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Old 03-17-2020, 06:53 PM
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Wilson Combat ULC Commander build

E-mailed George this afternoon. Before I call to finalize, what am I missing?

Ultralight Carry Commander - 45ACP

Ed Brown Bobtail

Aluminum Frame

Black Slide and Controls

Gray Frame

Concealment Beavertail Grip Safety and Hammer

Tactical Single Side Safety

3 Hole Long Trigger

G10 Black Starburst Grips with Pewter Medallions

Torx Head Grip Screws

Countersunk Slide Stop

4.25" Slide

Heavy Machine Chamfer Bottom of Slide

Rear Battlesight (Will probably swap for 3 dot tritium)

Fiber Optic Front Sight

4.25" Stainless Match Grade Barrel and Bushing - Flush Cut and Reverse Crown

Fluted Chamber

30LPI Slide Top Serrations

40LPI Serrations Rear of Slide

Ball Endmill Cuts (Am omitting carry cuts)

Naked slide, except for Wilson logo

Thoughts? Suggestions?
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:16 PM
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Awesome build, really cool
That you are going to be able to pull off a bobtail setup. I personally prefer a solid trigger thatís the only thing I would change if it were my build. But of course thatís the best part of being able to personally spec these amazing firearms. Canít wait to see pictures when itís done!
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Old 03-17-2020, 07:39 PM
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Yours is a very close match to mine, with the exception of;

Ken Hackathorn tritium front sight
Black rear sight
Standard round butt
Standard grip screws
All black
Compact frame

If you like yours half as much as I enjoy mine you will be very happy indeed.
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:01 PM
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That will be a nice build, looks like you put a lot of thought in to it. Now the wait.
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Old 03-17-2020, 10:36 PM
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Rear Cocking serrations? Standard, Vickers Wide etc

Slide top serrations? 30 LPI standard

Serrated Rear of Slide? 40 LPI standard

Ryan Wilson high grip modification?

Aluminum Bobtail mainspring housing (perhaps goes without specifying)

Fluted Chamber?

Fluted barrel? (not sure if available on bushing barrels)

Thick bushing flange? or standard?

specify trigger weight (#4 is standard)

Countersunk slide stop, rounded pin or flattened pin?
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Old 03-18-2020, 06:41 AM
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With the "naked slide", Wilson Combat logo on one side or both sides behind the rear cocking serrations?
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Old 03-18-2020, 07:51 AM
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Both sides behind the cocking serrations.
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Old 03-18-2020, 08:14 AM
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First off, you'll love the Ed Brown bobtail. I don't have it on my 2 Wilson 1911s because they're both 5" guns. I do have the bobtail on my two "carry 1911s:" an Ed Brown LW Kobra Carry and a DW Guardian. Those guns carry much smaller with the bobtail, and they won't poke you in the side.

If the "countersunk" slide stop means that there's no nub protruding from the right side of the gun, then it's going to be tougher, in my opinion, to field-strip it for cleaning. I believe the original intent of that mod was to enable a laser grip's beam to be very close to the right side of the gun for aiming. If you're not going to put laser grips on it, then why do it? There may be some other reason for it, and if so, someone will soon chime in.

Finally, I agree with your decision to swap to tritium sights. If for nothing else, it makes it very easy to find the gun on the nightstand in the dark. Plus, I've seen the fiber optic rods break and/or fall out, or melt. The tritium will last 12-15 years and then you just send it back to Wilson for a replacement.
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Old 03-18-2020, 09:55 AM
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Brad, I too have a Guardian and love the bobtail.

Countersunk slide stop is standard on the ULC Commander, I will get George's input this afternoon.
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Old 03-18-2020, 09:56 AM
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tj: going through your list, educating myself.
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:57 AM
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If I could afford another Wilson 1911, without a doubt it would be the bobtailed ULC Commander. And I'd pick the exact same colors as your gun will be. Can't wait to see the photos!
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Old 03-18-2020, 12:13 PM
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Just spoke with George, cleared a few things up.

Pistol is ordered.
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Old 03-18-2020, 12:42 PM
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This is a gun I’ve been considering but only in 9mm.
My PERSONAL op is I don’t prefer the bobtail.
I have a WC pro and EB Alpha Carry and both are bobtailed.
For ME when I draw and grip it to fire I point and shoot low.
Seem to need that last little part of the grip to be able to point right for ME.
I want the same gun in 9mm with a round butt.
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Old 03-18-2020, 03:34 PM
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Just spoke with George, cleared a few things up.

Pistol is ordered.
Awesome. You are going to love the gun. Hope I was of some assistance.
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Old 03-18-2020, 04:13 PM
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"bob's" are great !! You'll love it.

Here's my lightweight bobtail professional

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Old 03-18-2020, 06:05 PM
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Awesome. You are going to love the gun. Hope I was of some assistance.
Yes sir, added the Ryan Wilson high grip modification after a bit of research.
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Old 03-18-2020, 06:30 PM
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This is a gun Iíve been considering but only in 9mm.
My PERSONAL op is I donít prefer the bobtail.
I have a WC pro and EB Alpha Carry and both are bobtailed.
For ME when I draw and grip it to fire I point and shoot low.
Seem to need that last little part of the grip to be able to point right for ME.
I want the same gun in 9mm with a round butt.
This has been my impression as well, so I found (for my hands) I do better with the RBMW. I posted recently about my retirement pistol, and several of the option listed by the OP, most importantly the LW frame, are on mine as well - but instead of bobtail, mine is RBMW. Different hands will of course find a different preference.
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Old 03-18-2020, 10:26 PM
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Man I love that gun az1911
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Old 03-19-2020, 08:27 AM
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Final build sheet

Wilson Combat ULC Commander - 45ACP
Ed Brown Bobtail
Aluminum Frame
Black Slide and Controls
Gray Frame
Concealment Beavertail Grip Safety and Hammer-Black
Tactical Single Side Safety
3 Hole Long Trigger - 3.5lb Pull
Gray/Black Slant Pattern Grips
Torx Head Grip Screws - Black
Countersunk Slide Stop
4.25" Slide
Heavy Machine Chamfer Bottom of Slide
Rear Square Notch Tritium Battlesight
Tritium Front Sight
4.25" Stainless Match Grade Barrel and Bushing - Flush
Cut and Reverse Crown
Fluted Chamber
30LPI Slide Top Serrations
40LPI Serrations Rear of Slide
Naked slide, except for Wilson logo
Ball Endmill Cuts (omit carry cuts)
Ryan Wilson High Grip Frame Modification
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Old 03-19-2020, 09:11 AM
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Sweet
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Old 03-19-2020, 04:44 PM
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Can someone tell me what a Ryan Wilson High Grip Frame Mod is, a picture would be better along with a regular frame grip. Thanks just trying to get educated!
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Old 03-19-2020, 05:02 PM
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Sorry, the light bulb just went on I think, Undercutting behind the trigger guard and grip so your 2nd finger can get higher, right?
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Old 03-20-2020, 07:24 AM
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Still would like to see a picture?
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Old 03-20-2020, 09:35 AM
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Bob-O, precisely.

Jerry - pics sometime in August.

Assuming we are all still alive then!
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Old 03-25-2020, 01:50 PM
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Still would like to see a picture?
I have it on my gun canít really see much difference
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