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Old 10-10-2018, 07:38 PM   #1
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Wilson 10mm Mags Problem

I recently tried out a couple of Wilson 10mm mags in my Camp Guard. I had issue with almost every round with failures to load. No problem with the Kimber mag using the same ammo.

Anyone else have problems with the Wilsons 10mm mags?
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Old 10-11-2018, 05:08 AM   #2
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I think the best place to ask your question would be at Wilson Combat.

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Well I disagree. I asked if anyone else had problems with Wilson 10mm mags. Wouldn't the Kimber talk forum be the best place to ask fellow Kimber owners if they had the same experience as me?

Besides, at 7:38 pm CST Wilson is closed.
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The reason I suggested you ask a Wilson Combat Tech. is because I'd guess that we have less then 6 forum members that own a 10mm Camp Guard. Of those that do, the odds are that none of them are running Wilson Combat magazines. If your gun functions perfectly with Kimber magazines logic says the problem is with the WC magazine. The WC Tech. would know if they had a defective batch of magazines, could advise you on how to adjust it or replace your defective mag with a good one.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:43 AM   #6
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I've heard poor things about Wilson mags other than 45.
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Old 10-12-2018, 04:52 PM   #7
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Not sure exactly who mfg's Kimber mags, but my Kimber 10mm mags look exactly like my Springfield 1911 9mm mags. New mags inherently have very stiff springs and need to take a "set". I like to keep mags fully loaded for about a month, and I also polish the inside of the mag's feed lips with some 600 emery. IME new mags can sometimes have a hard time stripping the first round of a fully loaded mag and you get random incomplete feed into battery. Once the springs soften up a bit they work perfect. (at least mine do).
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:14 PM   #8
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Wilson Combat makes a very high quality magazine, you can't argue that point. I don't run them because I learned a long time ago that you can get a Cadillac ride without having to actually buy a Cadillac. I own over 70 magazines in various calibers, the majority are Kim Pro Tac-Mag's with "Joe's 1911 Mag Mania" a close second. Joe's is located down the road from the company that many of us believe also make's Kimber's magazine and Joe's says they buy the surplus magazines from a well known magazine producer.

The first thing I do with any new magazines is to strip them down, you'd be surprised at the stuff I've cleaned out of new magazines. Learning to adjust the lips on a magazine is easy.

I used to be of the school that thought loading a spring and letting it sit weakened or worked the stiffens out of it. For example, load a magazine and let it sit loaded to relax the spring, I was wrong. Research into the subject of spring wear straightened me out. Compressing a spring or letting it sit relaxed has no effect on it. It's the compression and decompression cycles that weaken the spring.
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The reason I suggested you ask a Wilson Combat Tech. is because I'd guess that we have less then 6 forum members that own a 10mm Camp Guard. Of those that do, the odds are that none of them are running Wilson Combat magazines. If your gun functions perfectly with Kimber magazines logic says the problem is with the WC magazine. The WC Tech. would know if they had a defective batch of magazines, could advise you on how to adjust it or replace your defective mag with a good one.
I recently emailed WC with a product question and received a response in a very timely manor. Not only did they answer my question they followed up the next day to make sure I was happy with their response. They do care about the quality of their products and their customer service and I have no doubt they will help rlt7272.

rlt7272 it never hurts to ask a question around here but WC mags arenít cheap so before you try to modify the mag to make it work Chuckís advise is the right way to go.
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Old 10-14-2018, 04:01 AM   #10
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Life time warranty on WC magazines - great customer service - had problems with some 45acp magazines and they took care of the issues with no questioned asked. Worth the call!!!!
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