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A 1911 has to go...but which one?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by watarski, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. watarski

    watarski

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    I have a tough decision to make. I have 2 semi custom 1911's - a Wilson CQB, and a 1.5" hard chrome Les Baer SRP (thanks BAC!). One has to go, but I'm having an unusually difficult time making the decision, hence this thread. To me, the Wilson is a bit cleaner, more refined. I'm anal about how things look inside and out and the Wilson nails it. The SRP looks great, but it's a little less clean - mostly on the inside. They both shoot great, but the SRP is insanely accurate. Even though I prefer the CQB aesthetically, my gut is to keep the SRP and sell the CQB. I'm into the SRP for a better deal, and I think the CQB is a little easier to come by if I wanted one down the road. There is also the thought that a SD pistol needs to be a tool, not a pretty safe queen. Anywho, pictures to assist:

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    Please no - "keep both, sell a kidney" responses :rofl:
    I need to let one go - thoughts?
     
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  2. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    I'd lose the Wilson.
     

  3. Ruggles

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    Sounds like you want the SRP to stay, go with your gut or you will be second guessing yourself forever.

    I would keep the Wilson, just a personal preference. The long term customer service will also be there for the Wilson, maybe maybe not with the Baer.

    Really can not go to wrong either way!
     
  4. MADBMW

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    Has either one been less reliable than the other? If the answer is yes, get rid of the less reliable one. I think I would lean toward keeping the Baer.
     
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  5. If the Baer shots better I would go with that one. But if you decide on the wilson I'm sure someone would give the Baer a good home:wavey:
     
  6. dreis454

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    Judging by looks alone...........sell the LB
     
  7. MD357

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    Sell a glock.... or plasma.... something else. You'll kick yourself later. :cool:
     
  8. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    That is a very tough choice. I like them both and I hate to hear that you would have to part with either. Hopefully some extra money will come your way and you'll be able to keep them both. Good luck.
     
  9. watarski

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    Thanks for all the replies. I don't necessarily want the SRP to stay. It's the little things that get me about the Baer - things that shouldn't matter, like it being more of a pain to clean because it's a little rougher on the inside. I really like the Wilson lifetime guarantee, and they will also customize your pistol any way you want it. Les is a little more stringent on those things.

    The gun is mainly for HD, but also the one I grab when I hit the range (with occasional carry). I'm having a hard time with this because it will be my sole 1911 for a long time. For me it's a pretty good investment of cash, and I want to make the right choice.

    Unfortunately my one glock wouldn't get the same amount of cash as these pistols...go figure.
     
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  10. rsxr22

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    I'd keep the wilson but that is my opinion. I have never like the Baer's as much as the WC's. I dont like LB's cocking serrations but like i said that is just personal preference. I wouldnt let anyone else influence your decision besides yourself.
     
  11. ctfireman

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    I'm truely sorry that you're in the situation of having to part with one of them, as they are both gorgeous. If you do sell one......keep the wilson.
     
  12. bac1023

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    I have them both and would keep the Baer for sure.

    The SRP is probably their best overall pistol.

    Don't get me wrong, the CQB is great, but an SRP with the guarantee is one hell of a shooter. I think I just like Baers better overall.
     
  13. 98_1LE

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    I would love to own that Baer. No contest in my mind.
     
  14. dc2integra

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    that wilson is one hell of a good looking gun
     
  15. MSgt Dotson

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    Get 2nd job, keep both kidneys...


    ...and both pistols...:cool:
     
  16. ARC4419

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    Sell them both and get a glock and another kidney.
     
  17. bac1023

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    God no.

    If I sold two world class guns like that and bought a cheap-ass Glock, I'd be depressed for a year afterwards. :whistling:
     
  18. Tactical black

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    I hear you :rofl:

    I would sell the CQB but that just me.:dunno:
     
  19. Hokie1911

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    Only a year?

    I'd keep the LB.
     
  20. bac1023

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    :rofl:

    Yeah, the Baer is certainly the one to keep. :)