Wilson Combat premieres new carry pistol in .45, 9mm

The Bill Wilson Carry Pistol II is a replica of the pistol carried by Wilson Combat founder Bill Wilson. (Photo: Wilson Combat)

The Bill Wilson Carry Pistol II is a replica of the pistol carried by Wilson Combat founder Bill Wilson. (Photo: Wilson Combat)

Wilson Combat unveiled a new carry pistol Thursday modeled after the company’s iconic founder Bill Wilson’s own carry gun.

Chambered in .45 ACP and 9mm, the Bill Wilson Carry Pistol II is in keeping with Wilson’s legendary 1911 style. Featuring a lightweight frame, the Wilson Carry Pistol II packs seven rounds in its 29 ounce frame. The compact X-Tac grip frame and integral light rail matched with gold bead sight are all designed to replicate Wilson’s carry gun.

“A common question around here is ‘What custom gun does Bill Wilson carry?’” The company put out in a statement announcing the new 1911. “At Wilson Combat the quest for defensive firearm perfection never ends, but we can say that this model is an exact clone of what Bill Wilson carries on most days in the office, around town, or at the ranch.”

With a crisp trigger pull hovering around 3.5 pounds, the 1911’s fluted 4-inch barrel sits inside a carbon steel slide. Equipped with Concealment Bullet Proof beavertail grip safety and hammer as well as a Tactical Bullet Proof thumb safety, the company says the new gun is easy to conceal and easy to carry on a daily basis.

Featuring G10 ultra thin grips, the pistol comes in a few color combinations to include black on flat dark earth, black on gray and black on green. Wilson Combat has said that no other color customizations will be offered. In addition, the company is limiting the amount of options available. Currently, shooters will be able to front sight, single or ambidextrous safety and optional magwell.

The Bill Wilson Carry Pistol II hits the high-end of the market with a price point of $3,850.

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