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Old 03-03-2011, 08:56 AM
Trenman Trenman is offline
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So per my other post I JUST bought the spec ops 9. Got it last night. Enjoyed the hell out of it at the range and packed to leave... On the way out, my bag snagged and out popped my Spec Ops which fell all the way from waist height (6'4") to the CONCRETE floor, corner of the nose first. I picked it up and husstled out in embarrassment as the entire staff knew I had just purchased my dream gun and all of whom witnessed my snafu. I approached my car thinking "s**t s**t s**t I am such an idiot etc..." I KNEW I had just mangled my new baby.

With a deep breath, I pull it out, inspect it with a fine tooth comb and....
Not one freaking blemish scratch dent or abbrasion. Not one. I believe this to be scientifically improbable due to the height and weight etc but low and behold, Wilson make a "boutique gun" (as reviewers have called it), that is actually bad to the bone with an incredibly resilient Armor Tuff finish.

I applause you guys. And thank my lucky stars. That gun should have a blunted snout. It really should.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:24 AM
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I'm glad you got so lucky in this situation. I would have probably had a heart attack! That is, until I saw that there was no damage.
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:21 AM
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"....waist height (6'4")..." Your waist height is 6'4"? Damn!!! how tall are you?... glad, nothing happened to the gun. Yes, armor tuff is pretty tough...
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:22 AM
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Glad all turned out well.I know that heart sinking feelking also.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:17 PM
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Whew, I can understand the feeling at the moment. Thank goodness everything turned-out O.K.

Perhaps we can all "learn" from this and, whenever possible, transport our favorite 1911s in a "bag within a bag" manner. I know this won't be "right" for everyone or in every situation, but when it's possible, why not. (This is what I normally do -- and this story encourages even more discipline).
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:01 PM
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Whew, man-I know you felt like puking. I can just imagine that dreadful feeling. I'm glad it turned out OK.
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Old 03-03-2011, 08:13 PM
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I picked it up and husstled out in embarrassment as the entire staff knew I had just purchased my dream gun and all of whom witnessed my snafu. I approached my car thinking "s**t s**t s**t I am such an idiot etc..." I KNEW I had just mangled my new baby.

With a deep breath, I pull it out, inspect it with a fine tooth comb and....
I feel your pain dude... I would have reacted the exact same way, although i don't think I would even have waited till I got IN the car...
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:08 PM
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Brother Wilson owner, I'm not at all surprised that your Wilson came through its fall unscathed. After all, it IS a Wilson! They are as tough as Marine Corps drill instructors. I've got a lovely crater in my hardwood floor from where my CQB TLE took a plunge. It's as fine as alligator fur. Enjoy and laugh it off!
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Old 05-29-2011, 12:46 PM
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I generally just put my CQB back in the holster and leave..aint dropped it yet doing that
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Old 05-29-2011, 08:49 PM
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My protector compact fell out of a shoulder holster while walking up a flight of stairs. It bounced down 7-8 steps (concrete with tread plates). One little scuff on the beaver tail is all the worse for wear.

Glad you Spec Ops 9 came out OK!
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:24 PM
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its a great finish i wish i had put on the EMP before i started my ION Bond marathon 12 weeks and counting.

i too have a spec ops 9 and show it no mercy but it still looks box new after thousands of walking miles and tons of rounds.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:00 PM
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I generally just put my CQB back in the holster and leave..aint dropped it yet doing that
That's where my CQB lives!
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Old 05-30-2011, 01:28 PM
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So per my other post I JUST bought the spec ops 9. Got it last night. Enjoyed the hell out of it at the range and packed to leave... On the way out, my bag snagged and out popped my Spec Ops which fell all the way from waist height (6'4") to the CONCRETE floor, corner of the nose first. I picked it up and husstled out in embarrassment as the entire staff knew I had just purchased my dream gun and all of whom witnessed my snafu. I approached my car thinking "s**t s**t s**t I am such an idiot etc..." I KNEW I had just mangled my new baby.

With a deep breath, I pull it out, inspect it with a fine tooth comb and....
Not one freaking blemish scratch dent or abbrasion. Not one. I believe this to be scientifically improbable due to the height and weight etc but low and behold, Wilson make a "boutique gun" (as reviewers have called it), that is actually bad to the bone with an incredibly resilient Armor Tuff finish.

I applause you guys. And thank my lucky stars. That gun should have a blunted snout. It really should.
Don't mean to laugh but I did the same thing w/ my SpecOps9....had it in my backpack and forgot to zip it up....grabbed the pack and the gun went flying across my room (wood floor not concrete) and dented the heck out of my floor but the gun was fine...lol
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Old 05-30-2011, 02:20 PM
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i thought this story was going to be tragic at first but im glad
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:11 PM
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I carry mine to & from the range in a hard plastic case. Just feel more comfortable that way! Never use the bag.
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Old 05-30-2011, 03:55 PM
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I carry mine to the range in a hard case inside my range bag. or holstered. now that I think of it I dont recall ever dropping any gun. seems right that the wilson would win against concrete.
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