Wilson Combat X-TAC Compact

The Wilson X-TAC is now available with a compact frame and 4″ barrel.

  • Compact Carbon Steel Frame
  • Unique X-Tac Frontstrap / Mainspring Housing Treatment
  • High-Ride Beavertail Grip Safety
  • Tactical Thumb Safety
  • 3 ½# – 3 ¾# Crisp Trigger Pull
  • Contoured Magazine Well
  • G10 Starburst Grips
  • 4” Carbon Steel Slide
  • Unique X-Tac Rear Cocking Serration Treatment on Slide
  • Battlesight with Fiber Optic Front Sight
  • 4” Stainless Match Grade Cone Barrel, Hand Fit
  • Black Parkerize Finish

It retails for $2,680.

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • Lance


  • Popedizzle

    “Tactical thumb safety”. Is that marketing lingo for ambidextrous safety?

  • Soless

    I think the “tacticle” just means it’s black and over priced.

  • David Cook

    Wilson made a beautiful handgun, but how can they justify the outragious

  • Sid


    I saw this announcement a few days ago but pricing had not been set then. The full size X-TAC was $2300.

    Wilson makes really nice handguns. But this price is ridiculous. I love 1911s. I really think it is a great design. But this price cannot be justified. Buying a base model, having it customized, and buying bullets for days is a much better proposition.

  • I think I have mentioned once or twice how much I hate you Yanks! 😉

    …Posting the above image is exactly why.

    Ah well, back to my airsoft collection….sniff! (Bloody UK gun laws.) 🙁

  • jay1975

    A 100 year old design made from all steel and it costs over $2000 for a top quality custom, reliable pistol. Ridiculous.

  • crow

    I think that the 1911 is a bad habit for the Americans more like drinking or smoking.I had owned one and I disliked.Too dangerous,too heavy, poor magazine capacity and the Wilson piece above is too expencive for a relic.

  • Komrad

    Apparently, Rock River Arms (based in the Philippines) makes a pretty solid basic 1911 for ~$400. Wont be as accurate as a Wilson Combat but it will run forever.

  • Komrad

    edit: Make that Rock ISLAND Armory, not Rock River Arms.

  • SoulTown

    @ crow

    3 different safety measures (thumb safety, half cock, grip safety) are too dangerous for you?

    Mr. crow, Glock. Glock, Mr. crow.

  • crow

    @Soul Town

    In my trade I must carry “with one up” ,half cock is a no no situation,I don’t like the grip safety (I taped it) and at my place the “enemies” got Ak-47 so 7-8 rounds are not enough.
    I dislike Glock also,at the moment my working gun is a Taurus P-92 and I cary it with 2 normal mags and one hi-capacity.
    I do prefer DA/SA handguns in 9mm Luger with 5 inch barrel.

  • tobewiser

    I picked up my XTAC today at a dealer and shot 50 rounds. All 5 groups of 10 rounds felt within 1″ to 1.5″ in 25 yards with all cheap range ammo. I’m an occasional shooter (5-6 times a year) and this is my first 1911. The XTAC is everything Wilson Combat promises. Arguments over its price is somewhat silly – those appreciate it will pay the new retail price of $2700; those who don’t will never understand why others will happily do so. I have been a Sig fan for years and have considered a few 226-X5’s. Wilson Combat without a doubt is far superior in every possible way – yes, including the price!
    Get a chance, shoot one and see for yourself.

  • Topbullet

    I don’t think it will do anything my Kimber won’t do for about 1/2 the price

  • Bruce

    For those who love the 1911 platform and prefer to use it for concealed carry or home defense, like me, they should be most concerned about reliability/function. I, personally, own 2 semi-custom guns (Wilson Combat and a Nighthawk) as well as several “over the counter” 1911s. If I am to trust my life, and that of my family, on a handgun the extra cost of a Wilson Combat is more than worth it–reliability with my semi-custom guns have be impeccable—all my “over the counter” 1911s have gone to Wilson Combat for gunsmithing to make them 100% reliable (as they are rarely “bet your life on it” reliable out of the box). By the time you are done paying for the extra reliability work/parts you might as well just buy a complete gun from Wilson or Nighthawk–I would much rather have one 1911 that is 100% reliable (and a work of art to boot) than two mediocre 1911s—I will never cheap out on my family. X-Tac is what I’m trading up for next.