Wilson Combat X-TAC Compact

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Summary: The description, specs, photos, pricing and user ratings for the Wilson Combat X-Tac Compact pistol.

Manufacturer’s Description

Wilson Combat‘s X-TAC Compact is a .45 ACP 1911-style semiauto with an enhanced grip texture and enhanced sight picture. The new bi-directional, X-TAC frontstrap and slide treatment offer enhanced grip and improved durability over traditional checkering in severe and hard-use environments.  Designed to work with dry or wet hands, with our without tactical gloves, the X-TAC pattern is designed to provide secure shooting comfort and gunhandling without the coarse, often painful nature of other grip treatments. In tandem with Wilson Combat’s G-10 Starburst grips, the X-TAC tread pattern is designed to lock securely into the firing hand and reduce muzzle flip without snagging on clothes or cover garments.

The X-TAC wears Wilson Combat’s 1911 Battlesight.  This high profile rear sight has a .145″ wide U-notch for optimum sighting in low-light, dynamic range conditions.  The rear blade of the sight is serrated, while the notch area is recessed into a semi-circular pocket for a crisp, protected sight picture. It’s accompanied by the heavy-duty Wilson Combat fiber-optic front sight.

Other features include:

  • A compact carbon steel frame;
  • the X-TAC frontstrap/mainspring housing treatment;
  • a High-Ride beavertail grip safety;
  • a tactical thumb safety;
  • a 3.5–3.75 lb. crisp trigger pull;
  • a contoured magazine well;
  • G10 Starburst grips;
  • a 4″ carbon steel slide;
  • a 4″ stainless match grade barrel and bushing, hand fit;
  • the X-TAC rear  cocking serration treatment;
  • de-horned for carry;
  • a mil-spec parkerized phosphate finish; and
  • test-fire and zero.

Note: Wilson Combat also offers a full-size version of this pistol.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Height Width Weight
.45 ACP 8+1 4″ 7.6″ 5.6″ 1.3″ 33.8 oz empty, 41 oz. loaded
9mm 10+1 4″ 7.6″ 5.6″ 1.3″ 33.8 oz empty, 41 oz. loaded


MSRP: $2,390 (base price)

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