View Full Version : Wilson Combat CQB Elite

12-29-2012, 04:59 PM
So I have for quite some time been looking for a pistol. I have looked around for numerous calibers. I honestly have been overwhelmed by the 9mm market as the options are pretty limitless. I have also looked into possibly getting a 10mm or a .45acp quite heavily. So when I saw the P&D in Edmonton had a Wilson Combat I jumped at the opportunity to pick it up since I won't be rolling the dice against stacked tolerance and any "essential" upgrades are already done to it. So long story short see ya $3300 and hello pistol. Once new years pass and the papers are finalized ill throw some pictures up and what not.

Since were on the subject anyone else have any experience with Wilson Combat?

12-29-2012, 05:18 PM
Well done, smart of you to jump at that... It can take over 10 months to order such a pistol.

12-29-2012, 07:35 PM
Also what holster would work best for the pistol? Im thinking belt mount is the direction I am going. I'd rather not play the buying a holster and returning it because the fit just isnt quite right, so any recommendations would be appreciated.

12-30-2012, 12:26 AM
Damn, Wilson, Om nom nom nom


12-30-2012, 09:05 PM
Safariland for a holster. Just cause they are a nice hand fitted handgun and they deserive it.

01-02-2013, 11:46 PM
Well its here and it is gorgeous. I'll get some photos uploaded for you guys tomorrow.

01-03-2013, 11:33 AM
I ordered a tanker style holster for my Glock from El Paso Saddlery, very happy with it, and would order from them again. Looking forward to the pics of your Wilson!

01-03-2013, 08:27 PM

Not the best pictures but I am sure i'll grab more when I get time.

01-03-2013, 09:04 PM
Wow, cool pistol! That's a beauty!

That last picture is trippy, the grooves swirl off into nowhere, man, and there's like, dots and stuff in there...

01-03-2013, 09:15 PM
After I took the picture I panicked thinking the barrel was a lemon but that dot is actually the firing pins reflection and other pieces around it.

01-04-2013, 12:39 AM
Piece of art! Congrats and the purchase!

01-04-2013, 02:22 PM
Well done!

01-05-2013, 08:14 AM
Good choice, they are an excellent pistol. Man, I must have 7000 or more rounds already through my older railed CQB and not one malfunction or part break or anything. I have no reason to believe that the next 7000 or 20,000 rounds for that matter shouldn't go as smoothly.

01-05-2013, 10:20 AM
That's excellent to hear. Funny part about the whole purchasing process. I decided to grab the PMC bronze fmj 230gr's since they had a deal on 500 rounds. Now I looked online and on Wilson's website for recommended ammunition types/brands PMC was not on the preferred nor the not recommended, good enough for me. Then comes pick up day and I get home read through some of the sheets in the bag it came in (old lady calls it my purse.) and low and behold on one sheet it specifically mentions not to use PMC bronze fmj 230gr's. Due to OAL it will induce cycling issues. Now personally I'm saying screw it, 500 rounds break in period is 500 rounds. I am accepting a few FTF/FTE will occur using the ammo but to be honest its the break in period, it's liable to happen till the surfaces smooth a bit. Oh well could be worse, I could not have my 1911.

01-05-2013, 11:13 AM
do pistols need breakin??? just bought a couple and been shooting them like crazy , did i do wrong? if so whats the downside. have another new pistol coming what is the breakin procedure?

01-05-2013, 12:06 PM
From my understanding (the manual) The tight tolerances of this custom pistol mean there will be some excessive friction points. After about 300/500 rounds the break in period is over, so the metal smooths its self out a tad and the function works better. Think of the first couple thousand on a brand new vehicle. Your still working the engine in. Some manufacturers (pistol) seem to make sure you don't strip and assemble your new pistol until the break in period is over. For your shooting like crazy? I'd say your doing ok.

01-05-2013, 12:10 PM
thanks for the heads up. btw nice gun

01-05-2013, 12:58 PM
I see you're in Ft. Sask. I'm only a short drive east from you. I started mine with 230grRN Remington UMC ammo...probably about 3 or 400 rounds of that and then I switch to my hand loads. It will eat LSWC, FP, RN, and empty cases. Mine has no manual (just a short assembly/disassembly DVD) and if I remember correctly there is no mention of suggested ammo. I bet it will eat that ammo up no problems. Let me know how it goes for you....

01-05-2013, 01:07 PM
This is true. I plan on going shooting sometime this week hopefully. I'll definitely let you guys know how it goes in terms of reliability etc. I'll snap a photo of good ammo bad ammo for ya. It even goes to say what hand loadings are good.

01-05-2013, 01:12 PM

01-13-2013, 06:13 PM
Ok sorry for the delay. I don't feel like giving a long winded review but I will put the coles notes forth for you guys on this pistol.

I freaking love it. The ammo used was the PMC Bronze fmj's 230gr, the kind that Wilson warned about causing cycling issues. Well Wilson Combat built the pistol well enough that it ran 500 rounds of that ammo without a single hiccup. The combat rear sight worked very well and allowed the fiber optic front sight to be easily recognizable as its the only bright part of the sights. Honestly I am sure there are enough good reviews on Wilson Combat in general to make this not necessary but I am just going to say that I vouch for this pistol hands down.

Phil of P&D
02-15-2013, 10:36 AM
Dianne gave me a Wilson Combat for Chrismas but we are too busy selling guns to go out and try it. Hopefully things will slow down a bit and I will get some shooting time. Phil.

02-15-2013, 06:37 PM
Send it this way.
I got some cool Marstar parts to throw on it and try it out.