Wilson Combat X-TAC Compact .45 ACP

The initial introduction of the X-Tac pistol from Wilson Combat…

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The initial introduction of the X-Tac pistol from Wilson Combat was met with great success, becoming one of their best-selling pistols. Maintaining the brand’s exceptional quality and attention to detail, it has just what is necessary in a combat pistol—a no-frills professional’s working gun with superb accuracy and the proven Wilson Combat reliability.

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The Wilson Combat X-Tac Compact .45 ACP is a custom pistol in a popular carry size that combines a 4-inch barrel with a short-grip frame. It features the company’s innovative serration patterning.

The X-Tac enhanced grip treatment on the slide and frame provides a solid grip without the aggressiveness that some checkering provides. Even with a set of wet gloves, it really stays put. The Wilson Combat 1911 Battlesight, new at the time, has become one of the most sought after sighting systems on any pistol.

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The 4-inch match-grade carbon-steel cone barrel provides excellent performance and complete reliability.

Given the popularity of the full-sized pistol, the call for a compact version was almost immediate. Bill Wilson is still pretty old school when the word “compact” is applied to a 1911 pistol. Like many others, Bill feels a 4-inch barrel is as short as you can go in a .45 ACP 1911 and maintain complete reliability. (While the Sentinel line has a slightly shorter barrel, they are chambered in 9mm and not .45 ACP.)

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Wilson Combat’s Battlesight provides a deep U-notch for fast and accurate shooting—especially when combined with the fiber optic front sight.

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