured from either a high-grade stainless steel or super tough nylon. We worried about grime and corrosion when we designed the ETM, so you will never have to.

The ETM has the strongest magazine tube yet developed, virtually eliminating feed lip cracking, tube spread and cracking, and general fatigue, - some of the most common manufacturing and/or age-related defects in other magazines. The engineers working on the ETM have a combined 110+ years of firearms experience - the ETM is a showcase of their knowledge. They refined the radius for each bend in the tube to take advantage of the strength in the stainless steel they selected - and then devised a manufacturing process to provide the tight tolerances required to make those exact radius bends. The observation slots, moved to the rear of the tube, are located exactly where they need to be to maintain the structural integrity of the tube for years and years of use. After extensive testing we selected a grade and thickness of stainless steel optimized to provide superior stiffness without brittleness. No matter how many times you empty this magazine through your pistol, you can be assured the engineering expertise, design, material selection, manufacturing, and the quality control behind the ETM promises a lifetime of smooth and reliable operation.

ETM tubes are manufactured with a proprietary, custom designed welding process followed by a proprietary multi-step tumbling and finishing process. The internal and external finish, critical to smooth follower operation and insertion into the weapon, are the result of selecting the proper media and media-sequence in the tumbling and finishing process. We expended a lot of engineering time and expertise in developing the finishing process; when you get your hands on an ETM you'll be able to see and feel for yourself, we think you will agree it was time well spent. The improvements made to the ETM's follower and base pad have not previously been seen in a pistol magazine. This design combines advanced manufacturing technology with absolutely precise dimension control, assuring positive slide-lock after the last round has been fired. The innovative follower design with its extended skirt ensures stability in operation and minimizes creep from the tube when the magazine is empty. Super tough nylon was selected as the optimum material for the new ETM follower due to its proven durability and slick surface finish. This slick finish and the super smooth internal finish of the magazine tube result in the smoothest follower operation possible. Experienced shooters will notice this ultra-smooth performance when loading and firing.

We've found a space-age stainless steel spring wire that is phenomenal for spring life. Have you ever worried about leaving your fully-loaded magazines for long periods of time? This spring, designed exclusively for our new ETM, will do its job longer than the cartridges will remain suitable for combat use. Another factor in spring life is the degree of compression when the magazine is loaded. Our engineers designed the ETM's base pad to allow a longer tube. Although the ETM is not appreciably longer than a typical magazine, it has more space for the spring to work without complete compression or excessive stress on the spring.

The ETM seats and locks in the weapon with the slide down - fully loaded.

The ETM's new almost indestructible base pad provides a sure grip when pulling a magazine from a pistol or a tight pouch - especially in a combat or competitive situation when seconds count in reloading. If you have ever been in the rain, trying to get a traditional magazine from a wet, tight pouch, you'll really appreciate this feature - and it might save your life. Developing a cutting edge product always has one downside, your competition WILL copy some of its unique features. We delivered our first magazine over 27 years ago, and others have copied our designs ever since. But no one, anywhere, has ever copied what is arguably our best feature; the feature that has a huge benefit for you. You can't see it in a photograph and it doesn't improve the function of the magazine. We call it the Wilson Combat Lifetime Satisfaction Policy. You get one with every Wilson Combat Product you buy, and it should be a major factor in your decision to purchase. Since 1977, Wilson Combat has been standing behind our products and services unequivocally. If your Wilson Combat magazine doesn't perform as it's designed to, return it to us and we'll fix it or replace it - with no expense to you just like we have been doing since 1977. We've worked hard to build the finest track record for customer satisfaction and service of any firearms company in the world. We're proud of our satisfy-every-customer history, and we will continue to do whatever it takes to be sure that your purchase from us works as it should work, and works that way from now on. The ETM is so good, you'll probably never find a reason to test our satisfaction policy, but rest assured, if you do, we will be here as we have been since 1977 to take care of you. Buy an ETM today, and depend on it for a lifetime of service.

Try the new ETM - and discover for yourself why 1911 experts around the world won't use anything but Wilson Combat magazines.

UPC 874218004361
MSRP $34.95
Caliber 45ACP
Caliber1 45 ACP
Capacity 8
Finish / Color Stainless
Fit 1911
Manufacturer Part# 500
Model Elite Tactical Magazine
Type Mag
Weight (Lbs) 0.19


It's hard to believe but there are no questions for this product.

ETM 500 .45 Magazines..
I bought 3 for my Colt Gold Cup. They function perfectly. Thank you Wilson Combat
By Rob Beckett on 04/30/14
One of my several 1911 pistol which is only a few months old, 45 ACP SIG NIGHTMARE was having feeding problems. I changed to a Wilson Combat Mag, problem solved never another malfunction. I use Wilson Combat Mags in all my 1911 pistols, its the only way to go for sure.
By Johnny on 04/20/14
These mags perform great! Slide lock is crisp and feeds like butter. I will never buy another brand. Fit my Para GI Expert like they were made for it. Wilson Rocks
By Jeff on 02/10/14
Awesome Clip!..
Bought this clip on the advise of a buddy who owns a gun shop and has shot 1911s both for fun and in competition. Was a little concerned about the price but once I used it in my Kimber Pro Carry II HD I see why he recommended it. No failures to feed or lock backs when empty versus the stock clip. Love your product.
By Robbie R. on 02/09/14
These are the best 1911 magazines in the market, and the only magazines I use for my 3 Sigs!
By Anonymous on 02/06/14
Fine Mags..
Short and sweet, these are simply the best. Right up there with the 47D I also ordered.
By Harry Salyer on 01/24/14
ETM mags are superb..
Exceptional quality, flawless fit, drops free with ease. Excellent!
By Dennis Wolf on 01/16/14
500 ETM mags..
Excellent quality drop free mags, I tested both 47d and 500 ETM mags in freezing cold Michigan weather and both ran perfect. Great fit and finish.
By Dave D on 01/10/14
A must have..
I ordered 3 more of these after recently purchasing one to try over the 47Ds. Excellent magazine, no fit or function issues in any government or commander frames ranging from RIA to Colt. They are a bit long for CC, the only reason for a 4 vs. 5 star on my side.
By Jason F on 12/21/13
The Best Magazines Made..
Just received two Elite Tactical magazines, couldnt pass on the sale price for my Sig XO. I am slowly replacing all my other magazines with Wilson Combat magazines when I have the spare money to do it, two at a time until I replace all the other non Wilson magazines. For me the Wilson Combat is the best out there and I want only the best and place my trust in their product and I know I cant go wrong.
By Scott on 12/18/13
My Kimber and I absolutely love Wilson Combat ETMs!..
Hands down the finest magazines for the 1911. Awesome looks, feel, and most importantly performance.
By Dan H. on 12/13/13
Best functioning Mags made!..
I have a number of different 1911s and they all function the best with the ETM Mags. Even if you have a less expensive gun, these mags will make it work better. Worth every penny!
By John S on 12/05/13
wilson ETM..
Wilson makes the best mags on the market fixed all my feeding issues throw out all your other mags if its not Wilson its junk
By seth on 12/03/13
I just ordered 3 of these, took them out of the package and I could immediately feel the difference between my old Kimber Pro-Tac Mags. I will be ordering more!
By Anthony Doura on 10/10/13
Greatest 1911 magazine..
Ive tried all types of mags and the ETM is the best there is.
By bill on 08/26/13
Hands Down the best Magazines..
You cant beat these magazines any where!!!!
By Richard Callaway on 07/01/13
Do you want the best magazines? This is it...
I own 3 Sigs, My first is the .45 cal.,SS W/ krome Kote lower which I bought New in 1988.The second is the 220R-45-DSE-TB, Elite With black stainless upper and Nitron lower W/ threaded bbl. bought new in 2010.The third which I bought New is the Sig 1911 Stainless Carry,model;19GS0017 and it accepts the 1911 Elite Tacticle Magazines.I also own five series 80 Colt Gold cups, National Match. All of which I use the Wilson magazines in. I own one Wilson Combat -, Bill Wilson Carry Pistol- CQB # WCT 17396. All which are chambered in .45 ACP. This is the magazine that I use in all of my 1911 type pistols. They are the best magazines that money can buy. I have approximatly 30 of these magazines. They are not cheap but I value my life highly and you cannot put a price on that. I usually wait until MidayUSA puts the mags on sale and I always buy a few more. The mags are so smooth and easy to load and unload I know it is because Wilson uses the best springs made they are flat wire springs. They slip into the handguns like they have butter on them. mlm
By Michael L Morris on 06/27/13
threw away all my factory mags on all my guns and replaced them with these...huge, huge difference..solves loading issuses, jamming issues and all feeding issues on all my guns kimber, s&w, sig, all others all wilson parts are excellent and are well worth the $$$$!!!
By buddy shamaley on 06/24/13
It is what it is!..
Ordered 3 for my S&Ws because of the excellent reviews. Definitely was not disappointed. No problems with performance, price was fair, service was good. Just took delivery on another 3. Totally satisfied. Wish I had access to Wilson 1911s. Will continue to be a Wilson customer.
By Bill L. on 06/17/13
Not your grandpas mag!..
You can have a 1911 magazine and then you can have a Wilson 1911 ETM. I use my 1911 for carry and this is that I use to feed my 1911. When your life is on the line this is what I trust.
By Mark Gordon on 05/24/13
The Best..
These work all day every day no malfunctions at all work in my wilson,kimber,les :
By Joe on 05/08/13
1911 Elite Tactical Magazine, .45 ACP, Full-Size, 8 Round, ETM Base Pa..
These mags are great. They run with ease and are of high quality. I would gladly recommend to anyone without any reservation. They are by far the best magazines I own.
By Wayne on 04/23/13
The Best!..
These magazines run great. They feed all 8 rounds reliably and have never failed me running them through my Guncrafter American 1911. If youre having reliability/feeding issues with your 1911, poor magazines are typically the culprit. Pick up some Wilsons and dont look back.
By Brent on 04/18/13
Great Magazine..
Great service & communication. Great magazine. Typical Wilson quality
By Bob Marango on 04/08/13
Excellent Magazine..
I purchased some of these 1911 Elite Tactical Magazines in my search for a reliable multi-weapon 1911 mag. These perform exceptionally well. They feed reliably, eject smoothly, and are all around THE magazine for the 1911 platform. Con: More expensive than USGI and factory magazines. Pro: Worth every penny. This is the magazine Browning meant to build for the 1911. I would will definitely buy them again!
By Benjamin on 02/19/13
Elite Tactical Magazine..
I bought 6 of these and ran 80 rounds through them using my Kimber Pro Carry 2 at the range and they were perfect, not one issue, Great Magazine!
By Ray Moheit on 02/12/13
My favorite Mag..
I bought one of these mags from Dillon Precision with my last order. This was my first Wilson mag and it has quickly become my favorite mag. Altough I have also 2 Wilson 47D mags - the 47D is a excellent mag, the ETM is my favorite with its slightly larger basepad. I rely on the ETM when I carry concealed because I know it wont let me down!
By Thilo N on 01/12/13
Elite Tactical Magazine, .45 ACP, Full-Size, 8 Round, ETM Base Pad..
Just received the magazines, they look great, shipping was fast and they were packed very well.
By Darryl Gibb Sr on 12/20/12
Reliable Magazine for Use in the Field..
I have tested the 1911 Elite Tactical Magazines while training and instructing in the Mojave desert at Front Sight, Nevada. Never experienced a failure of any sort while using a wide variety of .45 ACP ammunition types. These are my Go-To magazines!
By David H. on 12/15/12
Great competition mags!..
I use these mags for IDPA and USPSA. They load easy and Ive never had a malfunction yet. I dont think you could get anything better for competition or service use.
By Clayton Spurgeon on 12/14/12
Feeds everything, in every 1911 I own, right out of the package. Picked up a RIA for a truck gun. Kimber,KimPro Tac Mag, with a HP seated 1.230, smashed low into feed ramp, and set bullet to 1.110. The 500 - smooth and flawless. May be better than the 47D. Ordering 4 more. Thanks Wilson.
By Charles McCain on 12/04/12
Elite Tactical Magagine..
Some products will improve your weapon and some will save your life. This product will do both. As a customer and former law enforcement officer; it is my opinion that their is none better. Wilson Combat reputation for quality and performance is for a reason. You can exspect a perfect fit in your 1911; to feed ammo that other magazines will not and to eject smoothly with extended loaded capability. They simply work when you depend on them the most. Bottom line. With this Wilson Elite Tactical Magazine in my weapon verses an assailant without; they would be at a deadly disadvantage. Isnt that what its all about?
By Michael on 12/04/12
Just the best and most dependable!!..
I have tried them all and WCs mags are the best I have ever used. Plus they are still priced very fairly.
By John on 12/04/12
ETM magazines...Ultimate Reliability...PERIOD!..
After purchasing 3 of the ETM Magazines and running every round of .45 acp imaginable through them, I had the treat of a lifetime. All 3 Mags were used in two different guns, a new 1911 as well as a 1970s Clark Custom...THERE WERE NO PROBLEMS PERIOD with these magazines. 5-Stars to Bill Wilson and his Crew for a Outstanding Magazine design!
By Keith Banta on 11/16/12
Great Mags..
I purchased 12 of these mags for my Kimber and Les Baer and have never had a single problem. I did not fire the Kimber before I had the Wilsons Mags. Great product.We all need more!
By Dale on 10/26/12
Great Product..
These are the best magazines you can own. These 3 make a total of 18! A must for any 1911 owner.
By Bobby Slone on 10/17/12
Great mags..
I bought 2 of these mags to replace the factory mag for my Kimber Stainless Pro TLE II. So much easier to load, no hangups when firing, fit perfectly without alteration. Definitely worth every penny for these mags.
By Scott on 10/10/12
The cure for any 1911s feeding problems!..
Anyone who has ever experienced a failure to feed from their stock 8-round 1911 magazines should immediately purchase as many of these Wilson Combat ETM magazines as they can afford. These magazines are OUTSTANDING and give me a whole new appreciation for my Smith & Wesson SW1911 Pro. My 1911 originally came with two Check-Mate 8-round magazines and to keep in line with the pistol vendor, I ordered two more which performed similarly. In parallel, Ive been on a quest to see which rounds my seemingly finicky 1911 liked. Ive stayed away from several reputable brands of ammo because they wouldnt reliably feed the 1st round from a fully loaded stock magazine. Enter the beautifully designed Wilson Combat ETM magazines. After loading eight rounds, I immediately knew I was in for a treat when pressing -- not slamming -- the full magazine into the pistol. It seems that, in addition to attention to quality, Wilson Combat has given their 8-round magazine a little more breathing room to allow less cartridge-to-cartridge pressure for picking off that first round in a full magazine. I plan on ordering several more of these magazines and putting my stock/Check-Mate mags up for sale. You cant fully appreciate the difference between stock mags and these Wilson Combat ETM mags without trying them yourself.
By Dave D. on 09/25/12
simply perfection..
These mags are amazing! You can tell the walls are thicker then any other 1911 mag. They are smooth feeding and the best part is you can trust you life with these mags! You can tell the time and craftmanship that go into each mag they always drop free, always feed smoothly, and tough as nails I bought one at my local sporting goods store went to the range and came back and bought four more mags I would give them 100 stars if they let me. You will not find a better mag for a 1911 period!
By andrew herrud on 09/06/12
5 Stars..
I only use the 8-round ETMs in my Springfield TRP. Never any problems. Great, great magaizes.
By Pete on 07/26/12
Flawless Operation..
My wife and I just finished a week at Gunsite, my second trip with Wilson Mags. I shot my Classic Supergrade while my wife short her Tactical Elite, both in 45 ACP. One thing about Gunsite, this is a combat school and your Mags will be dropped repeatedly into the Arizona desert sand both full and empty as you speed load numerous times each day. The ETMs take the abuse preform flawlessly. Needless to say you clean your equipment each evening before the next days shoot and here too the ETMs shine as they are easy to clean and reassemble. A neat feature I like is the small notch in the area of the mag catch slot. This innovative feature makes administrative mag changes while holstered a breeze - no more one handed struggle. I also appreciate the numbering system on the base pad to keep track of individual mags and the various replacement base pad options available. If like me you are a fan of the venerable W.C. 47d you will not be disappointed in this upgrade.
By JH on 05/27/12
Top of the Table!!!..
With all the reviews it is virtually impossible to add anything new but for years I relied on the 47D without even one problem, such as feeding etc, but I was introduced to the EMT via a phone discussion with John Lahue and the one EMT that came with my new CQB Elite. Indeed it overshadows the 47, not by much but certainly enough to make a difference i.e. smoother spring for cartridge loading, cartridge numbers for Tacktical reloading, etc. Abolutely the top of the table.Great to see you dont rest your laurels on that which you have had for some time that has already proven itself.
By Dan Boone on 04/14/12
Incredible quality..
I had a Ruger sr1911 jamming on the last round almost constantlty, and a sig scorpion carry the would not feed at all. As a last ditch effort I ordered a couple of your ETMs. Both guns now feed perfectly. I have not had one failure. If I had known your quality was this good, I would have bought the guns from you and saved myself a ton of headaches.
By Charles Heintzelman on 03/22/12
ETM are perfection..
I have been using Wilson mags for a while now. The last 5 mags that I have bought have been Wilson Elite Tactical Mags. They run flawlessly and are nicely marked with on the side with the number of rounds in your mag. They feed flawlessly which is absolutely imperative for a 1911 whether it be competition or for concealed carry. Thank you WC for making excellent, high-end products! You are making customers for life.
By Eric Wilson on 03/19/12
ETM Review..
Awesome as all Wilson Products are.
By AJ Saunders on 02/05/12
Best 1911 mag on the market!..
I have continually had problems with Sig and Kimber mags but when I switch to these Wilson Mags, the problems seem to go away immediately. A day at the range with no 1911 magaizine issues; Priceless!!
By Tom L on 01/31/12
Great Mags!..
They fixed all the issues my 1911 had. Just buy them, you wont regret it.
By Matt on 01/26/12
The absolute best magazines money can buy...
I had problems with a kimber pro carry II loading the last round from my kimber and colt magazines. I purchased a pair of these hoping to solve the problem. Absolutely without a doubt perfectection. These clips fixed my problem 100%. From now on, i will only buy wilson combat clips. They load and unload so smooth compared to the wobbly colt and kimber mags. When it comes down to putting your life on the line, you had better believe that these wilson combat clips will do the job every single time. I have never posted a review on anything, ever, but this product made me want to tell everybody how awesome these things are. Thanks wilson!!!!!!
By Concealedcarry Fireman on 01/18/12
Doesnt get any better..
My dad recently got me the best Christmas gift ever....a Wilson CQB ordered from George!!! I couldnt afford to get him one as well so I thought Id get him some ETM magazines for his Kimber. He absolutely loves them. He went from an average of 3 to 5 FTFs every range outing to none with these magazines : Gotta love Wilson
By Matthew Lopez on 12/22/11
Must have magazines for any 1911..
I brought a sig 1911 and it came with two magazines. However, I was more often than not getting a FTF on the first round with the standard Mags. Order WC ETM Mags and I have not had any FTFs while preforming function checks of the ETM Mags with my ammo. Extremely happy with the ETM Mags and if you have a 1911 you should have WC Mags running through it. Worth the money!!
By Anonymous on 10/08/11
Strong mags..
I now have two of these magazines and love them. I use them in both my Remington and Kimber 1911 and have never had a problem. They are much stronger than any of the mags that came with either gun. I have dropped them multiple times and even stepped on one and they both still work flawlessly. I would suggest these to anyone!
By Stephen on 09/20/11
One small problem..
Ill start off by saying WC mags are the best. I recently encountered a problem with the ETM though. I run Wilson Combat speed chutes on all my 1911s. The base pad of the ETM contacts the mag well before the mag seats. I really have to slam them home to seat properly. I was able to trim a little material from each of the raised sides, thus eliminating the contact with the mag well. Not a huge problem...
By J B on 09/06/11
These came with my new CQB Elite, and after using them I ended up buying them for every full-size 1911 I have. These mags like the Wilson guns themselves are leaps and bounds above everything else.
By Jesus on 08/27/11
Superb 1911 magazine..
When only the best will do, the ETM magazine is the perfect choice. I run these mags exclusively in all my full size 1911s. I had one gun in particular that was having issues with feeding, and I switched to these mags and my feeding issues disappeared. In this economy, everyone may not be able to afford a full custom 1911, but what you can do is unlock the full potential of your gun by utilizing superior parts from wilson combat. These ETM mags are easy to load, solid and reliable function, slick finish, and look good!
By Jon Flores on 07/21/11
The perfect magazine..
The ETM is the perfect magazine; they load easy, insert easy when in full battery, always drop free, never fail to lock back on the last round, and they run flawlessly in all my guns. I have 8 1911s of various different manufacturers, and the ETM magazines run 100% in them all. Wilson Combat mags are all that I will run anymore; either the ETMs, or 47Ds. I have 7 ETMs, and 5 47Ds you can never have too many. I recommend them to everybody that asks about magazines as they are simply the best. I think a lot of people skimp when it comes to magazines in the 1911 platform and then complain when it is not reliable; if they would just get Wilsons they would see just how great the 1911 can be.
By Steve Force on 07/12/11
Good stuff..
picked up a pair of these the other day. high quality stuff.
By Anonymous on 07/06/11
Philippine shooter..
Hello Sir, I just got the 3 500s that Ive purchased here. Im located here in the Philippines. Awesome stuff! thank you!
By Topz on 06/22/11
I recently bought a Kimber Custom II and have been using the factory 7 rd. mag, KimPro 8 rd., and Wilson Elite Tactical 8 rd. Between the three I have put 600+ rounds through the gun and have experienced no failures of any kind with the ETM. Excellent cycling and last shot hold back, zero problems. The other magazines have been almost perfect, but the ETM has been 100% flawless. Even after accidentally dropping the mag in the sand while shooting at the gravel pit the magazine continued to run 100%. I would recommend this to any 1911 shooter.
By Russ Commers on 05/01/11
Excellent Magazine..
Excellent magazine, works really great on my Loaded 1911-A1 without any malfunction at all. this is what I use on my daily concealed carry weapon. dependable and reliable.. I trust my life with this magazine. I highly recommend this.
By Aron Monta on 04/14/11
A solid, reliable magazine..
I have run Wilson 47D magazines in my various 1911s over the last few years. I have never had a problem with any of the eight I own. The only minor complaint I had was that there was a little bit of resistance when inserting a full magazine when the slide was in battery. This was a small issue and only resulted in me developing the habit to slam the magazine in place a little harder when reloading. Approximately one month ago I purchased two Wilson Combat ETM Magazines. My initial impression was that these were very nice in the fit and finish department. The mag body is well constructed with no burs or rough spots. The base pad is easily removed and appear very durable. There was no noticeable wear after taking the base pad on and off. The follower slides smoothly within the magazine body. My next test was to load it with non firing training rounds .45 ACP. The rounds loaded easily and there was more noticeable give in the top round when the magazine was fully loaded. I racked the dummy rounds through a Springfield TRP and the rounds fed flawlessly. I practiced speed reloads in dry fire and the mags were noticeably easier to insert when the slide was in battery than the 47Ds. Next up was to take them to the range. I fired approximately 300 rounds through the two magazines. I used a Springfield TRP and a Kimber Custom II. I had no issues at all. The rounds fed smoothly and reliably. My reloads were noticeably faster now that I do not have to slam the full magazine when the firearm is in battery. I will fire at least another 300 rounds through these magazines over the next week. If they continue to be reliable, which I have no reason to think they will not, I will use these as my carry magazines when my Wilson Combat CQB arrives.
By Brooks Laughlin on 04/14/11
Simply outstanding magazine!..
I have had experience with many brands of magazines over the years, and none can compare with the consistent reliability of the Wilson Combat ETM. Easy to load, smooth insertion and quick removal, the ETM has provided me with flawless performance. Using several types and brands of ammo from hollow point to wad cutter - not a single misfire or failure to load. The high quality material marks a magazine that I would and do stake my life on daily. I most strongly recommend the Wilson Combat ETM to anyone.
By Mark on 03/21/11
Bought the 500 ETM at a LGS on the advice of the tech. He was right on target. This product does exactly what its supposed to. Flawless from day one! Thanks for making such a great magazine.
By Anonymous on 03/08/11
I didnt think anybody could would make a magazine of this quality..
I was really excited when I got this magazine! I thought the mag my 1911 came with was great until comparing it with this one. i love how light yet sturdy it feels. it doesnt let the round rattle either like my old ones. I am having a little trouble loading it into my gun when the slide is closed, but the papers that came with it told me exactly how to fix it! thank you wilson combat!
By Nick on 02/24/11
Superior mags, heart of a 1911..
After experiencing the 47d magazines, I doubted 1911 mags could get any better. However, with the ETMs you get a more solid base pad for both protection upon drops and grip purchase for mag changes. Also, it seems that the spring and follower design are enhanced to ease loading a fully loaded magazine into a +1 chamber. An added bonus is the fuller base pad being easier to seat under stress into a 1911 with a magwell. All around a superior magazine and more than enough to trust your life with.
By Chris on 02/12/11
Trust this with my life..
The construction is perfect, as is its operation. I carry this in the Kimber, and two 10-round Wilson Combat magazines in a separate holster. LOVE the followers - they simply inspire confidence. All of these magazines work perfectly every time. I entrust my life on these magazines but definitely cannot say the same about the other manufacturers 1911 magazines.
By John L on 01/22/11
Flawless Magazine..
Used 4 of these magazines to fire 800 rounds over a course of a 4 day pistol training course. Not a single malfunction. Magazines were cleanly ejecting from the firearm. One of the most useful features was having numbers on the bottom of the magazine to mark. This allowed me to keep track of my magazines. Some of the magazines were required to be dropped on the floor. I designated 2 magazines for this task and did not have to start destroying all 4.
By Igor on 01/17/11
Awesome Magazines..
I have several of these magazines, they operate flawlessly. They are truly an 8 round mag, and there is an unmistakable difference when comparing them to someone elses modified 7 round mag. I have kept several of them loaded now for a couple years and the springs still function perfectly to the last round without problems. Undoubtedly the best 1911 magazines Ive ever used.
By Larry Gallant on 01/11/11
This is a Great Magazine..
I wrote to Wilson Combat asking if this Mag would fit my Springfield 1911-A1 and didnt receive a response so I took a chance and went and bought one. Magazine is a dream come true, works great in my gun sits nicely in mag well. and I couldnt be happier
By Jake on 12/29/10
ETM Magazine - The best magazine made..
I have owned almost every brand of 1911 magazine made. I bought the ETM to see if it was as good as I heard it was. This is the best magazine made. It inserts easily with the slide closed. Reloads during competition are flawless due to the ease with which the magazine seats. It drops when the magazine release is pushed. My gun runs flawlessly with this magazine. It is very easy to disassemble and put back together. I now own 10 of these works of art.
By ted reed on 12/21/10
Quality Mag..
Nice to finally find a true 8-round .45 mag instead of hybridized 7-rounders. Ive been giving three ETMs a hard workout. They are as smooth as the day I bought them. Thanks for an innovative product!
By Tracy Gruber on 11/01/10
The best there is..
Dont even need to say much here. The ETM is by a wide margin the best 1911 magazine on the market today. Tough as nails and feeds 100% of the time. I use them on all my .45s and wont go back. Even my Colt and Kimber mags have Wilson followers and springs.
By Kyle H on 08/19/10
500 etm magazine..
To MR. Wilson, just wanted to let you know that i received the 2 500 45 mags you sent. i was very happy with them. much better than the 47d mags i have.the difference is like day and night. i am also glad to see you truly care enough about your customers to read their complaints. so i just wanted to thank you for carring./ thats what makes a bussiness reputable. and as soon as i can sell the 3 47 d mags, i will be ordering more of the 500 etm mags and then some. i have always ordered from your company for years. and will continue to do so in the future. i tell all my friends about your products and customer service. anyway once again, thank you so much for caring./ thats what makes a company unique.
By Anthony Vasile on 06/11/10

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