Wilson Combat Releases “Compact Carry” 9mm for IDPA & General Use

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Wilson Combat, purveyor of high-end 1911 handguns and various other platforms, has announced the release of their aptly named “Compact Carry” single-stack 9mm 1911 for use in the new “Compact Carry” Pistol division of IDPA. The new handgun is competition ready using 10 round magazines and an accuracy guarantee of 1.5″ at 25 yards.

Like most Wilson Combat offerings, the Compact Carry does not come at a compact price. Listed retail is just shy of $4K at $3,999. Various dealers have the handgun in-stock or users can also go straight to the source at Wilson.

Description from Wilson Combat:

Specifically designed by Bill Wilson to meet the exacting height and weight requirements of the new  Compact Carry Pistol (CCP) division of IDPA, this practical, all-purpose 9mm pistol has all the features needed to be a contender in defensive shooting competitions or as a superb carry pistol for everyday use.  The Compact Carry has an extremely soft recoil impulse and along with our ETM 9mm magazines will run with unsurpassed reliability.

Despite it’s name, the Compact Carry is built on a Professional full size steel frame for optimum service life and unmatched recoil control as well as the ability to use a full size magazine. An Aluminum one-piece Bullet Proof® magwell is used to enable easy reloads while still meeting the division’s weight specifications.

The Compact Carry will impress you with its ability to make quick follow up shots and is sure to be the ultimate sidearm in this exciting new competitive division geared toward carry-size handguns.

*Photos may include features and/or upgrades not included in the base price.

Full Press Release Below:

Wilson Combat Compact Carry

Specifically designed by Bill Wilson to meet the exacting height and weight requirements of the new “Compact Carry” Pistol (CCP) Division of IDPA, this practical, all-purpose 9mm pistol has all the features needed to be a contender in defensive shooting competitions or as a superb carry pistol for everyday use. The Compact Carry has an extremely soft recoil impulse and along with our ETM 9mm magazines will run with unsurpassed reliability.

Despite it’s name, the Compact Carry is built on a Professional full size steel frame for optimum service life and unmatched recoil control as well as the ability to use a full size magazine. An Aluminum one-piece Bullet Proof® magwell is used to enable easy reloads while still meeting the division’s weight specifications.

The Compact Carry will impress you with its ability to make quick follow up shots and is sure to be the ultimate sidearm in this exciting new competitive division geared toward carry-size handguns.

Compact Carry Specifications

  • Available Calibers: 9mm
  • Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds (9mm)
  • Barrel Length: 4″
  • Overall Length: 7.6″
  • Sight Radius: 5.7″
  • Height: 5.6″
  • Width: 1.3″
  • Weight Empty: 36.54 oz
  • Weight Loaded: 40.70 oz
  • Accuracy Guarantee: 1.5″ at 25 yds

Specifications Continued

  • Professional-Size Carbon Steel Frame
  • 30 LPI High Cut Checkered Frontstrap
  • Bullet Proof® Aluminum 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
  • Cocobolo Starburst Pattern, Flat Bottom Grips with Pewter Medallions
  • Countersunk Slide Stop
  • 4″ Carbon Steel Slide
  • Heavy Machine Chamfer on Bottom of Slide
  • Battlesight with Fiber Optic Front Sight
  • 4″ Stainless Match Grade Cone Barrel, Flush Cut Reverse Crown
  • Fluted Chamber
  • Fluted Barrel
  • 30 LPI Slide Top Serrations
  • 40 LPI Serrated Rear of Slide
  • Carry Cuts
  • Ball Cuts


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.

Nathan can be reached at Nathan.S@TheFirearmBlog.com

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


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  • DIR911911 .

    $4000 . . . . pass

  • hami

    My $600 Iver Johnson 9mm 1911 does just fine at my local IDPA matches…

  • Madcap_Magician

    I know it’s a Wilson, but for $4k you’d think they could slap night sights on it. Or something.

  • tony

    You can keep it…

  • HenryV

    That’s pretty. I am glad the gun is accurate to 1.25 at 25 yards because I know I ain’t……..

  • Jim B

    One, very nice, pistol for 4K. Thinking…. Or, I could build 4 very nice AR’s. Maybe, one each in 556, 300BLK, 308 & 9mm. Heck if I cut it down to $800 a piece I could get a 7.62×39 as well. That would make 5. For me it is an easy decision. :o)

    • Robert

      I’m with you Jim! $4K for a pistol is way too steep for me.

    • Joshua

      Speaking from a man who doesn’t own one or many.

      • Jim B

        Your right and I never will, no offense to Wilson. I have 6 1911’s, 4 Colts, 1 AMT 10mm longslide and 1 Para DS. The Colt 1911 (1914) and Delta Elite I left alone, but the other Colts were completely reworked by Jim Stroh (way back when) and wouldn’t trade them for nothing.

  • That guy

    If you show up to an IDPA event with one of these and you aren’t at least Expert class, you will be laughed at behind your back.

  • Joshua

    Haters are the ones who don’t own any yet. Trust me as soon as you shoot it, you’re like ohh that’s why the $$$