New Wilson Combat: The Pinnacle

Wilson Combat has gone further up-market with their latest release: The Pinnacle. Based on their Classic Supergrade, the Pinnacle adds most of the available customization options available at Wilson Combat. In addition, the discerning customer will get hand-engraving in old-fashioned patterns and a custom wooden case.

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Price? If you have you have to ask, you can’t afford it. So, we asked for you… The Pinnacle has a “base price” of $7,995.00

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My opinion? It sure is purdy…

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• Full-Size Carbon Steel Frame
• 30 LPI High Cut Checkered Frontstrap
• High-Ride Bullet Proof® Beavertail Grip Safety
• Tactical Bullet Proof® Thumb Safety
• Ultralight Medium Length Trigger
• 3 ½# – 3 ¾# Crisp Trigger Pull
• Stainless Ultralight Hammer with High Polished Sides
• One-Piece Bullet Proof® Magazine Well
• Bullet Proof® Magazine Release
• Bullet Proof® Slide Stop
• Deluxe Burl Wood Smooth Grips with Gold Plated Grip Medallions
• Hex Head Grip Screws
• 5″ Carbon Steel Slide
• Lo-Mount Adjustable Rear Sight with Battleblade
• Gold Bead Front Sight
• 5″ Stainless Match Grade Barrel & Bushing, Hand Fit
• Flush Cut & Reverse Crown Barrel
• Full Length Spiral Fluted Guide Rod
• 30 LPI Slide Top Serrations
• 40 LPI Checkered Rear of Slide
• Carry Cuts / Ball Endmill Cuts
• High Polish Barrel Chamber & Barrel Bushing
• Hand Engraved Frame, Slide, Thumb Safety and Slide Stop by Wayne D’ Angelo with Letter of Authenticity
• Hand Finished Deluxe Blue with Polished Sides of Frame and Slide
• Deluxe Walnut Presentation Case
• Letter of Authenticity

Based on our Classic Supergrade model, the Pinnacle is completely detailed inside and out with a full suite of options specially selected by Bill Wilson.  The Pinnacle is expertly hand fitted and finished by a Wilson Combat Supergrade Pistolsmith prior to an application of spectacular hand engraving in a traditional classic scroll pattern. After hand engraving, a Master Pistolsmith will then further hand detail and finally apply our rich, deluxe blue finish.

From the blued steel trigger, spiral fluted guide rod and custom burl walnut grips you will see several minor and unique differences from a typical Supergrade.  The immaculate hand engraving of the Pinnacle is expertly applied over the complete pistol by renowned firearm engraver Wayne D’Angelo.  D’Angelo is one of the world’s foremost engraving artists and his attention to detail is legendary.  He is the former chief engraver for Smith and Wesson and contract engraver for Colt and we are proud to work with him on this project.

The Pinnacle is truly our Pinnacle of craftsmanship and in the world of bespoke, custom pistols it truly stands alone. This eye-stopping, heirloom grade pistol will be very limited in production.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • JumpIf NotZero

    $8000 gun…. jams on 1/2 the full mags you try in it.

    I have yet to see a “performance” 1911 that won’t choke on X or Y brand of mags, and just when you think X brand’s newest model is excellent, your other 1911 won’t feed from them at all. I watched a very well known big name instructor thumb a round out of every single mag he fed in his $3500 Nighthawk because it wouldn’t feed from an 8 round mag.

    Excellent historical signifigance when you look at the looser tolerance guns built for war. But overpriced hand-built tight tolerance 1911s just make me smile, nod, and walk away.

    • Gallan

      That just means whoever bought the gun wasn’t rich enough to have someone else break in the pistol for them with their favorite ammo.

      Also the view people have of pistols in nations with more totalitarian governments is that it’s an execution weapon, not a self defense weapon. And that might give you an indication of what a super rich person intends to use the gun for.

    • DrewN

      You couldn’t shoot this (much less carry it) and keep the value anyway. It’s strictly a collectors piece. I’m not a fan of engraving at all, if it was plain blued I might want it more.

  • numbnuts

    Glad I got my #77 of the centennial WC put out 3 years ago.

  • Fruitbat44

    That is a *very* pretty piece, but as pointed out, it comes with a *very* pretty price tag. Hmmm . . .
    “Excuse me! But I just purchased one of your Pinnacle pistols and when I got it home I found it didn’t have a magazine!”
    “You mean . . . you want to shoot it??!!”

  • hod0r

    Hate to sound like the fox claiming the grapes are sour, but that bit of engraving and a box alone are nowhere near worth a $3000 markup on the supergrade. And if other upgrades over the supergrade supposedly justify the price markup, how “super” can the supergrade be?

    I’ll keep my Sphinx 3000.

  • Bill

    “Also the view people have of pistols in nations with more totalitarian governments is that it’s an execution weapon, not a self defense weapon. And that might give you an indication of what a super rich person intends to use the gun for.”

    I cannot even begin to comprehend what that is supposed to mean.