I can't get my Wilsons to.............. - 1911Forum
Advertise Here
Forum   Reviews   Rules   Legal   Site Supporters & Donations   Advertise

Go Back   1911Forum > >


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-25-2012, 01:38 PM
Craig Craig is offline
Join Date: May 2002
Location: So. Florida
Posts: 276
I can't get my Wilsons to..............

FAIL in any way. I have been into 1911s from the first tme I fired a pistol. It was a friends Colt and the X ring disapeared with the first shot.........

I was hooked but poor some 30+ years ago. I'm not that much richer today, but I measure my quality of life in part by having my weapons that WORK. I EDC my ULC and and shoot it alot. I use my CQB Elite for competition and some plinking and both have been flawless performers for several thousand rounds each.

I am still excited from a morning shooting with the S. FL Speed Shooters. I am half way through detailing my CQB and I just felt like Wilson should get the credit for a perfect day on the range. It was perfect, I was not. I have been through Colts, Paras, S&Ws and even an EB but I have never felt this kind of confidence in a 1911 until I was able to buy a Wilson!

My Kimber Stainless Compact I, was as reliable only after spending another 2 grand having Dane Burns do a complete rebuild. My Glocks are as reliable but I am less accurate with them. I have to admit they are absolutly dependable.

The ULC was my response to the back pain that caused me to switch from the Kimber to carry a Glock, followed by my desire to be more accurate. I tried other light weight 1911s but never had the total reliability I could get with my Custom Kimber or any out-ot-the-box Glock. Providence and $$$$ brought me to Wilson's door. I'm now an even happier camper. There are NEVER any problems to report with my 2 Wilsons -- like we all see on the other manufacturere's threads.

That is worth writing about! OH, I love detailing a Wilson b/c the inards are soooooo nice.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2012, 02:05 PM
Mujahideen Mujahideen is offline
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 224
Every brand has a few that go out the door that need to be sent back. I had a Supergrade that needed to be sent back and it still was not 100%. I have had Glocks have a bobble here and there too. If your having accuracy issues with Glock get a Ghost trigger bar connector for a few bucks and your trigger will reset earlier and be lighter and crisper.

Glocks dont need lube, they can be thrown in the dirt and picked back up a year later and work fine they really are amazing pistols. But the 1911 has a special place in my heart and will always be my favorite. Wilson Combat especially! 1911s require more tinkering to keep in tip top shape. I would never have one as my carry gun because my favorite ones are all carbon steel and just too heavy.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2012, 02:56 PM
Highgear Highgear is offline
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Kansas
Posts: 1,793
Where are the photos?
Veneratio Socius Mortuus CMXVIII Dum Spiro Pugno
Wilson Combat Firearms: CQB Elite Turnbull Blue / Case Hardened .45, CQB .45, Lightweight Protector Compact .45, CQB Tactical LE.45, CQB-C .45, Stealth .45, Sentinel .45, Colt Custom .45, High-Cap Championship Special .38 Super Race Gun, Spec Ops 9, Scattergun Tech. TR-870 12 ga., UT-15 .223 with W/C .22 Upper, OD ADP 9mm, WC .22 1911 conversion
Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2012, 08:38 PM
BYJO4 BYJO4 is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 6,032
Another satisfied Wilson customer. It's just hard to find any fault with them.
Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2012, 12:19 PM
Craig Craig is offline
Join Date: May 2002
Location: So. Florida
Posts: 276
I'm not up to speed on putting photos on the forum. However, thanks to Sig4Me for getting my e-mailed photo of the CQB Elite and putting it in a post I started with the title "Couldn't wait & got very lucky". The px was posted 12/10/11.

My ULC is "stock" with Wilsons night sights. Good pxs of this pistol are on Wilson's websight.
I can e-mail the photos.
I know gun porn is a GOOD thing but I'm just too behind the times...........

Highgear, you have the same CQB but with a case harded frame. I believe mine is all Turnbull. Mine already has a couple scratches and some muzzle finish changes frim lots of shots downrange.

Last edited by Craig; 03-26-2012 at 01:00 PM.
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:07 PM.

NOTICE TO USERS OF THIS SITE: By continuing to use this site, you certify that you have read and agree to abide by the Legal Terms of Use. All information, data, text or other materials ("Content") posted to this site by any users are the sole responsibility of those users. 1911Forum does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2015 1911Forum.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved