Wilson Combat Model KZ-45 1911 .45 ACP 5″ Semi-Auto Stainless Pistol

SOLD FOR: $1,307

WOA#: WY240321NC020

Make: Wilson Combat

Model: KZ-45

Serial Number: WCP000353

Year of Manufacture: 2000-2008

Caliber: .45 ACP

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol fed by detachable double stack magazines.

Markings: The right side of the metal portion of the frame is marked with the serial number. The right side of the polymer portion of the frame is marked “WILSON COMBAT / BERRYVILLE, AR, USA”. The right side of the slide is marked “KZ-45”. The top of the chamber is marked “WILSON 45 ACP”. The right side of the rear sight is marked “WILSON COMBAT”.

Barrel Length: 5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a black blade with a brass bead dovetailed into the slide. The rear sight is a black U notch low profile rear sight with serrations that is dovetailed to the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is checkered black polymer with Wilson crests and is integral to the frame. There is no handling wear or marks on the frame. The checkering is strong and sharp. The grips rate in about Excellent to Like New overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: this pistol includes 4 X 10 round magazines. Three blued and one stainless all in Excellent to Like New condition.

Type of Finish: Matte Stainless Steel Slide and a Steel Reinforced Black Polymer Frame.

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. The feed ramp is smooth and shiny. This pistol appears unfired outside of testing. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The metal finish shows almost no signs of wear. The only minor sign of wear is on the barrel hood. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent to Like New condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly with no perceptible movement between the slide and frame. The trigger is light and crisp with a nice tactile reset. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be required to meet your maintenance standards. This pistol uses a left side right handed manual safety and grip safety.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol includes A blue zippered Wilson soft case, spare recoil spring, guide rod, and cap.

Our Assessment: The Wilson Combat KZ-45 is a distinctive 1911-style pistol chambered in .45 ACP, celebrated for its blend of classic design, modern materials, and exceptional craftsmanship. The version with a stainless finish slide combines the durability and corrosion resistance of stainless steel with the high performance and reliability that Wilson Combat is renowned for. This pistol caters to both traditional 1911 enthusiasts and those looking for innovative enhancements in a classic platform. The KZ-45 features a polymer frame, which sets it apart from traditional all-steel 1911s. This frame material reduces the overall weight of the pistol, making it easier to handle and carry without compromising durability. The polymer frame also provides a modern touch to the classic 1911 design, offering enhanced ergonomics with a more comfortable and secure grip. The stainless steel slide is one of the standout features of this model. The stainless finish not only gives the pistol an attractive and refined look but also provides excellent resistance to wear and corrosion. The slide is precisely machined for a perfect fit with the frame, ensuring smooth and reliable operation. The stainless steel material enhances the overall durability of the slide, making it capable of withstanding the rigors of regular use. Equipped with a match-grade barrel, the KZ-45 is designed to deliver superior accuracy and performance. This barrel, combined with Wilson Combat’s renowned craftsmanship, ensures tight tolerances and consistent shot placement. Wilson Combat is famous for its exceptional trigger systems, and the KZ-45 is no exception. The pistol features a crisp, single-action trigger with a smooth pull and a clean break, enhancing the shooter’s control and accuracy. The controls, including the thumb safety, slide stop, and magazine release, are ergonomically designed and easily accessible, providing a user-friendly experience. The KZ-45’s polymer frame is designed with ergonomics in mind, offering a comfortable and secure grip. The texture and contouring of the grip ensure a firm hold, even in adverse conditions. The pistol’s weight distribution is well-balanced, making it easy to handle during rapid fire and precise shooting. The combination of the lightweight polymer frame and the stainless steel slide provides a perfect balance between strength and ease of use. Unlike traditional 1911s that typically hold 7 or 8 rounds, the KZ-45 benefits from its polymer frame design to accommodate a higher-capacity magazine. This allows for more rounds in the magazine, providing an advantage in both self-defense and competitive shooting scenarios. The .45 ACP chambering ensures substantial stopping power, making the KZ-45 a formidable choice for personal defense. Aesthetically, the KZ-45 maintains the classic lines of the 1911 while integrating modern elements. The stainless finish slide contrasts beautifully with the black polymer frame, giving the pistol a striking and elegant appearance. The attention to detail in the finish and overall design reflects Wilson Combat’s commitment to producing visually appealing yet highly functional firearms. In summary, the Wilson Combat KZ-45 in .45 ACP with a stainless finish slide is a unique and high-performance pistol that merges traditional 1911 design with modern materials and enhancements offering a blend of classic aesthetics and contemporary functionality that stands out in the world of 1911 pistols. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Wilson Combat Model KZ-45 1911 .45 ACP 5" Semi-Auto Stainless Pistol
Wilson Combat Model KZ-45 1911 .45 ACP 5″ Semi-Auto Stainless Pistol