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Will there be a Bill Wilson Biography?

It would appear that someone is in the process of wrapping up a book about storied gunsmith and accomplished competitor Bill Wilson, founder and HMFIC of Wilson Combat. We hear rumor of nearly 400 pages and almost as many photos in a 6 in. x 9 inc. hard bound book with a dust jacket.

Alas, we don’t have any pictures of it yet.

Here’s a picture of two of Bill’s guns we snapped at his ranch recently though!

WIlson Combat at the ranch

This is how we’re told the Bill Wilson Biography (if that is indeed what it is) will be laid out thusly:
Contents
1 The Early Years 1
2 The Drive to Excel in Competition Shooting 12
3 Watchmaker or Gunsmith? 35
4 Couldn’t Have Done It Without Them 54
5 The Need for Parts 64
6 The Complete Wilson Combat Pistol 80
7 Life Beyond the 1911 95
8 Wilson Combat Today (2016) 121

Wilson Combat 2 Wilson Combat 3
9 The Second Generation – Ryan Takes the Helm 145
10 Blessed with a Wonderful Family 154
11 IDPA – Putting the ‘P’ Back in ‘Practical’ 173
12 Bill’s Favorite Guns 197
13 A Passion for Hunting 226
14 Still Shooting After All These Years 252
15 Finally A Texan 261
16 Firearm Maintenance Bill’s Way 272
17 Handloader, not Re-loader 289
18 Bill’s Favorite Handgun Training Drills 296
19 Bill’s Buds 314
20 Guns of the Past Masters 338
21 Wilson Combat Unique and Deluxe Pistols 358

If you want to see what’s going on at Wilson Combat, follow them on Instagram (@wilsoncombat). Seriously, the Wilson Combat Instagram page is to gun porn what Porn Hub is to, well, regular porn.

This is Mr. Wilson’s bedside gun. Nice, eh?

Wilson Combat Bedside Comp

 

Wilson Combat is located in Berryville, Arkansas, where it’s een since 1977. They’re recognized anywhere people know guns as one of the finest custom and semi-custom firearm manufacturers in the world. They didn’t always build complete firearms — for the first few years Mr. Wilson optimized pistols with aftermarket parts from noted gunsmiths, but by 1983 he was making his own parts and in the mid-90s began building complete handguns. Although known primarily for 1911s, Wilson Combat now manufactures a wide selection of high end firearms.

 


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