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Wilson X-Tac

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Quack, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Quack

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  2. Dean22

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    Has some nice style to it without going overboard. I'm always a big fan of black on black on black.... :)
     


  3. drc767

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    huh.....I was just at Wilson Combat a couple days ago and nobody mentioned anything about it. Would have been interesting to see. Is it based off a CQB? Looks like it.
     
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  4. jtkimber45

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    The grips kill the look for me. Not sure how much grip those front strap diamonds would provide?
     
  5. chakup

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    Didn't Caspian release a similiar style checkering couple months back?
     
  6. Quack

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    they must not like you :whistling:

    j/k :supergrin:
     
  7. Ruggles

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    At $2395 it the lowest price Wilson 1911 so I would expect it will do well. Seems like Armor-Tuff is a $100 up grade. I would buy one. :)
     
  8. Quack

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    buy one today...

     
  9. Quack

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    he took the words right out of my mouth. :rofl:


    i thought the Kimber guys went to work for Sig not Wilson :whistling:
     
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  10. JRB75

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    I was just looking at this.. Interesting design thats for sure. The front strap treatment isn't "bad". I am sure it provides some grip. Not sure I like the serations on the slide though.

    I am sure after 100 years, it hard to come up with a new design that appeals to the masses... Not that there is anything wrong with the original.
     
  11. Ruggles

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    Upon further review:

    X-Tac $2395 + $100 for ArmoTuff = $2495
    CQB $2550 w/ ArmorTuff & checkering on the front strap and traditional slide serrations.

    $55 Difference.

    I think the $55 is worth it.

    Still a $2395 Wilson is good for the 1911 market IMO.
     
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  12. PlasticGuy

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    I'm not a fan of fiber-optic sights, but other than that I like it. It's styled enough to be different, but simple enough to still have some class. Not bad at all.
     
  13. bladeandbarrel

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    According to my firends at Wilson they have had customers who wear gloves and throw flashbangs clamoring for a heavier texture pattern than 30LPI and more durable than traditional 20/25 lpi checkering. There is NOTHING traditional about the gun, other than Wilson quality. I really like the look and the sights. They seem like a major step forward for WC.
     
  14. Ruggles

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    Well they were successful in stirring up some interest that is for sure :)