Talked to Wilson About a Full size Protector last week in Stainless 5" I would like some feedback from other Protector owners on the issues on feeding & shooting with hollow points and semi-wadcutters and of course accuracy....... PLEASE
From all the Protector owners that I've met, they have been extremely happy with their pistols. I've shot about 10000 rounds through one and found that it's very accurate and reliable. The only malfunctions were caused by bad handloads and damaged magazines.
I love my lightweight 5" Protector. It's a 99 gun has the old nite-eyes and is marked "Service Grade" on the slide. A couple of thousand of the nastiest lead reloads that I can crank out, including some rough SWC loads, and it's still going strong. Even the Armor-tuff is holding up to my satisfaction.
I have had my fullsize LW Protector for just over a year. It is my primary carry gun. 2,500 rounds through it with 100% functioning! Very accurate gun. When I first received it I compared it to my fullsize Kimber. I was initially dissapointed, as I did not see that much difference. After the first round went down range it was obvious what I had paid for. Everything on the gun works perfectly. Checkering, angle of the thumb safety (I shoot high thumb) grip safety. Everything perfect. You get what you pay for. You will not regret purchasing a Protector!
I would go for a carbon-steel Protector w/the industrial hard-chrome finish if I liked a bright gun, or the black ArmorTuff finish if I didn't. Just be sure and order the gun w/the tool-steel hammer and sear.
After months of research, questioning and "window-shopping", I'm getting the stainless Protector in January '02. I'm already happy with the service I've received from Wilson. Based on that and what I've seen/read here and elsewheres, I'm already happy with it!