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Old 04-04-2012, 00:03   #1
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Wilson Combat 1911?

so ive been looking into buying a 1911 for a while and i like to buy quality equipment/firearms plus i love the way the Wilson combats look. dose anybody on here have any experience with them, ive heard nothing but great things about their guns. im looking at their QCB lightrail lightweight compact in either 40 or 9mm for a carry gun.

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Old 04-04-2012, 00:07   #2
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Wilson is most likely the top overall rated 1911 manufacturer at this time.
Quality, manufacturer support & customer support are 1st rate!

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Old 04-04-2012, 01:24   #3
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Wilson is most likely the top overall rated 1911 manufacturer at this time.
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I agree and for 9mm this is the one I'd want but for carry I'd go with your choice in 9mm.

wilsoncombat.com/new/handgun-spec-ops-9.asp

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Old 04-04-2012, 01:40   #4
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I carry a Wilson and like it just fine. Whatever Wilson you decide upon will be good to go. I think a lightweight compact 9 or 45 without the light rail would be sweet. I have no problem with a rail, I just wouldn't want one on a IWB/concealed carry gun.

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Old 04-04-2012, 06:26   #5
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I agree but you certainly pay for it.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:10   #6
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I agree but you certainly pay for it.

Very much so,........
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:05   #7
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Anything Wilson Combat is the absolute best when it comes to 1911's.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:26   #8
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What they said. I've got a couple and love them.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:21   #9
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You MIGHT want to try to reconsider a compact 1911 with a rail for carry. You will have a fun time waiting for a quality holster to be made, that's for sure. Unless of course this gun is being used for home defense also.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:43   #10
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i really dont mind the price as long as it is truly some of the best equipment money can buy.
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Wilson is the shiznits!
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:20   #12
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There is a reason Wilson Combat pistols are expensive. If you need a 1911 you can bet your life on you can't do better as long as you select the right one*.


* - Don't buy a "race gun" and expect it to do the job of a combat pistol.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:42   #13
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I just ordered a set of WC springs for my ATI, guess we'll see just how good they are. I normally go Wolff but Midway was out of stock on the ones I wanted so I went with Wilson Combat instead. (Ya'll do remember the story about Rock Soup, right?)
I'd call em' up and talk with someone about your needs. A Race Gun is set up very differently then a Combat Gun, don't know if I'd want to stake my life on a Race Gun. They can be picky about ammo and dirt. Combat Guns are set up to be way more reliable. From everything I've read Wilson is top notch but like others have said, you'll pay for it.
If you like to tinker with your guns, like I do, then you don't want a $3000 gun to play with but if you want something that'll run out of the box and that you won't have to tinker with then WC(or any of the other high end brands) would be the way to go if you an afford it.
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:21   #14
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Just curious as to why you guys are babbling about race guns? 99% of what Wilson does, has nothing to do with a "race gun" platform. STI and SVI maybe..... but Wilson?

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Just curious as to why you guys are babbling about race guns? 99% of what Wilson does, has nothing to do with a "race gun" platform. STI and SVI maybe..... but Wilson?
LOL, the name of the Company IS Wilson COMBAT. Good point.
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Just curious as to why you guys are babbling about race guns?......

Gotta consider the source,......babbling is an understatement!
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:25   #17
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Just curious as to why you guys are babbling about race guns? 99% of what Wilson does, has nothing to do with a "race gun" platform. STI and SVI maybe..... but Wilson?

That is a great question!

And all one has to do is know a little Wilson Combat company history to know the answer.

The real question is; why do those who do not are questioning those who do.

Look and Learn:
http://www.wilsoncombat.com/about_us.htm

Look at the "race gun" related history. Or even better, pick up the telephone and call Bill Jr. and have a talk to him.
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That is a great question!

And all one has to do is know a little Wilson Combat company history to know the answer.

The real question is; why do those who do not are questioning those who do.

Look and Learn:
http://www.wilsoncombat.com/about_us.htm

Look at the "race gun" related history. Or even better, pick up the telephone and call Bill Jr. and have a talk to him.

Seem you have little if any experience with true "race guns."

If you are trying to tie IDPA in as a "race gun" competition.... I have to ask.... have you ever shot a match? Especially in CDP? Because it's not exactly a secret on how many "stock" guns you'll see at a local match. Rather, a majority are perfectly suited for carry. To put it even more simply....When was the last time you saw one of these?


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in CDP? or Wilson's website? Like I said....99% of what Wilson does is practical for everyday use. BIG HINT on Wilson history. Why was IDPA started and how does it differ from other "gun races?" Get back to me when you figure it out.

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Old 04-04-2012, 14:08   #19
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I love mine. Great gun. Also, from another forum, where the OP posted this same thread, and was told that a Wilson is the same thing as a Kimber, RIA, ATI, SA Loaded, etc. that costs $2500+ more just because it says Wilson on the side of it. Please OP, ask your questions on here or 1911addicts.com if you want serious responses, unlike you what you got on the other forum that I saw this same thread listed on. Some real knowledge over here, unlike over there.
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Old 04-04-2012, 14:17   #20
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Wilson makes an awesome gun. I have a CQB and it is my favorite gun. Very high quality and outstanding customer service. Im keeping all my 1911's full size from now on, but im sure any wilson will be just as good.

If money isnt an issue, you should shell out the extra $$ and get the supergrade from the start. Its probably overpriced, but you will also have the best they have to offer, and it will last for the rest of your life.
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