Wilson Combat has announced the release of the new 2015 Protector model, a next-gen carry 1911 pistol available in Full-Size, Professional and Compact variants.

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According to the press release, the 2015 Protector — built on Wilson Combat’s steel or lightweight aluminum light-rail frames — is designed for every possible fighting scenario and delivers the reliability, accuracy and detailing synonymous with the Arkansas-based gun maker. The end user can tailor the specifications and caliber of their chosen 2015 Protector to the task at hand. Whether carrying concealed or for duty use, the 2015 Protector will get the job done.

The 2015 Protector features a fluted tactical cone barrel, round butt, one-piece bulletproof magwell and a unique side profile that wears both of Wilson Combat’s signature carry cuts and abbreviated front cocking serrations-which is unique to this model.

See below for a rundown of features and specs on the 2015 Protector.

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Protector Professional

* Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds (9mm)
* Barrel Length: 4″
* Overall Length: 7.6″
* Sight Radius: 5.7″
* Height: 5.6″
* Width: 1.3″
* Weight Empty (Steel frame): 37.54 oz
* Weight Loaded: 43.7 oz (95 gr. Barnes TAC-XP)
* Accuracy Guarantee: 1.5″ at 25 yds
* Professional-Size Stainless Steel or Lightweight Aluminum Frame
* 4″ Carbon Steel Slide
* 4″ Stainless Match Grade Cone Barrel, Flush Cut Reverse Crown

Full-Size Protector

* Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds (9mm)
* Barrel Length: 5″
* Overall Length: 8.7″
* Sight Radius: 6.6″
* Height: 5.6″
* Width: 1.3″
* Weight Empty (Steel frame): 40.42 oz
* Weight Loaded: 47.07 oz (115 gr. Hornady XTP)
* Accuracy Guarantee: 1″ at 25 yds
* Full-Size Stainless Steel or Lightweight Aluminum Frame
* 5″ Carbon Steel Slide
* 5″ Stainless Match Grade Cone Barrel, Flush Cut Reverse Crown

Compact Protector

* Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds (9mm)
* Barrel Length: 4″
* Overall Length: 7.6″
* Sight Radius: 5.7″
* Height: 5.1″
* Width: 1.3″
* Weight Empty: (lightweight frame) 28.22 oz
* Weight Loaded: 33.92 oz (95 gr. Barnes TAC-XP)
* Accuracy Guarantee: 1.5″ at 25 yds
* Compact Lightweight Aluminum Frame
* 4″ Carbon Steel Slide
* 4″ Stainless Match Grade Cone Barrel, Flush Cut Reverse Crown

Specifications

* Integral Light Rail steel or lightweight frame on Full-Size and Professional model
* Integral light Rail lightweight frame only on compact model
* 30 LPI High Cut Checkered Frontstrap
* Bullet Proof® Round Butt Magazine Well
* High-Ride Bullet Proof® Beavertail Grip Safety
* Tactical Bullet Proof® Thumb Safety
* 3 ½# – 3 ¾# Crisp Trigger Pull with Medium Length Pad
* Bullet Proof® Magazine Release
* G10 Starburst Grips with Black Medallions
* Countersunk Slide Stop
* Heavy Machine Chamfer on Bottom of Slide
* Battlesight with Fiber Optic Front Sight
* Fluted Chamber
* Fluted Barrel
* 30 LPI Slide Top Serrations
* 40 LPI Serrated Rear of Slide
* Front Cocking Serrations and Carry Cuts

Available Calibers

* .45 ACP, 9mm

MSRP

* 45 ACP – $3,875
* 9mm – $3,985

Light compatibility

* Full size-APL, X300, TLR1, TLR3
* Compact/Professional-Streamlight TLR-3

Holster Compatibility

* Edge, Lo-Profile II, Practical, Tactical Assault, Tactical Paddle, Adjuster, Featherweight

** Current California Protector® model will still exist as a separate model and will not change.

All current orders for Legacy Protector models will be filled as ordered with previous Protector specs unless specified otherwise.

* 2015 Protector model not legal in CA.

* Full size model not IDPA legal.

For more information, please visit http://www.wilsoncombat.com

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