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Old 11-21-2019, 01:37 PM
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Carry Comp #3 is a Beauty :)

I just took possession of my 3rd 9mm Wilson Carry Comp. My other two WC CCs are X-Tac Carry Comps, number 3 is the regular/basic Carry Comp. All three have Compact/Officers Frames, but the X-Tacs have a magwell. I chose to buy th basic Carry Comp because I wanted one with the shortest grip possible for ultimate conceal-ability when needed. Plus I always wanted a Wilson with a Bronze frame. Now that I have one, It's official...Bronze is my favorite WC frame color! It even plays tricks with my eyes and I would swear the slide and grips are actually Brown (but they are black).

It so happens, yesterday I spent 7 hours shooting steel with Carry Comp #2 and ran 1060 rounds through it. Read about that experience in the Range Section of the Forum where I posted this earlier today:

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=1004204


I have a feeling CC number 3 will fit in quite nicely with his cousins. I was going to say Older Cousins, but this one was built 10/6/16, I bought it new/in stock off the Wilson Combat website 2 weeks ago. I had the Chamber Fluted and grips swapped out before it left WC, hence the reason it took 2 weeks for me to receive it.


Carry Comp #3 Arrived Today










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Old 11-21-2019, 03:14 PM
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Very impressive.
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Old 11-21-2019, 03:16 PM
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Eventually all great shooter's ;-) will own a WC-CC with a black/B-bronze finish...The really great shooter's ;-) will have the Xtac trim with it also.

Can't remember if it was me or Striker who started this trend with these finish color's (several other friend's here have posted one also), but it is a great look and I consider it my best looking non-blued gun. Your gun looks very nice. Good luck with it.
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Old 11-21-2019, 04:27 PM
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That looks really similar to my gun lol! Get a round butt treatment on it, really brings it into a class of its own when concealing. Nice job on number 3!

I think Combat Auto an I got the bronze frames at about the same time
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Old 11-21-2019, 04:32 PM
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That looks really similar to my gun lol! Get a round butt treatment on it, really brings it into a class of its own when concealing. Nice job on number 3!

I think Combat Auto an I got the bronze frames at about the same time
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The Bronze AT really looks fantastic in person.
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Old 11-21-2019, 05:24 PM
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Congrats, looks great
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Old 11-21-2019, 05:43 PM
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Great color combo, and love the X pattern! I remember when Wilson first offered the Bronze A/T, and shortly after announcement I was in Berryville and got to see one in person; you are definitely right about it looks much better in person than in pictures. I have always had the opinion that the black over bronze was a superb match up. Nicely done!
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Old 11-21-2019, 07:21 PM
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Sweet! Looks good in Burnt Bronze. How does it feel in the hand compared to the X-Tac?
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Old 11-21-2019, 08:11 PM
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Congrats! That's a great looking piece. I bought my first Wilson CQB .45, naked slide with a few options last year and now I want a CC 9mm. Love that finish as well.

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Old 11-21-2019, 10:32 PM
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I had a comp’d, two-tone WC 9mm (black/bb) and it was the sharpest pistol I owned. That is, until I got work done on it, Wilson changed their black A/T, and it looked like poo-poo after. The BB was, and is, still amazing but the black isn’t what it used to be. However, I digress...

I have always wanted a WC CC in .45, but I am unsure how the balance will feel: short grip and 4.5” total barrel is definitely an odd combo. I am not opposed to getting one, but would have to shoot one first.

Obviously, CA loves them a little (sarcasm)
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Old 11-22-2019, 05:55 AM
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I had a comp’d, two-tone WC 9mm (black/bb) and it was the sharpest pistol I owned. That is, until I got work done on it, Wilson changed their black A/T, and it looked like poo-poo after. The BB was, and is, still amazing but the black isn’t what it used to be. However, I digress...

I have always wanted a WC CC in .45, but I am unsure how the balance will feel: short grip and 4.5” total barrel is definitely an odd combo. I am not opposed to getting one, but would have to shoot one first.

Obviously, CA loves them a little (sarcasm)


The WCCC is extremely well balanced believe it or not. Interesting, just the other day I was comparing it in hand to my 5" wc's and my 4" EP.

I'm also getting a new respect for it (although I've always loved it) vs my STI-CC which as you know I cracked the slide on the latter. Although, as I've posted the STI outshouts the WCCC by a little, and is a softer shooter, it just isn't built as robust as a WC-1911 (no idea vs a comparison to an X9).

Although my WC-CC went back to tune a creeping trigger NOOB, and all but one of my 5 WC have had to go back for various fixes, none have had to go back twice...My STI has now gone back 3 times (including the cracked slide) in only 2 years and 1600 rounds.

I will say though, STI is a smaller shop, but their attitude, dedication to customer satisfaction, is right on par with the best like Wilson C...Wish I can say that for Infinity/SVI, an extremely small shop, limited CS resources, 1 year warranty, marginal CS overall (very nice people though). Although it is my best shooting s-auto (and most expensive by far), I will not be buying another. They are good gun's for shooter's who do their own repair's, I'm not one of them :-). I was thinking about getting a 1911 from them (have a 2011 now) because they shoot so well, but at this point I'm thinking about another WC as a 2020 project. I'll give up 10-15% in performance to get the lifetime guarantee and a Customer first attitude which goes with it (and still get a gun which performs at an very high level).

I like that 5" Xtac SG they promoed a month or so ago (with the x-trim on top of the slide also). Can't decide if I want an uncomped SG 38s with a bull or flanged barrel, or a comped SG 45, though (I would think they could do either one).
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:21 AM
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The WCCC is extremely well balanced believe it or not. Interesting, just the other day I was comparing it in hand to my 5" wc's and my 4" EP.

I'm also getting a new respect for it (although I've always loved it) vs my STI-CC which as you know I cracked the slide on the latter. Although, as I've posted the STI outshouts the WCCC by a little, and is a softer shooter, it just isn't built as robust as a WC-1911 (no idea vs a comparison to an X9).

Although my WC-CC went back to tune a creeping trigger NOOB, and all but one of my 5 WC have had to go back for various fixes, none have had to go back twice...My STI has now gone back 3 times (including the cracked slide) in only 2 years and 1600 rounds.

I will say though, STI is a smaller shop, but their attitude, dedication to customer satisfaction, is right on par with the best like Wilson C...Wish I can say that for Infinity/SVI, an extremely small shop, limited CS resources, 1 year warranty, marginal CS overall (very nice people though). Although it is my best shooting s-auto (and most expensive by far), I will not be buying another. They are good gun's for shooter's who do their own repair's, I' not one of them :-). I was thinking about getting a 1911 from them (have a 2011 now) because they shoot so well, but at this point I'm thinking about another WC as a 2020 project. I'll give up 10-15% in performance to get the lifetime guarantee and a Customer first attitude which goes with it (and still get a gun which performs at an very high level).

I like that 5" Xtac SG they promoed a month or so ago (with the x-trim on top of the slide also). Can't decide if I want an uncomped SG 38s with a bull or flanged barrel, or a comped SG 45, though (I would think they could do either one).
From what you seen or read is this fairly common for their pistols or just this particular model?

I am sort of surprised you have had so many Wilson Combats go back to the mother ship as well. Care to share why?
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:24 AM
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From what you seen or read is this fairly common for their pistols or just this particular model?
I want to be fair and honestly can't say given I have only a "sample" of one (STI). There are a lot of guys on the STI-F who seem very happy with them. They do shoot very well.
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:33 AM
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I want to be fair and honestly can't say given I have only a "sample" of one (STI). There are a lot of guys on the STI-F who seem very happy with them. They do shoot very well.
Just wondered if it just might be that yours and if you got unlucky or if you knew of others?

Sorry to hear that your having these issues, however I'm curious and if you don't mind. Are they just repairing or replacing your slide? Replacing correct?
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:37 AM
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Just wondered if it just might be that yours and if you got unlucky or if you knew of others?

Sorry nut I'm curious and if you don't mind. Are they just repairing or replacing your slide? Replacing correct?
Interesting question...Normally they would just replace the slide, but they don't make the Costa Cary Comp anymore. They do make another version of the Comped gun though, so they might use that slide (which is fine with me). One of their Smith's should be calling me to discuss options in a few days (the CS rep said so anyway, also said that are somewhat backed up with new gun order's)...Going forward, you can get the updates on the thread I started on the STI F. Lots of STI fan's are wondering about the same thing :-)...
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:48 AM
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Interesting question...Normally they would just replace the slide, but they don't make the Costa Cary Comp anymore. They do make another version of the Comped gun though, so they might use that slide (which is fine with me). One of their Smith's should be calling me to discuss options in a few days (the CS rep said so anyway, also said that are somewhat backed up with new gun order's)...Going forward, you can get the updates on the thread I started on the STI F. Lots of STI fan's are wondering about the same thing :-)...
Ah, I see. Hey, whatever they do I hope it solves your issue. I am glad to hear they seem to be doing what they can to help, but even so this has to be a bit annoying anyways.

Good luck.
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Old 11-22-2019, 06:49 AM
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I'm a big fan of the Xtac gripability, I put it (almost) on par with the Flatwire/HD/+P WC-magazines as far as a fine example of WC-cutting edge innovation. The FW-mags stand alone as the best 45 1911 mags in the industry (to me personally, it isn't even arguable). The Xtac treatment may not stand alone, but is at least one of the best one can get on a 1911. (I will be interesting to hear the reports on the strap treatment of the "budget" WC when folks get to shoot it. I'm sure it will be perfectly fine, but wager it will not match Xtac ;-)).
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Old 11-22-2019, 03:27 PM
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Sweet! Looks good in Burnt Bronze. How does it feel in the hand compared to the X-Tac?
I have several other Wilson that are not X-Tacs. It feels great! I certainly like the checkering as well, but I have a slight preference for the X-Tac pattern. It's VERY grippy without being too abrasive.
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Old 11-22-2019, 03:29 PM
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I had a comp’d, two-tone WC 9mm (black/bb) and it was the sharpest pistol I owned. That is, until I got work done on it, Wilson changed their black A/T, and it looked like poo-poo after. The BB was, and is, still amazing but the black isn’t what it used to be. However, I digress...

I have always wanted a WC CC in .45, but I am unsure how the balance will feel: short grip and 4.5” total barrel is definitely an odd combo. I am not opposed to getting one, but would have to shoot one first.

Obviously, CA loves them a little (sarcasm)
FYI, you can request the shiny Black AT of old. In the last 4 months, I have sent in pistols with the nice old black shiny AT and have had it refinished in the exact same shiny black AT. You have to specify.
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Old 11-24-2019, 03:41 PM
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Just ran 200 rounds through my brand new bronze framed Carry Comp. It is dead nuts on from the factory just like the other new Wilson's I have bought from them.

I ran the following through it today:
- Syntech 124gr Match Ammo
- Syntech 115 gr Range Ammo
- Syntech 150gr Action Pistol Ammo

I ran the hotter 124gr Match through it first since it is beast to run some hot loaded 9mm to start. The Syntech 124gr Match is loaded to the same specs as the famous 124gr HST bonded hollow-point ammo.

After a few mags I alternated between the 115gr Range and 150gr Action Pistol. The 150gr is loaded light for action shooting so it doesn't recoil very much. It is also not the best ammo to use to break in a new semi-custom 1911. However it fed every single round perfectly. It did not, however, lock back the slide on the last round. Which is exactly what I expected to happen having seen it before on several of my brand new 1911s. Once broken in, the slide locks back 100% of the time.

It shoots exactly like my other two Carry Comp Compacts...like a dream! The slightly shorter grip and not rounded butt (no magwell like my other two CC Compacts) went completely unnoticed by me while shooting.

Fortunately it seems to love my two favorite range rounds:

With Syntech 150gr Action Pistol Ammo:





With Syntech 115gr Range Ammo:



I just want to thank Wilson Combat for making my absolute favorite carry gun and one of the most pleasurable defensive pistols I have ever shot! Now that I have 3 Carry Comps, I don't see myself buying another one for a while. But as more people start realizing the benefits of carry a pistol with a well-designed comp, Wilson will probably sell more of these than they ever have.

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Old 11-24-2019, 08:14 PM
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I had a comp’d, two-tone WC 9mm (black/bb) and it was the sharpest pistol I owned. That is, until I got work done on it, Wilson changed their black A/T, and it looked like poo-poo after. The BB was, and is, still amazing but the black isn’t what it used to be. However, I digress...

I have always wanted a WC CC in .45, but I am unsure how the balance will feel: short grip and 4.5” total barrel is definitely an odd combo. I am not opposed to getting one, but would have to shoot one first.

Obviously, CA loves them a little (sarcasm)
FYI, you can request the shiny Black AT of old. In the last 4 months, I have sent in pistols with the nice old black shiny AT and have had it refinished in the exact same shiny black AT. You have to specify.
This is accurate. However I will stipulate that the new flat black is WAY stronger and resistant to wear, my grip screws are still not worn bright with the new stuff and the old would only last 2-3000 rounds and 500 draws.
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:41 PM
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Just ran 200 rounds through my brand new bronze framed Carry Comp. It is dead nuts on from the factory just like the other new Wilson's I have bought from them.

I ran the following through it today:
- Syntech 124gr Match Ammo
- Syntech 115 gr Range Ammo
- Syntech 150gr Action Pistol Ammo

I ran the hotter 124gr Match through it first since it is beast to run some hot loaded 9mm to start. The Syntech 124gr Match is loaded to the same specs as the famous 124gr HST bonded hollow-point ammo.

After a few mags I alternated between the 115gr Range and 150gr Action Pistol. The 150gr is loaded light for action shooting so it doesn't recoil very much. It is also not the best ammo to use to break in a new semi-custom 1911. However it fed every single round perfectly. It did not, however, lock back the slide on the last round. Which is exactly what I expected to happen having seen it before on several of my brand new 1911s. Once broken in, the slide locks back 100% of the time.

It shoots exactly like my other two Carry Comp Compacts...like a dream! The slightly shorter grip and not rounded butt (no magwell like my other two CC Compacts) went completely unnoticed by me while shooting.

Fortunately it seems to love my two favorite range rounds:

With Syntech 150gr Action Pistol Ammo:





With Syntech 115gr Range Ammo:



I just want to thank Wilson Combat for making my absolute favorite carry gun and one of the most pleasurable defensive pistols I have ever shot! Now that I have 3 Carry Comps, I don't see myself buying another one for a while. But as more people start realizing the benefits of carry a pistol with a well-designed comp, Wilson will probably sell more of these than they ever have.
Great info! Thank you for the follow up range review.
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I'd guess that virtually all Wilson Carry Comp owners know that they have a little jewel of a 1911 in the Carry Comp.

And then some have three. That's a +1911 three times over.
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Old 11-25-2019, 06:53 AM
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I'd guess that virtually all Wilson Carry Comp owners know that they have a little jewel of a 1911 in the Carry Comp.

And then some have three. That's a +1911 three times over.
Yep, and as I recall, of all the "frequent-poster's" back then (frequent poster status changes over time as we come and go with various posting intensity :-)) - you my Friend were the "early-adapter" of this wonderful jewel.

We must be of the same "vintage" ;-), although we joined 2 years apart, check out our post count, only 2 posts apart after 11,000 posts each. That is an extremely low % difference. (Don't mind me, just a retired-engineer looking for some #'s to play with, we can't help ourselves - lol).
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