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Posted: 10/16/2008 5:43:06 AM EDT
Well Folks.

I did it I took the leap of faith and Bought a “High end” 1911 I had played around with some imports and even had a real deal colt but never understood the allure of the 1911. In my mind there was nothing the 1911 could do that a modern design such as Glock, Sig, or Beretta couldn’t do as well if not better and lighter with a better round count.

Well I took delivery of my Wilson CQB that I bought used for what I feel was a great price from George at www.migunslingers.com with 6 months of free layaway to boot (there is your plug thanks again George!) and upon inspection I could not get over all the small things that set this pistol apart from the other 1911s that I have owned the attention to the details and the craftsmanship are amazing. But going back to my beliefs that the pistol couldn’t be as reliable and accurate as the more modern and more widely issues “tactical” pistols of today I thought well it sure is pretty and well made but I bet it is finicky. Well I am here to tell you that this pistol eats anything and shoots tighter than I will ever need a handgun to shoot!!!

The only things that I would change are install an ambidextrous safety (I am a southpaw) and maybe hard chrome it for rust protection the green frame has not grown on me as much as I thought it would.

Anyone has a suggestion as for a CCW holster for this pistol that has worked well for them (I am 6’2 240lbs)?

Again I can’t get over how well this pistol performs it has shattered my 1911 myths I can not say enough good things about it or the person I bought it from.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:13:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:20:10 AM EDT
I saw the light yesterday. Bought a holster for a full sized 1911 i got as a commemorative deployment pistol. I was surprised at how comfortable it was to wear. But kind of heavy. I have a Para P14 high cap. Its heavy but very nice. I got a galico black leather holster.
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 7:53:23 AM EDT

................ Milt Sparks VM II horsehide.

+1 for MS VMII.

I recently switched from a CTAC to this holster.  The difference is night and day.
MS doesn't shift around.  Those CTAC tabs are flimsy and the holster floats around.

ETA: The CTAC also has a lot of unnecessary material (Kydex).  Google a bit and you will find people having to dremil off sections so the dang thing doesn't print so much.  Call me crazy, but I do not believe one should have to 'bubba' your holster to get it to function.

The CTAC clips act like little see-saws in your pants.  As your belt tightens pulling the top of the clip against your body, the screw point acts as a fulcrum throwing the far end of the clip away from your body making two very clear additional points printing in addition to the kydex portion holding the gun (mentioned above in dremil section).
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 8:01:22 AM EDT
I too saw the light, but I have to wait 6-8mo for Mr. Miller to build it for me. LOL
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 8:28:59 AM EDT
I like the Sparks Summer Special II...

... and the Alessi IWB.  (I think this one is the GWH).

Link Posted: 10/16/2008 8:20:41 PM EDT

................ Milt Sparks VM II horsehide.

The best holster made.

If you cant wait 6months to have one made then Brownells has the Sparks Summer Special in stock.

Oh and aint they great, I just switched to a 1911 after years with a Glock. Never knew what I was missing!
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 8:41:24 PM EDT

I like the Sparks Summer Special II...

... and the Alessi IWB.  (I think this one is the GWH).


+1    JD
Link Posted: 10/16/2008 10:15:40 PM EDT
trp operator turned me onto adding a few more quality pieces of hardware to my collection. funny how life works out like that.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 4:07:46 PM EDT
I carry my CQB in these two holsters.

Andrews leather McDaniel II IWB

or more often than not:

Andrews leather Hybrid:

The hybrid is by far the best OWB I have seen.  Took a while to get but was well worth it.  In true ARFCOM fashion I recomend getting both


Link Posted: 10/17/2008 7:00:21 PM EDT
Here are a few pics of the new horse in the stable.

Anyone have any idea what the turn around on having Ambi controls installed from Wilson?

Also the work does have to be done by Wilson I have Cylinder and Slide about 30mins form my house.



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