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Old 02-12-2020, 12:36 PM
SIGAddict SIGAddict is offline
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Trying to decide between a VBob and a CBob

Hi, I am looking to buy either a stainless VBob or a CBob and itís very difficult to get much information on what the differences are in todayís production besides rear sight (straight 8 vs three dot) and checkering on the back strap (checkered vs smooth). Are there frame dimension differences, barrel, etc? Is the brush polished finish of CBob easier to maintain than the satin VBob finish in case of small scratches? I am not sensitive to price differences between the two as prices are all over the place on line anyway.
Would appreciate some input.
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:10 PM
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I believe the Vbob has an ambi safety, whereas the Cbob does not.
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Old 02-13-2020, 06:35 AM
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The older Vbob and current Cbob are more closely aligned than the new Vbob and Cbob.

If comparing the older Vbob the front strap checkering carries higher up the front strap and has a Matte Finish, where as the Cbob has a brushed finish on the flats. The Vbob also wears slim VZ G10 grips and the Cbob, full thickness Cocobolo grips. As for any real difference, All of our guns are the same. The differences are features and finishes.
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Old 02-13-2020, 07:06 AM
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The older Vbob and current Cbob are more closely aligned than the new Vbob and Cbob.



If comparing the older Vbob the front strap checkering carries higher up the front strap and has a Matte Finish, where as the Cbob has a brushed finish on the flats. The Vbob also wears slim VZ G10 grips and the Cbob, full thickness Cocobolo grips. As for any real difference, All of our guns are the same. The differences are features and finishes.


The new VBob has more features than the old one? (I was looking to maybe get the new one as old ones are hard to find). How does the matte finish wear compared to the brushed finish on the flats?


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Old 02-13-2020, 11:31 AM
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I had a CBOB built by Keith and the custom shop in 38 super, simply amazing

They were so easy to work with, I sent them Wilson trigger, lo-safety and extended slide-release and spoke with Keith a few times and bam 16 weeks later this beauty arrived

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Old 02-13-2020, 04:33 PM
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I had a CBOB built by Keith and the custom shop in 38 super, simply amazing

They were so easy to work with, I sent them Wilson trigger, lo-safety and extended slide-release and spoke with Keith a few times and bam 16 weeks later this beauty arrived

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Old 02-13-2020, 05:25 PM
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I had a CBOB built by Keith and the custom shop in 38 super, simply amazing

They were so easy to work with, I sent them Wilson trigger, lo-safety and extended slide-release and spoke with Keith a few times and bam 16 weeks later this beauty arrived

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Looks bead blasted instead of polished. Is that preferable?


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Old 02-14-2020, 01:16 PM
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Looks bead blasted instead of polished. Is that preferable?
Well, it's easier to fix a mark with a variety of scotchbrite pads and it was the look I was going for
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:37 PM
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Well, it's easier to fix a mark with a variety of scotchbrite pads and it was the look I was going for


Actually thatís one of the things I was trying to find out, how one fixes scratches on a bead blasted finish without blasting with abrasive again? For brush polished flats, scotchbrite pads work as long as one brushes in one direction, but if you do that to a matte finish wonít it start to get shiny?


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