Wilson Combat Model Tactical Elite WTE-A-A-CA .45 ACP 5″ 1911 Pistol 2016

SOLD FOR: $3225

LSB#: 230112JK042

Make: Wilson Combat

Model: Tactical Elite, WTE-A-A-CA

Serial Number: WC17379

Year of Manufacture: 2016 (Dogtag)

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol. Note, no magazine is included.

Markings: The left of the slide is marked “WILSON COMBAT”, the right is marked “TACTICAL ELITE”. The right of the frame is marked “WILSON COMBAT BERRYVILLE, AR U.S.A.” and with the serial number. The top of the chamber is marked “WILSON 45 ACP”.

Barrel Length: 5”, Wafer Crowned, Match Grade

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with a tritium dot and is dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a square notch lo-mount style sight with two tritium lamps and is dovetailed and screw set to the slide. The front lamp is green, the rear lamps are amber, all the lamps have a strong glow.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered cocobolo panels with Wilson medallions. There are a few little marks through the finish, mostly on the smooth diamonds. There is light handling wear. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.

Also included are two additional pairs of grips. The first pair are Hogue smooth wood with a starburst pattern and Wilson Medallions. There are a few light handling marks, no major defects. The second pair are VZ Grips made of checkered black G10 with a starburst pattern. There are no major defects, just light handling marks. Overall both pairs are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Black Armor-Tuff

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In my opinion, this bore is a 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The edges of the wafer cone have finish wear. Otherwise, there is just light handling wear and standard operational wear. The markings are clear. The screw heads are sharp. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly with a snug slide-to-frame fit. The trigger pull is light and crisp with a very nice reset. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included are the previously described grips, Wilson soft case, manual, dogtag, test targets, and quality control checklist. Note, no magazine is included.

Our Assessment: Wilson Combat is among a small group of the best manufacturers of custom and semi-custom 1911s in the world including Nighthawk Custom, Ed Brown and Les Baer. This pistol is an excellent example of why they have earned this reputation. Wilson Combat has combined the most desired upgrades including front and back strap checkering, extended beavertail grip safety, extended magazine well, extended ambidextrous thumb safety, night sights, skeletonized hammer and trigger, wafer crowned barrel, and combined all of these features with with their legendary craftsmanship quality. Quality that will make this an excellent defensive pistol to which you can trust your life. This pistol has seen some use but is ready for more. If you’ve been looking to get a premium-quality 1911, you can’t do much better than this. Please see our photos and good luck!

Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!

Wilson Combat Model Tactical Elite WTE-A-A-CA .45 ACP 5" 1911 Pistol 2016
Wilson Combat Model Tactical Elite WTE-A-A-CA .45 ACP 5″ 1911 Pistol 2016