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Thread: Dang it Wilson...You Cost Me More Money

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    Dang it Wilson...You Cost Me More Money

    I've been carrying and shooting my Wilson CQB Compact a lot more since COVID hit since .45 is easier to find than 9mm in my neck of the woods, but since it's my only 1911 at the moment since I went full on combat tupperware (mostly Walther and HK) a few years back, the CQB Compact was starting to feel lonely in the safe. So I started looking into buying another 1911. I knew that this time I wanted a full size gun. I was nearly ready to put down a deposit on a CQB build, when last night, I went in to a local shop, and lo and behold, there she was, the most stunning thing I've ever seen in the case at a gun shop. A Protector Elite. I couldn't help but lovingly caress and handle it, and before I knew it, I had my driver's license out, a 4473 in front of me, and my credit card out. Dang you Wilson Combat, why do you make such amazing 1911's. And on top of buying the gun, I already put the order in to Wilson for some things to personalize the gun to me...flatwire GI recoil spring assembly, stainless slotted grip screws, and cocobolo flat bottom starburst grips. Now I just have to find some time to shoot this gorgeous gal to make sure she shoots appropriately with my preferred .230 gr HST and Gold Dot carry loads.

    Spec wise, the gun is a carbon slide in black Armor Tuff over a matte stainless frame with a Speed Chute mag well; plain black U notch battle sight with a tritium front sight; flush cut and reverse crowned barrel, serrated rear of the slide, and serrated top of the slide. Fore and aft cocking serrations, and a long trigger. For the most part, everything I would want in a full sized Wilson...though I may end up sending it in for the bottom of the trigger guard to get checkered as I like having that as an index point for my support hand.
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    MuyModesto (11th November 2020)


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    Congrats on your new Wilson!
    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

    Rick

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    Nice pick up. I love my carbon steel Wilson’s.
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    Congratulations on your choice! Enjoy it!
    Sergio
    Imagine your grave on a windy winter night. You've been dead for 70 years.
    It's been 50 since a visitor last paused at your tombstone . . .
    Now explain why you're in a pissy mood today.

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    plain black U notch battle sight with a tritium front sight
    That's what my new CQB Wilson Commander has. I thought I might not like it, because my Kimber has the 3 dot night sights, but the green tritium front sight draws your eyes right to it due to the plain black rear U-sight. I adapted to it quickly and now like it best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD11 View Post
    That's what my new CQB Wilson Commander has. I thought I might not like it, because my Kimber has the 3 dot night sights, but the green tritium front sight draws your eyes right to it due to the plain black rear U-sight. I adapted to it quickly and now like it best.
    I've really liked a plain black rear with either a fiber optic, tritium dot, or gold dot front for some time.
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    I’ll say that it took me some time to get used to the plain rear U-notched sight (battlesight). But after I did, I absolutely love it as a quick defensive sight. Not the best for bullseye work . Most of my Wilson’s have the gold bead front sight and they are my favorites. My 5” CQB was purchased used (-100 rounds) and has an Ameriglo tritium. Although not my favorite I am starting to really like it. Very fast acquisition in the daytime and with the tritium it is very nice at night, too.

    Your new cocobolo starburst grips will be very nice!
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