THE WILSON ADP at $500. plus change

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    THE WILSON ADP at $500. plus change

    Hey are we slackin' here?
    Is anybody going to review this "new offering" WILSON pistola?
    Striker fired al la GLOCK ~ Gas Retarded ~ Buffered Handgun
    for less than $600.00 ~ Anybody thinking about buying one?
    Seen one yet...or still too early to get a "hands on" look?
    It does look interesting.

    I'm not sure about that "water pistol" grip configuration though.
    I'd hafta actually Hold One before I could decide if it was comfortable enough that I could tolerate the way it looked.

    Looks like it has a bit too much of a "bump in the backstrap" for me.


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    I heard they were coming out with one but dang that is ugly

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    Hey, QK buy one and let us know how it shoots...
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    BlueLion....You Got That Backwards

    I want one of you guys to buy one & let ME know how it shoots.

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    Darn it! Somebody buy one, and let us know how they shoot!

    Uglier than a Glock, and almost as ugly as the new Kimber poly.

    Would this be like buying a 1911 from Glock? Make about as much sense...
    Last edited by Rock and Glock; April 8th, 2007 at 08:53 PM.

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    If I'm going to spend that kind of money on something ugly it won't be THAT ugly.

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    I wouldn't buy either the new Kimber or the Wilson. And the Wilson in 9mm?? Someone musta had a brain fart over there.

    Seems these people haven't done their share of market research. We like at least a little bit o' pretty. -------

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    Know what - I'll bet that feels way better than it looks.!

    Consider the SW99 of mine - pic below - I actually added the optional larger palm swell and it feels great - better still if having one of the mags in with pinkie extension. And it shoots so darned well too. But is it pretty? No way IMO - pure functionality. Of course no safety on that because decocker but it is striker fired.

    I would very much like to try the ADP before dissing it totally - chances are Wilson has done a heap of research and trials and surely would not bring out something that'll flop.


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    This is a re-labeled South African ADP designed by Alex Du Plessis. ADP pistol uses gas-delayed blowback action with stationery barrel. Gas piston is located below the barrel, and hot powder gases are fed there from the bore via small port near the chamber. Gas piston is inserted into the cylinder from the front, and is connected to the slide, in the same manner as in famous HK P7 pistol. The frame is made from impact-resistant polymer, with removable steel insert that hosts slide rails and barrel. Trigger is striker-fired, double-action only with pre-cocking (therefore second strike on misfired round is impossible without at least a partial slide retraction). Manual safety is somewhat unusual in its placement, as its levers are located just behind the trigger, at either side of the frame. Sights are fixed, with the rear sight blade dovetailed to the slide.

    I have the precursor model the "Heritage Stealth". It is a very light and compact 10 shot pistol that utilizes the gas retarded design and functions very well. It is NOT designed for rapid shooting. Due to the gas delay it heats up very quickly.

    The price tag of $579 is a bit steep. The Heritage model retailed for half that in 1995.

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    seems the gas delay would be a bad ideal with polymer i know thw Hk p7's heat up also during rapid fire

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    Thumbs up ScaryWoody

    Whoa! Worthwhile addition.
    Great post ~ Thanks!

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    500 seems a bit high... I guess your paying more for the Wilson name of course, but what else are they addding into it?
    This gun is an old Heritage Stealth that you can find at gunshows some times for as little as 200 bucks. I saw one for 250 at the last one I went to.
    Anyways... I'm thinking Wilson has to have to worked the gun over. The design is a good one, so if they redid the action and trigger to make it smoother... with their armor tuff finish... then this would transform the old Stealths and could warrant this extra premium.

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    I do belive ill stick to my Kahrs for now guys lol
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    Looks like a Glock and S&W.

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    it looks like it has the mumps. it has odd shaped bumps protruding from everywhere. if the fever gets too high,you might get an accidental discharge.
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