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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by midliferally, Jan 12, 2011.


  1. midliferally

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    I am new to 1911's. I own a TRP and a DW Heritage. I am thinking of adding another gun to my collection. What do you guys think of the Wilson X-TAC? I really like the way it looks, but know nothing about them and never have seen one discussed. I am using the TRP for home defense and the DW for the range. All subsequent purshases will be becaue I want to buy something, not any other reason. X-Tac,Springer Custom is another option. Thoughts?
     

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  2. Hokie1911

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    There are a bunch of other WCs I like better, but that's subjective. If you dig it, go for it. I like Springfield Custom, but not the wait.

    Welcome aboard btw. You need to post pics of your TRP and Heritage because we are junkies here and love pics.

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    Everything Wilson builds is spot on and arguably the best semi custom shop around. The XTAC is an awesome gun and even though it is a new model, it still utilizes the traditional, proven Wilson design. If you like the X treatment like I, then you will LOVE this gun. The only things people will not like about it here is the "X pattern". You cant argue with WC's quality, accuracy, and reliability.
    SA's custom shop is awesome as well and IMO probably as good or 2nd to Wilson. You cant go wrong with either shop. I personally like Wilson's designs a bit better, but the TGO-1 is beautiful and I will also own a Professional at some point. But I know I will have multiple WC's in my safe. In part because I get a pretty nice discount because we are Wilson master dealer's LOL
     
  4. midliferally

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    Why do you like others better? Is it just asthetics or something else?
    Not sure what you have against TRP's, mine is more accurate than I am and 100% flawless.
    It just seems that I can find most other guns thoroughly discussed, but no X-Tacs.
     
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    I have been watching your WC for sale and thought about it, my early preference is Full size, black guns. Thanks for the replys.....
     
  6. Hokie1911

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    Yeah, pretty much asthetics. Wilson builds a hell of a nice gun. I just don't care for the X motif. I can think of half a dozen (if not more) WCs that I would give my left nut to own.

    I have nothing against the TRP to be honest. I have put some rounds through another member's and handled a few others. Just don't like the feel of the 20LPI on the TRP. Everyone seems to love them and they are built like tanks, it's just not for me.
     
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    The X-TAC is relatively new as was mentioned when compared to the CQB which far and away is the most popular. I will have a Wilson in my safe within the next couple of months. Their customer service is very well respected, their reputation is largely stellar, and I think you would have a hard time making a case against them not being one of the premier semi-custom shops around. Save for the failed ADP, you could rank any Wilson pistol in or near the top of its category.
     
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    I promise pics. They are just stock guns (for now) but I understand wanting pics. I like drooling at other peeps stuff too. It's how I am learning. Snow/ice on the ground here in North Cackalacky now. Maybe inside shots, I mean pics. Thanks again guys. Keep discussing and I keep learning.
     
  9. Quack

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    teh X-tac is Wilson's lowest priced gun (before options)

    don't really care for the "X" motif, but that's personal preference.

    For a gun in that price range (actually less than the X-tac), i would pick up an Ed Brown Special Forces with a naked slide.

    My preference is Springfield Custom SHop guns, though if you order one it's about a year wait.
    I bought the TGO-1 for less than the X-tac's base MSRP and the Professional Operator for what a new TRP Operator costs.
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    You are on the right track my friend. The TRP and Heritage are both excellent blasters and if you are taking the semi-custom "next step"....I pity your bank account. :whistling:
     
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    I much prefer a classic Wilson, like the CQB. :)


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    Can't go wrong with any of the Wilson guns IMO. Pick the one that fits your budget and taste the best. I like the Xtac as well. Baer has a newer 1911 that is pretty sweet as well if you like basic no frill 1911s.

    http://www.lesbaer.com/1911UltTact.html

    Silly name like a lot of 1911s but nice none the less.

    Contact George below and he can help you buy the ( or more than one) 1911 of your dreams.

    http://www.migunslingers.com/
     
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    George is a crackdealer. One email to him and you will be drawn in with the 12 month layaway and end up with something like this...

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    He is a evil SOB for sure. :rofl:

    He gotten me 3 times so far and that Baer Supertac he has now is very tempting :shocked:
     
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    The Ed Brown was one of my other thoghts. I seem to like guns without the front cocking serrations. I also thought about a DW Valor. I'm trying to justify
    the upgrade to a semi-custom at my level of "newness." I have an understanding wife and an ok budget, so will probably take the plunge to see the difference for myself. Thanks again for the feedback and suggestions.:wavey:
    The only other thing I might mention or ask, I'm 6"5" with big hands (really just long skinny fingers), do any guns fit this condition better? Not alot of shops around here to try stuff.:dunno:
     
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    I keep talking myself out of sending him a deposit on that Executive Elite with the 10-8 rear. :faint:

    I think Mrs Hokie would prefer I had a drug habit.
     
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    I was at a show last weekend and one guy had a great selection of DWs. I got to play with a Valor, CCO, VBOB, and Guardian. For $1,400, you will be hardpressed to find a better production gun than the Valor or VBOB.
     
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    No doubt, that EE is classically sweet. Very nice 1911.

    All of my monies are going towards a trip to Disneyworld this Sept with the family. What that trip is going to cost I could buy 3-4 1911s from George :faint:

    But with the age of my kids it will be the last family vacation we have where all the kids are really kids so it is the right thing to do. Plus Disney is a great place to be.

    Next year it's back to 1911s :)
     
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    I feel your pain dude. I have a Disney trip planned the first week of April for my daughter's 5th bday. Mrs Hokie was sure to set up salon time for her at the Bippity Boppity Boo Salon and lunch with the Princesses. :faint:
     
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