Wilson Combat Ultralight Carry Professional 1911

Wilson Combat announced a new high end 1911 handgun designed with concealed carry in mind. Say hello to the Ultralight Carry Professional.

Available in both 9mm and .45 ACP, the new gun uses an aluminum frame to help drop ounces off of the total package weight. In fact, the company states the frame is 60% lighter than a comparable steel frame yet is durable enough for “extensive practice time at the range.” Unloaded the gun weighs just under 29 ounces.

Keeping to the lightweight and easy to conceal design inspiration, the company went with a 4″ fluted barrel and carbon steel slide. Wilson Combat uses a match grade cone barrel with a flush cut reverse crown on it. With quality ammo, the company guarantees these guns will shoot 1.5″ at 25 yards straight out of the box.

For grips, the company went with its G10 Starburst grips that are affixed with Torx screws. The slide stop is countersunk, and Wilson Combat selected the Tactical Bullet Proof thumb safety – left side only. A Concealment Bullet Proof grip safety and hammer were matched with the Bullet Proof magazine release.

The front strap has 30 LPI checkering with a round butt frame. The slide has 40 LPI serrations at the back of the slide with 30 LPI serrations along the top. The front sight is a fiber optic while the rear sight is a Battlesight.

Wilson Combat 1911

The base price is $3,650 for the .45 ACP model and $3,765 for the 9mm version. A variety of color finishes are available

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • Lew Siffer

    This pistol is absolutely beautiful, I love it. It will be perfect for the next re-make of Miami Vice as Crockett’s gun. In real life, however, “professionals” carry out-of-the-box Glock 19s. Just sayin’.

    • I’ve started requesting guns from Wilson so you’ll see reviews on them shortly. Not all will be pistols. Our first review is a rifle.

      • toms

        I have a wilson billet recon and I get a lot of grief from the “my PSA build shoots the same and costs 499.99” crowd. My wilson is smooth and the most accurate AR15 I’ve ever had. Easily puts 5 rounds into .5moa and weighs only 6.7 lbs. The TTU trigger is probably the best on the market. Wilson guns have a lot of cosmetic smoothing and polishing on them, which doesn’t really affect function, but has serious sex appeal much like a holland and holland rifle of the 1900’s.

        • datimes

          There is an element of pride of ownership with a Rolex, as mentioned above, a Ferrari, or a Wilson firearm. Many people who possess such items do not necessarily have the means for such luxuries. It’s the one big splurge in life.

  • Austin

    For the price of three FNX-45 tacticals

  • Michael Lubrecht

    Beautiful pistol, but unfortunately no more functional than my well-loved Kimber Pro Elite, which had a few parts swapped out over the years.

    • Harry’s Holsters

      Somethings are just worth the money if you’ve got it. A Rolex doesn’t keep time 500 times better than a timex. It’s all in what you can justify to yourself.

      • iksnilol

        Only reason to have a Rolex is sentimentality. For the money, a Seiko smokes any Rolex.

        • Harry’s Holsters

          Agreed but that’s worth something.

          • iksnilol

            Just saying, if you’re buying a watch (that you intend to pass on) please don’t get a Rolex. It’s an expensive cliche.

          • Harry’s Holsters

            When a rolex it’ll probably be a vintage one. I hate most of their watches but the deep sea and Daytona do something for me. Although I do understand I’d be paying for the name vs quality.

          • iksnilol

            I can respect that. As long as you know what you’re getting and all.

            Besides, vintage watches in general are the bees knees. I still have the Seiko my grandfather bought 26 years ago. Only memory I have of him, considering I was named after him I only find it fitting to wear that watch all the time.

            There’s something oddly comforting about automatic watches, knowing that it will only stop ticking when I stop ticking.

          • Harry’s Holsters

            It’s awesome to have a family heirloom like that. Not only for yourself but to pass down to your kids. You really can’t beat an automatic. I hate it when I see a good looking watch I want but it’s a chronograph. That takes it off my list.

          • iksnilol

            Chronographs aren’t bad, complicated, but not bad. They have automatic chronographs.

            What I personally dislike is how large and messy new watches are. I like the Seiko 5, it’s a simple design that goes well with anything. I’ve worn it with a suit and tie, then with a t-shirt and jeans, all in one day.

          • Wanderlust

            Admittedly the Rolex has very good resale value. And prestige among the majority of the public. I cant really fault my seiko though. Considering function it keeps perfect time and have owned since 2005 with no work or battery change, including swimming at the beach for an entire summer, daily workouts and showers. Plus its titanium so lighter then most other all metal watches. Its an Arctura kinetic chronograph. I dont think its made anymore so maybe in another 15 years I can call it vintage. By then I will be vintage too!

        • DW

          Hell, for the money Grand Seiko still smokes any Rolex :^)

        • Uniform223

          Its all about the object becoming a status symbol.

          • iksnilol


            Doesn’t mean it is any good for the amount of money paid for it.

    • Marcus D.

      My Kimber Pro Carry II with 4″ barrel and an aluminum frame isn’t as PUUURTY as this Wilson, but it weighs two ounces less and only cost $700.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    I like the idea of this in 9mm but for the money I’d do an 2011 with an RMR for carry.

    • Austin

      You can custom order one from Republic Forge for the same price, mammoth ivory grips and Damascus slide are a good bit extra though

      • Harry’s Holsters

        Thanks I’ll look it up.

  • 3901

    I appreciate what wilson combat makes. Cool firearms. I would love to see a review of the super sentinel or a cco type in 38 super.

  • BattleshipGrey

    For $3600(+) you don’t get night sights?

  • RickH

    Whenever there’s write up on custom 1911’s, I just scroll down to the last line in the article. Always the best part!

  • Ranger Rick

    To those that can afford it and desire it by all means, for those that can’t buy the best you can.

  • Vitsaus

    Another game-changer from Wilson