First Look: The Wilson Combat Protector

Wilson Combat Protector
The Wilson Combat Protector in 9mm.

Wilson Combat, a high-end custom shop for high-quality pistols, has introduced a new pistol it calls the Protector.

It's built on a “steel or lightweight, light-rail frame in full-size, Professional, or Compact trim and was designed from the ground up as a next generation all-around, carry 1911 pistol with modern styling and performance enhancements.” The Protector has a fluted tactical cone barrel, round butt, and a slide profile with Wilson Combat’s signature carry cuts and abbreviated front cocking serrations.

The “Protector Professional” model has a magazine capacity of 10 rounds of 9mm, a barrel length of 4 inches, and an overall length of 7.6 inches. The “Full-Size Protector” has a magazine capacity of 10 rounds of 9mm, a barrel length of 5 inches and an overall length of 8.7 inches. The base price for the Protector Professional in 9mm is $3,985.