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Wilson Combat Tactical Super Grade

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Boberama, Feb 1, 2010.

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  1. Boberama

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    This thing retails for $4350.00.
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    When creating the Classic Super Grade pistol, time and effort have no limitation; the same is true for the Tactical Super Grade model. Made of all-carbon steel, the Tactical Super Grade is optimized for use as a defensive handgun, while retaining the beauty and workmanship that have made the Classic Super Grade the handgun to which all others are compared. The Tactical Super Grade features fixed tritium combat sights for enhanced tactical use and grey & black Armor-Tuff(r) finish for corrosion resistance. Other cosmetic enhancements include slide top serrations, rear-of-slide checkering, contoured magazine well, and spare extractor. Each Tactical Super Grade also comes with six of our #47D series magazines and a variety of bonus products. The discerning individual who demands only the finest will appreciate the Tactical Super Grade.

    Looks nice.

    Anybody have one? How is it?
     
  2. General Geoff

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    Looks nice, I dunno if it's $4,000 nice though.
     
  3. Boberama

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    Yeah, 4350 is a lot!
    You could get one of those shabby El Cheapo Ed Brown Classic Customs for just 3155 dollars instead.

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    Thats 1195 dollars cheaper.
     
  4. Boberama

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    Good Lord, I just mentioned Ed Brown and El Cheapo in the same sentence!
    Sacrilege!
     
  5. General Geoff

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    For $4,000 you could get a Korth.


    Just sayin'
     
  6. Boberama

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    But it doesn't come in .45!
     
  7. General Geoff

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    I bet Korth will make you a .45 if you want them to.
     
  8. Double Naught Spy

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    Back several years ago, I considered buying one as an upgrade to my 1911s. I already had two CQBs (compact and full size). Then a buddy of mine asked me just what sort of problems the Tactical Supergrade was going to solve that my CQBs had. Let's see, the accuracy guarentee was the same. How Wilson Combat stands behind their products was the same. The both have the same finish. They both have great reliability. Okay, he got me. There was nothing on the TS that was going to improve the functionality of my 1911s.

    No doubt they are beautiful and are even smoother than my CQB. They shoot just like a CQB. So, I bought another CQB.

    It is a beautiful gun, supremely put together, but too nice for me. My guns are tools. Being pretty isn't a concern.

    Wilson's are not cheap 1911s, but even their cheapo versions are quite nice.

    But Korth does not make 1911s.
     
  9. Boberama

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    Korth isn't a 1911.

    Edit: Sorry, didn't see the previous post.
    Great minds think alike.
     
  10. General Geoff

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    No, it's not. ;)
     
  11. EddieNFL

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    I wish I had a Korth. I would trade it for a 1911.
     
  12. 9mmepiphany

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    it's nice if that's what you want, but for that kind of money...

    i'd get a real custom 1911 and not have to change the sights, mag well and have to put up with the front slide serrations

    i can't believe the a 1911 "optimized for use as a defensive handgun" would include a "Novak style" rear sight
     
  13. Will Fennell

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    Custom, you want custom?

    9mm,
    You want custom? Wilson can do that for you.....no front cocking serrations, no problem,....I ordered my CQB without them. I wanted a wider notch rear sight, no problem, I ordered mine with the WC Boot Sight, with a .140" notch. I wanted a gold bead inset into the black serrated ramp front, no problem. I asked to leave the markings off my slide, no problem.

    I even asked for them to coat my rear sight with a more matte form of the Armor Tuff coating[ like they use on the AR's] so that I wouldn't rust my rear sight....no problem.

    They have been very easy to work with regarding customization.

    Oh yeah, and it eats everything I put in it:)
     
  14. 9mmepiphany

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    i'm having a custom 1911 built...actually 2...of a pair of Colt 1991s i picked up just for that purpose.

    i looked at Wilson and found that they are more proud of their product than i'm willing to pay.

    i found a less marketed 1911 craftman who is building me a gun to rival the Wilson for a lot less.

    i have the other at an up and comer who doesn't have a huge wait list yet. he's studied with some of the big names and i like helping young guys in the field.
     
  15. SideArmed

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    I'm sure they will do anything you want if you pay the price.

    I like their products but their pricing.......?
     
  16. 9mmepiphany

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    the shotguns are worst...especially for what starts out as an Express model
     
  17. Boberama

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    OK - Nighthawk GRP Recon vs Ed Brown Special Forces Rail?

    Don't like the name Special Forces (sounds GI Joe) but Global Response Pistol isn't much better.

    Why do such expensive guns have mall ninja names? Why oh why...:D
     
  18. CPshooter

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    Holy crap that's a lot of dough! I must not get it. And people say H&K pistols are over-priced!

    I'm a big fan of quality and buying the best you can get from the get-go, even if it costs more, but I just can't see myself spending that much on a 1911...ever. Maybe if I eventually hit millionaire status (which I plan to do:)), but even then I dunno!
     
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    I was cleaning out my desk and found a 2003 Wilson catalog and their pistols ran close to 2K then. Prices have more than doubled in 7 years, either a good investment, or very over priced. For my money, I would rather have a Nighthawk Custom for around 2.7K, and the same gunsmiths that put Wilson on the map, Berryville AR.
     
  20. SideArmed

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    In there defense they still have models that are in the 2-3K range. In fact I think that most are. Their supergrades may be geared towards a collectors piece rather than application. It certainly has a collectors price tag.

    Their CQB fullsize is pretty hard to beat. We have one with 1700 rds though it 100% reliable. From out of the box to this day. Was in the 2-2500 range when we purchased a couple years back.
     
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