Wilson Combat has just launched the SFT9 pistol, a double-stack 9mm carry gun based on the 1911.
When it comes to premium self-defense and concealed carry pistols, Wilson Combat is one of the greats. At this point, the company’s catalog has several high-end 1911-based handguns in various calibers and configurations, but the newest is the SFT9.
The frame is built using light but durable T6-7075 aluminum, allowing the SFT9 to weigh in at just under 30 ounces unloaded. Despite being only 1.155-inches wide, the frame accommodates flush-fitting double-stack 15-round magazines. TRAK grip texturing on the front and backstraps helps to mitigate recoil, and each pistol also features a 4.25-inch stainless steel match-grade barrel that’s guaranteed to produce 1.5-inch groups within 25 yards.
Other features and improvements incorporated throughout the SFT9 include front and rear slide serrations, carry cuts, a black DLC finish and a Bullet Proof hammer, safety and mag release. Each pistol will also include an upgraded 3.5- to 4.5-pound trigger, a red fiber-optic front sight and two magazines.
While Wilson Combat handguns are very expensive, one has to keep in mind that a large portion of the cost doesn’t stem from the material or manufacturing methods used to make them. It’s the work of skilled Wilson Combat gunsmiths that take both the quality and the price tag to the next level. Important parts are meticulously hand-fit in each gun before rigorous testing is conducted, ensuring the brand’s famous reliability stays true and allowing the company to offer a lifetime customer service guarantee with each purchase.
The base SFT9 model is available now and has an MSRP of $3,095, but prospective purchasers may also choose to pay extra for an Armor-Tuff finish, a different trigger pad length, a different color of front sight or an ambidextrous safety.
For more on Wilson Combat, please visit wilsoncombat.com.
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