It seems like everyday we’re seeing a new firearm from the Wilson Combat camp — the latest of which is the full size and compact X-TAC Elite 1911, available in 45 ACP, 9mm and .38 Super.

Enhanced by Wilson Combat gunsmiths for daily carry and hard use training, the X-TAC Elite is a unique choice for shooters looking for a practical 1911-style custom pistol.

The Wilson Combat X-TAC tread pattern is known for rock solid traction and high round count shooting comfort. Coupled with performance options like Wilson’s reload-enhancing one-piece Bullet Proof Magwell and carry options like the concealment hammer and grip safety, the X-TAC Elite has all the right custom features.

Other options like top and rear of slide serrations cut down glare on bright range days.

Extra detail is lavished on the X-TAC Elite slide with machined carry cuts, ball endmill cuts and a heavy machined bottom slide chamfer that enhances cosmetics, streamlines your pistol’s profile and reduces sharp edges.

The bi-directional, X-TAC frontstrap and slide treatment offer enhanced grip and improved durability over traditional checkering in severe and hard-use environments.

Scientifically designed by Bill Wilson to work with dry or wet hands and with or without tactical gloves, the X-TAC pattern redefines secure shooting comfort and gunhandling without the coarse, painful nature of other grip treatments. In tandem with the company’s aggressive G-10 Starburst grips, the X-TAC tread pattern locks securely into the firing hand and will reduce muzzle flip without snagging on clothes or cover garments.

The X-TAC Elite has an MSRP of $3,760 and is available now.

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