Wilson Combat SBR Tactical

The Wilson Combat SBR Tactical boasts the same high standards of the 1911s they are know for.

Live Fire
I installed Leupold’s excellent Mk 4 2.5-8x36mm M2 tactical scope with a LaRue SPR mount for the 100-yard accuracy testing. Its TMR reticle and brilliant light-gathering capabilities make the Mk 4 series of scopes the choice of both military and law enforcement units. I have found this particular scope to be extremely versatile, and it has become my go-to glass for AR evaluations.

On the range, the 7.62×40 WT with the 125-grain Speer TNT proved to be a very accurate round. With the Whisper suppressor in place, our best 100-yard, five-shot group measured 0.48 inches — we had to keep reminding ourselves that we were testing an 11.3-inch SBR, not a 16-inch tricked-out tactical carbine.

Second Upper
I also received a second upper receiver chambered in the popular 300 BLK. The 300 BLK upper features the same quality upper receiver and pistol-length gas system, as well as a match barrel with a 1-in-8-inch twist rate. For the 300 Blackout upper, we used three loads from PNW Arms. The 220-grain OTM subsonic load averaged 909 fps, while the 155-grain HPBT Match round averaged 1,872 fps. The hottest load was the 125-grain Nosler Ballistic Tip, which averaged 2,017 fps. All three loads had very small extreme spreads.

At 100 yards, the PNW 155-grain HPBT Match proved to be extremely accurate, producing a sub-MOA five-shot group, while the Nosler Ballistic Tip also produced a respectable result. When we shot the PNW 220-grain subsonic load, the group opened up to 2.78 inches and impacted approximately 8 inches lower than the 155-grain load using the same zero and point of aim. The 220-grain round is designed for engaging targets at close ranges and not intended for MOA accuracy at 100 yards and beyond. For perspective, the load is very similar to a 230-grain .45 ACP FMJ round.

Last year, I had the opportunity to visit Wilson Combat and meet some of the company’s talented gunsmiths. After spending a day watching each step of the manufacturing, assembly and finishing processes, I came away with a tremendous respect for the company and its products.

Whether you are in the market for a custom 1911, an 870 shotgun or an AR, Wilson Combat can fill your needs. For more information, visit wilsoncombat.com or
call 800-955-4856.

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