Wilson Combat is heading to the SHOT show with six new models. The first one’s above: the CQB Light-rail Lightweight. The weapon’s available in 9mm, .38 Super, 10mm and (of course) .45. Wilson touts the pistol as “a full size working gun in a compact weight class” that “guarantees that you always have a weapon mounted light at hand.” Provided you don’t remove it. The forged aluminum-framed pistol weighs 31.2 ounces unloaded. Yours for $2800 plus. No? Let’s try again then . . .
For another $50 the weird can turn pro (Hunter Thompson reference) with the CQB Light-Rail Lightweight Professional. Designed for the “well informed gunman,” this bad boy combines a full-size grip with a compact slide assembly and a light rail for those hard-to-reach places in your darkened home or nightclub alley. The smaller forged aluminum-framed gun sports a larger price tag but you drop some oz’s, weighing-in at 28.5 ounces unloaded. No 10mm here, obviously.
Smaller? Sheesh. OK, how about the CQB Light-Rail Compact at 27.3 ounces unloaded? You gotta deal with a smaller grip but you get more bits and pieces. And a bigger price tag ($2920). Same forged aluminum-framed construction, caliber choice and Wilson Combat CQB QC.
The Professional Lightweight is another forged aluminum-framed full-figured gal like the CQB Light-Rail Lightweight, without the Light-Rail. For $50 less ($2750). No 10mm option, though.
“The Ultralight Carry Compact has all the cutting-edge features of the Ultralight Carry in a lighter smaller package. A 1″ shorter slide and ½ inch smaller gripframe than a full-size 1911 ensure that you will always have your Ultralight Carry Compact when needed.” Unless you forget it. “The fluted heavy bull barrel is not only attractive, but also functional-it traps dirt and debris that can otherwise cause a malfunction.” Not that Wilson’s 1911s—or any 1911—ever malfunctions.
And last, and in weight terms least, Wilson Combat offers the Ultralight Carry Sentinel. It’s 25.2 ounces unloaded, available in 9mm only. All that less—including a lot less trigger pull weight than any striker-fired polymer pistol—costs more: $3300.