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.
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.
- 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
- 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!
THE WILSON COMBAT ELITE TACTICAL MAGAZINE
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.
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
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.
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.
Spreadsheet of Magazine Compatibility by Brand
Wondering which of our magazines will fit your gun? Click here to view our magazine compatibility document.
We have 2 basic sizes of 1911 magazines- Full Size and Compact.
Full Size Magazines
size is the traditional USGI 1911 frame size. Most 1911 pistols are
"full size". This includes all of our Full Size models listed here http://wilsoncombat.com/new/custom-gun-models.asp in addition to most standard, 5" and Commander length 1911 pistols.
Full size grips have a measurement of 3.0625" of center-to-center between the grip screws.
denotes a smaller frame similar in size to Wilson Compact, Colt
Officers ACP or Kimber Compact / Ultra Series. This includes all of our
Compact models listed here http://wilsoncombat.com/new/custom-gun-models.asp in addition to most standard Officer's length 1911 pistols.
Compact grips have a measurement of 2.6875" center to center.
Click Here to View Our 1911 Magazine Troubleshooting Guide
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WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.