Wilson Combat Vickers Elite

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Summary: The description, specs, photos, pricing and user ratings for the Wilson Combat Vickers Elite pistol.

Manufacturer’s Description

Wilson Combat‘s Vickers Elite is a 1911-style semiauto pistol built on a full-size carbon steel frame with a full-size, forged carbon steel slide, and chambered in .45 ACP or 9mm. The company says Larry Vickers, a retired U.S. Army Special Forces soldier and current pistolsmith, competitive shooter, industry consultant and trainer, designed the pistol with his preferred options.

Its other features include:

  • A stainless steel match-grade barrel with a thick flange bushing and a flush-cut reverse crown;
  • a flatwire recoil spring;
  • a fluted barrel hood;
  • a 30 LPI high-cut checkered frontstrap;

    Wilson Combat Vickers Elite right side photo

    The Vickers Elite from the right.

  • a Bullet Proof round butt magazine well;
  • a bobbed High-Ride Bullet Proof beavertail grip safety;
  • a tactical Bullet Proof thumb safety;
  • a 3.5–3.75-lb. crisp trigger pull with a medium-length pad;
  • a Bullet Proof magazine release;
  • G10 Vickers Elite logo grips;
  • a countersunk slide stop;
  • a heavy machine chamfer on the slide’s bottom;
  • a Battlesight rear sight;
  • a gold bead front sight;
  • a single-side safety (an ambidextrous safety is optional);
  • 30 LPI slide-top serrations to reduce glare;
  • 40 LPI serrations on the slide’s rear;
  • wide front and rear cocking serrations; and
  • ball endmill cuts.

In addition, the Vickers Elite includes a magazine with Vickers’ design elements. Its features include:

  • No holes in the magazine’s side to reduce debris ingress;
  • One hole in the slide’s rear to indicate when the slide is fully loaded;
  • molded grooves into the follower’s sides to reduce friction and to give room for the follower to slide past debris inside the tube;
  • a flatwire spring;
  • a slightly longer tube to ease seating the magazine when the slides is fully forward; and
  • an enlarged steel baseplate designed to allow you to pull a stuck magazine out while wearing gloves.

Each pistol features the Vickers Tactical logo on the slide. Wilson Combat says the only allowed upgrades include an ambidextrous safety, a choice of front sight and a deluxe hand-polish blued finish.

Video: Click here to see Larry Vickers present and shoot the Vickers Elite.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Height Width Weight
.45 ACP 8+1 5″ 8.7″ 5.6″ 1.3″ 37.9 oz empty, 47 oz. loaded
9mm n/a 5″ 8.7″ 5.6″ 1.3″ 37.9 oz empty, 47 oz. loaded

MSRP: $3,850 (.45 ACP)
MSRP: $3,960 (9mm)

Wilson Combat Vickers Elite left side photo

The Vickers Elite from the left.

Wilson Combat Vickers 1911 magazine photo

The Wilson Combat/Larry Vickers magazine.

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