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Old 08-05-2011, 15:13   #1
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Wilson CQB as first 1911?

Wondering from the brain trust what to do...

New Wilson CQB green frame, very, very tight, beautiful trigger, not a scratch on her. Price seems great, listed at $2000. I wanted to get my feet wet only spending half that on a quality used Springfield, DW, S&W...

Would it be advisable to start out with a "top notch" 1911 or work my way up to it? It just felt so much better than the Kimber Pro Carry II I compared it to (not bashing Kimber...they are on my list also.)

I plan to eventually carry it. I currently have a G33 and HK P2000sk for carry, both in 357 sig.

Decisions, decisions...
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Old 08-05-2011, 15:15   #2
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I think you really learn to appreciate all the things WC has to offer over production guns when you start lower end, but i spent a lot of money on lower line guns that i had nothing but problems with and just overall didnt care for until i got to owning my WC and NH. I would definitely recommend buying a Wilson and if you never get around to Kimber, owell!
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Old 08-05-2011, 15:16   #3
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I say go for it. My first 1911 was a Baer TRS.
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Old 08-05-2011, 15:24   #4
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I agree with Bobby. If you can afford it and you like it, buy it. It's not as if the CQB is a full custom house gun. You will still find things you like, want to add, tinker with etc. I dont believe that you should have some mandatory period of deprivation just to increase your level of appreciation of a "higher end" 1911. Besides, you may find the CQB is everything you wanted in a 1911 anyway.
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Old 08-05-2011, 17:11   #5
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Thanks for the input. Just don't know if I would "appreciate" the gun without owning from other tiers first.
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Old 08-05-2011, 17:24   #6
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A Wilson would be an awesome first 1911
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Old 08-05-2011, 17:29   #7
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Hell of a first 1911, I say go for it.
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Old 08-05-2011, 17:32   #8
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Definitely no problems with a Wilson for your first. You will love it!
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Old 08-05-2011, 17:42   #9
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buy a Krap gun first and deal with poor service, then get a better 1911 with great service, then you'll know that you'll never go back to Krap.
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Old 08-05-2011, 18:10   #10
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I think it is a great way to go.

I had a similar dilemma when I was deciding to jump in...I was going to start with a Kimber Pro Cary TLE...I was all set to buy when I made the mistake of handling an Ed Brown.

I ended up deciding on a Kobra Carry and haven't had any regrets. Why put money into the Kimber when I knew I ultimately would want the EB eventually.
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Old 08-05-2011, 18:22   #11
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Go for it!!!!!!!
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Old 08-05-2011, 18:32   #12
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Go for it. The CQB is awesome.


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Old 08-05-2011, 18:40   #13
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I like the flow of your CQB and carpet Brian. lol

The CQB is an amazing pistol, I have one and would highly recommend.
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Old 08-05-2011, 18:40   #14
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Sure, why not?
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Old 08-05-2011, 18:41   #15
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I agree about getting the CQB. I LOVE mine. Great gun. No sense in getting something cheaper, that may be just fine, but if not, could possibly sour you on the 1911 format. A format that is good as it gets IMO.

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Old 08-05-2011, 20:34   #16
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I also say to go for it if you can afford it. I got my first 1911 last summer and it was a CQB. I have what some may call a "lesser" 1911 that is a Sig Tac Ops and I'd say that I appreciate both pistols.

Being able to get something as high quality as a CQB for your first 1911 is a blessing. Enjoy it and be grateful.


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Old 08-05-2011, 20:42   #17
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I say go for it. My first 1911 was a Baer TRS.
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Old 08-05-2011, 20:55   #18
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Thanks for the input. Just don't know if I would "appreciate" the gun without owning from other tiers first.

Oh, you'll appriciate it. You may not be able to ever enjoy a Kimber or Colt after having a Wilson Combat though!
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Old 08-05-2011, 23:08   #19
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I like the flow of your CQB and carpet Brian. lol

The CQB is an amazing pistol, I have one and would highly recommend.


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Old 08-06-2011, 04:01   #20
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Wondering from the brain trust what to do...

New Wilson CQB green frame, very, very tight, beautiful trigger, not a scratch on her. Price seems great, listed at $2000. I wanted to get my feet wet only spending half that on a quality used Springfield, DW, S&W...

Would it be advisable to start out with a "top notch" 1911 or work my way up to it? It just felt so much better than the Kimber Pro Carry II I compared it to (not bashing Kimber...they are on my list also.)

I plan to eventually carry it. I currently have a G33 and HK P2000sk for carry, both in 357 sig.

Decisions, decisions...
wish your dilemma was mine.
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:00   #21
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Oh, you'll appriciate it. You may not be able to ever enjoy a Kimber or Colt after having a Wilson Combat though!
very true!!! It's tough for me to even get my TRP into the rotation and imo that is a better made gun then any Kimber or Colt I've handled, fired.
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:27   #22
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Wondering from the brain trust what to do...

New Wilson CQB green frame, very, very tight, beautiful trigger, not a scratch on her. Price seems great, listed at $2000. I wanted to get my feet wet only spending half that on a quality used Springfield, DW, S&W...

Would it be advisable to start out with a "top notch" 1911 or work my way up to it? It just felt so much better than the Kimber Pro Carry II I compared it to (not bashing Kimber...they are on my list also.)

I plan to eventually carry it. I currently have a G33 and HK P2000sk for carry, both in 357 sig.

Decisions, decisions...
I own a Springfield Armory Professional (FBI) and a Springfield Mil-spec. I have a Wilson CQB on order. It should be here within the next month. Once you start shooting the better 1911s, it's hard to go back to the run of the mills. Bill Wilson is about as good as it gets with his customer service. He will bend over backwards for you. I'd buy once and cry once if it were me. There is NO substitute. My next one is going to be a Les Baer Thunder Ranch.
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:23   #23
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Oh, you'll appriciate it. You may not be able to ever enjoy a Kimber or Colt after having a Wilson Combat though!
Yeah, but I still appreciate 1911s in all price ranges.
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:04   #24
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Thanks for the advice. Thinking it over, I think I will appreciate the platform more starting with a mid-level, and then moving up from there. Now looking at the Springfield TRP.
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