Wilson Combat SPEC-OPS 9

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

The previously unnamed 9mm polymer 1911 has been named the SPEC-OPS 9.

It is being marketed as a full size concealed carry pistol. One of the main selling point is the lower weight of the polymer frame. The pistol weighs in at 29.6 oz., about 25% lighter than the stainless Wilson Combat Classic. It holds 16+1 rounds and has an accuracy guarantee of 1.5 ” at 25 yards.

Caliber: 9mm
Magazine Capacity: 16 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.5″
Overall Length: 7.9″
Sight Radius: 6.2″
Height: 5.3″
Width: 1.3″
Weight Empty: 29.6 oz.
Weight Loaded: 36.7oz.

As you can see in the photos it has all sorts of fancy 1911 doodads such as ultra light hammer, extended safety and Wilson Custom Three Hole trigger.

The price is $1995.

What do y’all think of the star burst grip pattern? I can’t say that I am a fan.

More info @ Wilson Combat.

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Carl Carl on Dec 21, 2009

    I think the 9mm 1911 I heard about was by one of the other high-end manufacturers. SVI, STI perhaps.

    I personally couldn't care less where my pistols are manufactured though. Not that I'd have much choice if I was to limit myself to firearms made in my country (which is Sweden)... :)
    But that applies for all products. Global trade is a win-win situation.

    Anyway, I think I read somewhere that Glock were going to open a US factory for the Gen 4 pistols.

    Other ways to spend $2000: Six Norinco 1911:s? :)

  • Charles Coker Charles Coker on Jan 30, 2010

    Wilson Combat Spec Ops 9mm 1911

    Reviewed by Charles Coker 12/20/09

    This is a new polymer framed, double stack 9mm (16+1) 1911 pistol


    * 4.5″ barrel
    * Full sized grip
    * Night sights (yellow rear, green front)
    * carry cuts in slide
    * Slide narrowed and beveled for carry
    * Beavertail safety and thumb safety minmimized for carry

    So, everyone wants to know if this is really a 1911, yes, it is with the slight exception in barrel lockup, it locks up more like a Sig, otherwise, standard 1911 internal parts.

    Why no rail? Well, it’s designed for carry and a rail adds width and bulk, not to mention it’s not really ideal to try to have a tac light on a concealed carry piece!

    How does it feel?

    Well, like a 1911, it points like one, handles like one and of course, has that great Wilson Combat trigger!

    I let lots of people fondle it, everyone was really impressed

    I took it to the local law enforcement shop (GT Distributors) and the guys working there were all very impressed with it and wanted to shoot it of course. There is always DPS troopers, active military, PD from around hte state and the occasional Texas Ranger in there. The day I brough it in was no exception and one Texas Ranger, who, incidentally was carrying a Wilson 1911 asked if he could check it out.. well of course.

    His response was “crap, my wife’s gonna kill me, I gotta get one of these!”
    a few guys shot it and were all like “man, this is SWEET”

    How does it shoot?

    First off, I am no master pistol shot..

    25 yard groups
    headshots were slow
    center shots were quick and dirty
    fed everything I gave it

    Where does this gun fit in? Who is it for?

    Well, it is sort of a niche product, certainly their are cheaper reliable semi autos that are suitable for personal defense, range and some competitive use.

    I see this gun being for the guy that loves the 1911 platform and wants a lightweight, high capacity 9mm in an ultra reliable and extremely accurate pistol with personal defense being it’s primary role.

    Wilson Combat has a reputation for building the best 1911 pistols and is known to have the best customer service in the industry.

    for more info visit: http://www.wilsoncombat.com...