I appreciate the update, and that is very interesting comment about what you are comparing it to. That is helpful for me. Thank you.Back from range, 100% function right out of the box, shot right to point of aim. with both Wilson Hap (760fps) and Rem Ball (835fps).
Again great trigger!
My son likes it better than the Colt Custom Shop Competition, me, it’s a toss up.
Eye opening comment and helpful with helping me spend less..... whenever I decide to impulsively buy that first true 1911. Maybe after the civil war?I pre-ordered one when they were announced earlier this year and it arrived about 2 weeks ago. I've owned somewhere around twenty 1911s over the years including factory stock Colts, Springfields and Kimbers, semi-custom Les Baers and full custom guns by Robbie Barkman and Ted Yost. I currently prefer SACS and own two Professionals.
I have not taken it to the range yet, but in terms of fit and finish I would rank the Vickers as one of the best out-of-the-box production 1911 I've handled and is on par with Dan Wesson, IMO. The fit and finish on my example is perfect. The thumb safety is very positive. The barrel lock up is just right. Makes that nice "snick" sound when going in and out of battery. The trigger breaks at a very clean 4.25 lbs. No extractor rotation. The Black-T finish is flawless. I paid $1,350 + tax for mine. Highly recommended. I hope they keep this in their product line-up for a long time. When people ask me which 1911 to buy this is now the one I will recommend.
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That right there is what I’m leaning towards. Waiting for a nighthawk or alchemy. While I wait, so some research on the custom builders. What I wasn’t expecting to find so soon, so many gorgeous options over on the other forum. I wanted to wait a few monthsIt's alot of gun for the price.
Another option is I see alot of Wilsons and Nighthawks coming up on the used market.
About 5 months ago I bought a used Nighthawk 10-8 from Collectors firearms.
I detailed stripped and cleaned it. put a new Nighthawk spring kit in it.
So I have a Like new nighthawk and it cost me $2400 instead of the $3300 a new one would have cost me.
Alot of people buy these guns shoot them acouple of time and leave them in their gun vaults. Then when they need money they sell them off.
The guns are like new.
I'm on the wait list for one of these. Great features at the price, arguably the best $1500 1911 out there. I've had Dan Wessons at similar cost, just something about them I'm not crazy about, can't quite say what exactly it is. I carry a SA RO Elite Compact almost every day and this Vickers Master Class would be an excellent companion for colder weather carry. Love the features of it.
About 17 years ago I sent a custom Colt to Walter Birdsong to have him finish in Black T. That pistol was used for carry and competition, the finish held up very well. The RO Elite aslo has the Black T finish, it's only about 6 or so months old but I'm happy with it as well.