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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1043754 02/11/20 05:08 PM
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Dang moving some nice guns


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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1043756 02/11/20 06:35 PM
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Dang diggity dang...

Never a dull moment in Gary's gun buying/selling!

You had a Dan Wesson for a minute a year or so ago no? That come and go too?


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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1043761 02/11/20 07:22 PM
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I have a short attention span when concerning guns, haha.

Trust told, my CQB and Vickers filled the same niche so I chose to keep the lesser expensive gun that had a front night sight. I thought about keeping the Vickers and just buying the SRP but I don't need two Wilson carry guns. The SRP can serve as a carry gun but will be more fun at the range. My most accurate handguns have been Baers. I seriously regretted selling my last two Baers to buy the Wilsons. Nothing wrong with the Wilsons ... great guns ... I just wish I would have kept one Baer. It worked out as I'm ending up with Baer's top of the line model.

Rich, I had poor reliability out of my Dan Wesson Valors (4.25" 9MM, 5" 45Acp and 5" 10MM) so I sold them.

I really want to retire some day so I have to control my spending.

ETA: I am getting further and further into the burnt out professional worldview and genuinely need to curb my hobby spending. You would not believe what I deal with. For example, today the President of my firm (I've the VP) called a meeting to yell at everyone because someone took a dump and didn't flush the toilet. He screamed for 5 straight minutes and then ended his rant with "when I find out who did it I'm going to drag them out to the parking lot, kick their a$$, fire them, then call every other firm in town so they won't be able to find another job".

...and no I can't just resign. I own part of the company.

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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1043762 02/11/20 08:16 PM
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Thatís a bummer Iíve wanted a DW Specialist for a while now.


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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1043763 02/11/20 09:28 PM
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Buy a Specialist with confidence as long as its 5Ē and 45ACP.


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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1043764 02/11/20 10:49 PM
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Gary, don't know how you feel about them, but I have a set of the old 24/7 Big Dot sights and they are CRAZY fast. Give the site a look see.

https://www.xssights.com/


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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1043775 02/12/20 11:37 AM
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Iíve tried them and that HUGE front dot was fast but was too big for precision work.

My favorite Night Sights are 10-8 or Heine ďStraight 8Ē.

Just a single dot rear and singe dot front. Stack them and squeeze.


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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1043791 02/12/20 01:23 PM
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I have thought about their "Regular" or small sight for more precision work, but at the distances I would feel justified in using the big dots work fine.


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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1043805 02/12/20 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Endeavour Morse
I have a short attention span when concerning guns, haha.

Trust told, my CQB and Vickers filled the same niche so I chose to keep the lesser expensive gun that had a front night sight. I thought about keeping the Vickers and just buying the SRP but I don't need two Wilson carry guns. The SRP can serve as a carry gun but will be more fun at the range. My most accurate handguns have been Baers. I seriously regretted selling my last two Baers to buy the Wilsons. Nothing wrong with the Wilsons ... great guns ... I just wish I would have kept one Baer. It worked out as I'm ending up with Baer's top of the line model.

Rich, I had poor reliability out of my Dan Wesson Valors (4.25" 9MM, 5" 45Acp and 5" 10MM) so I sold them.

I really want to retire some day so I have to control my spending.

ETA: I am getting further and further into the burnt out professional worldview and genuinely need to curb my hobby spending. You would not believe what I deal with. For example, today the President of my firm (I've the VP) called a meeting to yell at everyone because someone took a dump and didn't flush the toilet. He screamed for 5 straight minutes and then ended his rant with "when I find out who did it I'm going to drag them out to the parking lot, kick their a$$, fire them, then call every other firm in town so they won't be able to find another job".

...and no I can't just resign. I own part of the company.


Wow...sounds like my work in a middle school...combined with arguing with my son! Lol! Crazy...

That sucks with the Dan Wessons. My .45 Valor blem is outstanding. Perfect reliability, stupid accurate and a trigger like glass. Ive run it dirty up to about 700-800 rounds with no additional lube and it ran flawless then too. The 9mm Valor I had for a bit wouldn't lock back on the last round unless the ammo was hot...and it demanded to be cleaned. I'm still tempted to get a Guardian in 9mm...just for joy of ownership. I think it's a great looking weapon.

Gundog you could look up a guys named Dan Severn (I think) and 1911. He's big on a couple 1911 websites and sells a lot of DWs and is a gunsmith and goes over them and supports if an issue arises. I'm on a CZ/DW forum and bad reports are few and far between. They also have a re-worked Valor coming out that looks amazing.


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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1043814 02/12/20 07:29 PM
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Yes, its like working in a preschool ... where the preschoolers make the decisions.

My 5" 45ACP Valor was mostly reliable but would fail to go into battery about every 3rd magazine.

My 4.25" 9MM Valor and 4.25" 9MM Defender where both completely unreliable. Some very knowledgeable 1911 people told me DW cuts their feed angle to obtuse. I cannot confirm this, but can say my guns had constant failures to feed.

My 5" 10MM Valor would bump the slide stop and lock the gun open with a loaded magazine during firing, and had an occasional FTE.

1911s are hot or cold. I don't really fault Dan Wesson as the VAST majority of owners have FANTASTIC luck with them. I would buy a 5" 45ACP Valor again without hesitation (the original Valor ... not the new version they just released).

In my experience with having owned nearly 70 SEVENTY 1911s the most reliable is going to be ...

5"
Steel Frame
45ACP
GI Recoil Plug

If you steer away from these specs, you're going to may have trouble.

Severns is a great place, and their "Hard Hat" finish is suppose to be more durable than Glock Tennifer. They closed after a fire (IIRC) and I don't know if they're taking work again now.

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I am now a fictional British television police officer (currently a Detective Sgt) at Thames Valley Station. My governor is Detective Inspector Fred Thursday and itís 1969.





Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1043815 02/12/20 07:30 PM
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Oh ... I picked up the SRP today ....

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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1043816 02/12/20 07:32 PM
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I've now owned nine Les Baers:

1x Custom Carry Stainless
2x Custom Carry
2x Ultimate Tactical Carry
1x Ultimate Tactical Carry
1x Ultimate Tactical Carry NFCS
1x SRP 1.5" Hard Chrome
1x SRP

This gun is BY FAR the tightest. It's even more "bank vault" than the 1.5" SRP Hard Chrome. You can't rack the slide on this gun without "popping it on the nose" first.

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