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Wilson Spec Ops 9

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by drc767, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. drc767

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    I guess it can be debated that this should even be in the 1911 forum, but I guess it is close enough. I don't know why, but I have really been thinking about buying a SpecOps 9. I am a little hesitant on a couple things, though. Number one, I would really like to actually see one in person before I drop that kind of money on a polymer framed pistol. Number two, it seems the price point is a little high, which is certainly debateable, as well. I do, however, like the idea of a lightweight, hi-capacity 1911 based pistol for ccw purposes. I know, I know....A G19 will do the same thing for a hell of a lot less money than the SO9, but I really like the 1911 design and SA trigger. Does anyone have any hands on experience and opinions one way or the other on this pistol? I would love to hear some actual feedback on the pistol other than the price is too high or the name sucks (which I agree with).
     
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    I also am curious about the Wilson Spec Ops 9.
     

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    The only polymer I spent that kind of money on was the HK Mark 23.
     
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    That is a super weapon (especially with a suppressor), but not really apples to apples with the Wilson. The HK is a superior weapon with an ACTUAL SpecOps resume. :)
     
  5. Mayhem like Me

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    And really friggin heavy, so Heavy in fact that many guys that havea use for them have left it out of their Kit and gone to the regular USP with a threaded barrel or the tactical.

    But the Mk23 is an awesome pistol when the KA supressor is used.
     
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    For polymer hi-cap 9mm I will gladly buy another Glock and many cases of ammo. I like Wilson 1911's but this is not for me.
     
  7. drc767

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    I already have both those covered. I have enough Glocks, just looking for input on the SpecOps 9.
     
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    Never said it was an apples to apples comparison, however, any Wilson I buy will be a 1911. :tongueout:
     
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    it's an intriguing option but I am withholding too much judgment until I see one in person
     
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    Well, I took a serious leap of faith and bought a SpecOps 9 today. It should be here the end of this week/beginning of next week. I have found very little actual feedback from any owners...just the standard opinions of the pistol both positive and negative from people that have never held one in their hand. I will be sure to post my impressions one way or the other when it lands. Should be interesting. And no.......I did not pay anywhere close to retail.
     
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    I am in for pics and range report!

    drc could you pm me or post some pics of your parkerized TRS? my buddy wants to get his TRS refinished and that was one of his ideas but he hasn't seen any pics of one done.
     
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    Shoot me your email address to the email address in my profile and will be more than happy to send you pics of the TRS.
     
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    I don't think the gun has been out long enough for many of them to be in the heads of consumers for anyone to really have an opinion. They just introduced it last year didn't they?

    I wouldn't worry, Wilson makes good stuff.
     
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    Congrats...I look forward to hearing about your experience. I noticed a couple of used ones showing up on some forums and they were getting close to the range I would pay for one without more experience with them.

    Hopefully you will be able to provide us with some solid feedback and review.
     
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    I have one

    http://tacticalhuntingreview.com/staff-reviews/

    I got to take it out and shoot about 500 rounds through it on Sunday engaging steel targets
    man, that's when it came alive!

    we got video and will get up ASAP

    I went hog hunting with Bill last fall and got to shoot one for the first time and being a 1911 fan, was instantly in the "oh man, I gotta have one of these" mode..

    a pic of my son shooting it
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    and a pic of him shooting suppressed 22
    he was like "dad, I WANT this !!!"

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    a hog with my 68
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    another with my 44

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    Bill with a hog and WC 6.8

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    and for what it's worth
    it's working fine in standard 1911 holsters
     
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    Dude......where do you hog hunt? Some great looking pigs!!! Damn I miss hog hunting. There is none here in Middle TN.
     
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    That was at Bill Wilsons place in north east TX

    yep, it was quite a treat and Bill is a super nice guy and an AVID hog hunter
    he's hunting almost every day
    we did stallk hunting with night vision

    he's the real deal
     
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    Well, the first negative about the Spec Ops 9 was realized today. Extra mags are pretty much impossible to come by. I ordered spare mags from Wilson and received an email telling me they were backordered for 6-8 weeks. It kind of makes one wonder how they get the pistols out the door if they cannot even get magazines for them. I damn sure hope the pistol comes with at least two mags or I am gonna be a little disappointed. I won't carry it if I don't have at least one spare mag. Anybody have any ideas where I can scrounge up an extra KZ-9 mag or two?
     
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    Well I've been looking at it to the point I googled Burns, TN to see how far I'd have to drive to shoot one:rofl:....not to worry....too far....

    How much were the mags?