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Old 03-11-2020, 08:32 AM
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Looking at round butts (on 5 guns)

My 5 CQB order is currently pre-kit stage and Im trying to decide if Id like to do the round butt frame or not. This gun will be for both carry and for range use.

Ill be the first to admit that I am concerned with aesthetics. I do not really care for the look of a magwell and dont want to go that route. I have been searching for pictures of 5 Wilsons with the round butt frame treatment however only came up with one rather blurry photo of one. Most have the round butt magwells instead. I see that the CQB Commander does come standard with the round butt frame which I do really like the appearance of on it.

Also this is not strictly for aesthetics only i do think it would help with carry comfort as well.

Does anyone own or have pictures of a 5 Wilson with the round butt (non-magwell) treatment?

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Old 03-11-2020, 08:57 AM
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I went to the custom work and finishes gallery and found a few that appear to be full size no magwell. I actually like the look of the round better.
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Old 03-11-2020, 09:09 AM
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I don't have any photos of such a full size 1911, but I'd be pretty confident it would have a pleasing appearance to you, based in what you've said.

Your would lose the subtle benefits of the magwell (i.e., facilitating fast reloads under stress), but I'm sensing from your thoughts that that would be a small cost in regard to what you'd gain in meeting your other preferences.

In regard to hopefully forthcoming photos from others, it might be important to evaluate aesthetics after inserting the length of magazine you're anticipating using. A round butt paired with a more extended magazine design won't look exactly the same as with a truly flush-fitting magazine.

Hopefully others will contribute valuable inputs/photos.
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Old 03-11-2020, 09:11 AM
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I went to the custom work and finishes gallery and found a few that appear to be full size no magwell. I actually like the look of the round better.


That third one Batman is exactly like what I was looking for. Thank you for the picture. I was just searching this forum and using google and didnt even think of looking through the custom work gallery
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Old 03-11-2020, 09:38 AM
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Old 03-11-2020, 10:34 AM
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One of mine

My first full size with RB frame.
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Old 03-11-2020, 11:38 AM
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My first full size with RB frame.


Thank you both for the photos. I will definitely go with the round butt treatment that looks great. Also getting a mild dehorn on the gun. Should be a perfect combo.

By looking at the photos it appears no that modifications have to be made to the grip panels to fit a round butt which is also a plus to me.
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Old 03-11-2020, 11:42 AM
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My 5 CQB order is currently pre-kit stage and Im trying to decide if Id like to do the round butt frame or not. This gun will be for both carry and for range use.

Ill be the first to admit that I am concerned with aesthetics. I do not really care for the look of a magwell and dont want to go that route. I have been searching for pictures of 5 Wilsons with the round butt frame treatment however only came up with one rather blurry photo of one. Most have the round butt magwells instead. I see that the CQB Commander does come standard with the round butt frame which I do really like the appearance of on it.

Also this is not strictly for aesthetics only i do think it would help with carry comfort as well.

Does anyone own or have pictures of a 5 Wilson with the round butt (non-magwell) treatment?

Thanks
if you google for "1911 round butt wilson" and go to images tab you shall have plenty of photos even skipping through photos magwelled or small ones, no ?
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Old 03-11-2020, 11:45 AM
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if you google for "1911 round butt wilson" and go to images tab you shall have plenty of photos even skipping through photos magwelled or small ones, no ?


No, I tried that and came up with one picture of a 5 gun and tons of pictures of round butt magwell equipped guns and lots of CQB Commanders. But I appreciate the pointer.
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Old 03-11-2020, 11:51 AM
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I googled

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Old 03-11-2020, 12:14 PM
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I googled





Oh yes that is a beauty! Thank you for finding that for me I am not very good with electronics I appreciate your effort. Have a great day.
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Old 03-11-2020, 01:50 PM
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Oh yes that is a beauty! Thank you for finding that for me I am not very good with electronics I appreciate your effort. Have a great day.
forum screws the image - if go to that photobucket you shall see a proper unblurred image...

it was from the thread @ https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread...ombat-CQB-1911 -> there are several photos

https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...5-original.jpg is one of them


the other side is https://hosting.photobucket.com/imag...3-original.jpg

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Old 03-12-2020, 04:46 PM
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I googled round butts ... you don't want to know. Trust me.
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Old 03-12-2020, 06:08 PM
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I googled round butts ... you don't want to know. Trust me.
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Old 03-12-2020, 06:32 PM
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These days, I think we, at least most of us, can use some good humor. +1911
Oh, I wasn't being funny at all. You REALLY don't want to know!






Oh, okay. Maybe I was being just a bit humorous.
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Old 03-12-2020, 09:39 PM
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Not a Wilson but a Colt with the original round butt treatment by John Harrison at least 8 years ago.

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Old 03-13-2020, 06:20 AM
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^^^

Great aesthetics, especially with the original-style hammer and flush magazine.
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Old 03-13-2020, 06:36 AM
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Im a bit late to the dance, but heres another. My CQBE with RB.
I think youre making a good decision.
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Great aesthetics, especially with the original-style hammer and flush magazine.
Thanks. The hammer is his own "bobbed" design.
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Im a bit late to the dance, but heres another. My CQBE with RB.
you have magwell - he does not want magwell
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Old 03-13-2020, 11:26 AM
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Full size Baron Blue 10mm CQB with round butt. I like it because it feels better in your hand.
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Old 03-13-2020, 01:28 PM
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Thank you all for the great reference photos and to the owners who have shared their beautiful guns.

My CQB order has been updated to the round butt frame treatment now.
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Thank you all for the great reference photos and to the owners who have shared their beautiful guns.

My CQB order has been updated to the round butt frame treatment now.
I think you will appreciate it more when you experience it during extended round count range sessions. Looking forward to pics and range report when you get it.
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I think you will appreciate it more when you experience it during extended round count range sessions. Looking forward to pics and range report when you get it.
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