Wilson Combat is widely acknowledged as a high end 1911 builder. Just ahead of the SHOT Show, the company announced a new pistol: the ULC Commander Compact. The new guns have all of the refinements that one might expect from Wilson Combat.
At its core, the pistols are compact frames matched to Commander length slides. The result is a pistol that is relatively easy to conceal while still maintaining a barrel long enough for rounds to develop respectable velocity and a long enough sight radius to get good accuracy.
The ULC Commander Compact uses an aluminum alloy frame for a good balance of strength and weight. The mainspring housing has a rounded off butt to reduce the opportunity for printing under a light cover garment.
The 4.25″ barrel is made of stainless steel and is considered match grade. Wilson Combat puts a flush cut reverse crown on it for a great look to go with its accuracy. On top of the slide, the company uses a fiber optic front sight with wide Battlesight rear.
Wilson Combat uses the Bullet Proof magazine release, thumb safety, grip safety and hammer. On the sides, G10 starburst grips combine with the 30 LPI checkering to give you a solid grip on the gun.
Pricing on these guns starts at $3,825. Versions in both 9mm and .45 ACP are available.