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strix 11-12-2012 07:12 PM

Nighthawk/wilson combat or ed brown
 
What would you pick? I know all are great but which one is best

Olympus 11-12-2012 07:16 PM

Ed Brown for me.

tacticalfun 11-12-2012 09:06 PM

Id pick nhc over and over.

danf_fl 11-12-2012 09:13 PM

Eithe the Nighthawk Custom or Ed Brown.
I do not have experience with Wilson.

Overkill0084 11-12-2012 09:19 PM

Blond, Brunette, or Red head...how do you prefer your supermodels?
Any of them will make you happy.

strix 11-12-2012 09:30 PM

Thanks for all the reply's

steadyshot 11-12-2012 09:51 PM

You really can't go wrong with any of those choices.

Those are all top shelf firearms.

It really comes down to preference.

buckhorn_cortez 11-13-2012 09:59 AM

There is no "best" - only different. The build philosophies are different. Ed Brown basically builds the same gun for all different models. Brown is focused on CNC manufacturing with very tight quality control that results in minimizing the hand fitting needed for his guns. Brown offers some customization - but not to the level you can get from Wilson or NH.

Wilson offers more individual models than either NH or Brown and builds things Brown and NH don't build. Wilson will also do a lot of customization. Wilson uses CNC for much of their manufacturing, but rely on hand fitting and tuning for the final gun production.

Standard Wilson guns are done by "specialists" who do nothing but, as an example, fit barrels all day. When the barrel fitting is done, the gun goes to the next work station for that process. Supergrades are built by one or two individual gunsmiths who do nothing but Supergrades and build the entire gun from start to finish.

A number of the gunsmiths for NH came from Wilson so the build philosophy at NH is much like Wilson. NH is a little more adventurous than Wilson in that all of Wilson's guns have to be done to Bill Wilson's personal build philosophy. If you contrast that to NH, they have a Bob Marvel designed gun that they are producing. Bob designed the gun and trained the gunsmiths at NH to build the gun according to Bob's build philosophy. You wouldn't find Wilson (at this point) building anything but a Bill Wilson designed gun

You really can't go wrong with any of the manufacturers you've listed.

strix 11-13-2012 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by buckhorn_cortez
There is no "best" - only different. The build philosophies are different. Ed Brown basically builds the same gun for all different models. Brown is focused on CNC manufacturing with very tight quality control that results in minimizing the hand fitting needed for his guns. Brown offers some customization - but not to the level you can get from Wilson or NH.

Wilson offers more individual models than either NH or Brown and builds things Brown and NH don't build. Wilson will also do a lot of customization. Wilson uses CNC for much of their manufacturing, but rely on hand fitting and tuning for the final gun production.

Standard Wilson guns are done by "specialists" who do nothing but, as an example, fit barrels all day. When the barrel is fitting is done, the gun goes to the next work station for that process. Supergrades are built by one or two individual gunsmiths who do nothing but Supergrades and build the entire gun from start to finish.

A number of the gunsmiths for NH came from Wilson so the build philosophy at NH is much like Wilson. NH is a little more adventerous than Wilson in that all of Wilson's guns have to be done to Bill Wilson's personal build philosophy. If you contrast that to NH, they have a Bob Marvel designed gun that they are producing. Bob designed the gun and trained the gunsmiths at NH to build the gun according to Bob's build philosophy. You wouldn't find Wilson (at this point) building anything but a Bill Wilson designed gun

You really can't go wrong with any of the manufacturers you've listed.

That was some nice info thank you for taking the time out to write it.

canebrake 11-13-2012 09:24 PM

1. Nighthawk
2. Brown


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