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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Stump Buster] #1044456 03/01/20 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Stump Buster
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Nice guns in this thread!

Quick question... How'd the minor round-butting of the Wilson feel in hand?

I have XXL hands and that little wedge at the bottom of a full size 1911 gets old after a full day of shooting. Would the little trim be worth it on a full size or just go with a full Bob? I love the feel of my V-bob, but it's on a Commander length Valor, so it looks proportionally correct.


I've owned "Bobtail" Dan Wessons as well as "Rounded Butt" Wilsons.

I did NOT like the hand feel of the "bobtail". It felt like the gun wasn't filling the annular space between my palm and the MSH.

I didn't notice any hand feel difference on the rounded butt guns, but it definitely helps with preventing "printing" while carrying concealed.

I wear a size large glove for reference.


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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1044457 03/01/20 04:29 PM
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My EDC is a special order Wilson CQB with rounded butt and blended mag well.


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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1044458 03/01/20 04:31 PM
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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1044464 03/01/20 09:08 PM
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Gary, that looks AWESOME!!! Major congrats to you. smile


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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1044467 03/01/20 09:21 PM
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Man Gary, that Wilson is REAL pretty. But What about the Bauer?


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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Private Klink] #1044471 03/01/20 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Private Klink
Gary, that looks AWESOME!!! Major congrats to you. smile


Thank you. My wife thinks it is a "pretty" gun. When I bought it I had "BBQ Gun" in mind, but after taking it to the range for the break in sessions decided it was going to be my EDC gun. I've carried it every day since then.


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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: SkunkHunter] #1044472 03/01/20 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by SkunkHunter
Man Gary, that Wilson is REAL pretty. But What about the Bauer?


Thanks. I haven't even started breaking in the Baer SRP. I bought it for "rough duty" carry (like yard work, hiking etc) where I wouldn't want to carry the Wilson. After I get 500-1000 through the Baer it'll be in the rotation for those times where I'd be afraid of damaging the Wilson.

The Baer and Wilson have very different build philosophies.


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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1044474 03/01/20 10:55 PM
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The Bauer is nice, but Man that Wilson is SWEET!


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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1044477 03/01/20 11:21 PM
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Thank You for the info... I'll have to try and track down some samples to handle before I decide to do any whackin' on the frame.



(eta: EM...your post didn't get entered when I quoted you, sorry for any confusion on the timing of this post.)

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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1044535 03/03/20 10:47 AM
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SB,
No worries - glad to help.


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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1044554 03/04/20 05:39 PM
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So early in the thread you mentioned build philosophies being different. Could you expand on this?


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Re: New Wilson Combat Vickers Elite ... TONS O' PICS [Re: Endeavour Morse] #1044557 03/04/20 08:09 PM
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Baer's build philosophy is very 1960's. Everything is hand filed and hand fit. ONE guy at his shop does nothing but front strap checkering. Most importantly he hard fits his barrels.

Wilson has embraced modern CNC and makes a nearly as accurate gun that is slick but can be disassembled without tools.

If you want something that reminds of you a Clark ... get a Baer.
If you want something that reminds of you a STI that is built right ... get a Wilson.


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