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Old 05-18-2017, 07:51 PM
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It is like a Virus with no cure

How many Wilson 1911s do you really need? That is correct just one more.

I have three Professionals (4") and truly like them but I wanted a full size.

I made the terrible mistake of selling my CQB not too long ago but I ran across a 45 acp CQB Elite that I could not pass up.

This is truly an addiction.

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Old 05-18-2017, 07:55 PM
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Old 05-18-2017, 07:55 PM
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I like it!
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:09 PM
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You got a very good deal on that gun. I had my eye on it too. Had the seller been able to make a partial trade, it would have been mine. Congrats on a beauty!
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:03 PM
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I "need" a full size 38 super


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Old 05-18-2017, 09:11 PM
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I'm at 5 and now looking at a 10mm CQB from same seller I just got the Pro model from.
Another NIB 'leftover' for a great price. Everyone has to have a 10mm WC right?
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:24 PM
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Sorry AWMP, I changed my mind.....JK!!!
No really, I'll give you two grand for it
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:42 PM
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Everyone does. Along with that, you and everyone else needs a .38 Super in a Compact.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:52 PM
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I'm pretty sure the answer is 42.
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Old 05-18-2017, 09:54 PM
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Everyone does. Along with that, you and everyone else needs a .38 Super in a Compact.
Truer words were never spoken (typed?). Trust me, I know this.
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Old 05-18-2017, 11:58 PM
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Truer words were never spoken (typed?). Trust me, I know this.


If you guys could only pick one barrel length for the Super which would you choose?


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Old 05-19-2017, 02:01 AM
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I understand your sickness, but I recovered from it (I think).
I owned up to eight WILSON COMBAT 1911s.
Absolutely great guns.
Then in the years, slowly, one at the time I sold/traded them all, pretty well too, as prices in the mean time have kept going up.
I sold the last one in January, when a range mate told me he couldn't get on wit his new REMINGTON R1 and insisted he wanted a WILSON COMBAT, so I sold him my last CQB and I got plenty of cash plus his brand new REMINGTON R1.
WILSON COMBAT makes absolutely great pistols with awesome triggers, so the REMINGTON's isn't even comparable, but believe me it's extremely accurate and very well made, it hasn't got those ugly front serrations that I hate nor that enormous beaver tale safety, and, last but not least, an ordinary entry level "CQB" made by WILSON COMBAT here now costs more than 5,000.00 (I mean five thousand) $ !! that's what I call a sheer exaggeration!
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:29 AM
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If you guys could only pick one barrel length for the Super which would you choose?


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Wow. Now we're getting into that 'favorite child' scenario we all try to avoid. My first was the 4" Compact with the round-butt option primarily for personal protection, but it turned out to be so accurate and controllable I have used it in competition as well, both USPSA and IDPA. The 5" was the second and it also is scary accurate and controllable (to absolutely no one's surprise I'm guessing) and conceals well with its round-butt option in an IWB holster. If I could only keep one it'd be the 4" Compact because I'm concerned most with protection and competition being second. The Compact conceals a bit easier in the warmer months when clothing is thinner/lighter so it affords me more concealment options.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:50 AM
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Wow. Now we're getting into that 'favorite child' scenario we all try to avoid. My first was the 4" Compact with the round-butt option primarily for personal protection, but it turned out to be so accurate and controllable I have used it in competition as well, both USPSA and IDPA. The 5" was the second and it also is scary accurate and controllable (to absolutely no one's surprise I'm guessing) and conceals well with its round-butt option in an IWB holster. If I could only keep one it'd be the 4" Compact because I'm concerned most with protection and competition being second. The Compact conceals a bit easier in the warmer months when clothing is thinner/lighter so it affords me more concealment options.


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Old 05-19-2017, 08:54 AM
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My 4" Professionals in 38 Super are the perfect fit for me. Carry well and shoot even better.

To 38 Super is a great round, 10 rds in magazine, light and fast and recoils like a baby.

38 Super is my secret round, it is how I got my wife to learn to shoot and love 1911s all in the same day. Win Win

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Old 05-19-2017, 09:18 AM
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My 4" Professionals in 38 Super are the perfect fit for me. Carry well and shoot even better.



To 38 Super is a great round, 10 rds in magazine, light and fast and recoils like a baby.



38 Super is my secret round, it is how I got my wife to learn to shoot and love 1911s all in the same day. Win Win


Seems like a great gun and with some more zip then the 9mm perhaps a bit more fun to shoot! Plus its got a neat history


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Old 05-19-2017, 10:18 AM
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If you guys could only pick one barrel length for the Super which would you choose?


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Wow. Now we're getting into that 'favorite child' scenario we all try to avoid. My first was the 4" Compact with the round-butt option primarily for personal protection, but it turned out to be so accurate and controllable I have used it in competition as well, both USPSA and IDPA. The 5" was the second and it also is scary accurate and controllable (to absolutely no one's surprise I'm guessing) and conceals well with its round-butt option in an IWB holster. If I could only keep one it'd be the 4" Compact because I'm concerned most with protection and competition being second. The Compact conceals a bit easier in the warmer months when clothing is thinner/lighter so it affords me more concealment options.
My situation is somewhat reversed. My first .38 Super was a Tactical Elite. The caliber in combination with the flanged barrel made it incredibly easy to shoot. I fell in love with the caliber. And after learning more about the ballistics, I felt it would be an excellent defense round. So I got a CQB Compact in .38 Super, which is what I carry most often. I think the .38 Super is the best caliber in a Compact. I had a CQB Compact .45 that I gave to my dad after I got the .38 Super. My wife as a CQB Compact in 9mm. So I've shot all three calibers, and I prefer the .38 Super in that gun. I feel like it compromises absolutely nothing.

I love the Tactical Elite in .38 Super, but for a gun with a purpose, I would keep my CQB Compact.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:19 AM
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Seems like a great gun and with some more zip then the 9mm perhaps a bit more fun to shoot! Plus its got a neat history


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The only way I've been able to describe the feel of .38 Super is by saying it's like a 9mm with balls. Recoils about the same as 9mm, but you can tell it's more powerful.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:57 AM
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How many do I need? As many as I can get my hands on!
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:10 AM
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My situation is somewhat reversed. My first .38 Super was a Tactical Elite. The caliber in combination with the flanged barrel made it incredibly easy to shoot. I fell in love with the caliber. And after learning more about the ballistics, I felt it would be an excellent defense round. So I got a CQB Compact in .38 Super, which is what I carry most often. I think the .38 Super is the best caliber in a Compact. I had a CQB Compact .45 that I gave to my dad after I got the .38 Super. My wife as a CQB Compact in 9mm. So I've shot all three calibers, and I prefer the .38 Super in that gun. I feel like it compromises absolutely nothing.



I love the Tactical Elite in .38 Super, but for a gun with a purpose, I would keep my CQB Compact.


Is there appreciable velocity loss in 4" vs 5" barrel and what full power factory ammo do you guys shoot?


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Old 05-19-2017, 01:47 PM
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Is there appreciable velocity loss in 4" vs 5" barrel and what full power factory ammo do you guys shoot?


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I'm no expert on velocity, but a guess based on watching nearly every youtube video on 9mm and 45 acp ammo tests, there's at least 50-100 fps difference between a 5 inch barrel and a 4 inch barrel. The shorter the barrel, the more velocity lost.

I use Federal HST for carry rounds. I have it in 9mm and 45 acp. Federal HST doesn't make 38 super though.
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Very Nice CQB Elite....
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:14 PM
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I understand your sickness, but I recovered from it (I think).
I owned up to eight WILSON COMBAT 1911s.
Absolutely great guns.
Then in the years, slowly, one at the time I sold/traded them all, pretty well too, as prices in the mean time have kept going up.
I sold the last one in January, when a range mate told me he couldn't get on wit his new REMINGTON R1 and insisted he wanted a WILSON COMBAT, so I sold him my last CQB and I got plenty of cash plus his brand new REMINGTON R1.
WILSON COMBAT makes absolutely great pistols with awesome triggers, so the REMINGTON's isn't even comparable, but believe me it's extremely accurate and very well made, it hasn't got those ugly front serrations that I hate nor that enormous beaver tale safety, and, last but not least, an ordinary entry level "CQB" made by WILSON COMBAT here now costs more than 5,000.00 (I mean five thousand) $ !! that's what I call a sheer exaggeration!
Ordinary entry level CQBs don't cost $5,000. I have no idea where you got that from?
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Ordinary entry level CQBs don't cost $5,000. I have no idea where you got that from?
It looks like he is located in Italy. I can see them being that expensive over there.
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Old 05-19-2017, 02:56 PM
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