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12GAUGE
06-12-2009, 5:08 PM
Here is the name of the new Pistol The Spec-Ops 9.

I for one think it is boring and shows absolutely no creativity to the name.

My name I submitted was The Quad P "Polymer Personal Protection Pistol" kinda rolls off the tongue don't it.:p

So lets her them what names did you guys summit?

richnstef
06-12-2009, 5:13 PM
its lame but "enforcer"

Dangerous1
06-12-2009, 5:19 PM
I didn't submit any but W1911PA1x10^23 sounds pretty cool.

richnstef
06-12-2009, 5:20 PM
i think if you submit it they will make you the new winner

mat19er8
06-12-2009, 5:22 PM
Lame name for armchair Spec-Ops.

Dangerous1
06-12-2009, 5:40 PM
Lame name for armchair Spec-Ops.

Seriously... the average weight of a shooter that owns a gun named Spec-Ops is probably about 250lbs and about 50yrs old. No offense to you 50 year old 250lbs fellas. :p I'm gettin there.

bender152
06-12-2009, 5:52 PM
Lame.

My entry was much better. I suggested they name it "John". :)

Sam
06-12-2009, 6:03 PM
I submitted The Plastic Fantastic, I guess they didn't like that too well.

ArnFromVA
06-13-2009, 10:58 PM
I for one think it is boring and shows absolutely no creativity to the name.


Totally agree... I think it's way too cliche. My personal entry was The 9:45 PM (a 9mm based off the .45 1911, Polymer Model).

HCz
06-14-2009, 12:35 AM
Seriously... the average weight of a shooter that owns a gun named Spec-Ops is probably about 250lbs and about 50yrs old. No offense to you 50 year old 250lbs fellas. :p I'm gettin there.

F-you. I'm not 50 years old.:rolleyes:

















:p

phamkl
06-14-2009, 1:10 AM
Pistol Offensive Synthetic

Wonder why they wouldn't take that one?

Black Majik
06-14-2009, 1:24 AM
Pistol Offensive Synthetic

Wonder why they wouldn't take that one?

They probably found the name offensive :D

Vin496
06-14-2009, 6:44 AM
Here is the name of the new Pistol The Spec-Ops 9.

I for one think it is boring and shows absolutely no creativity to the name.

My name I submitted was The Quad P "Polymer Personal Protection Pistol" kinda rolls off the tongue don't it.:p

So lets her them what names did you guys summit?

Quad P was a good name, and it does roll off the tongue nicely. Spec-Ops wow how inventive, they actually had a contest to come up with that name?? Where was the contest, at a Junior High?

PatriotnMore
06-14-2009, 7:13 AM
What crap, hate it. Everyone and their cousin wants to be associated with spec ops.

PatriotnMore
06-14-2009, 7:22 AM
Seriously... the average weight of a shooter that owns a gun named Spec-Ops is probably about 250lbs and about 50yrs old. No offense to you 50 year old 250lbs fellas. :p I'm gettin there.

Yep, that describes Larry Vickers pretty well.:D

SCMA-1
06-14-2009, 7:37 AM
Let's face it; the name they chose appeals to the current crop of Mall Ninja gun buyers nowadays. Add to the name "tactical", "spec-ops", or anything remotely having to do with the world of "high speed, low drag" operators and you have a sure seller.:rolleyes: It's all about marketing.

SCMA-1

PatriotnMore
06-14-2009, 7:41 AM
Let's face it; the name they chose appeals to the current crop of Mall Ninja gun buyers nowadays. Add to the name "tactical", "spec-ops", or anything remotely having to do with the world of "high speed, low drag" operators and you have a sure seller.:rolleyes: It's all about marketing.

SCMA-1


I don't even use the word "tactical" when describing my XD 5", that's how much I dislike the whole branding/marketing issue.

-hanko
06-14-2009, 8:17 AM
Let's face it; the name they chose appeals to the current crop of Mall Ninja gun buyers nowadays. Add to the name "tactical", "spec-ops", or anything remotely having to do with the world of "high speed, low drag" operators and you have a sure seller.:rolleyes:
SCMA-1
And welcome to calguns.net;)

-hanko

jamespres2001
06-14-2009, 8:42 AM
F-you. I'm not 50 years old.:rolleyes:

















:p

F- you I'm not 250 lbs

piedrarc
06-14-2009, 11:26 AM
Guess they didn't like mine either:

KZ F II

KZ Failure II.

gn3hz3ku1*
06-15-2009, 9:12 AM
comon.. specops. milspec.... those names sell!

MallNinja
06-15-2009, 10:21 AM
Let's face it; the name they chose appeals to the current crop of Mall Ninja gun buyers nowadays. Add to the name "tactical", "spec-ops", or anything remotely having to do with the world of "high speed, low drag" operators and you have a sure seller.:rolleyes: It's all about marketing.

SCMA-1

Hey, I resent that!
:shuriken:

paintballergb
06-15-2009, 10:26 AM
I forgot what I put but it definitely wasn't that name.

Black Majik
06-15-2009, 10:45 AM
I surely wonder if Wilson Combat has been reading up on all the FAIL people are commenting with regards to choosing this name?

I must admit it has been quite a humorous time killer reading up on all the beatings WC has received on various forums due to the name.

madmike
06-15-2009, 10:48 AM
I didn't know about the contest or I would have submitted:

"Mil-spech, super-tactical, opperator, extreme, bad guy destroyer!"

-madmike.

aplinker
06-15-2009, 5:03 PM
What?! Gecko45 won?!

(in case you don't get the reference (http://lonelymachines.org/mall-ninjas/))

high_revs
06-15-2009, 6:04 PM
with name like spec-ops, star wars attendees in conventions is the picture that comes to mind. it's like something they'd call their blaster. something like what the storm trooper is holding below. :p

http://www.allfunnypictures.com/images3/geekbabe.jpg




(http://www.collider.com/uploads/imageGallery/Star_Wars_Celebration_4_52607/star_wars_celebration_4_5.26.07_misc_images_of_the _convention_floor__19_.jpg)

nemisis1400
06-15-2009, 6:11 PM
So what is this spec-op 9? Is there anything else to it besides the point that it's a polymer, double stacked 1911? Really if I wanted a new modern version of the 1911, I'd like it kept to single stack and just made a polymer version.

Hey does anyone know if there's a polymer version of the 1911 besides this thing?

SCMA-1
06-15-2009, 6:21 PM
Hey does anyone know if there's a polymer version of the 1911 besides this thing?

Nothing currently on the CA roster but there are a couple that are still available including the Charles Daly M5 (BUL M5) and STI based guns. You can also find Kimber BP TEN II although they haven't been manufactured since 2007.

SCMA-1

aplinker
06-15-2009, 6:25 PM
Nothing currently on the CA roster but there are a couple that are still available including the Charles Daly M5 (BUL M5) and STI based guns. You can also find Kimber BP TEN II although they haven't been manufactured since 2007.

SCMA-1

You're ignoring (on purpose?) the lovely KZ-45

I wouldn't call the STI polymer - only the magwell/gripframe is plastic.

ArnFromVA
06-16-2009, 1:36 AM
with name like spec-ops, star wars attendees in conventions is the picture that comes to mind. it's like something they'd call their blaster. something like what the storm trooper is holding below. :p

http://www.allfunnypictures.com/images3/geekbabe.jpg




(http://www.collider.com/uploads/imageGallery/Star_Wars_Celebration_4_52607/star_wars_celebration_4_5.26.07_misc_images_of_the _convention_floor__19_.jpg)

Wait.... what? There's a Storm Trooper in the pic?

SCMA-1
06-16-2009, 11:34 AM
You're ignoring (on purpose?) the lovely KZ-45

I wouldn't call the STI polymer - only the magwell/gripframe is plastic.

KZ-45 is a strange bird; not a true high cap but falls somewhere in between single stack guns (8 rd standard) and "real" double stacks (13-14 rds) with it's 10rd mag.

Actually, all "polymer" frames are a combination of plastic and metal (for the hard points including the rails, locking receptacle, etc.); STI is different from most in that the metal section is modular and therefore replaceable when worn out; the rest have their hard points integrally molded into the frame and once worn out has to be junked like anything else. But then of course you already knew that.;) Just reciting info for those that weren't aware of this.

SCMA-1

Sam
06-16-2009, 2:08 PM
I surely wonder if Wilson Combat has been reading up on all the FAIL people are commenting with regards to choosing this name?

I must admit it has been quite a humorous time killer reading up on all the beatings WC has received on various forums due to the name.

I don't think it would be possible for the WC Rep that tends to the 1911forums and m1911.org to miss the threads about how much people hate the name.

aplinker
06-16-2009, 4:43 PM
Let's be honest, if they hadn't run a "contest" for the name, no one would give a rip.

It's the fact that they "chose" Spec Ops as the "winner" - implying it's far superior to any name otherwise proposed - that makes it ridiculous.

I think it would pair well with a Vulcan Speshul Forsis machine gun. :)

MallNinja
06-16-2009, 7:17 PM
So... since it's named Spec Ops, does that mean that Special Operations is going to use them? Because it'd be absolutely ridiculous for a company like Wilson Combat to name a pistol after SOCOM and none of them used it.

Gunaria
06-16-2009, 7:30 PM
I don't remember anymore. But the name they did choose is lame.

savs2k
06-17-2009, 1:35 AM
damn i should have submitted glock19 and won.

Rob360
06-17-2009, 6:59 AM
I think the price of this polymer 1911 is just as bad as it's name.

will227457
06-17-2009, 8:55 AM
I submitted Fideles...

I guess spec ops is more original....

5hundo
06-17-2009, 10:20 AM
Spec-Ops wow how inventive, they actually had a contest to come up with that name?? Where was the contest, at a Junior High?

That was my first reaction...

Why even have a contest? :confused:

It does look cool, though. Any read on whether or not this will be able to be sold to Californians?

Black Majik
06-17-2009, 10:23 AM
It does look cool, though. Any read on whether or not this will be able to be sold to Californians?

Mag disconnect in a "1911." :ack2:

Not likely.