For some people, buying a stock Glock or Sig Sauer is boring because they want their guns to stand out. If you’re one of such people, you’ve got to the right place because Wilson Combat has been introducing some hell of great customized firearms that boast improved performance and look compared to their originals.
Bill Wilson was born in a family of jewelers and was raised to become a watchmaker. However, from a very young age, he was obsessed with guns and had other plans for his future. One day, Bill noticed his father was behaving erratically and decided to use it to his benefit. He offered him a deal - he would go to the watchmaking school, but his dad should allow him to open his own retail gun store on the back of the jewelry store. Mr. Wilson agreed, and in 1977, a long-desired store was set.
Right before Bill opened his store, he won a custom 1911 competition with the Colt Government that he modified himself. That was a pivotal moment when he decided to make custom works for a living, gradually moving to building his own 1911s from scratch. Besides being iconic and sophisticated, the 1911 platform is simple to work on. It’s like an AR-15 from the handgun world. That’s why the 1911 is the bread and butter of Wilson Combat. One of the most well-known models is the Wilson Combat EDC X9 compact 9mm 1911 pistol with a max 18-round capacity, crisp trigger pull, and reliable safety.
Wilson Non-1911 Pistols
During an interview, Bill said that his second-favorite pistol is Beretta 92. And if you are also a fan, Wilson Combat Beretta is available in several designs. Other non-1911 models include Wilson Combat P320 (customized Sig Sauer pistol) and Wilson Combat Glock 17/19/26/45.
Wilson Combat AR-15
Considering Willson’s love for modifiable platforms, he couldn’t ignore the AR platform. Recently, the company introduced the AR-15 chambered for the proprietary .300 Hammer (Ham’r). The cartridge surpasses the .300 Blackout in velocity and energy and compares to .308 Winchester in effectiveness on game animals and accuracy but gives milder recoil. And if you want a super-powerful AR-15 that will take down a large game animal, consider Wilson Combat .458 SOCOM rifle.
Shop for Wilson arms and numerous gun parts and accessories at Gritr Sports.