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I think all Wilson mags are pretty good, and I normally choose their mags, though in 7 round versions.

Wilson has two line-ups of 8 round magazines, the 47D and the ETM line-up. While I prefer the 47, 7 rounder for my use, if I were picking an 8 rounder, I'd choose from the ETM line-up.
 

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I am sure that they are one of the mags of choice, I have Chip McCormick myself. I have had 8 rounds stuffed into one for 5+ years, and I trust it to work, when needed.
 

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They are one of the mags of choice. I've certainly never had any issues with the ones I've used unless they had been severely damaged. Ditto my CMC mags or my Metalforms. I think if your gun is correctly set up the magazine type matters less.

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I've never been enamored with Wilson mags. I've always found Chip McCormick/Shooting Star mags to be superior.
 

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Get the WC HD+P aka, flatwire (also called square wire), they cost a little more but will be the last 1911 mags you ever buy. I have the original springs in mine from when these mags were first offered some many years ago. I bought an entire set at that time and have never used another 45 acp 1911 type mag since (even made the my other WC mags "obsolete".) Never had even one mag-related feeding failure since.
 

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The CMC mags are now owned and made by Wilson Combat as well, as of late last year.
 

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I have both the 47d and ETM. I have never had any issues and run them in my Valor and Cabot along with my 2 CQBs. I wait until they go on sale, should be soon, and grab a couple. I believe I have around a dozen.
 

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I have 47D's, ETM's, and HD +P's in .45 ACP, and none have ever let me down; they are all 8-rounders. The HD +P's take a bit more to break in and load initially, but have a lifetime warranty on them. As far as 9mm mag's, I have the ETM's and they have all been flawless. I have not yet tried the Vickers mags, but I have metal bases on most of my 47d's and all my HD +P's, and the ETM's are all plastic base pads. I have not had any reason to try the Vickers mags or the CMC mags in either caliber. I also have the Wilson mags in .38 Super and 10 mm that have never failed me, so I have no reason to look elsewhere for those either. All the Kimber mags I have for my Kimbers work well also in all my different 1911's, which IIRC are Metalform and Checkkmate. I think in the end, your gun will tell you if it does not like a particular make/configuration.
 

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I've never been enamored with Wilson mags. I've always found Chip McCormick/Shooting Star mags to be superior.
Depends on the gun. I have a pile of mags from ETM+P mags all the way down to no name china gunshow garbage and if I use one of my good guns they do not care about the mag used.

Use a bad gun and usually the Wilsons and Chips do better, my in doubt mag is a chip since some guns dislike non metal followers.
 

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Depends on the gun. I have a pile of mags from ETM+P mags all the way down to no name china gunshow garbage and if I use one of my good guns they do not care about the mag used.

Use a bad gun and usually the Wilsons and Chips do better, my in doubt mag is a chip since some guns dislike non metal followers.
I put Chip/Shooting Star followers in all my non-Chip/Shooting Star mags, and they all got better. Even the Wilsons. :)
 

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I have had mixed results with the 47D. On several of my 1911's I get failure to lock-back using 47D's, but not with CMC, Colt OEM, etc.
 
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