Wilson Combat’s 40th Anniversary CQB Elite 1911

    Wilson Combat 40th

    Wilson Combat announced a 40th Anniversary edition pistol to celebrate the company’s many decades of gun making.

    The new 40th Anniversary CQB Elite is a 1911 style pistol that appears to be a true presentation grade piece. It has many of the classic features of a top Wilson Combat pistol, but with some nice details to make it stand out.

    On this gun, Wilson Combat uses desert ironwood burl grip panels that have sterling silver medallions in the center of each. These medallions are the Wilson Combat logo.

    Wilson Combat 40th

    On the right side of the slide, the company added its name in script. On the left side of the slide is “40th Anniversary” and “1977 – 2017.” Both sides of the slide have the company’s anniversary logo behind the rear cocking serrations.

    Wilson Combat assigned special serial numbers to this special run of guns. The numbers run from WC40-001 through WC40-400.

    These are all steel guns with a 5″ match grade barrel made of stainless steel. The barrel has a flush cut reverse crown and black flutes. The carbon steel frame has a round butt magazine well and the slide stop is countersunk.

    Wilson Combat 40th

    These guns are available in three different chamberings: 9mm, .38 Super and .45 ACP. The classic .45 has a retail price of $3,900. The smaller caliber guns are a bit more expensive at $4,010.

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