WC Protector or EB Kobra

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by PorscheGuy, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. PorscheGuy

    PorscheGuy Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    I have the chance to buy either, they are both the same price, I already have a WC CQB Elite, are both of these on par with the CQB, thoughts

    The WC is SS, the EB is two tone
     
  2. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    :welcometo:


    There is a bit of price difference,.....but I believe the Wilson is the overall better weapon.
    I love Brown's work, but Wilson has a WEE BIT better customer service, if you should ever need it.
     

  3. PorscheGuy

    PorscheGuy Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    i know, however, the WC is the same price
     
  4. Pro-One

    Pro-One Active Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Hey PorscheGuy, I have a WC Protector in SS with light engraving and she has been a great shooter from day one with no issues, I recently sold my EB Kobra Carry which I carried for years with no issues. I did look at Buying the EB Kobra 5" but ended up with something different, as far as fit/finish/quality goes I would say you can't go wrong with either. It will come down to personal preference on finishes and would say both are on par with CQB. Here's a photo of my WC, will have to dig thru folders to post photos later of EB. Hope this was a little helpful and post some photos once you decide. Best Regards, Pro-One Mark's Guns 097-1.jpg Mark's Guns 098-1.jpg
     
  5. PorscheGuy

    PorscheGuy Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    ^like the grips, where did you get them if you dont mind me asking
     
  6. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Those look like Carbon Creation grips
     
  7. Pro-One

    Pro-One Active Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    They are from Carbon Creations, The photos don't do them justice. Many variations available, I was introduced to them when I received my Tripp Research pistol. Hell if there good enough for Virgil to install on one of his 1 of 1 creations I figured there good enough for me. Have 5-6 sets mounted on various 1911's and they look great. Sorry for photo quality:frusty: Mark's Guns 154-1.jpg Mark's Guns 155-1.jpg Mark's Guns 158-1.jpg Mark's Guns 158.jpg
     
  8. PorscheGuy

    PorscheGuy Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2012
  9. 20South

    20South Active Member

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    Aug 19, 2011
    I would buy the Wilson if my choice was between those two. I heard Ed Brown was rude. :animal: Seriously - I would pick the Wilson. I am a stainless fan, better CS, and I just like the Protector aesthetics more than the Kobra.
     
  10. 20South

    20South Active Member

    576
    Aug 19, 2011
    Beautiful. Really a nice piece P1.
     
  11. Pro-One

    Pro-One Active Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Thanks Bro:thumb:
     
  12. 5 Screw Smith

    5 Screw Smith Μολὼν λαβέ

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    Dec 11, 2011
    My WC Protector below. The only real difference between the Protector and CQB is the Protector has a FLGR and the CQB has the military plug type. The Protectors are usually all SS or two tone with a carbon steel slide. The CQBs are usually carbon steel. IMHO you can't go wrong with either the EB or WC. The Protector probably has a Speed-Chute mag well though, which I like a lot.


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  13. PorscheGuy

    PorscheGuy Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    bought the EB Kobra, went with a older steel blue/blue, thanks
     
  14. Pro-One

    Pro-One Active Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Congrats- Great Gun and best of luck. Post some photos of that bad boy when you get a chance:eyebrows:
     
  15. Pyrenean

    Pyrenean New Member

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    Nov 16, 2011
    I am a sucker for a blue gun! Pics when you can please.
     
  16. Talo1911

    Talo1911 New Member

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    Sep 15, 2011
    I held the Brown and Wilson models side by side two years ago, trying to choose between the two. Not an easy thing to do. Both pistols are marvelous, and precision made firearms. Make the decision on the one YOU prefer. You want to be sure, when spending that kind of cash for a 1911.
    I chose the Ed Brown Executive carry model, simply because it felt more balanced in MY hand ..... :nod:

    You can't go wrong either way.
     

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