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Posted: 9/7/2004 5:43:50 AM EST
I really close to buying a Wilson CQB. Can CQB owners give me some reviews and post some pictures?
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:47:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:54:31 AM EST
I'm getting ready to buy a new 1911. I'm having troubling deciding between a RRA Limited Match or a Wilson CQB.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:56:34 AM EST


Review: I love this pistol. It has a 3# crisp trigger, is dead-nuts reliable even when dirty, and is match accurate. In fact, it appears to be as accurate as my 70 series Gold Cup. It has no sharp edges anywhere, and racking the slide feels like it's on teflon ball bearings. I'm at about 2000 rounds on it now, with ZERO malfs.

Don't mess with one unless you have $1800 burning a hole in your pocket, because you WILL take it home.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 3:36:51 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 3:47:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By bigbore:

Originally Posted By TheRicker:
www.appliedinc.com/wilsonbw.jpg

No reviews, as it's not my pistol.




I remember that pistol, it was fit together like shit. I hope thats not becoming the norm for a production grade 1911 from Wilson Combat. Maybe I've just handled too many RRAs and Ed Browns



You consider a RRA to be superior to a Wilson? All RRA or just the Limited Match?
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 4:00:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/7/2004 4:02:46 PM EST by bigbore]
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 4:25:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By bigbore:
If you've handled as many RRAs as I have, you wouldnt consider the best Wilson near as good as the worst RRA. RRAs are TRUE custom built, hand fit pieces of art. You're comparing apples to bowling balls. Not a fair comparison to any production grade Wilson that you can walk in and buy off the shelf.
And yes, I have sold more Wilsons than RRAs, so I have a basis for my comparison. IMO, the best 1911s are RRA and Ed Brown, followed closely by the Springfield Armory Custom Shop.



I certianly trust your opinion. I myself have handled and shot wilsons, but never a RRA.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 6:09:45 PM EST
I'll never buy a Wilson. Period. The one pictured above had a trigger fit worse than my SA milspec--no exaggeration. There was a ridiculous amount of vertical travel in the trigger. I carry RRAs, a Professional, an Ed Brown, or a full custom. PERIOD!

Be well!
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 6:37:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 8:49:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/7/2004 9:00:02 PM EST by Va_Dinger]

Originally Posted By bigbore:

Originally Posted By dubb-1:
I'll never buy a Wilson. Period. The one pictured above had a trigger fit worse than my SA milspec--no exaggeration. There was a ridiculous amount of vertical travel in the trigger. I carry RRAs, a Professional, an Ed Brown, or a full custom. PERIOD!

Be well!



gun snob



It must be nice to be able to "Look Down" on a $1,800+ Wilson. I've been researching my next 1911 buy for a couple of months.

What do you guys think?
gandrtactical.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=5348#5348
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 9:17:16 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 11:02:25 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 1:38:57 AM EST
I am fortunate to be able to physically examine many of the guns that most just dream about. In addition, I have contracted two of the most gifted machinists/pistolsmiths to build customs for me. I don't buy into hype, and I know what I want. If I am a gun snob, I am an experienced gun snob.

Be well!
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 6:58:15 AM EST
Interesting, I have a 3 year old Wilson CQB that has been nothing but perfect in every respect. Of course, I specified many changes to the "stock" configuration of the pistol, and that may have something to do with it. I have fired around 4000 rounds through this gun and have never had a single FTE, FTF, FTE or any other malfunction. I have put everything from my homebrews, to Wolf, to LE tac loads, to lead bullet gun show specials through it.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 3:25:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 3:33:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 3:40:55 PM EST
I don't think butter should cost $4.00 pound but I am not the one milking cows.

MT (hmmm don't know that I understand what I say )
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 3:46:51 PM EST
hhhhmmmmmmm, my 4 year old Wilson CQB is perfect, I love it and regret having to sell it.

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=88&t=203426
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 3:57:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/11/2004 12:51:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By MT_Pockets:
(hmmm don't know that I understand what I say )



Im not understanding what you're saying either....



Link Posted: 9/14/2004 4:53:47 PM EST
I guess what I was trying to say even though I consider the prices to be high on just about every product I run into these days. "Things" just cost more. Five years ago butter didn't cost $4.00 per pound but you won't see me milking a cow....you will see me buying the butter.

MT
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 5:34:39 PM EST
Here's my CQB....................

Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:01:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By man0ica:
Here's my CQB....................



Very nice!
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:12:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2004 6:13:08 PM EST by norman74]
I am still agonizing over whether to have my Kimber customized or jump into a Rock River. What really pains me is that 5 years ago I could have gotten a Rock River for $1k +/- dealer cost, and now it's going to cost me $1600

ETA:
I'll hold my tongue on the Wilson issue.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:25:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By norman74:
I am still agonizing over whether to have my Kimber customized or jump into a Rock River. What really pains me is that 5 years ago I could have gotten a Rock River for $1k +/- dealer cost, and now it's going to cost me $1600

ETA:
I'll hold my tongue on the Wilson issue.




I wondered what you were doing in this thread..............
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:37:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:

Originally Posted By norman74:
I am still agonizing over whether to have my Kimber customized or jump into a Rock River. What really pains me is that 5 years ago I could have gotten a Rock River for $1k +/- dealer cost, and now it's going to cost me $1600

ETA:
I'll hold my tongue on the Wilson issue.




I wondered what you were doing in this thread..............


Let me know when yours gets down to $1200 where it belongs, I'll be happy to take it off your hands. Shipping included of course.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:39:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By norman74:

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:

Originally Posted By norman74:
I am still agonizing over whether to have my Kimber customized or jump into a Rock River. What really pains me is that 5 years ago I could have gotten a Rock River for $1k +/- dealer cost, and now it's going to cost me $1600

ETA:
I'll hold my tongue on the Wilson issue.




I wondered what you were doing in this thread..............


Let me know when yours gets down to $1200 where it belongs, I'll be happy to take it off your hands. Shipping included of course.




For $1200 it'll stay right where it is right now.
Link Posted: 9/18/2004 6:40:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By bvmjethead:
For $1200 it'll stay right where it is right now.


looks like it's doing the same at $1700
Link Posted: 9/19/2004 2:53:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/19/2004 2:55:03 AM EST by man0ica]
What really pains me is that 5 years ago I could have gotten a Rock River for $1k +/- dealer cost, and now it's going to cost me $1600

5 years ago, you could buy regular gas for under a buck a gallon. That was 5 years ago.......
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 4:12:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/7/2004 4:13:20 PM EST by Va_Dinger]
I went ahead an ordered a Wilson CQB from MT_Pockets today. If anybody is interested in buying a Wilson, I highly recomend you contact him. Great guy, with awesome customer service and prices. He went WAY out of his way to get me exactly what I wanted. You could not ask for a better dealer.
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