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Wilson CQB as first 1911?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by whisky22, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. whisky22

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    Wondering from the brain trust what to do...

    New Wilson CQB green frame, very, very tight, beautiful trigger, not a scratch on her. Price seems great, listed at $2000. I wanted to get my feet wet only spending half that on a quality used Springfield, DW, S&W...

    Would it be advisable to start out with a "top notch" 1911 or work my way up to it? It just felt so much better than the Kimber Pro Carry II I compared it to (not bashing Kimber...they are on my list also.)

    I plan to eventually carry it. I currently have a G33 and HK P2000sk for carry, both in 357 sig.

    Decisions, decisions...
     
  2. rsxr22

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    I think you really learn to appreciate all the things WC has to offer over production guns when you start lower end, but i spent a lot of money on lower line guns that i had nothing but problems with and just overall didnt care for until i got to owning my WC and NH. I would definitely recommend buying a Wilson and if you never get around to Kimber, owell!
     


  3. scooterhoohoos

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  4. 20South

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    I agree with Bobby. If you can afford it and you like it, buy it. It's not as if the CQB is a full custom house gun. You will still find things you like, want to add, tinker with etc. I dont believe that you should have some mandatory period of deprivation just to increase your level of appreciation of a "higher end" 1911. Besides, you may find the CQB is everything you wanted in a 1911 anyway.
     
  5. whisky22

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    Thanks for the input. Just don't know if I would "appreciate" the gun without owning from other tiers first.
     
  6. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  7. moccw

    moccw NRA Member

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    Definitely no problems with a Wilson for your first. You will love it!
     
  8. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    buy a Krap gun first and deal with poor service, then get a better 1911 with great service, then you'll know that you'll never go back to Krap.
     
  9. rahrah12

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    I think it is a great way to go.

    I had a similar dilemma when I was deciding to jump in...I was going to start with a Kimber Pro Cary TLE...I was all set to buy when I made the mistake of handling an Ed Brown.

    I ended up deciding on a Kobra Carry and haven't had any regrets. Why put money into the Kimber when I knew I ultimately would want the EB eventually.
     
  10. bac1023

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  11. djackson

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    I like the flow of your CQB and carpet Brian. lol

    The CQB is an amazing pistol, I have one and would highly recommend.
     
  12. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I agree about getting the CQB. I LOVE mine. Great gun. No sense in getting something cheaper, that may be just fine, but if not, could possibly sour you on the 1911 format. A format that is good as it gets IMO. :cool: :thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2011
  13. flieger67

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    I also say to go for it if you can afford it. I got my first 1911 last summer and it was a CQB. I have what some may call a "lesser" 1911 that is a Sig Tac Ops and I'd say that I appreciate both pistols.

    Being able to get something as high quality as a CQB for your first 1911 is a blessing. Enjoy it and be grateful.


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  14. Benello

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    Ditto here.
     
  15. brisk21

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    Oh, you'll appriciate it. You may not be able to ever enjoy a Kimber or Colt after having a Wilson Combat though!
     
  16. bac1023

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    :rofl:

    Thanks!
     
  17. wish your dilemma was mine.