View Full Version : wilson CQB??
09-30-2002, 05:55 PM
ok i am really thinking about getting a wilson CQB? tell me why i shouldn't. i called turners in san berdo today and they said they had one but when i got there, with my $2K in hand they sdaid that is not a gun they would carry and it would have to be ordered. 3 months to get and $1000 deposit. i'm thinking it's kind of cutting it a bit close to the new year and the new laws. anyway get it or keep looking?
09-30-2002, 06:11 PM
If I were in your shoes why not put half of that money back in the bank and get a nice Kimber, even a commander length or the Ultra Carrry model. It will shoot almost as good as a wilson, is extremaly realible and you could up-grade it if you get the urge later on. I have one of the early Kimbers when they were made in Oregon, and it shoots as good as my full custom 45. at 1/4 the price.
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Just my $.02
09-30-2002, 07:36 PM
yeah i've thought about that. even when i got to turner's i started thinking "well i'm here to get a gun why not just..." i like the kimbers and the price is alot better and it's quality piece but i don't want to get another gun and think "i should have just gotten the wilson." my buddy and i went back and forth on this. i keep thinking i don't want to settle and it's not often i buy a gun, the last one was a .454 two years ago. if i get the kimber though i can pick up a para for my wife. she was even pushing me to get the CQB though! i'll have to sleep on this one.
I would just get the Kimber or a Springfield. The finish is not quite as good as Kimber, but I have been extremely happy with my Springfield "loaded" .45. After a hundred rounds through it, it has yet to jam on me. (Of course, since I shoot practical pistol matches with it, I do run each handloaded round through a Lee Factory crimp die, which re-sizes after bullet seating and crimping.) But I also understand the need for a "nice" gun - it's why I have a high-grade Citori in my safe that doesn't get used much. But I've always wanted one and now I have it. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-biggrin-aqua.gif
10-01-2002, 04:06 PM
I would definitely go with a kimber and put the other half back in the bank. I'm not sure what you're planning on doing with the Wilson, but if I would buy it I think it would be in the safe all the time. I think it's too much money to have out in the field. A Kimber is an awesome gun. Heck, you can probably buy a Kimber Gold Match II and an Ultra Carry II for one Wilson and you'll still end up with high quality pistols.
10-02-2002, 06:00 AM
I may be wrong, but I thought Wilson quit selling their pistols in CA. Something to do with submitting pistols each year, and essentially having them destroyed in the process, put them off from selling in CA. I may be wrong, but then again, maybe not. I wouldn't take the word of some guy at Turner's saying "Yeah, sure, we can order that.". I've been down that road before. Chalk it up to salesmen wanting to get you in the shop in conjunction with really not knowing what they're talking about....
While I do agree with these guys on Kimber's and Springfileds let me give the flip side to this coin. I have always tried to get more bang (forgive the pun) for my buck also. But now I am finding myself weeding out my collection to get a smaller collection of the more custom firearms. You know the saying less is more. So you have to figure out what your priorities are for this 1911 style firearm. I just looked up on the DOJ website and there are some Wilson's available for CA. sale. BTW I'll be getting a Kimber and I'll prolly customize it latter on. Here's the link for the available Wilson's.
10-02-2002, 08:03 AM
Bou is correct. This law is so idiotic. You can only get the ones in California that they submited. Even down to color. A friend wanted one that was all black. EVERYTHING else is the same but the color (green frame) and he could not get one. He also could not get the model he wanted with night sights because it had not been submitted. Crazy stuff.
By the way, that gun really shoots. I'm not a huge fan of 1911's anymore....but if I were to turn in my Glocks it would be for a Wilson.
10-02-2002, 09:31 AM
i wanted the all black CQB also with the lefthand safety, but can't because the model approved wasn't black with the left hand safety! stupid! first it's a stafety item ans second, like the color is going to really matter!!
so i found a shop that has one compact and one full size coming "in the next few days." so i'm going down friday to put down a deposit so some else doesn't snatch it up. otherwise it'll be a 3 month wait.
10-04-2002, 04:02 AM
i dont doubt that wilsons are good guns and very nicely built, but IMO they are about $500 OVER priced, pay a lot for the name, same goes with les baer.
you wont go wrong buying a basic mil spec 1911 from colt or springfield and taking it to a custom shop and have it looking and performing as good as the wilson, and for a lot less money and time. Plus its the way YOU want it, with the parts YOU want on it, makes it a much more personal gun.
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