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Wilson Combat CQB 45 ACP

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GUN TESTS GRADE: A
With its straightforward layout, fixed sights, non-ambi safety, checkered metal and wood, night sights and dead-black finish, the Wilson Combat Close Quarters Battle stole our hearts. There is nothing on this gun that doesn't belong, and has everything you'll ever need. Our only complaint is the steadily higher price you have to pay for the CQB, which has risen drastically in the past few years. It's still worth it, we feel.

Wilson Combat CQB 45 ACP

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The operator's look at the Wilson shows the beveled sight with its tritium inserts, an extended left-side safety, and a fairly dull finish that won't blind you. The CQB worked with everything we threw at it.
The front of the Wilson (left) had a stainless bushing with very sharp edges. It's a simple fix with a file, but Wilson ought to do it. The CQB had excellent balance, which really has to be experienced. Also, the Armor Tuff is not as "tuff" as we'd like it to be. We saw wear in high-contact areas.

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