This is a discussion on Ladies and Gentlemen, meet WILSON (picture intensive) within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I put this in Concealed Carry because I will probably end up carrying this gun every now and then as well as using this gun ...
I put this in Concealed Carry because I will probably end up carrying this gun every now and then as well as using this gun for a majority of my training.
As many of our members are aware, I've been in the market (so-to-speak) for either a Wilson Combat or a Nighthawk Custom. I wanted a heavier 1911, 4" or longer barrel with an all steel frame. I would be using this gun primarily for training, competition, classes, and any other type of shoot that required more than a couple hundred rounds. What I learn on this gun will go directly into my carry gun if I don't end up just plain old carrying it. This heavier gun will save my poor arm from getting the crap kicked out of it while putting hundreds of rounds through the small, lightweight package my Kimber provides.
Just when I had set my sights (hehehe) on the Nighthawk T3, I landed a deal that was just too good to pass up. I've been granted a Wilson Combat Professional with an Ed Brown Bobtail.
I bought it used (if you can call it used) with less than 800 rounds fired through it. There is not a single slight mark on the entire gun. If I didn't know any better I'd say it never had a shot fired through it.
But I'll let you see for yourself.... Here he is...
Now, as some of you will recall, I was supposed to get this gun last Saturday, but there was a mix up in shipping. I waited a little more than anxiously and finally, on Thursday, it came in.
My husband and I rushed up to the shop about an hour before I was supposed to work and he brought up the camera to catch a glimpse of my delight as I laid eyes on the much awaited gun.
When I got there, the guys had already taken the box containing the gun and put it on the back shelf for me so that I wouldn't have to bug any of the office people to get it.
As you can see, I was a little thrilled to even see that box...
The gun was shipping in a Wilson Combat case secure in a holster, so the first thing I got to see was the gun in the holster...
Then, the unveiling...
But there was a reason I went to work an hour early. I wanted to shoot it too. So after a few minutes of doing the paperwork, holding it and calling it mine, I rushed it off into the range for some shooting...
My husband gets picture of the year for this shot...
I couldn't have asked for a better gun...
I ran the IDPA league with the gun that night too. I actually did worse than I did the week before with my Kimber but I wasn't concerned about my score. What I wanted to see was how the gun handled while moving, shooting, changing mags and so on. In some areas of the league I did better, in some I did worse. I really didn't care though, I was having lots of fun with my new gun.
I only got to put about 80 rounds through the thing and every shot was beautiful. Absolutely no issues what-so-ever (and there shouldn't be).
I can't think of anything else to say about it right now.. I'll get into specs later. Right now I'm just psyched that it's actually MINE!!
Very cool. I love the bob tail look . Looks and sounds like an excellent gun for all around use.
"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." Thomas Jefferson
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A big CONGRATS!
That's a beauty!
Very nice centered group, especially for the first time out!
Very very nice! I bet you'll love it for like, always!
"He went on two legs, wore clothes and was a human being, but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal . . . and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned, however, was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life. The cause of this apparently was that at the bottom of his heart he knew all the time (or thought he knew) that he was in reality not a man, but a wolf of the Steppes."
I WANT ONE!!!!....I mean two
"[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
They are left in full possession of them."
Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed." ~Alexander Hamilton
It is not the Bill of Privileges. It is not the Bill of Permits. It is the Bill of Rights.
People should not be afraid of the government; the government should be afraid of the people.
Welcome to Mr Wilson - may he and Lima be very happy together
Glad it came thru in the end but that wait was (I know) hard to bear! Glad it thus far meets expectations and it will certainly make an excellent carry piece.
Good news Lima!
Chris - P95
NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.
"To own a gun and assume that you are armed
is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."
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So wait a minute, your husband was willing to snap pictures of you frolicking with Mr. Wilson?
Nevermind. All I can envision is Dennis the Menace yelling, "HEY MIS-TER WIL-SON?!"
Congrats on the very beautiful Wilson Combat bobtailed Professional!
That last pic says it all. Got to love a great firearm .. particularly when you can shoot so well with it. Enjoy!
GREAT! Now I'm in love with a guy named Wilson! SHEESH!
ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!
"A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
You have to make the shot when fire is smoking, people are screaming, dogs are barking, kids are crying and sirens are coming.
Ego will kill you. Leave it at home.
I will preface my remarks by stating that I dislike bobtails- I've wanted to slap people for doing it to their guns. That said:
That is a gorgeous gun! And obviously it will shoot as well as the person holding it is capable. Now I want one.
I can't see spending so much time training with a gun I wasn't going to carry though- I'd have to make it a part of my every day life. Plus, I'd hate to leave it in the safe and see that some lesser gun had done unspeakable things to it!
"The only people I like besides my wife and children are Marines."
- Lt. Col. Oliver North
Good god thats a purty gun.
"Just blame Sixto"
I believe you and I MUST be related Lima. I too am listing for a T3...but I ran up on a deal...almost like yours but for a CQB Compact.
Now the T3 is going to have to wait a bit longer down south
Doesn't help any that Nighthawk LOST TRACK of my GRP when it went back in for ambis. I'm a bit more than ticked off @ NHC right now...but not enough NOT to buy a T3 when the funds recover
"If I was an extremist, our founding fathers would all be extremists," he said. "Without them, we wouldn't have our independence. We'd be a disarmed British system of feudal subjectivity."