The Wilson Combat Pinnacle 1911, some ammo and some Gold Eagles up top. (Photo credit: Wilson Combat)
Wilson Combat is considered by many to be the first, last and best name in 1911s. While there are tops when it comes to AR-15s, Remington 870s and as of late, Beretta 92s, when it comes to 1911 pistols, there’s no doubt that they’re first in their class.
And they’re taking things to a new level with the announcement of a new Supergrade-series pistol, the aptly-named Pinnacle.
The Pinnacle is based on Wilson Combat’s Classic Supergrade with a “full suite” of options specially selected by Bill Wilson himself, including hand engraving and a deep, rich polished blue finish.
The engraving is performed by Wayne D’Angelo, who is the former chief engraver for Smith & Wesson and continues to work as a contract engraver for Colt. D’Angelo’s own design is used for the Pinnacle pistols.
Custom 30-LPI checkered topstrap and front gold bead sight. (Photo credit: Wilson Combat)
These guns are hand-fitted and assembled part by part by Wilson Combat’s expert pistolsmiths and engraved with a timeless scroll pattern. The guns are just as functional as they are nice to look at, though.
Every Pinnacle pistol is meant to be a shooter. Even though the guns are customized with a blued steel medium trigger, spiral-fluted guide rod and custom burled walnut grips, they also have fully-adjustable target sights with a gold dot bead up front, a tuned 3 1/2- to 3 3/4-pound trigger and have exact 40 line-per-inch checkering on the front- and backstraps for complete control over the pistol.
The slide has a 30 line-per-inch flat matte topstrap to eliminate glare and make the front sight stand out, and a full-length 5-inch match barrel that’s hand-fit, including the barrel bushing, for utmost accuracy. The barrel is flush-cut and reverse-crowned.
Every Pinnacle pistol is guaranteed to make 1-inch groups or less at 25 yards.
Other shooter’s features include the installation of the single-piece “Bullet Proof” Wilson Combat flared magwell for fast reloads and a Bullet Proof slide stop and mag release for maximum reliability.
Every Pinnacle pistol comes in its own walnut display case and includes a certificate of authenticity.
Wilson displays the Supergrade Pinnacle with a stack of Gold Eagle coins, which is appropriate, as the base price for the pistol is $7,995. This gun is the best of the best and is priced accordingly.