"I’ve known Bill Wilson since the early 1970’s, and when I met him he was a very active competitive shooter and he hadn’t yet started in the pistolsmithing business. He started Wilson’s Gunshop when good accessories were not readily available and you usually had to make them by hand.
Bill started manufacturing accessories that were of superb quality. He has grown that industry to the point where he now makes a complete pistol built of his own components, and he has not compromised at all. He always uses the best quality components and builds an excellent gun, one of the best on the market. I tell people, if you want a good 1911 pistol, go buy a Wilson Combat CQB. It may not be the cheapest, but it’s the best."
Master Firearms Instructor
US Army Special Forces Small Arms Instructor
SRT Member and Special Response Team Trainer
Founding Member of IDPA and IPSC
"I have been shooting and carrying Wilson Combat pistols since the early 1980s and they have never let me down. Through the years the consistent high quality, precise fitting, accuracy, and reliability of Wilson Combat has always impressed me. I consider them to be of the highest quality and utterly reliable."
Rogers Shooting School
Former FBI Agent
Master Firearms Instructor
"I have used Wilson Combat products virtually my whole shooting career. In both competitive shooting and work-related use I have always had the highest confidence in carrying Wilson Combat products. My original CQB pistol has more rounds through it than I could begin to count and it is still my favorite 1911. As a firearms trainer who is best known for my shotgun programs, I have found the Scattergun Technology line to be ideally suited for use as either a defensive firearm or a duty-use tool. A Professional Model rides to work with me every day. With WC’s entry into the AR-15 market shooters now have a one-stop place to cover all the bases for their shooting needs."
Veteran Law Enforcement Officer
Firearms Trainer for Civilian, Law Enforcement and Military
IDPA National Champion
"What can I say about Bill Wilson that you haven’t heard before? As a pioneer in the development of products for the practical pistol aficionado, he has no equal. Whether you’re talking about the legendary 1911 magazines he developed with Bill Rogers, properly-shaped grip safeties (commonly referred to as a beavertail), or the best adjustable sights available for a pistol, he and his company are top-of-the-line.
It’s really simple to understand when you think about it. He, like most of the folks using his products, is a shooter, and a damned good one. Any engineer can sit down and draw a pretty part on solid works, but until you’ve spent countless hours and shot hundreds of thousands of rounds on the range, you can’t know what that part is really supposed to do. Like common sense, you either have it or you don’t. You either get it or you don’t. The ability to figure out what a part needs to do to work correctly when it’s on your gun is different than just making it fit! Many in this business do not get that. Bill and his staff do.
They were there in the beginning, when we were just learning how to improve the 1911, and have built on that experience to produce the finest, best-performing accessories available today. I in the past and still to this day use many Wilson Combat products. Whereas many parts designed and built back when I started in the 80’s have long since retired, most anything Wilson made is still in use today. And more than that, still winning. Wilson Combat parts will make any gun better!"
Professional Action Shooter
6 Time World Champion
20+ Time National Title Holder
World Class Firearms Instructor