Gun Guy Bill Wilson Announces An All New Book

Gun Guy - Bill Wilson
Gun Guy – Bill Wilson
Wilson Combat
Wilson Combat

Berryville, AR -( This is the story of Bill Wilson and his passion for life in the gun culture, and of his world famous company WILSON COMBAT.

Bill is, what many people refer to as, a “self made man”. Starting out from humble beginnings in the small town of Berryville, in northwest Arkansas, he has taken his passion for firearms and shooting and turned it into a successful competition shooting career and business. Beginning with a keen interest in guns, Bill has been eating and sleeping gun stuff since the 1960s. He is one of the rare breed called “GUN GUYS” and this is his personal journey and that of WILSON COMBAT, the premier custom gun company in America.

Gun Guy - Bill Wilson
Gun Guy – Bill Wilson

Also included are educational chapters, from Bill, with useful information on firearm selection, improving shooting skills, firearm maintenance and handloading ammunition. Additionally, photo chapters showcasing pistols built by the early pioneers of custom 1911s and unique deluxe pistols created by Wilson Combat are included.

Gun Guy - Bill Wilson
Gun Guy – Bill Wilson

This unique book is a combination of educational material as well as Bill’s personal biography and the history of Wilson Combat.

Gun Guy - Bill Wilson
Gun Guy – Bill Wilson


  • 1 The Early Years Pg 1
  • 2 The Drive to Excel in Competition Shooting Pg 12
  • 3 Watchmaker or Gunsmith? Pg 35
  • 4 Couldn’t Have Done It Without Them Pg 54
  • 5 The Need for Parts Pg 64
  • 6 The Complete Wilson Combat Pistol Pg 80
  • 7 Life Beyond the 1911 Pg 95
  • 8 Wilson Combat Today (2016) Pg 121
  • 9 The Second Generation – Ryan Takes the Helm Pg 145
  • 10 Blessed with a Wonderful Family Pg 154
  • 11 IDPA – Putting the ‘P’ Back in ‘Practical’ Pg 173
  • 12 Bill’s Favorite Guns Pg 197
  • 13 A Passion for Hunting Pg 226
  • 14 Still Shooting After All These Years Pg 252
  • 15 Finally A Texan Pg 261
  • 16 Firearm Maintenance Bill’s Way Pg 272
  • 17 Handloader, not Re-loader Pg 289
  • 18 Bill’s Favorite Handgun Training Drills Pg 296
  • 19 Bill’s Buds Pg 314
  • 20 Guns of the Past Masters Pg 338
  • 21 Wilson Combat Unique and Deluxe Pistols Pg 358
Gun Guy - Bill Wilson
Gun Guy – Bill Wilson


  • 6″ x 9″ Hard cover 4 color with dust jacket
  • 386 pages
  • 390 photos
  • $34.95
Gun Guy - Bill Wilson
Gun Guy – Bill Wilson


Bill Wilson

Authors: Bill Wilson with Michael Bane
Forward by Ken Hackathorn
Introduction by Michael Bane


About Wilson Combat:

For over 30 years, Wilson Combat has been the leading innovator in high-performance, custom firearms and accessories. A Wilson Combat product’s unmatched level of exceptional reliability and peerless craftsmanship is only equaled by our best-in-class customer service.

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