USA Firearms Corp. has announced that the Wildey Survivor pistol chambered in .44 Auto Mag is now available for preorder. Besides the complete pistol, you can also order barrel assemblies chambered in this caliber. The barrel assemblies are compatible with all Wildey pistols.
Wildey Survivor is a gas operated semi-auto pistol designed in the early ’70s. It was originally chambered in a number of high-pressure powerful cartridges. Currently, besides the .44 Auto Mag, the pistol is also available in .475 Wildey Magnum and .45 Winchester Magnum. Wildey Survivor pistols and the barrel assemblies are available with three barrel length options (8″, 10″ or 12″) and it is also possible to choose the finish from brushed stainless, matte stainless or high buff stainless.
Depending on the finish choice, the prices of the Wildey Survivor pistols chambered in .44 Auto Mag vary from $2,750 to $3000. The prices for the .44 Auto Mag barrel assemblies are $725, $770 or $800 depending on the finish option as well. Interestingly, the barrel length choice does not affect the price. For more information concerning the pricing of other models of Wildey Survivor pistol, its accessories and ammunition, click here to proceed to the price list page of the company’s website.
Below you can find the brief history of Wildey pistol and USA Firearms Corp quoted from the company’s website:
We are a family owned and operated business with experience going back generations. Our grandfather started in the metal working industry during World War II at Pratt & Whitney. He continued metal work for years before opening his own business with his wife and children, who have passed the tradition of metal working on to us. Our areas of expertise include cold forming, stamping, and machining. We own and occupy a 30,000 sq foot manufacturing facility in Winsted, Connecticut.
Our passion for guns lead us into the firearms industry where we met Wildey Moore. In 2015 we purchased the rights to his line of handguns, and have been using our wealth of experience and knowledge to build upon this classic design. With the release of the new and improved Survivor pistol, we continue on the tradition of hard work, ingenuity, and American craftsmanship that our family has upheld for over 70 years.
The Wildey Survivor was invented and sold by Wildey Moore. Starting sales in 1980, the Survivor was designed and sold for hunting. The large .475 caliber, long barrel, and patented recoil system, made it ideal for handgun hunting. Sales of the gun took off after it was featured by Charles Bronson in the wildly popular Death Wish 3 movie. Bronson loved this gun and practically made it a character in the movie. To this day, people still ask for “the Bronson gun.” The Survivor truly is a classic.
The Survivor is a customizable gun which features multiple calibers, barrel lengths, and finishes. It is popular with hunters, backyard shooters, and collectors alike. Over the past year and a half, we have worked hard to bring the Survivor back into production, along with making improvements to the classic design. Upgrades include: Machining the slide from bar stock to make it stronger and more consistent; Adding a mating surface to the barrel for consistency in manufacturing; Matching the angle on the lock bar on the rear of the extension to reduce stress fractures; Fixing the cycling issue to improve reliability.
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