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Manufacturer: Wilson Combat 500
The ETM started with a blank sheet of paper and 30+ years of 1911 and 1911 magazine experience. The ETM is no re design of a 7 round magazine which has been reconfigured for 8 round capacity; it's a totally NEW product designed from the ground up as a premium 8 round tactical magazine. 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 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.
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.