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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Recon-pull, May 15, 2020.
Nice looking gun.
Nice work there. Maybe one day...
Nice build devildog!
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Great job.. looks great.. i have built some 1911's part by part. You learn a lot about the design and how to fit and measure parts. No other gun is as satisfying as one you built yourself.
Thanks brother. Took three months and about $2,000 in parts and jigs etc bug was worth it. Is Semper Fi in order here? I see your call sign Quantico and it’s where I went to OCS in 1987 as a Reagan Cold Warrior
One guy at the top of this thread gave me a huge backhanded compliment. Made me laugh. He said something like nice job but your trigger is hideous.
Without saying more, I'd say buy a Wilson Combat. The expert are right when they say you need one that is built and set up properly. I've had good luck with Springfields too like the TRP and Operator. Colt I wouldn't buy again I've had so many issues with various 1911s over the years it isn't funny.
I have been there a bit..
I got the name doing some training with high quality , high skill people that take back aircraft when someone takes an aircraft they should not.
I was invited over a couple years to some very cool training.. I did well but not to pro standards of government types.. my training was off the books.. one day the gods were smiling and I did a few things well.. and the guys started saying look at mr quantico here nailing the drill... the name stuck.. .. I was blessed to shoot with people far beyond my skill level and I keep the name they gave me for my brief , fleeting feeling of shooting well with the big kids..
Many folks make fun of the gov agency folks.. with many letters.. but they treated me well and with respect and I will never forget their patience and help to make me shoot better.
In my opinion wilson makes great guns.. I dont like the company or how they treat people. But I have shot the guns and they are very good.
Ed brown in my opinion is as good if not better.. and the people working at ed brown are awesome.. not third hand. They helped me with my ed brown and exceeded by goals and made me feel like family..
I have had les baer build me a gun, some custom changes per my desires.. but generally a production gun. The most accurate gun I own hands down.. flawless.. and a gun I would trust my life with any day.
Dan wesson makes good stuff.. but not in the league with the others mentioned..
The springfield professional model is also a gun I would trust. Very well made. Trigger a bit more heavy than my usual... but excellent in accuracy and reliability. And a gun you could carry into a gunfight to save your life with complete confidence..
So I have no issue with your wilson suggestion.. but they are not alone.. and guys like dane burns... don williams of gunworks... and custom builders are making guns that work..
Keep in mind though these are pricey guns ($3000+).