Wilson Combat is synonymous for quality, performance, and attention to detail in their products. Over the past four decades Wilson has developed a deserving reputation of making some of the finest 1911’s on the market. Firearms that are a love letter to timeless and enduring 1911 pistol. 

Early this week Wilson Combat released their new Experior series of  pistols. The new Experior series is the most comprehensive 1911 that Wilson has every put together. Wilson allows potential owners a full list of tactical, functional, and cosmetic options to build the 1911 of their dreams. 

The level of customization for the Experior series is extensive to say the least. Customers will have the ability to customize the trigger, barrel, and slide. On the tactical side you have the ability to add a Picatinny rail, customize your grip for concealment purposes, bob the ambidextrous safety for laser sights, and much more. On the cosmetic side you can add different slide serrations, nitride blue small accent parts, checker the trigger guard, and choose paint.  You can build your Experior 1911 to your preferences and desired use as a shooter. The level of freedom within this series is phenomenal. 

The Experior series comes in 9mm and .45 ACP with wide variety of barrel lengths. The Experior series comes in a 6-inch long side variant, 5-inch Full Size , 4.5-inch Commander, and a 4-inch Compact. Wilson also makes a 3.5-inch sentinel model in 9mm only. The Experior Full Size, Commander, and Compact come in single and double stack variants. 

The Wilson Combat Experior series is a feature rich 1911 series. Below is the product overview, dimensions, specs, and options available with the Experior series. 

Product Overview 

The EXPERIOR lineup takes the lead as the most fully-optioned series we offer, showcasing nearly every tactical, functional and cosmetic option as a standard feature.

The foundation of every EXPERIOR pistol is our in-house produced match-grade slide, frame and barrel all perfectly machined and hand-fitted by our skilled gunsmiths for a lifetime of top performance. The EXPERIOR retains traditional 1911-style slide serrations, fixed Wilson Combat battle sights, and the classic 1911 extractor design to achieve a look that honors tradition but retains high performance.

All EXPERIOR models feature the new Wilson Combat TRAK grip texture-a hybrid, large asymmetric, flat-top checkering pattern that offers an exceptional, non-abrasive grip without snagging on cover garments. The TRAK grip pattern on the frame and grips offers unprecedented comfort while enhancing recoil control.

All single stack EXPERIOR models feature WAVE frame rail clearance cuts for lower friction operation in adverse environments. The WAVE clearance cuts hold lubrication and ensure that your pistol will smoothly cycle even when caked with excessive fouling, sand or grit. A new EXPERIOR barrel locking lug design on the 9mm models has a reduced forward locking surface to further enhance cycling in adverse conditions or with reduced power loads without sacrificing accuracy or durability.

Single stack EXPERIOR models are available in 9mm and .45 ACP calibers in a variety of sizes from a 6” long slide variant, 5” traditional Full Size, 4.25” Commander, 4” Compact and the smallest 1911 handgun we build, the 3.5” barrel Sentinel (9mm only).

9mm EXPERIOR models compatible with the proven reliability of the high capacity EDC X9 magazine will be offered in 5” Full Size, 4.25” Commander and 4” Compact slide versions.

A series of exceptional defensive handguns, designed by experts and loaded with custom features that offer superior aesthetics and performance-That is EXPERIOR.


•Available Calibers: .45 ACP, 9mm

• Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds (.45 ACP), 10 rounds (9mm)

• Barrel Length: 5”

• Overall Length: 8.7”

• Sight Radius: 6.6”

• Height: 5.6”

• Width: 1.3”

• Weight Empty: 40.2 oz

• Weight Loaded: 46 oz

• Accuracy Guarantee: 1” at 25 yds


• Full-Size Carbon Steel Frame with WAVE Cut Rails

• TRAK Texture on Frontstrap/Mainspring Housing

• Ryan Wilson High Grip Frame Modification

• Bullet Proof® Round Butt Magazine Well

• Concealment Bullet Proof® Beavertail Grip Safety and Hammer 

• Tactical Bullet Proof® Thumb Safety

• 3 1/2# – 4 1/2# Crisp Trigger Pull with Medium Length Pad

• Bullet Proof® Magazine Release

• Black G10 TRAK Pattern Grips with Pewter Medallions

• Countersunk Slide Stop

• 5” Carbon Steel Slide

• Battlesight with Red Fiber Optic Front Sight

• 5” Stainless Match Grade Barrel with Lowered Front Locking Lug* and Bushing, Flush Cut Reverse Crown

• Fluted Chamber

• 30 LPI Slide Top Serrations

• 40 LPI Serrated Rear of Slide

• Wide Front and Rear Cocking Serrations

• Heavy Machine Chamfer on Bottom of Slide

• Carry Cuts/Ball Endmill Cuts


• Finish

• Caliber

• Thumb Safety

• Sights

• Magwell

The Experior series is the most comprehensive and customizable 1911 by Wilson to date. Giving customers the ultimate flexibility to design the 1911 of their dreams. For this high level of customization comes a hefty price tag. The Wilson Combat Experior Series starts at a base price of $3750 for .45 ACP and $3850 for 9mm variant.

What do you think about the new Wilson Combat Experior Series? Let us know in the comments below. 

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