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Thread: Springfield Professional or Wilson X Tac

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    Springfield Professional or Wilson X Tac

    Colleagues:

    I'd like to hear your opinions about a purchase I'm considering for a duty 45 acp 1911, that being a Springfield Professional or Wilson X Tac elite. I've shot a friend's EDC X 9 and really like the X pattern. I'm also aware of Wilson's customer service reputation. However, the Springfield Professional is the FBI specified pistol and went through a brutal testing process. With that in mind, I'd like to know, hopefully from owners of either Wilson or Springfield:

    1. Durability and reliability of the mentioned pistols.
    2. Which company has a better turnaround time for repairs. As this would be a duty weapon, I don't want to be without it for months, if a parts breaks.
    3. Fit and finish of these pistols.
    4. The ability of these pistols to reliable handle a wide variety of duty ammo and magazines. I would be using Tripp Cobra, Wilson, and Chip McCormick magazines. Ammo would be either Federal HST 230 grain or Winchester Ranger...no + P loads.

    Price is about the same and I really couldn't care less about serration on the top and rear of the slide.

    Thanks again,
    Ray

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    Ray,

    Can't give you anything new but I had an opportunity many years ago to shoot the 1st gen Springfield Pro and the later railed version. These are great guns, nothing fancy, just the features needed, I wouldn't hesitate to carry these. At the same time the agents had a chance to shoot my Les Baer - Custom Carry, they really liked it. I think we passed 'em back and forth for an hour or so.

    No direct experience with the Wilson X-Tac Elite.

    I run the Wilson mags and have also used the McCormicks, no problems. I wouldn't expect any reliability issues with your ammo selection.

    But as always you'll need to test the system to assure the reliability you expect.

    Jim

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    I own both Springfields and Wilsons, though not the specific models you’re interested in.

    Between the two brands, funds allowing; Wilson, hands down.
    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

    Rick

    IDPA Certified Safety Officer

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    I have the XTac Elite and love it.

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    There's no bad choices here, only the preference for which one you prefer. Both should serve you quite well.
    Lynnie, "Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. "
    - Albert Camus

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