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    Samurai85 is offline Junior Member
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    Wilson CQB. Is it more reliable that other 1911s?

    Hey everyone. I hope you all had a great 4th. I love 1911s and I have been considering getting a Wilson CQB in the next year after saving up. I was wondering if any of you have experience with this weapon and what your opinions are. In a month I will be getting a Kimber Custom ii tle in stainless and I love that model as I owned one a year ago. I'm wondering if the Wilson would be more reliable than say the Kimber as a conclealed carry weapon? I know Rolex's are very expensive but I can't help but wonder if they tell the time any more reliably than a Timex. Would it be worth the extrax $1500 (about that) over the Kimber tle? Thanks for your help and insight everyone.

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    "Worth" is up to the individual. Proving something to be reliable over something else is kind of a hard task. No machine is guaranteed to be failure free. Even Wilsons have had to go back for work, but I would wager the frequency of of it being much less than some other 1911 makers.

    The high end 1911s are for connoisseurs or those that appreciate/desire a more hand-fitted gun.

    The Wilson will come with better magazines and their Armortuff finish is a very durable finish should you choose that option, but plain stainless is nice as well. If I had to choose between one of the two, I would choose Wilson. While I don't have a CQB, we have a a Professional Bobtail and have been much more happy with it than the four Kimbers we've had over time. It's been the epitome of reliability, but I can say the same about my Les Baer which costs a little less.

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    My opinion only is that you should save that money you were going to spend on the Kimber, and be that much more ahead on acquiring the Wilson.

    My Series 1 Classic Custom (Kimber) is now mostly Wilson. The only original Kimber parts left are the slide, frame, hammer, and sear. I don't know whether to call it a Kilson, or a Wimber.

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