Monday, August 4, 2008

Range Report For My New Wilson

Keep your pink revolvers. To me, a ladies' gun looks like this:

Yep, it's my new Wilson Combat. The gun fits like it was made for me. Oh, wait, it was.

And it shoots like this:

The first shots on the above target were eight rounds of 165 gr +P Pow'RBall, followed by 32 rounds of Blazer Brass 230 gr FMJ. Of the hardball, two friends -- both instructors, one an ERU operator -- each fired eight rounds. The group off to the right are check shots. I shot the rest. Distances were three, five, and seven yards.

The second target was all mine, a five-shot group, slow fire, offhand, Blazer Brass 230 gr FMJ, at ten yards.

A target I didn't keep was one full magazine dumped as fast as I could fire, point-shooting high-COM on an IDPA target at five yards. I could still cover the group with my hand.

Another friend put a full eight-round magazine into the head-shot A zone on an IPSC target as fast as he could pull the trigger at five yards.

I ordered both slim Diamondwood grips and standard-thickness G10's. On all of my other 1911-pattern guns, the slim grips work better with my hands. But on this one, the aggressive G10 grips are perfect. The slight difference they make for carry concealability is more than offset by the Ed Brown bobtail. This gun is easier to conceal than my CCO-size Kimber.

On a scale of one to ten, this gun's an eleven. Too bad I'm only a two, but it gives me a goal to strive for.


cocked and loaded said...

I'm sure your a ten. Congrats on
the new gun. It sure is beautiful.

JoeMerchant24 said...

Ah, 'tis a thing of beauty. The bobtail/G10/Armortuff combination makes for a breathtaking pistol.

Rio Arriba said...

That's a beauty all right. The only thing better than a new pistol is a beautiful, perfect new pistol.

Definitely a companion to live up to.

Best of luck with it!

Lorimor said...
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Lorimor said...

Happy for you! Wilson's are wonderful!

Chas S. Clifton said...

Enjoy your new pistol. And don't forget to name John Moses Browning among the Mighty Dead come Samhain.qiqjhm

Tam said...

zomg that pistol is teh s3XXy!


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montanabob said...

3, 5 and 7 yards? Two hands? OK, lets try 50 yards and 25 yards. One hand. It's a true test of pistol and shooter, its called bullseye shooting and its tough. Its a pretty gun, though, but I seriously think I could do almost as well with my raven .25. Imitation pearl grips, weird bluish imitation chrome/nickel finish. Trigger pull like digging rocks from your shoes.