Picked up my new(used)WILSON combat defense today. the pistol is as close to new as you can get,didn't even have scuff marks on the barrel in the ejection port area (it does now)to compare this to my CQB(compact) is i think a good way to report.The defense feels a bit smoother in the hammer and trigger and ejects better than the CQB. they both seem to shoot about the same at 25yrs,although the groups were more consistent (no flyers)with the defense. at fifty the defense is better not much but noticable. the muzzle flip/recoil is about the same for both which kind of surprised me.they both feel good in my hand (but different) i only shot about 100rds. and i'm use to the CQB so i think the performance of the defense will improve as i shoot it more and get comfortable with it. all in all they are both outstanding pistols. is the DEFENSE worth $1000 more than the CQB probably not to the average shooter (like me)but the price i paid for the defense i feel l got one hell of a deal. one thing for sure WILSON'S are keepers.so i guess all in all the DEFENSE is a bit better all around.