Wilson Combat Tactical Carry Released

Wilson Combat has announced a new full-size carry 1911 handgun, the “Tactical Carry”. The handgun comes loaded with luxury features like glare-reducing serrations, checkering, inverse angled crown, and high visibility sights. From the press release:

The Tactical Carry has been designed by Bill Wilson as a next generation full-size custom pistol and is an ideal choice for an everyday carry piece or as a training companion to our Ultralight Carry model. The full-size steel frame fitted with our Bullet Proof ® round butt one-piece magwell enhances reloading, tames recoil and reduces wear and tear during high volume practice sessions and ensures that the Tactical Carry will last you a lifetime of shooting. The Tactical Carry also comes complete with many of our most popular performance and cosmetic options, like carry cuts, ball end mill slide cuts, serrated top and rear of slide and countersunk slide stop post. The reduced profile concealment grip safety and hammer in conjunction with round butt magwell guarantees that the Tactical Carry will be a Bullet Proof® performer for you on the range or on the street.
Our products have the Wilson Combat performance you can trust along with our best-in-industry 100% Customer Satisfaction pledge.

  • Full-Size Carbon Steel Frame
  • 30 LPI High Cut Checkered Frontstrap
  • Bullet Proof® Round Butt Magazine Well
  • Concealment Bullet Proof® Beavertail Grip Safety and Hammer
  • Tactical Bullet Proof® Thumb Safety
  • 3 ½# – 3 ¾# Crisp Trigger Pull with Medium Length Pad
  • Bullet Proof® Magazine Release
  • G10 Starburst Grips
  • Torx Head Grip Screws
  • Countersunk Slide Stop
  • 5” Carbon Steel Slide
  • Heavy Machine Chamfer on Bottom of Slide
  • Battlesight with Fiber Optic Front Sight
  • 5” Stainless Match Grade Barrel and Bushing, Flush Cut Reverse Crown
  • Fluted Chamber
  • 30 LPI Slide Top Serrations
  • 40 LPI Serrated Rear of Slide
  • Carry Cuts/Ball Endmill Cuts

According to Wilson Combat’s website, the Tactical Carry is already available through certain dealers. It retails for a cool three-and-three-quarters grand ($3,750).

Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He is also the author of the original web serial Heartblood, which is being updated and edited regularly. He can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.


  • Don Ward

    Sexy offering from Wilson, as always.

    However, isn’t the term “full-size carry” a bit onerous? I mean, of course you can carry it. It’s a handgun and weighs under three pounds.

  • Vitsaus

    Seen one $3,000 + 1911, seen ’em all.

  • DaveP.

    Wow, another heinously overpriced 1911 that works just like every other 1911. Thanks Wilson- we needed another one of those.

  • Lt Donn

    I’ve said it a hundred times…buy a 400 dollar Glock and spend the remaining $ on ammo & training

  • Giolli Joker

    Combat not Compact, definitely not Compact.

  • Uniform223

    If I were to compare that sweet piece to a female celebrity… Saorise Ronan.
    If I had deep pockets I would buy that in a heart beat.

  • Brett

    I am a practical man at heart, but that is a hunk of handmade sex right there!

  • Crumbo

    5-inch slide and 5-inch barrel? So, the barrel is exactly the same length as the slide? On the handguns I own (none of which is a 1911), the barrels are a lot shorter than the slides.

  • Archie Montgomery

    Nice advertisement.

    I bet it works just as well as my 1970s era Colt Commander. Which set me back $700 a few years ago.

    Seriously, it looks rather nice other than the fiber front sight and the rather comic book grips. At least it doesn’t have the forward charging serrations on the slide.

    Oh. The price is more than I want to spend. Happily I have a couple Government Models and a Commander already.

  • Thomas Gonzalez

    I can say from experience that you can’t really appreciate the level of craftsmanship and quality of a Wilson Combat 1911. The attention to detail and overall fit and finish is definitely something to be appreciated. The grip pattern is comfortable and the feel of the trigger is so natural. Not to say that other companies don’t produce fantastic 1911’s but as someone who deals with machining of precision parts you can really see and feel the quality. I have mostly polymer handguns and while the function and form are the same the experience of shooting is totally different. While I agree there is premium to be paid for their brand of 1911 to compare the quality of machining, fit and finish of sub $1000, 1911 is not realistic. Would I buy a Wilson Combat? Probably not, I just don’t have the income at the moment to justify the purchase but if I did have the income I would say that I definitely would add it to my collection alongside my M&P 45c, Rock Island 22TCM, Smith and Wesson 1911

  • Just amazing, great gun, Will be liked by all pistol lovers.

  • The Brigadier

    Its a stunningly beautiful gun, but not at that price. I have to agree with all the other comments in here. $3750 for a .45 ACP is simply obscene. Maybe $12-1300 can be justified, but at three times the cost there is no justification for that. I’ll stick with a Ruger or a Taurus. at one-sixth the price.

  • AL

    The price is hilarious. Just buy a Para Ordnance P12 and spend the rest on ammo. The change will buy you a LOT of it! Magazines that have tested the P12 were amazed by its accuracy and it’s only a teensy bit larger than a standard Colt Officer’s model.