The Wilson Combat Super Sentinel is a new concealed carry pistol chambered in .38 Super. Â The pistol is a traditional 1911-style platform with a 3.6″ barrel and weight of a touch over 25 ounces.
Like all Wilson Combat pistols, the Super Sentinel is a beautiful gun with clean lines and features that make it an excellent choice for concealed carry.
- Caliber: .38 Super
- Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
- Barrel Length: 3.6â€
- Overall Length: 7.2â€
- Sight Radius: 5.3â€
- Height: 4.8â€
- Width: 1.3â€
- Weight Empty: 25.2 oz.
- Accuracy Guarantee: 1.5â€ at 25 yds
- SentinelÂ® Aluminum Frame, 1/2″ Shorter Than a Compact
- 30 LPI High Cut Checkered Frontstrap
- High-Ride Beavertail Grip Safety
- Tactical Thumb Safety
- 3 Â½# – 3 Â¾# Crisp Trigger Pull
- Contoured Magazine Well
- G10 Slimline Grips
- 3.5″ Carbon Steel Slide
- Battlesight with Fiber Optic Front Sight
- 3.5″ Stainless Match Grade Cone Barrel, Hand Fit
- Full Length Guide Rod with Reverse Plug
- Carry Cuts
- Shown with Optional Fluted Barrel/Chamber
The .38 Super has been a traditional alternative to the .45 ACP in the 1911. Â At one time, the .38 Super was considered to be more powerful than the 9mm, but in recent times, +P and +P+ 9mm loads have crept up and are running at similar velocities and power levels.
If someone would make a 124 grain hollow point running at about 1350 – 1400 fps, the .38 Super would deliver the same (or very similar) punch as the mythical 125 gr .357 Magnum. Â Eight rounds of that in this sweet Wilson Combat piece would be tough to beat.
3 replies on “Wilson Combat Super Sentinel”
Makes me think about carrying a .38 super for defense. I always wondered why it was never looked at for carry. Maybe it was just always that thing for super race guns? With today’s ammo it really could be a good self defense round.
The problem with the .38 Super is the .38 ACP.
I understand that today’s .38 Super brass, at normal loadings, is commonly stamped +P, in the hope that this might prevent the underinformed from firing it in their .38 autos (or in their 9mm Largo Llamas, for that matter).
Were it not for this dangerous compatibility, today’s 38 Super +P rounds would already be at .357 Mag performance levels, and would be a highly attractive alternative to 9mm and 9mm+P for M1911s with grip frames having full .45 ACP front-to-back dimensions (as almost all except the EMP do).
Too bad the WC doesn’t have a rail. Does it accept CT Lasergrips?
Buffalo Bore, Double Tap and Corbon all make a 124 gr load that will do about 1350 fps.