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New for 2010 The Ultralight Carry

At Wilson Combat we set out a few years ago to build the best alloy frame we could from Aluminum forgings, thoughtfully beefed up in certain areas to resist wear and damage over the long haul. We partnered with one of the best mil-spec firearms anodizers in the world and spared little expense to build a great, durable lightweight 1911 frame.

Recently we noticed a trend-serious operators were ordering more lightweight 5” guns than ever before. They wanted the reliability and sight radius of the 5” gun without the back straining effects of the steel frame. Belts carry a lot more stuff than they used to since the advent of cell phones and other essential gear.

The Ultralight Carry is our latest “package” gun to meet the needs of the person who carries a 5” gun, 24-7. We were able to shave six ounces off of a steel gun without sacrificing accuracy, reliability or durability.

We then added all of the latest cosmetic features and blended them with some of our newest parts, geared towards concealment pistols.

Ultralight Carry- .45acp
Barrel length- 5” Stainless match grade barrel & bushing, flush cut and crowned.
Weight- 32.8 oz empty
Sights- Tactical Combat Pyramid, U notch rear sight with 40 LPI Serrations
Improved ramp front sight with white outline tritium insert..
Rounded Butt
Countersunk Slide Stop
Wilson Carry cuts/ Ball Endmill Cuts
Full Size Aluminum Frame
30 LPI High Cut Checkered Frontstrap
Concealment bullet proof thumb safety
Concealment Hammer and grip safety
3 ½# - 3 ¾# crisp trigger pull with medium length solid pad
Heavy machine chamfer on bottom of slide
30 LPI slide top serrations
40 LPI serrated rear of slide and extractor



 

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Very nice! I like the CQB in my safe better, though. Maybe it's 'cause it's already paid for.............:rock:
 

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WilsonCombat Rep, thank you for posting the pictures of the UltraLight. A beautiful weapon platform for sure.
Does Wilson have plans for an UltraLight frame for a compact model, like a Commander frame or a 4 inch frame?
Thanks:)
 

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I am very, very interested in this blaster.

Does the barrel have an integral ramp? If not, is there a steel frame insert?
 

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Gorgeous… very nice package.
 

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I am very, very interested in this blaster.

Does the barrel have an integral ramp? If not, is there a steel frame insert?
No, the mil-spec anodizing under Armor tuff eliminates the need for that. We have never had to replace an alloy frame of our manufacture due to damage.
 

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WilsonCombat Rep, thank you for posting the pictures of the UltraLight. A beautiful weapon platform for sure.
Does Wilson have plans for an UltraLight frame for a compact model, like a Commander frame or a 4 inch frame?
Thanks:)
Right now this is only available as a full size gun, but hey you can custom order whatever you like!
 

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What's the price range?

Thanks...very nice lookin'.
Greg
 

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Well thought out design features on that one. 6 Oz's is what?? 17% weight reduction from standard 1911. I'd have to lose 33 Lbs. to equal that kind of weight loss:biglaugh:
 

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Now that's a Wilson I could warm up to...
 

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I always like the idea of the alloy frame but than realize that 6 ounces is not enough weight savings for me to give up my steel CQB. Nonetheless, that is - but aren't they always - a great looking pistol.
 

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At the end of a 12-14 hour day, 6 oz difference is a tremendous weight savings!
 

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There will be some options available also like:

ambi safety
choice of rear sight (some new ones to come.. ;)

And .38 Super/9mm option. :biglaugh::biglaugh::biglaugh::rock:
 

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WCR....Looks like the Wilson organization has really done it's homework. Aside from all the functional features, the countersunk slide stop and the crowned barrel are the "frosting on the cake" as far as I'm concerned. What a great package!

I have a full size CQB and the UltraLight Carry could very well be my next Wilson!

I do have one question. As I'm sure you know, Kimber claims they have tested their aluminum frames to 20,000 rounds with no problems.

How does the Wilson test data for aluminum frames compare to Kimber's?

I have an aluminum framed Kimber that I use for carry but I'm not going to run up thousands and thousands of rounds through it because I'm concerned about long term durability and reliability. So, I don't use it as one of my range guns for that reason.

As appealing as the UltraLight Carry is to me, I have the same concern. I would like to use it as a range gun as well as for carry. Can you help clarify?

Thanks.
 

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That is a great looking gun. The Hi Power cuts to the front are some of the best I have seen (is there a good name for that option). You see a lot of slight variations in that design, but you guys have it right.
I really like the rounded butt option, as well. Does a lot more than you might think and accomplishes 80% of the function of a bobtail. I will order this option on all of my full size guns from now on, minus one that I might get a magwell on. But, really, my only motivation for a magwell is the ETM mags and there base pads. Can I get an ETM 45 mag with a flat baseplate that just covers the bottom and provides a over-insertion stop? PLease? You are making my gun look like it has clown shoes on.
The finsih looks great. If it is a polymer black, then it is very nice. Has a hint of navy blue to it (good photography I suppose). Looks good on the trigger, too. Nice choice on the medium length.
And thank you for not naming it the SPEC OPS 45, or something like that. You guys are killing me with the SPEC OPS 9. I would have to get that one minus the rollmark (if its possible).
 

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WCR....Looks like the Wilson organization has really done it's homework. Aside from all the functional features, the countersunk slide stop and the crowned barrel are the "frosting on the cake" as far as I'm concerned. What a great package!

I have a full size CQB and the UltraLight Carry could very well be my next Wilson!

I do have one question. As I'm sure you know, Kimber claims they have tested their aluminum frames to 20,000 rounds with no problems.

How does the Wilson test data for aluminum frames compare to Kimber's?

I have an aluminum framed Kimber that I use for carry but I'm not going to run up thousands and thousands of rounds through it because I'm concerned about long term durability and reliability. So, I don't use it as one of my range guns for that reason.

As appealing as the UltraLight Carry is to me, I have the same concern. I would like to use it as a range gun as well as for carry. Can you help clarify?

Thanks.
I am not aware of us ever having to replace a Wilson manufactured billet alloy frame. Is that good enough? If your frame cracks, we will make it right.
 
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