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Wilson Combat CQB Jams/Problems?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by BluedRevolver, Apr 23, 2012.

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  1. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Member

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    It's what I've said all along. They are great. They may well be better than my Kimber. But they are not worth more than three times what I paid for it. All mechanical devices fail. I rented a Nighthawk at a range, and.....it jammed on me.

    I really think they are the fabled $5 milkshake.
     
  2. WC145

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    Like rikman said, any auto can jam and often it's not the gun's fault - too dry, bad mags, bad ammo, weak or improper grip, etc. Every time we qualify or train somebody's Glock, SIG, Beretta, S&W, or whatever jams for one reason or another, that's why we practice clearing jams/failures and getting back in the fight. The best you can do is buy a quality gun, test it to make sure that it runs properly with your chosen practice and carry ammo, and keep it clean, properly lubed, and well maintained. That will minimize the chances of having a problem. If you need more guarantee than that you should buy revolvers, a lot fewer things to go wrong.

    I have number of guns that have never jammed or failed on me, both stock and custom, I would not hesitate to buy the Wilson and once I put some rounds through it to check accuracy and function I wouldn't lose sleep over whether or not it will work when I need it to.
     
  3. LeonCarr

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    Part of me wants to tell you don't buy it and buy 5 Glocks instead, but I am trying to quit :).

    Wilson stands behind their product...period. I know two people who have 1911s that were customized by Bill Wilson in 1980 when he was still a one man operation. A couple of years ago one of the guns had a slide stop (The lug on the back of it) break off. After thousands of rounds of shooting, and even though it was a Colt factory part and not a Wilson part (Wilson was not making his own parts at that time), he sent it to Wilson Combat and they replaced it with a Wilson Bulletproof Slide Stop free with no questions asked.

    Just my .02,
    LeonCarr
     
  4. Skylerbone

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    Wilson has exemplary service but their products are not infallible. When the money exchanges hands you are buying a 1911 with good to excellent parts, correctly fit and nicely finished. You are buying a warranty that Bill Wilson stands behind and will make good on. At day's end however it's still a semi-custom and still a mechanical device that needs care and will always be subject to failure.
     
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