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Posted: 9/27/2005 10:05:16 PM EDT
While I've never experienced the failure of a polymer follower in a Wilson/Rogers magazine, others apperantly have.

So, my question is: has anyone ever tried using one of the rounded steel followers made by Metalform in a Wilson/Rogers 7rd magazine?

Did it work well or is it a solution in search of a problem?
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 5:13:11 AM EDT
A friend of mine uses McCormick guts in a Wilson tube. His SA Professional won't function with Wilson followers. So I suppose Metalforms should work fine.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:56:21 AM EDT
Have you considered Tripp followers and springs?

www.trippresearch.com/products/upgrade/upgrade.htm

Link Posted: 9/28/2005 11:39:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 11:39:59 AM EDT by SSeric02]

Originally Posted By gigmike:
A friend of mine uses McCormick guts in a Wilson tube. His SA Professional won't function with Wilson followers. So I suppose Metalforms should work fine.



The McCormick follwers have malfunctioned for me, and I prefer the Wilson/Rogers design far and away over the McCormick. But, the Metalform rounded steel follower is essentially the same as the Wilson/Rogers follower, except it is steel and not polymer.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 5:50:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 5:54:51 PM EDT by SP10]
Gotta tag this one. I've had a fair number of Wilson poly followers wear and fail to lock the slide back reliably. I was thinking of switching over to McCormick Power mags.......

FNC80, thanks for the link! Have you tried these followers?
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:12:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 6:14:05 PM EDT by 45bisley]
You might look at m1911.org. the first thread in the gunsmithing section is about magazine follower.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 6:41:09 PM EDT
I would expect that the metal/polymer contsruction of the Tripp followers would also eventually fail with use as the metal insert wears on the much softer polymer.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:05:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 7:09:06 PM EDT by FNC80]
I recently sent back 6 47Ds for failing to lock the slide back. When they return, I will retrofit them and the 4 remaining 47Ds with Tripp springs and followers. I plan on running them side by side with 10 CMC Powermags.

Tripp has had very positive reviews on 10-8 and I don't doubt they're better than the standard 47D followers/springs.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:42:48 PM EDT
Here's a more comprehensive review of the Tripp mags as well as their followers/springs:

www.10-8forums.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=168&an=0&page=1#168
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