Wilson Combat Model X-TAC Supergrade 9mm Luger 5” 1911 Pistol

SOLD FOR: $7,602

LSB#: 240321BY004

Make: Wilson Combat

Model: X-TAC Supergrade

Serial Number: WC23374

Year of Manufacture: 2019

Caliber: 9 mm Luger

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto Pistol with Removable Magazine

Barrel Length: 5” Stainless Match Grade Barrel

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade with an Ameriglo orange dot with a tritium lamp in the center, dovetailed to the front of the slide. The lamp glows brightly in low light conditions. The rear sight is a Wilson Combat branded lo-mount style “U” notch dovetailed and double screw-set to the rear of the slide. The top of the slide is checkered in the X-TAC X-shaped pattern and the back of the slide is finely checkered for glare reduction.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece G-10 panels with Wilson’s medallions, X-Tac texturing, and a thumb relief cut on the left panel. The front and back straps are checkered with a bi-directional X-Tac Pattern. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The texturing is strong. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are light handling marks and some faint operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide is snug to the frame but slides smoothly. The trigger is light and crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a gray Wilson soft case, paperwork including the manual, test target, QC checklist, a heavy load recoil spring,  and five 10-round magazines.

Our Assessment: The 1911 and 1911-A1 pistols served the military of the United States from 1911 to 1985, through two World Wars and the Korean and Vietnam wars. They gained a reputation as a reliable handgun with plenty of stopping power, and are held in high regard by those who have used them. The design was the end result of a series of developments by famous gun designer John Browning, starting with the Model 1900. The advances made by Browning were revolutionary at the time and were so successful that they are considered commonplace today. Browning not only developed first a pivoting and then a tilting barrel to allow for a locked system, but he also developed the concept of “the slide”, which is now synonymous with semi-automatic handguns.

As with any hobby, with the 1911 you can go as far as your pocketbook will take you. Just about every brand has a 1911 on offer and they range from entry-level to high-end; this example is one of the latter. 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. The fit and finish on this X-TAC Supergrade 9mm pistol are next level and Wilson Combat has combined the most desired upgrades including extended indexing beavertail grip safety, extended beveled magazine well, ambidextrous thumb safety, night sights and skeletonized hammer with their legendary craftsmanship quality.  The bi-directional, X-Tac pattern front and back strap offer enhanced grip and improved durability over traditional checkering in severe and hard-use environments. Many of the hard edges are beveled, the top of the slide has the X-TAC pattern checkering, and the rear of the slide is checkered because details matter. All of the features combine for a pistol that is not only good looking but will shoot well too! This pistol looks nearly brand new and is in Excellent condition. 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!

As Always,

Keep Your Powder Dry and Bid High!

-Andrew G.

Wilson Combat Model X-TAC Supergrade 9mm Luger 5” 1911 Pistol
Wilson Combat Model X-TAC Supergrade 9mm Luger 5” 1911 Pistol