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Wilson Combat 500 1911 ETM .45 ACP Full-Size 8 RD ETM Base pad



Wilson Combat 500 1911 Elite Tactical Magazine .45 ACP Full-Size 8 Round ETM Base Pad.

 Detailed Description

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 Wilson Combat Replaces 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.
  • Model: Wilson Combat 500 (stainless)
  • Manufactured by: WILSON COMBAT

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