Supergrade Commander Special, Wilson Combat’s Commander

If you’re looking for a top-quality, modern-made, Commander-size 1911 pistol, Wilson Combat has probably the right product for you. The Arkansas-based company renowned for its custom 1911 handguns has just introduced the “Supergrade Commander Special” model to its product line-up. And as you would expect from a manufacturer that prides itself on offering “unmatched level of exceptional reliability and peerless craftsmanship”, the new gun is a real steel jewel.

Wilson Combat Supergrade Commander Special features

With its 4.25 in / 108 mm barrel and an overall length of just 7.85 in / 199 mm, the Supergrade Commander Special is the first Wilson Combat’s commander-sized 1911. It’s available in three calibers, .45 ACP, 9mm and 38 Super and in all-blued or two tone versions. 

The Wilson Combat Supergrade Commander is available all-blued or two tone versions

In any case, slide and frame sport polished sides, which creates a pleasant aesthetic effect in this otherwise very classic design. The stainless steel barrel is match grade with flush-cut reverse crown and couplet to a thick flange bushing, while the round-butt slide features a 30 LPI high cut checkered frontstrap and a contoured magazine well. The bobbed high-ride beavertail grip safety, magazine release and retro checkered thumb safety are all Wilson Combat Bullet Proof parts. The guide rod is full length, and hammer is Commander-type, of course. The white gold bead front sight is from Wilson Combat’s own Battlesight series, with a rather comfortable sight radius of 5.95 in / 151 mm.

Note the bobbed high-ride beavertail grip safety, fluted chamber and deluxe burl wood smooth grips with sterling silver medallions.

The nice deluxe burl wood smooth grips with sterling silver medallions and the fluted chamber are also noteworthy.  The medium-length trigger is characterized by a pull weight of 3 ½ - 4 ½ lb (1587-2041 g). As for the magazine, capacity is 8 rounds in .45 ACP caliber.

Wilson Combat guarantees an accuracy of  1.5 in at 25 yards. Quality comes at a price, however: 5350 USD for the .45 ACP version, 5455 USD for both the 9mm and .38 Super versions. In Europe the Supergrade Commander Special will be available around mid-2019.

Wilson Combat Supergrade Commander Special: technical data

Supergrade Commander Special

45 ACP, 9mm and 38 Super 

Barrel length: 
4.25 in / 108 mm
Overall length:
7.85 in / 199 mm
carbon steel
carbon steel
Weight (loaded):

43.1 oz / 1219 g

Magazine capacity: 
8 rounds (.45 ACP)
5350 USD (.45 ACP) 5455 USD (9mm and .38 Super)