Wilson Combat Celebrates 45 Years with Anniversary Edition 1911

To commemorate their 45th Anniversary of gunsmithing, Wilson Combat is bringing back the classic “retro” style 1911 that built the foundation of Wilson’s business back in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Wilson 45th Annivesary 1911
Wilson Combat is bringing back a retro favorite to celebrate 45 years of gunsmithing. In honor of their milestone, Wilson Combat is bringing back the 1911 design that was the foundation of their business from the 1970s and 1980s.

Custom 1911 handguns of that period were rapidly evolving based on the needs of practical pistol shooters and Wilson Combat emerged as a leader in 1911 handgun customization by focusing on performing superior quality work at a fair price with a reasonable delivery time-those core values still drive the business today.

Wilson Combat 45th Anniversary 1911 side
The 45th Anniversary CQB 1911 handguns from Wilson are very limited in nature and said to be exceptional in cosmetics and quality.


  • Calibers: 9mm, .45 ACP
  • Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds (9mm), 8 rounds (.45 ACP – 47D Magazine)
  • Barrel Length: 5 in
  • Overall Length: 8.7 in
  • Sight Radius: 6.6 in
  • Height: 5.6 in
  • Width: 1.3”
  • Weight: 40.5 oz (empty), 47.2 oz (loaded)
  • Accuracy Guarantee: 1” at 25 yards
Anniversary 1911 slide
The 5” carbon steel slide houses the 5” stainless match grade barrel with Bo-Mar style rear sight and black serrated front sight. The barrel is hand fit to the pistol for an accuracy guarantee of 1” at 25 yards.

The 45th Anniversary 1911 handguns that are being built are very limited in nature and truly exceptional in cosmetics and quality.  Wilson has chosen to revert back to some of the classic custom touches it was known for like an upswept, retro grip safety, traditional Bo-Mar style adjustable rear sight with a staked ramp front, a retro Commander style hammer, Swenson-style ambidextrous thumb safety, and a coarsely serrated slide top reminiscent of the finest bespoke guns available to shooters at the time.

45th Anniversary 1911 from Wilson tipped
The 45th Anniversary CQB pistol from Wilson Combat is available in either 9mm or .45 ACP options and both weigh a little over 40 ounces empty and 47 ounces fully loaded.

This custom 45th Anniversary model will dress out in a fully hand-polished deluxe blue finish with handcrafted, premium desert ironwood grips. The smooth finish of the grips shows off the grain and markings.

Wilson Anniversary 1911
The Retro Bullet Proof beavertail grip safety along with the Retro Commander hammer in the full-sized carbon steel frame give the gun its throwback look.


  • Full-sized Carbon Steel Frame with polished sides of the frame and Wilson Combat Deluxe Blue Finish
  • Retro Bullet Proof Beavertail grip safety
  • Retro Commander hammer
  • Ambidextrous thumb safety #192
  • 3 ½ # – 4 ½ # Crisp trigger pull with long length pad (three hole)
  • Contoured magazine well
  • Bullet Proof magazine release
  • Desert Ironwood, Beveled Bottom, Grips
  • Bo-Mar style rear sight with a black serrated front sight
  • Full-length guide rod
  • 5” Stainless match grade barrel and brushing, hand fit
  • Rear forward angled cocking serrations

Timeless style combined with limited production and impeccable quality ensure the Wilson Combat 45th Anniversary edition will be an instant collectible and highly sought after for generations to come.

The 45th Anniversary 1911 has an MSRP of $4,000 for the .45 ACP version and $4,100 for the 9mm version.

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