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Posted: 9/28/2004 8:59:11 PM EDT
I just picked up some WC mags and noticed that the followers seem a little cheap/frail.
Should I worry about 'em? Or does anyone know if there are some heavy duty followers I can use?
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 9:03:13 PM EDT
Cheap/frail? I mean.... yeah, they are plastic. WC followers are supposed to be part of what makes them so reliable.
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 9:04:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 9:13:01 PM EDT
they just seem really thin to me
Link Posted: 9/28/2004 9:23:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2004 9:24:07 PM EDT by MT_Pockets]
If you break them under normal use .... you get replacements free.

I have yet to see one break.

MT

Lumpy, How many Wilson Mags do you have?
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 5:45:23 AM EDT
I have been using Novak mags lately. They are really built nicely.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 6:02:30 AM EDT
Couldnt sleep, thought I'd post some pictures. (too bad I cant find my only Colt Mag for this lineup)
These all function perfect, I just prefer the quality and design of the Novak.

The order is from left to right: Novak, Wilson Combat, Kimber, Chip McCormick.













Link Posted: 10/2/2004 11:20:48 AM EDT
I am getting ready to send a #47D back. Out of the wilsons I have it is the only one occasionally failing to seat or engage the mag catch. It has done it in a match and will do it fairly often when loaded but not empty. I haven't measured it to see whats wrong, but just plan on sending it back. I have had along with several others I know, problems with the top expanding. This creates drag when the mag is released and prevents it from dropping freely. Easily fixed though and I wouldn't let this keep anyone from buying them. With the exception of the one mag not seating, all have run flawlessly and no problems with a follower have been experienced. I eventually expect the follower or spring to cause slide lock failures and when it happens, I'll gut them and start with new inners. The wilsons I have for one gun have taken a beating and I still believe they are among the best available.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 11:25:58 AM EDT
Thanks for posting the great comparison pics.

MT
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 12:59:00 PM EDT
Damned if I cant find that Colt mag!!!


I been loosing mags ever since I started shooting more(Time to put tracking beacons on them!!!)
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 12:59:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 4:43:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
I generally lose my Colt mags on purpose...




But thats from one of my dumb days when I paid $30 for it!!!(kinda like the day when my friend bought 2 HK AR15 mags for $50 each!!!)
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 5:37:15 PM EDT
Thanks for the pics Timanator

Timanator's pic looks like the follower is concave, while mine is convex. Is that the only difference between the 8 round and the 7 round mags?
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 7:26:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Witch_Doctor:
Thanks for the pics Timanator

Timanator's pic looks like the follower is concave, while mine is convex. Is that the only difference between the 8 round and the 7 round mags?




I am not certain on the followers. But the base pad on the 7 rd is thinner.(Sticks out less when in the gun)
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