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Old 09-01-2019, 02:20 PM
mliebs8 mliebs8 is offline
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Sold my Valkyrie and Guardian

I sold the Guardian about a month ago and the Valkyrie last week and regretted both sales. Ever since I sold them I've been eyeing this ECP at a LGS and couldn't resist it anymore. I like the idea of the bull barrel and the trigger feels pretty solid so hopefully it performs just as good. I'm not a fan of the gold bead for a front sight but I guess that's easy enough to replace. Anyway, here's a pic.
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Old 09-01-2019, 04:37 PM
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Great looking pistola. Those grips look good on it!
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Old 09-01-2019, 05:44 PM
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Why did you sell the Guardian and Valkyrie?
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:04 PM
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Why did you sell the Guardian and Valkyrie?
I have quite a few 1911's and just decided to get rid of a few that sat in the safe. I carried the Valkyrie for a while and really liked it but decided to sell it to build a 300 blackout. I regretted selling it about 5 minutes after I left the buyer so I pretty much knew at that point I'd be buying the ECP eventually.
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Old 09-01-2019, 07:44 PM
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I have an ECP in .45 Auto. I really like it, and I'll bet you'll like yours too.
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Old 09-02-2019, 12:24 PM
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Please let us know how it shoots. Been looking hard at one of these babies!
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Old 09-02-2019, 03:15 PM
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I like the gun but don't really dig the trigger
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Old 09-02-2019, 05:24 PM
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Well made it to the range today and didn't do very well with the brass bead. Everything was at 7 yards and I could see improvement at the end but the front sight needs to be changed to something my 56 year old eyes can at least get some type of visual on. Overall I had one FTF (out of 150 rounds) and it was around the 120 round mark. I ran the mags through pretty quick and only threw a little oil on the rails and barrel every 50 rounds.

The FTF happened with one of the factory DW mags that came with the pistol and I actually had this happen with my Guardian and replaced the mag and it never happened again. I don't anticipate any issues I've had this happen with several 1911's in the first few boxes so I'm confident it'll be smooth sailing from here on out.

Anyway, I feel it's a well balanced pistol with an excellent trigger and (IMO) bad sights. I'm not sure what it is but it feels like it handles a little different than the Guardian, maybe it's just the grips. The picture of the trigger weight is on a 5 pull average.
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Old 09-02-2019, 06:06 PM
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Can you tell us more? I really want one of these, but am concerned about a few things.

How does the bob tail feel and perform? I have heard it makes it hard to shoot fast/ accurate if you have larger hands.

How is the flat trigger feel? Never been a fan of flat triggers in general, but am open minded.

I too am not a fan if the brass bead sight. How bad is it?

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Old 09-03-2019, 05:24 AM
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I prefer bobtails myself but it's mainly because I like the way they look. I shoot the ECO, bobtails, and full size pretty much the same. The trigger is good in my opinion. Flat vs curved doesn't make much difference to me as far as my shooting ability goes. As far as the brass bead I think it would work ok outside but inside with 56 year old eyes it's difficult for me to pick up. The front sight and trigger shoe would be cheap to change out if you didn't like them but the bobtail on the other hand is there to stay.

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Old 09-03-2019, 05:27 AM
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Great info. Thanks!
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Old 09-03-2019, 04:50 PM
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I have quite a few 1911's and just decided to get rid of a few that sat in the safe. I carried the Valkyrie for a while and really liked it but decided to sell it to build a 300 blackout. I regretted selling it about 5 minutes after I left the buyer so I pretty much knew at that point I'd be buying the ECP eventually.
Here is an article i wrote for The Firearm Blog (TFB) about the ECP and how it compares to a Wilson Combat ULC:

https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/...on-combat-ulc/

Article aside, I have a simple rule...I don't sell my 1911s. Just about anything else is fair game, except for three very special S&W revolvers.

In 1911s I own a Kimber and 2 Colts, the rest are Dan Wesson and Wilson Combat. ALL of my 18 or so 1911s are simply for sale. I wouldn't lose any sleep over selling the Kimber or the Colts, but I still won't sell 'em. They all have over 1000 rounds through them each and have never had a failure. The Kimber is run suppressed only. I ran over 700 rounds suppressed without cleaning it, and it still didn't hiccup. It could have kept going no problem. Selling the DWs and WCs are not an option.

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