Wilson Combat Vickers Elite Commander 1911 Pistol

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Wilson Combat has introduced the Commander version of the Vickers Elite 1911 pistol. This shorter iteration of the Vickers Elite 1911 is designed for the concealed carry market. As you can expect from a Wilson Combat gun, this pistol is packed with a bunch of custom features.

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Let’s first see what Larry Vickers said about the Vickers Elite 1911 pistols (quoted from Wilson Combat website).

The Vickers Elite is the natural evolution of the Wilson Combat that I have used as a primary training 1911 for several years. In arriving at the Vickers Elite design, I retained the majority of the features found on that pistol while tweaking a few others. The result is a superb 1911 built for serious use. It combines a classic look with a modern twist, and in case you hadn’t figured it out yet, I am quite pleased with how it turned out.

As you know, the Commander has a shorter barrel: 4.25″ as opposed to the 5″ barrel of the Government size. The frame and the slide of this pistol are made of carbon steel forgings. The barrel is made of stainless steel and has outside flutings on the chamber area. All these major components are hand fitted to each other which as Wilson Combat describes, provides match grade accuracy in a reliable defensive pistol. The company guarantees 1.5″ groups at 25 meters.

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The frame of the Vickers Elite 1911 pistol comes with a Wilson Combat Bullet Proof round butt magazine well and 30 LPI checkered front strap. The beavertail grip safety, thumb safety and magazine release button are also accessories from the Wilson Combat Bullet Proof series. The grips are made of G10 and along with the rear right portion of the slide, bear the Vickers Tactical logo.

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Other features of these pistols include the countersunk slide stop, gold bead front sight, serrations on top and the rear of the slide, wide cocking serrations etc. The trigger pull weight is stated to be from 3.5 to 4.5 lbs. The dimensions of these pistols are as follows: length – 7.85″; height – 5.6″, width – 1.3″. The empty weight is 39.6 oz. The sight radius is 5.95″.

Wilson Combat Vickers Elite Commander pistols are available in .45 ACP or 9x19mm chamberings. The MSRP is $3,850 for the .45 version and the 9mm one will cost you $3,960.

Images from www.wilsoncombat.com

Hrachya H
Hrachya H

Managing Editor Being a lifelong firearms enthusiast, Hrachya always enjoys studying the history and design of guns and ammunition. Should you need to contact him, feel free to shoot him a message at Hrachya@TheFirearmBlog.com

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  • American Patriot American Patriot on Jul 07, 2018

    Definitely not for concealed carry...I'd be afraid to shoot a bad guy cuz I know the cops wouldn't give it back!

  • Yarbles Yarbles on Jul 07, 2018

    Wilson Combat pistols and rifles are overpriced for what you get. Cabot, Ed Brown, Les Baer, Nighthawk Custom, and of course, Stan Chen, to name a few, are MUCH better guns with better features and fit at better prices.

    So far as ANY Vickers crap, it goes double. That fat condescending idiot is a lousy trainer and an even worse gun and gun parts 'designer'.

    Don't fall for the Wilson Combat marketing. Bill Wilson is a master marketer. I have this from observation and a couple of reliable gunsmithing sources in the industry.

    Having said that, I have used a number of Wilson Combat parts on my 1911 builds in the past with very good results after fitting. The parts are of the highest quality.

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    • Yarbles Yarbles on Jul 08, 2018

      @William Better and more cost effective choices out there for both. In most cases I have found WC and Vickers crap to be overpriced and not as good/functional as the best. This is why it is best to do your research. Good is no substitute for the best and most cost effective.