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Which of these semi-customs would YOU buy?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ajgranda, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Hey everyone,

    Still waiting on my Wilson 5" CQB (6-8 more weeks). Anyway, I'm already thinking of my next 1911 (Spring '11). Definitely looking for a 4-4.25" bobtailed commander. I really don't have a preference on barrels (bushing vs bull). My choices are down to WC Professional Bobtail, EB Executive Carry or SF Carry, NHC Talon 2 Bobtail and NHC Predator 2 Bobtail. Of these choices, which would you choose and why? Thanks for your advice.
     
  2. Quack

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    i chose the Brown.
    i was also looking at the Professional bobtail, but comparing the 2, the Brown felt smoother, had a better trigger, and i like the GenIII better than the Armor Tuff coating.
    The Professional was also ~$400 more than Brown, which i could not justify the extra cost for a gun that wasn't (IMO) as nice.
     


  3. drc767

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    Of those listed......I like the Wilson Professional. I have a couple Professional Bobtails (one in .38 Super and a Supergrade .45) and they are a solid build. Just out of curiosity, have you looked at the Guncrafter No Name Commander Bobtail? I would put it right up there or above all of the pistols mentioned.
     
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  4. Hokie1911

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    I'd say Brown EC...or you may want to also consider something unique. Guncrafter No Name commander bobtail. Alex will build it however you want it and I can't say I've seen anything but 5", except for Joe's commander HC roundbooty. :supergrin:

    Just read Dave's post after I typed this. :rofl:
     
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  5. GVFlyer

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    Somewhere in the air.
    I'd chose the Ed Brown Kobra Carry. It's distinctive checkering is unique, makes it look like a custom and Ed brown invented the Bob-Tail (Nighthawk uses them).

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  6. Cerebrus

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    Actually none of whats listed.. not a single one really makes me want one..
     
  7. Quack

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    so a Kimber Super Carry for you :tongueout:
     
  8. Cerebrus

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    Nah either a GC NN or a Springfield Pro.. or mebbe even a Baer SRP.. those I really like..
     
  9. Quack

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    did you read the OP's post? he's looking for a commander size bobtail.
     
  10. Cerebrus

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    I did.. which is why I said I would not buy any of em..
     
  11. I went with the Professional although my next one is going to be either a GC NN or EB KC.
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  12. Quack

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    that was helpful then :dunno:
     
  13. Cerebrus

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    Wasn't tryin to be helpful either.. just snarky.. too many hrs in a classroom with tree huggers will do that to ya..
     
  14. Thanks for your responses so far. I've read about the "No Name" but never really considered it for some reason. Maybe because it's a small shop and a new model. The "No Name" Bobtailed Commander looks like a possibility though. I like its no frills look along with the Melonite finish and serrations on top of the slide. It's priced just above an EB EC, less than any of the Bobtailed Nighthawks and about the same as the Wilson Combat Professional.:dunno:
     
  15. drc767

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    The NN can be had for less than a Wilson Pro. It really is worth a look. It is a superb pistol for the money.
     
  16. Hokie1911

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    Hey Dave...has Alex done any other commanders aside from Joe's? I've never seen one, much less a bobtail.
     
  17. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    In my shop
    If I had to pick out of that list it would be the EB EC.
     
  18. Tactical black

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    I would choose either of the Ed Brown EC or SF Carry