View Full Version : Which Wilson Combat mag for Kimber Warrior?

05-04-2010, 7:05 PM
Just purchased a Kimber Warrior II today, wondering which Wilson Combat magazine is best for this handgun? And does anyone know a good place to buy them? Thanks for reading :)

Black Majik
05-04-2010, 7:28 PM
Any as long as they fit fullsize 1911s.

Both the 47D and ETM mags should run like clockwork. I'm actually still partial to 47Ds because of stupid reasons such as the baseplate. They just run so well that I become picky over small details such as a damn baseplate.

Have at it, you won't go wrong.

05-04-2010, 7:29 PM
Any magazine which works 100% is best for your Warrior II.
I use the Wilson 47D (http://www.wilsoncombat.com/a_magazines.asp) mags in my Warrior and other 1911s. I also use other brands, specifically Kimber and Novak.

My Wilson 47D mags were getting a bit worn and I switched out the springs & followers with Tripp (http://www.trippresearch.com/store/store_1911.html) "Super7" hybrid upgrade kits, which turned them into 7 round mags instead of 8 round mags. The 47D's .350" baseplate seems to be a good thickness especially since the Warrior has that lanyard loop hanging off the mainspring housing. You can "slap" in the mag without bruising your hand on that lanyard loop.

Everyone will have an opinion on 1911 mags. I believe there are several good ones on the market which will work in my 1911s. The msrp on the 47D mag is $32. Midway (http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=644241) currently has them on sale for $28.

05-04-2010, 8:07 PM
I've had nothing but success with my 47d magazines.

05-04-2010, 9:02 PM

05-04-2010, 10:19 PM
Wilson 47d gets my vote also. You also might want to try CMC powermags as they work just as fine like the 47d and cheaper.

B Strong
05-05-2010, 4:16 AM
Wilson 47D's work well.

05-05-2010, 7:08 AM
I've had a lot of FTF problems in my 1911's with 47Ds. But the ETM mags run flawlessly for me.

05-05-2010, 9:21 AM
47D and met gar mags work for me.

05-05-2010, 9:49 AM
Etm, I like the wider baseplate as opposed to the 47d.

05-05-2010, 10:19 AM
I've had nothing but success with my 47d magazines.

my #1 pistol choice and #1 mag choice; both mag and pistol as pictured below :)

Black Majik
05-05-2010, 10:23 AM
Heh, as I suspected if both work well... it comes down to choosing based on baseplate preference.

05-05-2010, 6:35 PM
thanks for everyone's relies, 9 more days and counting... lol I will be purchasing some 47D's tonight. I'm a sucker for that wilson combat baseplate look :)

05-06-2010, 9:12 AM
The KimPro Tac mags work pretty well, too, and have 3 baseplate options with each mag: none, little, big.

05-06-2010, 10:55 AM
well, MY Experience with wilson combat was not so good. The first and only mag I got had no problems to feed or anything like that, the problem I had with it is that after the last round, for some reason the slide would not stay back, or if it did lock back, it would be very sensitive and when I drop the mag the slide would release itself! very scary! but if I got the mag to release and the slide would not ride itself , If I even touched the slide it would then ride foward by its self. I have only been buying Chip power mags for my 1911. I have 5 of them and not one problem!

05-06-2010, 3:22 PM
Every 1911 I've owned ran Wilson 47Ds. Great magazines. Chip McCormick PowerMags worked great also. Hope that helps!

05-06-2010, 3:41 PM
I've used the Wilson ETM's in my Kimber from day 1. Never had an issue.

05-06-2010, 7:59 PM
+1 on the Wildon 47D's but if you don't mind your mag sticking out the 47T's are also great and will bump your capacity up to 10+1. I bought mine from budsgunshop.com .

05-07-2010, 8:40 AM
just bought a Warrior too, the factory mag sucks big time, had a few jams with it and not as smooth as the CMC mags. now using CMC Powermags, they've been flawless in over 500 rounds using factory hollow points and ball ammo.