Infamous Cardboard Box Time

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Ruggles, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Congrats! Great looking gun. :thumbsup:

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
  2. Beautiful Ruggles

    Congrats! :cool:

  3. From what I have heard Ed is a few lengths ahead of Les in the "Jerk 400m" race but Les is hanging in :whistling:

    I am just going by what I have heard over multiple years from numerous sources. Who really knows the truth. :dunno:
    I hope I never have to find out.

    I called Wilson once due to an issue with the front sight on my CQB and they were great to deal with. I mailed them just the slide on my dime ($11 with insurance I think) and they fixed it and mailed it back within a week. They included 2 ETM mags to offset my $11, not a bad deal for me :)

    The CQB in the "family" picture is an Elite, what features did you want that were not on the CQB? Just curious.
  4. I configured the CQB as more of a custom/classic model. It had a naked slide, gold bead front sight, shortened (countersunk) slide stop, magwell, FLGR and BP upgrade. It had a black on black Armor-Tuff finish.

    The CQB Elite that I have on order is going to be a tactical/all business gun and I didn't deviate all that much from the standard configuration. Then again as you know a CQB Elite is pretty loaded as it comes. All I did was add a shortened (countersunk) slide stop, a FLGR and selected the black starburst G10 grips that normally come with the CQB. I also really wanted the new one piece magwell/MSH which Wilson has only recently made available to the CQB Elite. Up until a few months ago it was only available on the Supergrade. I honestly don't see the value in owning a Supergrade. I rather keep the extra $1500 in my pocket or put it towards a second Wilson. I may go for an X-Tac next.
    #24 Glock_en_speil, Oct 12, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2012
  5. I have 2 Wilsons, and love the way they feel in hand.

    They seem very slim aside from grips than my Springfield TRP.

    I heard that Baers feel Bulkier, and thicker than the Wilsons, or Browns.

    I was interested in getting an Ultimate Master So What say you?


    #25 Roydrage, Oct 12, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2012
  6. I've had two Baers. They're thicker/bulkier to the point that they won't fit a kydex holster made for a 1911. Were too tight to draw in a Milt Sparks leather holster.
  7. Exact same here. Milt Sparks holster + Wilson = fine. Milt Sparks + Baer = too tight a fit.

    The Baer does feel slightly "fatter" in the hand than the Wilson.

  8. Sounds like a great build. It will be built like a tank and shoot like a sports car I bet.

    One of the reasons I really like Wilson as a builder is the variety you can choose from when ordering. Kinda like having the Deluxe Mister Potato Head instead of the regular version as a kid. You know all those extra noes, ears and eyes to choose from :)
  9. CONGRATS! Will probably play with 38 Super soon.
  10. You should, I really love it. I would say I prefer it above .45ACP in a 1911. Not to say .45ACP is not fun to shoot, we all know it is. The .38 Super just has it's own style IMO. I am itching for a 9mm 1911 :)
  11. :rofl::rofl:

    There good with me!!!! I could use some myself!! I was joking. I remember the longest thread ever started with the comment I made.
  12. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

    In my limited experience, you are exactly correct. To Brown's great credit, Ed seldom answers the phone any more.
  13. As soon as I saw the title "Infamous Cardboard Box Time" I knew exactly what you were talking about.

    I have a Baer TRS that is one heck of a shooter. Finish may not be as durable as my Brown or Wilsons but you get a lot of bang for the buck with the Baers. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one. Nice collection by the way!
  14. :rofl: Yeah that box thread was epically long!

    Thanks :supergrin:
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    #37 ca survivor, Nov 7, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2012
  16. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

    Beautiful looking pistola. :thumbsup:

    I sure miss that cardboard box thread.


  17. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO


    I wonder if they would get wise when you started sending it in every other month. :supergrin:
  18. Worth a try :rofl:

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