an American manufacturer of, among other things, high-class 1911 pistols has announced the start of production of another line of this type of weapon. This time, Wilson's 1911 will be promoted under the name "American Combat Pistol", referring to the .45 ACP round (Automatic Colt Pistol), originally developed for the Colt M1911 pistols, patented in 1904 and serving in different versions from 1911 to the present day.
As you can easily guess, the guns will be available in a version chambered for the .45 ACP round (11.43x23 mm), but also for the 9x19 mm round. The family includes three versions: Full Size/Government, Commander (with a shortened slide and a full sized grip) and Compact (with a shortened slide and grip).
All models are finished in black with a silver stainless steel barrel. Mechanical sights with tritium inserts are mounted on the slide. At the back of the slide there are unusual notches, made to facilitate reloading. The hammer is skeletonized, and the enlarged grip safety housing protects the hand being caught by it.
The adjustable thumb safety is enlarged and placed only on the left side of the weapon, but left-handed shooters can pay more and receive a copy with a double-sided safety. The magazine catch button has also been enlarged. The sides of the grip are covered by black G10 panels adored with Wilson Combat medallions. The magazine well is profiled for easier reloading. The magazines hold 8 and 10 rounds respectively for the Government and Commnader versions and 7 to 8 rounds for the compact version.
The prices are adequate to the quality, maybe even a little higher. For each of the ACP pistols you will have to pay 2,495 USD for a version chambered for the .45 ACP round and 100 USD more for the 9x19 mm version (as part of the non-US tax).