The 1911 wizards at Wilson Combat have come up with another handgun for your consideration. Called the X-Tac Elite, the new pistols are available in full and compact sizes and any of three different calibers: .45 ACP, 9mm and .38 Super.
The most obvious thing about this gun is the use of the company’s X-Tac pattern. The pattern is used to replace the typical checkering and serrations on the frame, slide and grip panels. According to Wilson Combat, the tire tread-like pattern is designed to offer a great grip in any conditions – with both wet and dry hands – without using sharp spikes, polymids or other aggressive textures that can be damaging to clothes and uncomfortable to hold.
Both the slide and frame are made of carbon steel. The grips are made of G10 laminate. Typical to these guns are a Bullet Proof magazine well, Bullet Proof thumb safety, Bullet Proof magazine release button, match-grade stainless steel barrel with a reverse flush cut and a read Battlesight with a matching fiber optic front sight.
The base price of these guns is $3,760.
Wilson Combat makes a range of firearms, but its bread and butter is the 1911 platform. In recent months the company introduced several new guns based on the old design including the Ultralight Carry Commander and the Ultralight Carry Professional.