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Old 05-25-2012, 03:46 AM
jcalveri jcalveri is offline
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Wilson Combat made my day!




So I woke up this morning with an email from an elderly man that is planning to ride his bike cross country and end back up in Montana eventually. He was looking to purchase his first 1911 or two, one carry model, and an officer's model to carry on his ankle while he bikes across country for protection. So I met up with him on my lunch break at work and sold him one of my stainless Kimber Pro Carry II, with a couple extra mags and a Galco pancake holster. I also sold him my New Agent in 9mm with a Galco ankle glove for him to use on his trip. He had been planning this trip for a couple years now and is finally about to leave in a few days, on the holiday. It made me happy to see how excited he was to purchase his first two 1911's, and that he will be protecting himself with some very fine weapons

So he paid me for the two, and I went back to work from my lunch break. So a couple hours later (this is the part that REALLY made my day), I get a text from this guy I've been chatting with lately, saying that he's ready to get rid of his Wilson 1911, and to text him the address to my work so he can cruise on over and bring it. This was perfect for me because if not for the nice elderly man emailing me to pick up my 1911's, I would not have been ready to make this purchase. I've never owned a higher end model 1911 like a Wilson or a Nighthawk, so I was excited. When he finally arrived and I went out to meet him at his car, I remember thinking to myself, "I hope i'm not about to spend over $2,000 on a new 1911 that will perform and function just like the others.. I hope i'm not just buying a 'name'".. This thought quickly evaporated when I got in to the car and I held it for the first time. It was a Wilson Combat CQB Professional with rail. Nice and clean, and the second I picked it up and gripped it, I could tell something was better than just a regular ole Kimber or Springfield. This firearm is/was amazing!!! I haven't fired it yet, but I could tell that this 1911's quality and craftsmanship was far superior to that of the work put in to a Kimber or Springfield. It just felt so "right" in my hand! I can't wait to take this bad boy to the range on Tuesday and put a box of the nicest ammunition through it!

Anyways, this is why my day was perfect, and i'm really happy that it ended up the way it did and I ended up with an amazing piece of work to add to my collection!!







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Old 05-25-2012, 07:17 AM
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Great story and a great looking gun. I'm sure you will enjoy years of shooting pleasure with it!
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:21 PM
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Congrats on your first Wilson! I certainly hope he doesn't plan on biking through NY, NJ or CT while carrying a gun. If so he may never make it back to MT.

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Old 05-25-2012, 03:25 PM
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I love that set up
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:19 PM
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Congrats on the new Wilson and a great story. Hope you get to the range this weekend and try it out.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:51 PM
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I like that setup. Well done!

I think if i get a pro, it will have a bobtail for sure, and maybe a rail to be a do all gun.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:47 PM
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The guy that sold it to me was nice enough to give me 8 Wilson 47D mags and 1 10 round Wilson mag with it.. I feel like I lucked out for a never fired cqb lightrail only paying $2350
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:49 PM
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He had a backpack with at least 150 Wilson mags in it.. Pretty impressive lol
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:31 PM
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Great story and nice purchase!
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:11 AM
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Still trying to imagine biking across the country with a 1911 on my ANKLE. . . . . . . .

Good luck with your new piece; range report next please.
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:07 PM
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Welcome to be the big leagues! I love a bobtail.
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:27 PM
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So I woke up this morning with an email from an elderly man that is planning to ride his bike cross country and end back up in Montana eventually. He was looking to purchase his first 1911 or two, one carry model, and an officer's model to carry on his ankle while he bikes across country for protection. So I met up with him on my lunch break at work and sold him one of my stainless Kimber Pro Carry II, with a couple extra mags and a Galco pancake holster. I also sold him my New Agent in 9mm with a Galco ankle glove for him to use on his trip. He had been planning this trip for a couple years now and is finally about to leave in a few days, on the holiday. It made me happy to see how excited he was to purchase his first two 1911's, and that he will be protecting himself with some very fine weapons

So he paid me for the two, and I went back to work from my lunch break. So a couple hours later (this is the part that REALLY made my day), I get a text from this guy I've been chatting with lately, saying that he's ready to get rid of his Wilson 1911, and to text him the address to my work so he can cruise on over and bring it. This was perfect for me because if not for the nice elderly man emailing me to pick up my 1911's, I would not have been ready to make this purchase. I've never owned a higher end model 1911 like a Wilson or a Nighthawk, so I was excited. When he finally arrived and I went out to meet him at his car, I remember thinking to myself, "I hope i'm not about to spend over $2,000 on a new 1911 that will perform and function just like the others.. I hope i'm not just buying a 'name'".. This thought quickly evaporated when I got in to the car and I held it for the first time. It was a Wilson Combat CQB Professional with rail. Nice and clean, and the second I picked it up and gripped it, I could tell something was better than just a regular ole Kimber or Springfield. This firearm is/was amazing!!! I haven't fired it yet, but I could tell that this 1911's quality and craftsmanship was far superior to that of the work put in to a Kimber or Springfield. It just felt so "right" in my hand! I can't wait to take this bad boy to the range on Tuesday and put a box of the nicest ammunition through it!

Anyways, this is why my day was perfect, and i'm really happy that it ended up the way it did and I ended up with an amazing piece of work to add to my collection!!







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Old 05-27-2012, 06:13 AM
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What a great story and above all congratulations on your new Wilson!
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Old 05-28-2012, 02:49 PM
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For 2350,,,,, didja hold a gun to his head???? You stole it.

Great deal..............
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:44 PM
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Yeah he gave me a pretty good deal. Another cool thing is that just this morning my cousin got the CQB Compact model from the same guy for $2200 ... Steal of a deal.. The guy still has a Sentinel compact for sale as well.. Although I heard that was Wilson's least popular model right now for some reason..
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:31 PM
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Wanna bet that fine Wilson won't be your last one???
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:08 PM
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Really nice pistol! Congrats!!!
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