I read the posts below on AR15.com. Is it true that Wilson uses Kimber parts and has a bunch of kids building the guns? Say it ain't so Joe(Bill).
Bill Wilson is really good at making a halfway-decent firearm, putting his name on it and jacking up the price waaayyyy beyond what the gun is worth. For his 1911's, he buys his slides and frames from Kimber, drops in some "Wilson" parts (actually bought from other vendors) and charges twice what Kimber does for an equivalent gun.Bill Wilson hasn't actually built any guns in years. He has a bunch of kids working there that sometimes get it right and sometimes don't. I would find a pistolsmith that knows his business, but hasn't built a name for you to pay for. All the famous 'smith's charge 500$ or so for their name. You can probably buy a Springfield Armory and have it accurized for half price and have as good or better pistol.