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Baer, Brown or Wilson?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ditto1958, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    I had talked to Ed twice before. Once the first time it peened, he
    was very nice to chat with. Second time was a bit the same. Third
    time he was noticeably frustrated with the "issue" as was I. They
    did pay shipping, both ways, each time. The only problem I had
    was the bullcrap line of not shooting until slide stop.


    If,.......I ever bought a Brown again, it would not have a stainless slide.
    The peening has not happened on a carbon steel slide that I have heard of.
     
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  2. Short Cut

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    I've never had to use them, but I've heard the best reports about Springfield's customer service.
     

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    You know Greg,I'm just lucky like that ! :crying:

    DAT85
     
  4. Ruggles

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    I have a blue Kobra Carry and it has peened some. I never tried to get it fixed as it is not that bad. I have not heard of a stainless one doing either.

    I agree Brown saying not to shoot to slide stop on a gun he markets as a carry defensive gun is just stupid.
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Yes, I was a bit shocked at that statement.
    I spoke with Joe Chambers, seems the peening is a geometry deal
    between the notch and slide stop itself. Joe said it is a ten min fix.
     
  6. Ruggles

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    Mine needs to be refinished, the blue (no Gen III) on the backstrap, grip safety and MSH is gone. Once I work out what finish I want I will most likely have the peening fixed then. I am thinking hard chrome. Not sure though.

    The Baer TRS Comanche I had was not as reliable as I would have liked. It was also silly tight. I ended up selling it. I ended up buying a Baer PII last year. Still way too tight IMO but it is a nice gun. Maybe a Baer is .38 Super in the future but other than that I do not think I will buy anymore Baers.

    The Kobra carry has been a great 1911. I would love a 5" Kobra in stainless :)

    The two Wilsons have been great. I choose them again for my latest 1911. Ordered in Feb 2012 I am still waiting for it.

    Not sure what if anything is next, darn 1911 in this range are just too expensive these days.

    I am thinking a Cylinder & Slide 1911 next.

    http://www.cylinder-slide.com/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=FZ078

    Looks awesome but not sure I want to sink that much money in a single gun any longer. Got the travel bug last couple of years and that is sucking away all of my disposable income :crying:
     
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  7. Rinspeed

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    I've heard that before from you and others as well. :rofl: That's some funny *** stuff. If I had to guess I would say both LB and EB have become so egotistcal because of their success that they really don't care if they lose a couple customers. They both sell more 1911s than they can possibly build so they figure who cares if they lose a few. :dunno:
     
  8. bac1023

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  9. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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  10. Zombie Steve

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    Ditto.
     
  11. DWCT

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    Another vote for Nighthawk. I have had great luck with mine and think they have the best looking configurations.
     
  12. SpringerTGO

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    I've never experienced worse customer service than Nighthawk.
    My vote with be with a Springfield Custom.
     
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    Sorry to hear, my experience has been the exact oposite.
     
  14. BigDeeeeeeee

    BigDeeeeeeee Reluctantly Deplorable!

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    I have 1911s from all three makers. When I recently went to renew my concealed carry permit I grabbed the Ed Brown Kobra Carry. I've had best luck with Wilson Combat customer service - I would never buy anything directly from Brown - in my experience he has been a fifth order of magnitude A-hole.
     
  16. SpringerTGO

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    Besides the going out of their way to insult me, my Nighthawk came with a defective slide stop and crappy ambi safety. They paid shipping one way, and told me to read the fine print on the safety. Then they posted in a 1911 forum, "if you don't like it, sell it".

    Great company.
     
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    Wilson has the best CS I've ever dealt with. Hope that doesn't make a head explode but it's a fact.

    Baer or GC would be my pick of all the shops mentioned. All are great guns that generally will last longer than anyone here will care to shoot.
     
  18. ditto1958

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    I found it interesting in an article I read today that the new USMC 1911 from Colt uses Wilson magazines. Those must be some excellent mags.
     
  19. faawrenchbndr

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    Wilson mags are ok,......Tripp mags are better!
     
  20. Roydrage

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    Link?

    Thanks,

    Tony