Wilson Combat has launched a new series of 1911 pistols called X-TAC Supergrade. These new handguns are hand made by company’s pistolsmiths and combine the highest build quality with the functionality of the X-TAC pattern seen on grips, front and rear straps as well as on slides of these pistols.
Here is an excerpt from the description of X-TAC Supergrade line of pistols as seen on Wilson Combat’s website:
These models are where our most experienced veteran pistolsmiths apply their decades of experience building one custom gun at a time. Always limited in number, only a few of these pistols are hand-built each month, making every Supergrade an heirloom-worthy collector’s piece.
The enhanced, bi-directional, X-TAC frontstrap and slide treatment of the X-TAC Supergrade models offer enhanced grip traction in severe and hard-use environments. Scientifically designed to work with dry or wet hands, with or without tactical gloves, the X-TAC pattern redefines secure shooting comfort and gun-handling without the coarse, often painful nature of other grip textures. In tandem with our G-10 X-TAC grips, the X-TAC tread pattern locks securely into the firing hand and will reduce muzzle flip without snagging on clothes or cover garments.
This new pistol line comes in four size options: Full Size, Commander, Professional and Compact. The differences between the models are in the lengths of barrels (consequently, the slide and overall lengths), and in the grip lengths which determine the magazine capacity. Of course, depending on the configuration, the weights of these pistols differ, too. You can find the dimensional specifications of each model in the captions of below-embedded images.
The X-TAC Supergrade series pistols feature carbon steel round butt frames, X-TAC front strap and mainspring housing treatment, flared magazine wells, beavertail grip safeties, carbon steel slides with the X-TAC rear serrations and X-TAC pattern all along the top portion, long triggers (3-hole) with 3.5-4.5 lb trigger pull weight, fiber optic front sights, black G10 grips with X-TAC texture and embedded medallions bearing the company’s logo, and last but not least, stainless steel match grade barrels with flush cut reverse crowns. All the pistols are also guaranteed to print 1.5″ groups at 25 yards.
All models of Wilson Combat X-TAC Supergrade line of pistols are available in three caliber options: .45 ACP, 9x19mm or .38 Super. The base price for the .45 ACP pistols is $4,795 regardless of the pistol size. For basic versions of 9mm and .38 Super pistols of all configurations, you’ll need to pay $4,905. Besides the calibers, you can also choose an optional finish, thumb safety, sights, and magwell.
Lastly, here is a set of photos showing the Full Size Wilson Combat X-TAC Supergrade pistol.