I only post this for the education of others and not to put down Wilson.
I bought my first Wilson and my first nice 1911. It is a TCP. It does not work. My faith is shaken in the 1911 platform as well as the nice 1911 companies. I mean, if I pay over $1000 for a custom production gun, ***dammit it should at least work out of the box! If Wilson can't get the 1911 right for over $1000 then who can? I really thought that if I dumped big bucks into getting a high end 1911, that it would work great. The whole point of getting a high end 1911 is that you don't have to fiddle with it to get it to work.
Strangely, of all the guns I have ever owned, I have NEVER had one that did not work out of the box. Even my crappy $250 KelTec works out of the box. This Wilson is one of the most expensive guns I have ever bought, and it is the only gun of mine that has had to go back to the factory!
The hammer does not stay back when the gun is cycled. You would think that this type of thing would be noticed at the shop before it went out. All you have to do is cycle the slide and watch the hammer fall as the slide goes forward, to see that there is something wrong. How could they let this get out of the shop?
To Wilson's credit, I spoke to Ty and he told me that this is a rare thing, and I am shipping it in to them. They claim that they will get it back to me within a few days. And they will reimburse me for the substantial shipping costs. I hope that they give it a real good "going over" and it comes back better than ever from a personal gunsmithing touch.
I will report back when I get it back and let everyone know if they got it running nice.
I am not really that bent about the whole thing, I am just shocked. I mean, no wonder people like Glocks. Somehow Glock can put out an excellent reliable gun out of the box for a little over $400 (I have owned a few DOZEN Glocks and every one has been perfect out of the box), but a custom company can't even get a 1911 running right after putting over $1000 worth of work in it!? I don't get it? Anyway, like I said, I am not upset....yet (I will be upset if it does not come back running great)...but I am just disturbed that a company can charge that kind of money nad not even put out an item that works out of the box.
[This message has been edited by scorn (edited 05-11-2001).]