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Despite recent innovations it other realms, the Wilson Combat name remains synonymous with high-grade 1911s. The company earned that reputation building workhorse war horses suitable for competition, home defense or carry. Now, for those that thought Wilson Combat had turned more of its attention toward ARs and even Glock designs, the company launches an all-new 1911: the eXperior handgun line.

Wilson Combat eXperior Handgun Series

We got a first look at the new eXperior handgun line at the recent Athlon Outdoors Rendezvous. And make no mistake, this one impressed us all.

“This is the eXperior line,” explained Jeff Adams, Wilson Combat. “The big different thing on this gun is our TRAK pattern that we have on the backstrap and the frontstrap. We have TRAK pattern grips as well. This model comes with carry cuts, ball cuts, serrations on the top of the slide and the rear of the slide. They will come standard with wide cocking serrations and standard with a mag well.”

The eXperior line offers both single- and double-stack models, with the same ergonomics and styling. Clearly, a lot of thought and experience went into creating this all-new line from Wilson Combat.

“The cool thing about this model is this is the first model that we will offer in both a single-stack and a double-stack,” Adams said. “Same pattern on the backstrap and the frontstrap. This thing gets a little bit different when we start talking about the double-stack. If you’re familiar with our EDC X9 line, the EDC X9 has an external extractor; this one does not. It is a standard, just basically a regular 1911 slide. Another cool thing we’ve done on the double-stack side, is we’re now coming out with a commander length.”

The new eXperior line gives Wilson Combat the opportunity to mix it up, with full-size, Commander, Compact and Sentinel platforms. The double-stack guns will be chambered in 9mm only, while the single-stack will accommodate 9mm, .45 ACP and even 10mm, .460 Rowland or other calibers previously offered in single-stack guns from Wilson Combat.

Retail prices will start at $2,995 for a double-stack 9mm, while the top-end single-stack 9mm goes for $3,850. For more information, visit wilsoncombat.com.

Wilson Combat eXperior Commander 1911 Specs

  • Available Calibers: .45 ACP, 9mm
  • Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds (.45 ACP) 10 rounds (9mm)
  • Barrel Length: 4.25 inches
  • Overall Length: 7.85 inches
  • Sight Radius: 5.95 inches
  • Height: 5.6 inches
  • Width: 1.3 inches
  • Weight Empty: 37.9 ounces
  • Weight Loaded: 43.7 ounces
  • Accuracy Guarantee: 1.5 inches at 25 yds

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