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Old 04-19-2018, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Grandpas50AE View Post

I will always be a 1911 guy, but this Centurion is a first class firearm in all respects!
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
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Old 04-19-2018, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by chrysanthemum View Post
IMHO, Tom, you and Bob are both right.

There are those who focus purely on the gun itself ... which makes perfect sense.

And there are those who feel a connection to the Wilson pistolsmiths, perhaps even via a shop visit and in-person meeting. This also makes perfect sense, for those who have a deep interest in the provenance of their gun.

In the world of art, there may be impressionist paintings by unknown artists which rival or even surpass one of the more mundane paintings by Monet. And such paintings may be every bit as satisfying to many people who are focused on the qualities of the painting itself. But for others, it is not the same; and their perspective is reasonable as well.

Again, you're both right from your viewing perspective and priorities. And your comments have helped to make this an excellent thread.

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chrys - I agree with this post 100%. It is mostly personal perspective, much like cars, whiskey, women, guitars, cigars, or whatever floats one's boat really. Most of us are here because we appreciate the unique offerings and quality that Wilson brings in both their products, and their collaboration products. An good example is their knife collaborations - all of them are pinnacle quality blades, such as the Burt Foster and Chris Reeves to name a few.

Along that line, I will say that I know many of the pistolsmiths that have been at Wilson for quite a while, and many of them are what I consider extended family. Having said that, I also recognize the fine workmanship and great specs on their collaborations, which strictly IMO (not binding on anyone else) are fine examples of what Wilson brings to the table for the consumer. These are extremely good quality offerings, but again due to personal tastes, some will like and some won't. I think you covered both sides of that equation well in your post!
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