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About had it with 1911's...

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by GJ1981, Jun 18, 2011.


  1. GJ1981

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    It's been pretty hot lately so I found the time to get to a buddies farm to go shooting. It's much better than the indoor range's and we can draw from holsters, shoot multiple target...basically realistic shooting.

    I decided to run my Wilson CQB to preserve my sanity, plus I don't like dealing with failures every 100 rounds. I thought I was in the clear of problems but was wrong. I'm still trying to figure out what happened, but I know it shouldn't been an issue.

    Rather than typing, I will let some lousy pictures show the damage :steamed:.


    A nice before:
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    After:
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    <a href="http://s319.photobucket.com/albums/mm441/gj1981/CQB/?action=view&amp;current=DSC01175.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm441/gj1981/CQB/DSC01175.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://s319.photobucket.com/albums/mm441/gj1981/CQB/?action=view&amp;current=DSC01180.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i319.photobucket.com/albums/mm441/gj1981/CQB/DSC01180.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


    I don't know how this happened, all I did was put it in and out of a holster while training to be better prepared. Why in the world would this happen? I thought with the price tag it would never wear, be self cleaning, and walk my dogs. I should have read all the threads on stopping holster wear... oh why didn't I listen.

    I'd get it refinished but would only tear it up inside of a week, oh well, at least it runs. At least it's not Black-T :tongueout:
     

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  2. Fedor

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    BOO HOO :crying: :tongueout:
     

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    Sells that POS and get yourself a GLOCK. Hurry, before the 1911 apologists come and tell you otherwise.
     
  4. iLift45's

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    How many times do you think you pulled it in and out of your holster? A couple of times and that kind of wear I would be a little upset for the amount of money you spent on it. A couple of hundred I could see it happening for sure.
     
  5. GJ1981

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    I already have three, but I wouldn't mind a 3rd Gen 17. Good idea though, :rofl:
     
  6. Hokie1911

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    I'll give you $500 for it so you can break even on your new Glock purchase. :supergrin:
     
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    Yeah, may as well junk it when the Crimson's batteries die. :supergrin:

    Seriously, I like holster wear; as it adds character and not just a show gun to impress others.
     
  8. GJ1981

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    Well over a 100, and out of a Comp-Tac too :shocked:

    I don't have any leather for my 1911's right now, but I'm not concerned with using kydex honestly. It has its place.
     
  9. GJ1981

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    How bouts 3 mags for my HK, that should be close to $500 :rofl:
     
  10. iLift45's

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    Seems normal! At least yours probably goes into full battery! I'm a little bummed. :crying:
     
  11. mrsurfboard

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    Do you want a gun or a museum piece. Gun are tools to be used and they wear with use, it's just the way it is. I personally think a gun, especially a 1911 with wear marks has character. A pristine gun is an un-used gun. And if you are paying $3000 for a Wilson, it should be used and used often. Just my 2 cents.
     
  12. GJ1981

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    I'm wondering how long I could push the batteries, but I honestly don't use them that much. I question why I bought the grips, and turn them on to find the answer :supergrin:

    That sucks, but since no one has heard my story :)rofl:) I had to return multiple things to them, so I feel your pain.

    Exactly, my post is meant as sarcasm. I read a few older posts on stopping holster wear, one was about a Glock too...:shocked:
     
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    :agree:
     
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    You need to hard chrome it!
     
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    I hate to say it, but your Wilson is ruined. Please send it to me for proper "disposal" :)
     
  16. GJ1981

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    Honestly, if I ever do get it refinished, I plan to use NP3/NP3+.
     
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    My bead blasted Miller Custom Springer GI is getting a few marks on it as well!
    Dang Milt Sparks holsters,......:rant:
     
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    OH NOES...holster wear. Better wrap it up in plastic.
     
  19. Shipwreck-The-Sequel

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    NP3 will wear too.

    The only choice for holster wear is hard chrome with a LEATHER holster. I carried a Walther P99c for over 3 years. Daily insertion and removal from a leather holster. NEVER a mark on it.

    With a polymer holster - you will get wear in the form of the matte hard chrome looking shiny.

    NP3 is the best rust resistant finish, but will not resist holster wear better than most of the other aftermarket finishes.

    I too prefer polymer holsters for IWB carry. But, hard chrome and leather is the only way to go if you don't want to accept wear.

    Truthfully - I do not holster guns that I worry about. I only holster a few of my guns
     
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    I know, I've had a pistol in NP3. I'd only get NP3 for something different, but I doubt I will get a refinish since I'm not worried about it.

    I will disagree with you on HC being the better choice, at least IME. I will say for holster wear Ionbond is above anything I've had, and I've torn up Glocks before. I've noticed some shinny spots on my Baer and its HC lower, but I have yet to see anything on my IB pistols.

    The magwells on the IB pistols have held up surprisingly well, but the HC seems to scratch much easier than I thought. Not that I care either way.