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Ed Brown, Nighthawk, Wilson Combat

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by FLAWLS1, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. FLAWLS1

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    Anyone here own one of these makes? I may sell a few things to get one. I like the CQB, CQB Elite, Kobra Carry, GRP, Talon, T3's. If you have experience with these what brand would you say is better made?
     
  2. TTM65

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    I will probably start an argument here but for what they are I think the Brown and Wilson are overpriced. Some of the nighthawk are not bad for the money.
     


  3. spikedzombies

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    None of the above, your paying for the name and prestige. You can find just as good or better shooters for les..



    "Sent Via Time Traveling Blue Police Box"
     
  4. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I own all of the above mentioned, as well as few others, and will say that for the money and quality, I would say that Guncrafter makes THE best semi-custom 1911 for the money out there these days.
     
  5. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    By reading your post, are you suggesting a Baer?:dunno:
     
  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    You're kinda all over the place in those choices. Do you want a fullsized 1911 or a Commander or a CCO?:dunno:
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Of the three,........the Brown is the better pistol.
    However, check into Guncrafter Industries.
     
  8. jdw174

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    If the NightHawk Custom "Richard Heinie Signature Series" are anywhere near as good as what Dick Heinie built, then I'd say they're worth every penny. I had two of Dick's custom .45's, and they totally outshown anything else on the market. Sadly, most of today's creations are just "slightly" out of my price range.
     
  9. HexHead

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    Do you own any of the above?
     
  10. spikedzombies

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    Own no, shot and handled yes. To me they don't shoot any different than a high quality colt or custom gun. But what do I know.



    "Sent Via Time Traveling Blue Police Box"
     
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  11. ca survivor

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    I see what you did here. :rofl:
     
  12. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

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    I own a Wilson Combat.
    I had no wish for one, but some SOB put one in my hand. The action was like glass; the balance perfect; the trigger was sweet.

    So I ordered a Bill Wilson Carry with 2 upgrades. It is a sweet gun.

    Worth it? I don't know, but I like it.

    Here is mine:
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  13. MD357

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    Wilson as of lately is disappointing with all the price increases to ME, you're just better off going full custom for $3-4K+. That being said, Wilson Combat is the best in terms of building you anything you want and using parts THEY make including their own frames. Nighthawk is a shadow of what it used to be, personally, I'm not a fan when there are several others to consider. Browns are pretty and well made, have a friend that has 20K through his in the last couple years. Baer is still the best deal going on this "tier" of 1911s but you're not gonna get much bling, if you're a shooter then you won't care.
     
  14. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    What's a "high quality Colt"? :dunno:I have a complete custom Colt Commander that the only thing left about it that's Colt, is the slide and frame, which were re-fit. I consider that a "high quality Colt". But it's also a total custom Colt too, hardchromed by Virgil Tripp.

    Pictured here with my hardchromed Guncrafter No Name Commander
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  15. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Oh no, you didn't?!!
     
  16. DRJ1911

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    I have a CQB Elite and love it. I have shot baers but no browns or guncrafters but if I were buying now I would look very closely at Guncrafter. I really like what I am seeing with their work.

    Doyle
     
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  17. HexHead

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    I can't speak to what they're building now, my bobtail Talon II is from 2008. I couldn't ask for anything more in terms of craftsmanship or accuracy. Mine was built to order, direct from NHC.

    [​IMG]

    I will say I'm not impressed with some of the models on their website recently.
     
  18. 38 Super Fan

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    That's where I'd probably go, or a Baer because of the value. I like Wilsons, but agree that their pricing is disappointing, and I'd say the same of NH. I like my Brown EE a lot, but I bought it used, I couldn't see myself shelling out the current new price on one.
     
  19. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    I like Wilsons a lot, I like Baer a lot... love Brown. Carry and compete with a Special Forces model.

    Not as pretty as it once was... some holster wear, pretty much says "Special Force" now :supergrin:, but it shoots great and is reliable and predictable as you could hope for.

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