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Thread: A 4.25 Wilson

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    A 4.25 Wilson

    Anyone else surprised that Wilson has entered the true "Commander" market with the CQB Commander? I thought Wilson was a diehard 4 inch bull barrel group... Any thoughts?

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    I think business is slowing down in the deluxe 1911 field and they are looking for a niche to fill.
    Something to preserve their fans from the shame of having to buy a Brown.

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    Even before, they were on record saying they would build a 4.25", if the customer would send them an appropriate slide from Caspian. I don't expect that many took that option, though.
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyros View Post
    Even before, they were on record saying they would build a 4.25", if the customer would send them an appropriate slide from Caspian. I don't expect that many took that option, though.
    It's interesting that you say that because a few years ago, I inquired if they would build a custom commander if I suppplied the parts and I received a definitive no. I think each persons milage will vary based on who you talk to at Wilson and what their particular mood is at anyone time. For example, I also inquired a few years ago about either a suppressor ready 1911 and/or a Tactical Elite barrel installed on a Wilson Tactical Supergrade. Again, told no each time because of this or that reason. Not "poo-pooing" Wilson I just find this move interesting when they have been adamant about not building 4.25 inch guns. I also agree with what Jim Watson said about the deluxe 1911 market slowing down and wanting to fill a niche.

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    Quote Originally Posted by novak1911freak View Post
    It's interesting that you say that because a few years ago, I inquired if they would build a custom commander if I suppplied the parts and I received a definitive no.
    I wrote what I wrote because I remember their rep saying as much here, but this was a long time ago.

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    Found it. Here ya go, from back in Feb 2010 (#13):
    http://forum.m1911.org/showthread.ph...st-me-or/page2

    Quote Originally Posted by WilsonCombatRep View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wilburt
    True. I have mostly Wilsons, but I wanted a true 4.25" bushing Commander with 7 round frame. Wilson doesn't make one. So I own a Nighthawk T3. I also want a fullsize with the Heine magwell. I called Wilson first, but since they won't do it.....
    If you supply a quality slide (Caspian, Colt) we will happily build you a commander size gun. We just don't manufacture that length slide ourselves. We do have commander bushing barrels.
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    Last edited by Spyros; 24th November 2015 at 02:03.


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    They finally saw the light! That .25" is significant!!!
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