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45 ACP Magazines Tripp vs ETM

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I am getting ready to start shooting SS.  I need to buy mags and I want the magazines that are the easiest to seat.  I have read that Wilson ETMs and TRIPP Cobras are the easiest to seat, but I cannot find anyone who has recent experience with both.  Any advice would be appreciated.

 

Gun is a TRP and plan to run a dawson ICE in case that matters.

 

Thanks,

Mike

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Both are easy to seat.  However, one of them might not work in your gun because of mag catch shelf height.  The Tripp would not work in my Sig Tacops, because it sat too low and the round would not strip properly.  The ETMs work fine.  Both are quality mags.  Just be aware they are designed differently.  BTW, the ETM is easier to seat with a full mag and closed slide.  It requires no extra effort.

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I’m running ETM mags with Dawson base pads. They’ve been running great with no issues since sti put a new barrel in my gun. 

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Just wondering which TRP?

I dont run either in my, so I cant comment on that.

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Thanks for the responses.  Gun is PC9108L18 or the standard TRP.

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See if you can borrow one of each and see what works best in your gun.

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I have both, and they both run flawlessly in my Les Baer. The cobras are easier to disassemble as the spring and follower come out the bottom, and the follower has the metal insert. The Wilson ETS spring comes out the bottom but you have to step it out and the follower comes out the top. Given choice very difficult, I guess I might lean towards the cobras, for ease of cleaning and the better follower, but if I could get a deal ETS would work.

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I use both of them...have a few more cobras than ETMs but really don't prefer one over the other for any functional reason, though I am having problems with one of my cobra mags with rounds nose diving and hanging up on feed ramp

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Tripp mags all day they seat with minimal effort.

My springer will eat 200gr swc and 230 rn no problems.

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All of my 1911’s can run both without issues. I have more ETM’s than Cobras if that means anything. 

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Thanks all for the replies.  Time to go shopping.

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My AK TRP has been doing extremely well with ETM magazines for the past three years.

 

I've never tried the Tripp magazines.

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I had some trouble getting Cobra's and Wilson 47's to seat when fully loaded and slide forward. After talking with Wilson tech support, I bought some ETM's and left them loaded for 2 weeks and they work great. I've left my first mags loaded for a week now and most seat fine, but 2 are still not going all the way in. Maybe after some more time loaded the will be OK. 

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I like them both.  In case it matters Wilson has a lifetime warranty on the magazine tube.  If the feed lips ever spread or crack Wilson will replace the tube; followers and springs are considered consumable items, replace them annually. 

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