Wildey

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Summary: The description, specs, photos and user ratings for the Wildey pistols.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Wildey is a semiauto pistol built on a stainless steel frame and chambered for a variety of magnum-level rounds, including 9mm Winchester Magnum, .41 Wildey Magnum, .44 AMP, .44 Wildey Magnum, .45 Wildey Magnum, .45 Winchester Magnum or .475 Wildey Magnum. The Wildey employs a short-stroke gas-operated system. The system includes a piston powered by the firing gases through six small holes in the barrel, a fixed barrel and a three-lug, rotating bolt. The piston forces the slide rearward, which catches an extended bolt lug that causes the bolt to rotate open. The bolt ejects the spent cartridge through the slide’s ejection port.

The Wildey is a selective-fire pistol and can be used as either a single shot or an auto-loading pistol. The gas system must be tuned for each load; you do so by opening or closing the gas-regulating collet.

A variety of barrel lengths are available, including 5″, 6″, 7″, 8″, 10″, 12″, 14″ and 18″. Caliber and barrel conversions are possible, and the barrels can be fitted with a muzzle brake to reduce felt recoil.

Features include:

  • a ventilated, ribbed barrel;
  • a single-stack magazine;
  • a magazine release located at the pistol’s base behind the magazine well;
  • a frame-mounted decocking lever;
  • a firing pin block;
  • a trigger block;
  • a rebounding firing pin;
  • a stainless steel slide;
  • a stainless steel barrel;
  • checkered walnut grips;
  • a removable front sight blade; and
  • an adjustable rear sight.

Five models are available: the Survivor, the Survivor Guardsman, the Hunter, the Hunter Guardsman and the Silhouette. The Survivor models come in a bright stainless steel, high-luster finish; the Hunter models are available in a matte finish. The Guardsman models have squared off trigger guards instead of the rounded trigger guards found on the non-Guardsman models. The Silhouette is a long-barreled model.

At press time, it appears Wildey Guns is no longer in business.

More Reading
Click here to read an article on the Wildey in the November/December 2005 issue of American Handgunner.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Width Height Weight
.41 Wildey Magnum, .44 AMP, .44 Wildey Magnum, .45 Wildey Magnum, .45 Winchester Magnum, .475 Wildey Magnum 6+1, 8+1 5″ n/a n/a n/a n/a
.41 Wildey Magnum, .44 AMP, .44 Wildey Magnum, .45 Wildey Magnum, .45 Winchester Magnum, .475 Wildey Magnum 6+1, 8+1 6″ 11″ n/a n/a 51 oz. unloaded
.41 Wildey Magnum, .44 AMP, .44 Wildey Magnum, .45 Wildey Magnum, .45 Winchester Magnum, .475 Wildey Magnum 6+1, 8+1 7″ n/a n/a n/a n/a
.41 Wildey Magnum, .44 AMP, .44 Wildey Magnum, .45 Wildey Magnum, .45 Winchester Magnum, .475 Wildey Magnum 6+1, 8+1 8″ n/a n/a n/a n/a
.41 Wildey Magnum, .44 AMP, .44 Wildey Magnum, .45 Wildey Magnum, .45 Winchester Magnum, .475 Wildey Magnum 6+1, 8+1 10″ 14″ n/a n/a 72 oz.
.41 Wildey Magnum, .44 AMP, .44 Wildey Magnum, .45 Wildey Magnum, .45 Winchester Magnum, .475 Wildey Magnum 6+1, 8+1 12″ n/a n/a n/a n/a
.41 Wildey Magnum, .44 AMP, .44 Wildey Magnum, .45 Wildey Magnum, .45 Winchester Magnum, .475 Wildey Magnum 6+1, 8+1 14″ n/a n/a n/a n/a
.41 Wildey Magnum, .44 AMP, .44 Wildey Magnum, .45 Wildey Magnum, .45 Winchester Magnum, .475 Wildey Magnum 6+1, 8+1 18″ n/a n/a n/a n/a



MSRP: $1,570.95–$3,038.95

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3 thoughts on “Wildey

  1. Richard

    I know it’s not a valid reason to select a Firearm but, I’m watching DEATH WISH 3 w/Charles Bronson using this handgun. I wanted to know more about the weapon so, I did a search.
    What most interested me is the ability for this one handgun to be reset for such a wide variety of calibers. In a ZOMBIE APOCOLYPSE World, where ammo would be scarce & disbursed. Such a weapon would definitely be useful. – .41 Wildey Magnum, .44 AMP, .44 Wildey Magnum, .45 Wildey Magnum, .45 Winchester Mag, .475 Wildey Magnum, 9mm Winchester Mag ?

    I would think the mechanism & design of this firearm would be in high demand. Why has NO other firearm manufacturer taken up the challenge?

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  2. Richard

    FYI, the second link I clicked. I came upon http://www.wildeyguns.com/index.html

    While they offer many of the original firearms, they introduced a NEW handgun at SHOTSHOW in 2005 called the JAWS. Check it out, only $800

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  3. George Benedict

    In 2015, Wildey FA was bought by USA Firearms Corp, based in Connecticut. Wildey Moore, the designer, is acting as Senior Designer and consultant for the new owners.
    Orders for the new production run of Wildey Survivors will be taken in February 2017.
    Contact [email protected] for further information or to order a Wildey Survivor.

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