I got this a few weeks ago but having trouble bringing myself to shoot it. Apr 03, 2020 the ultimate replacement would be john brownings 1911 chambered in. He covers the theory of operation, detail disassembly, checking the. Nine steps to a reliable 1911 an interview with bill wilson. Building a custom 1911 with caspian, kkm, cammer, wilson. Many of the people who stop by the sight are searching for information on a specific pistol, often for an old m1911 brought back from overseas by a father or grandfather. Bill wilson carry 1911addicts the premiere 1911 forum. Worn in bills preferred loprofile ii outside the waistband holster this gun practically disappears under a.
See all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Wilson combat applied 30 years of experience building highperformance 1911 magazines to develop this ultrareliable magazine for combat, competition, or selfdefense. I was a big wilson 47d fan right up until i bought my les baer. Apr 05, 2012 if you go to the wilson combat web site youll find a listing for the bill wilson carry pistol in the compacts section. Compacts combine a trimmer grip with a 4inch slide.
Pass it on book the story of bill wilson and how the a. The bill wilson carry is the only wilson combat custom handgun model explicitly specified by bill wilson to have a limited number of available options and upgrades. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to know the history of the aa fellowship and how it reached over countries in a relatively short period of time. No problems with performance, price was fair, service was good. Any have a bill wilson carry the leading glock forum and. Earlier today at the time i wrote this, 1911 guru bill wilson posted an excellent article on his blog on the secrets to making a short format 1911 pistol work reliably. This article is the first ive heard about setting up an extractor to tolerate push feeding. Since 1977 wilson combat has been the leading innovator in highperformance, custom 1911 handguns, tactical long guns and accessories. Pass it on, a whole chapter is devoted to bills experimentation with lsd.
I found the biographical information about bill wilson s life interesting and accurate when compared to other available sources. By all means try breaking them in but it could be that your 1911 doesnt like the wilsons. Best 1911 pistols for the money 2020 pew pew tactical. Bill explains, the basic functional difference between a full size as john browning designed it 1911 pistol and a compact version with a 4. Dec 01, 1984 indeed more less a biography of bill wilson as the two are inextricably intertwined. How a heroic hunt for penguin eggs became the worst. Known as the american combat pistols acp, these 1911s feature the same love, care, attention and materials that make wilson combat pistols popular just with fewer options and customizations which ultimately lowers the price. Bill wilson owner of wilson combat has been building handguns and much more for years now, and is one of the pioneers of the custom 1911. All pistols come with a host of features and the attention to detail that have set wilson combat pistols apart since bill wilson began working on 1911s more than 30. Like all wilson combat firearms, the buyer has a number of options from which to choose with the bwc. Message reached the world is an inspirational book that recovering alcoholics will enjoy reading. Kuhnhausens books are excellent for colt 1911 types, and some derivatives.
Its inspiring to read of how alcoholics anonymous was set in place and saved lives from the very beginning. He eventually published them in a book called alcoholics anonymous, which also became the name of. Oct 01, 2015 bill wilson owner of wilson combat has been building handguns and much more for years now, and is one of the pioneers of the custom 1911. The pdf book is great for phones and the ebooks are for kindles and nooks as well as tablets, laptops and desktops here is bill w. My gun range, i think, is an exception in that it stocks a lot of wilson and nighthawek 9 mm 1911s and the stock of 9 mm springfields is always selling out. These options are the customers choice of red fiber optic or tritium front sights, ambidextrous safety, different grips, or armor tuff color change. Worn in bills preferred loprofile ii outside the waistband holster this gun practically disappears under a vest or light shirt. Bill wilson and paul markel talk custom 1911s youtube. Dec 14, 2015 joyce wilson, an acclaimed shooter and the wife of bill, helps a wounded warrior get back into training with a 9mm wilson 1911.
Posted on april 7, 2014 september 14, 2017 by ammoland wilson combat classic supergrade 1911. Mr wilson is not a sexy character nor does he look like he could join the navy seals, but in this video, he shows you he is not exactly one of those soft targets. A member of the democratic party, wilson served as the president of princeton university and as the 34th governor of new jersey before winning the 1912 presidential election. Bill wilson thought he may have found in lsd something that could. Well wonder no more, bill now offers to the public the same pistol he carries everyday. A wilson combat products unmatched level of exceptional reliability and peerless craftsmanship is only equaled by our legendary customer service. Most complete book available on the 1911 style combat auto, whether for competition or selfdefense. Midwayusa has negotiated a reduced price and then passed the savings on to the customer. Bill wilson books list of books by author bill wilson. Amazon second chance pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. The book is a bit difficult to get through, partly because it includes many details, excerpts from letters and journals by bill wilson, his wife, and other close friends, and associates. Made with stateoftheart materials using the latest manufacturing technology, these singlestack magazines are built tough to keep running in unforgiving, realworld conditions.
Wilson combats 1911 pistols are some of the finest ever made. Fascinating especially if youve been through the big book and wondered about the origins some of the stories. A compelling case for his life and his claims, and more on. In this article bill wilson explains how he gets his short guns to run. I get an occasional nose down jam, and i havent been able to narrow it down to any one of my wilsons. My good friend has 3 wilson combat 1911s and a couple of their rifles. He and bill first met in 1911, when bill played ball in. Thomas woodrow wilson december 28, 1856 february 3, 1924 was an american politician, lawyer, and academic who served as the 28th president of the united states from 19 to 1921. Worn in bill s preferred loprofile ii outside the waistband holster this gun practically disappears under a vest or light shirt. It has a wide range of books dealing with history, philosophy. Taking a class on making your own ak or ar is comparable, but easier.
In pass it on, we read of bill going to his brotherinlaw, the physician. This is the story of bill wilson and his passion for life in the gun culture, and of his world famous. Bill wilson thought he may have found in lsd something that could make a big. He eventually published them in a book called alcoholics anonymous, which also became the name of the organization that he and dr. Features chapters on accessories, custom modifications, basic combat pistols, full house compensated guns, ammo and handloading, the proper maintenance of the combat auto, and much more. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. Of the many models of 1911s that have passed through his hands, as well as the many his company has produced and offered to the public over the years, one has to wonderwhat would bill choose to carry on a daily basis. Additionally, photo chapters showcasing pistols built by the early pioneers of custom 1911s and unique deluxe pistols created by wilson combat are included.
Sure you need to do more preventative maintenance, but 1911 shooters should be used to that already. I dont know what powder bill is stuffing the signature load with but i can tell you that setting one of these on top of 5 grains of bullseye is a real treat. Bill, world class competitor himself, has successfully built wilson combat into one of the most streamlined custom gun building companies i have ever seen. We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. Oct 19, 2015 building a 1911 from scratch is no task that you learn from a book, unless you have lots of framesslidesparts to practice with and toss out when you make junk out of them. While others make custom 1911 pistols as a business, wilson s passion a gun guy and successful businessman take 1911 pistols to a new level. However, it takes the skill and handwork of an experienced. Jan 22, 20 patrick sweeney is the author of many of gun digest books bestselling titles, including gun digest book of the 1911, vols.
Ii of the big book sufficient to bring about recovery from alcoholism. This book is alcoholics anonymous literature that is approved by world services. By the time that the group had about 100 members, bill began to write down his philosophy as a series of principals for remaining sober. Bill wilson carry 1911addicts the premiere 1911 forum for. Here too, inextricably entwined with his life, is the dramatic story of the founding of alcoholics anonymous, its early struggles and amazing growth.
Current studies are using psychedelics for the treatment of ptsd combatrelated and from childhood trauma. Wilson combat 1911 auto maintenance manual wilson, bill author on. This unique book is a combination of educational material as well as. Bill wilson with michael bane forward by ken hackathorn introduction by michael bane. Wilson combat 1911 auto maintenance manual paperback january 1, 1995 by bill author wilson author 5. You may think bill wilson was born with a 1911 in his hand, but it was a colt python that helped him enter competitive shooting. Rating is available when the video has been rented. Two biographies appeared in 2000, francis hartigans bill w and bill w. Several manufacturers of 1911 pistols now know how to build reliable 9mm 1911s.
They successfully used niacin to combat depression in alcoholics and schizophrenics. Known as the american combat pistols acp, these 1911s feature the same love, care, attention and materials that make wilson combat pistols popular just with fewer options and. This unique book is a combination of educational material as well as bill s personal biography and the history of wilson combat. You can have a 1911 magazine and then you can have a wilson 1911 etm. Bill wilson carry discussion in 1911 photo gallery started by mick, jul 25, 2017. Following aas twelfth tradition of anonymity, wilson is commonly known as bill w. William griffith wilson was born on november 26, 1895, in. Making the compact 1911 reliable modern service weapons. Bill wilson signature supergrade 1911addicts the premiere. Susan cheevers my name is bill was published in 2004. Bill w was a pretty odd duck, believing in psychic phenomena, ghosts and spiritualism, and his experiments with lsd are understandable in the context. Im very close friends with the guy who supplies wilson combat the bullets for the signature load.
It s inspiring to read of how alcoholics anonymous was set in place and saved lives from the very beginning. I have put 60 rounds through this gun and i believe thats all it s been shot other than by wilson but can verify that. Indeed more less a biography of bill wilson as the two are inextricably intertwined. Wilson combat introduced a new line of pistols this week for more budgetconscious consumers. Aa is an international mutual aid fellowship with about 2 million members worldwide belonging to approximately 10,000 groups, associations, organizations, cooperatives, and fellowships of alcoholics helping other alcoholics achieve and maintain sobriety.
Mar 24, 2007 the kimbers are not in the same class as a wilson combat or ed brown 1911, those to are far better pistols and yes i own one of each and carry my ed brown executive everyday, and shoot my wilson in idpa compitition on a regular basis. Pass it on, the official biography by alcoholics anonymous, was published in 1984. The professional model has a 4inch slide on a fullsize frame. Apr 07, 2014 nine steps to a reliable 1911 an interview with bill wilson ammoland inc. Recoveryshop the onestop shop for recovery meeting materials, and 12step program related itemsgifts. The sentinel is a subcompact, with a small slide and frame. A biography of alcoholics anonymous cofounder bill wilson.
Gun guy by bill wilson, hardcover book wilson combat. See all books authored by bill wilson, including whose child is this. Jun 02, 2016 pass it on, the official biography by alcoholics anonymous, was published in 1984. Bill wilson has constantly set the standard higher in his goal to make the wilson combat 1911 the gold standard in a fine 1911 pistol. This unique book is a combination of educational material as well as bills personal biography and the history of wilson combat. Biography of bill wilson, founder of alcoholics anonymous. Two biographies appeared in 2000, francis hartigans bill w and bill. By late 1937, the number of members having substantial. Pass it on the story of bill wilson in aa ebooks daily.1089 1235 360 120 958 587 1408 263 224 1003 711 213 13 479 606 72 573 223 1493 274 599 1068 1112 1378 586 1140 948 215 1188 416 845 652 123 969