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Old 09-20-2010, 11:21 AM
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4K round Wilson Report




I have now over 4k rounds through my wilson classic.

It is beyond a superb pistol.

The pistol has not been cleaned since the 2k round report.

I have ONE hang up FTF with a montana gold reload and a few with some really old wad cutters that my dad loaded 20+ years ago for his 25-2 that I gladly took care of.

I just add lube and keep shooting. I do wipe her down more often (externally) to keep the "ooze" factor down.

Picture time!







Oringianl shokbuff (4k rounds):




All of the junk that came of the extractor tunnel:



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Old 09-20-2010, 11:38 AM
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Cool! I can't wait to see pics of her all cleaned up.
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:40 AM
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Continued...

And all squeaky clean! (minus the squeaks)




The barrel is as clean as a whistle: (still looks like junk in there but there is not)












I cleaned her all up, put a new shock buff in and ready to go all over again.

The gun is as tight as when it was new.

It is just as accurate as it was when new.

The gun runs just as good dirty as it does clean. (Just for you LittleLebowski)

I haven't changed any springs yet, but I think I'll order some in for when I need them.

The pistol is just great. I would love to buy another wilson but that would mean I would have to stop shooting this one to save enough for another.
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:41 AM
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Cool! I can't wait to see pics of her all cleaned up.
Delivered!
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:41 PM
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Very nice, thanks for the report.
What lube were you running?
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:51 PM
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I use a needle oiler cause the one gallon jug I have is too big.
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Old 09-20-2010, 02:41 PM
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what a cool post!

popular mechanix instead of playboy!

great stuff.

4k on that shockbuff?! i tend to use them on shooters; demur on my carry gun.

you?

thank you, sir.

joe
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:37 PM
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So 2,000 rounds led to all that debris in the gun ...holy cow ...
but I'm glad to hear it ran / and that you cleaned it up ...

I just went past 30,000 rds in one of my Wilson's ..(but I clean it regularaly) ... and I do change the recoil spring and the firing pin spring about every 5,000 rounds ...and I just changed the mainspring for the first time... I seem to get at least 5,000 rounds out of the shok-buff's ....but I change them whenever they start looking a little ratty ...
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:51 PM
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Great post Buck!
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:54 PM
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what a cool post!

4k on that shockbuff?! i tend to use them on shooters; demur on my carry gun.

you?

thank you, sir.

joe
There is no conclealed carry in WI. Open carry is permitted but frowned upon.

Maybe soon to change.

I have the highest confidence in my Wilson with the shock buff in it.

BigDog9: What kind of loads do you shoot to get 5k out of a shock buff?

Mine was pretty tattered after 4k. All of my loads (other than half a coffee can of those old wadcutters) have all been 850-860fps 230gr loads with some factory ball.

I clean my wilson regularly, just at extended intervals.

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Old 09-20-2010, 06:33 PM
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Great post. Great pics. Great gun!

Thanks for sharing all the above.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:44 PM
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Good grief, that thing was nasty!

And here I clean my guns after every outing... it's that OCD of mine.

Good looking pistol too, was it polished from the factory?
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:36 PM
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Good grief, that thing was nasty!

And here I clean my guns after every outing... it's that OCD of mine.

Good looking pistol too, was it polished from the factory?
Yes it was.

In my humble opinion, cleaning every session is not necessary.

Yes it was, then chromed.
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:40 PM
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i hear you. nice.
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:32 PM
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Excellent! Now we're cooking with fire!
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:50 PM
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Nice Wilson. If we ever get CCW in this God forsaken state it will serve you well.

Where are you at? I'm in Kenosha.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:01 AM
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Nice Wilson. If we ever get CCW in this God forsaken state it will serve you well.
One can only hope...

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Old 09-21-2010, 01:03 AM
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Excellent! Now we're cooking with fire!
There were a couple of times this thing was hot enough to start a fire...
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:13 AM
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There were a couple of times this thing was hot enough to start a fire...


That's how it should be!

Excellent report, review and picturey goodness!
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Old 09-21-2010, 06:59 AM
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That's how it should be!

Excellent report, review and picturey goodness!
+1 Plexi!

Could you post a link to your 2000 round report? Did you start this run for the 2000 round endurance test that Todd G runs on Pistol Training.com? There is a lot of snickering among the plastic gun users about the "finicky" operation and constant cleaning of our 1911s. I am keeping a round count on my new TE and I'd like to run it to 1000 rounds out of the box before I clean it. It will be hard for me because I am a neat freak and like to know that a defensive weapon I reach for is clean and GTG. All I do is lock the slide and run an oiled patch through the barrel after shooting to prevent rust.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:54 AM
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All I do is lock the slide and run an oiled patch through the barrel after shooting to prevent rust.
With a stainless wilson barrel, that should not be necessary, unless storing it for a long, long period of time.

Wilson uses 17-4 stainless steel in their barrels. It does not rust easily.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:35 AM
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Beautiful gun! And quite impressive string without cleaning. I am however interested in how you got your barrel that clean. I've tried everything, including Wilson's copper pad around a bore brush. I still cannot get everything out of the lower rifling...
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:05 PM
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Some say it is not necessary to get the grooves perfectly clean.

I clean at such "extended intervals" I feel it is necessary to get the bore back to original cleanliness.

I have found that my wilson barrel is easier to clean than my other pistol barrels because of its high quality internal finish.

I first soak the barrel in Hoppes overnight. Then I brush a FEW times with a bronze brush. I swab as clean as I can get it.

Then comes the magical part.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1...ANING_COMPOUND

A SMALL amount of lapping and it brings it back to smooth and clean as new.

At this rate I'll never wear-out the gun or the barrel so the few microns the lapping compound removes is no big deal.

The people have a coronary about one speck of dirt on their prized pistol and obsess about over cleanliness, I think do more damage than good.

I'm not saying to not keep a clean pistol, but just keep at a respectable interval.
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:05 PM
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what a cool post!

popular mechanix instead of playboy!

great stuff.

4k on that shockbuff?! i tend to use them on shooters; demur on my carry gun.

you?

thank you, sir.

joe
I agree. Very cool and a good looking gun to boot.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:08 PM
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I have a tube of JB bore cleaner I think that its called paste. Is this the same stuff you are talking about or something different.
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