Flat Dark Earth (FDE) is the latest earth-tone rendition of Wilson Combat’s heat-cured Armor-Tuff firearms finish. As you can see on the CQB with light rail below, FDE is an excellent match for most other current tactical gear. Also, your gun will stay cooler in hot weather and produce a reduced IR signature than darker finishes.
The CQB line has a full-size carbon steel frame, with a 30-lpi high cut checkered frontstrap and high-ride beavertail grip safety. The five-inch carbon-steel slide is hand-fitted with a five-inch stainless match grade barrel and bushing. The grip panels are fitted with G10 Starburst Grips, and inside the handle there’s a contoured magazine well. Other features include a Battlesight with fiber-optic front sight, tactical thumb safety, and a 3.5- to 3.75-pound trigger pull.
- Available Calibers: .45 ACP, 10mm, 40 S&W, .38 Super, 9mm
- Magazine Capacity: 8 rds (.45 ACP)
- Barrel Length: 5 in.
- Overall Length: 8.7 in.
- Sight Radius: 6.6 in.
- Height: 5.6 in.
- Width: 1.3 in.”
- Weight Empty: 36.6 oz.
- Weight Loaded: 45 oz.
- Accuracy Guarantee: 1 in. at 25 yds
Armor-Tuff has a non-reflective matte surface finish that looks similar to an ultra-fine sandblast blue job. The Armor-Tuff finish is as tough as nails and good looking as well, as these photos attest.