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    First cleaning in a while

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    Site Supporter JSGlock34's Avatar
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    There are few pistols that put a smile on my face like my Wilson 1911 Protector Elite. Super accurate, great fun, and easily the best looking pistol in my safe. Though it is certainly my most expensive single firearm, I don't have a tinge of buyer's remorse.

    But I do sometimes feel the after effects of a steady diet of .45 ACP...

    So, I've decided to order a second Wilson 1911 in 9mm. In 5-6 months I should have some pictures to post!
    "When the phone rang, Parker was in the garage, killing a man."

  3. #1323
    Quote Originally Posted by JSGlock34 View Post
    There are few pistols that put a smile on my face like my Wilson 1911 Protector Elite. Super accurate, great fun, and easily the best looking pistol in my safe. Though it is certainly my most expensive single firearm, I don't have a tinge of buyer's remorse.

    But I do sometimes feel the after effects of a steady diet of .45 ACP...

    So, I've decided to order a second Wilson 1911 in 9mm. In 5-6 months I should have some pictures to post!

    I've beat myself up with 45 a few times. A 9mm is just what the Dr ordered!

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    8ish years and just over 51,000 rounds and finally got a breakage on one of my Les Baer Custom Carry.

    It is getting a new Nowlin Barrel now.






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  5. #1325
    Why LB cuts the feet like that is beyond me. it would seem simple to use a round file. Whos fitting the new tube?

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    Well the one that is still intact was beat up pretty good. I had a weird malfunction in a match at the start and then finished the match to find this upon coming home, so that lug is a bit deformed.

    Local gunsmith here in New Mexico that I trust is putting it back together. He does lots of 2011 builds for the locals.

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    JFK, can you take an in focus pic of the other lug (the one that didn't break)?

  8. #1328
    Hard to take a good pic of this, but when les baer fits the feet, they don't leave a nice radius where the slide stop pin rides. It's pretty abrupt, and if his barrel break, it's normally there. It's a known thing to LB, but he's got enough guns out there that he calls any breakage an anomaly. But most of his customers won't get to 50k either. And many go for that long without breaking. It's pretty hard to argue with him (rephrase: it's hard to have an argument with him)

    Barrels are a wear item, so in the end, it's not a big deal, I guess. It's just that you'd rather wear them out, vice breaking them

    LB commander barrel on top, Colt commander barrel on the bottom
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    I see what you are saying. It is pretty abrupt. Even if the gun was done I feel like I got my use out of it.

    I was impressed it ran another 150 rounds broken. You can see where the frame took some beating because of it.









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  10. #1330
    i've only got a couple thousand rounds through mine. in 10 plus years. So I'm sure I can live with mine too

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